The Bhagavad Gita is a compilation of more than 700 verses. It is also called the song of God. It contains 18 chapters (also called Adhyay). The verses are the dialogue between Shri Krishna and Arjun. Shri Krishna has given the most important knowledge to Arjun at the time of Battle of Mahabharat in the field of Kurukshetra.
To understand Bhagavad Gita one has to understand that there are 3 characters in the conversation of Bhagavad Gita. The 3 main characters are as follows.
- Shri Krishna
- Kaal (Brahm)
To grasp the message of Bhagavad Gita, one need to have thorough knowledge of Creation of Universe. Once one is familiar with the concept of Creation of the Universe, all the verses of Bhagavad Gita make complete sense. Those who do not have grasp over the concept of creation, remain bewildered and thus raise objections over the contradicting messages of Bhagavad Gita.
It is therefore vital that one understands this fundamental concept that the knowledge of Bhagavad Gita has been given by Kaal (Brahm). In short, Kaal (Brahm) is God who is above Brahma, Vishnu and Shiv. Brahma Vishnu and Shiv are actually children of God Kaal (Brahm). Kaal (Brahm) at the time of Mahabharata spoke through the body of Shri Krishna and delivered the message of Bhagavad Gita. God Kaal possessed Shri Krishna and then gave his knowledge via the body of Shri Krishna. This is clarified in Bhagavad Gita Chapter 11 verse 32 where God Kaal says that I have now appeared. This proves that he had appeared at the time of the battle. Vishnu Puran also proves this act of Kaal. See video below.
The verses of Bhagavad Gita have been divided into 18 chapter.
The 18 chapters of Bhagavad Gita are as follows.
Chapter 1 | Arjun Visada Yog
Chapter 1 of The Bhagavad Gita is also called ‘Arjun Visada Yog‘. It portrays the despair of Arjun.
Chapter 2 | Sankhya Yog
In Chapter 2 of The Bhagavad Gita, also called ‘Sankhya Yog‘ Shri Krishna answers Arjun’s questions and imparts him the knowledge
Chapter 3 | Karm Yog
Chapter 3 of The Bhagavad Gita is also called ‘Karm Yog‘
Chapter 4 | Gyan Karm Sanyas Yog
The Bhagavad Gita Chapter4 is also known as Yog of Renunciation and Knowledge
Chapter 5 | Karm Sanyas Yog
The Bhagavad Gita Chapter 5 is also known as Yog of Renunciation. It gives knowledge about Karm Yog and Karm Sanyas.
Chapter 6 | Dhyan Yog
The Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6 is also called Dhyan Yog.
Chapter 7 | Gyan Vigyaan Yog
The Bhagavad Gita Chapter 7 is also called Gyan Vigyaan Yog
Chapter 8 | Akshar Brahm Yog
The Bhagavad Gita Chapter 8 is also called Akshar Brahm Yog
Chapter 9 | Raj Vidya Raj Guhya Yog
The Bhagavad Gita Chapter 9
Chapter 10 | Vibhuti Vistar Yog
The Bhagavad Gita Chapter 10
Chapter 11 | Visva Roop Darshan Yog
The Bhagavad Gita Chapter 11
Chapter 12 | Bhakti Yog
The Bhagavad Gita Chapter 12
Chapter 13 | Prakriti Purush Vivek Yog
The Bhagavad Gita Chapter 13
Chapter 14 | Trigun Vibhag Yog
The Bhagavad Gita Chapter 14
Chapter 15 | Purushotam Yog
The Bhagavad Gita Chapter 15
Chapter 16 | Dev-Asur Sampad Vibhag Yog
The Bhagavad Gita Chapter 16
Chapter 17 | Shraddya-Triya Vibhag Yog
The Bhagavad Gita Chapter 17
Chapter 18 | Moksha Yog
The Bhagavad Gita Chapter 18