(lit., song of God) One of the world's spiritual treasures and an essential scripture of India; a portion of the Mahabharata in which Lord Krishna instructs his disciple Arjuna on the nature the universe, God, and the supreme Self.
Religious scripture which contains the essence of Lord Krishna's teaching in the form of a dialogue between Lord krishn and Arjuna, Krishna's greatest devotee. The Gita is a segment of the Mahabharata.
"Song celestial"; a scriptural text from the Mahabharata conerning Krishna, who, as an avatar of the god Vishnu, teaches the ways of salvation, particularly through devotion. This is perhaps the most influential of all Hindu scriptures.