Bhagavad Gita from Vivasvan to manu – Calculation of Period!

Bhagavad Gita from Vivasvan to manu – Calculation of Period!

All of us know that Bhagavad Gita was recently spoken by Krishna to Arjuna before the start of Kurukshetra war about 5000 years ago, ie, just before the start of kali yuga.


What was the time period of the preaching of Bhagavad Gita from Vivasvan to manu?

Here is a calculation:

Krishna says in Bhagad Gita (4-1):

sri-bhagavan uvaca
imam vivasvate yogam
proktavan aham avyayam
vivasvan manave praha
manur iksvakave ‘bravit


“Supreme Lord said: I instructed this imperishable science of yoga to the sun-god, Vivasvan, and Vivasvan instructed it to Manu, the father of mankind, and Manu in turn instructed it to Iksvaku.”

Iksvaku is the founder of Iksvaku dynasty and ancestor of Lord Rama.

In Mahabharata (Santi-parva 348.51-52), the history and origin date of the Gita has been given:

reat-yugadau ca tato vivasvan manave dadau
manus ca loka-bhrty-artham sutayeksvakave dadau
iksvakuna ca kathito vyapya lokan avasthitah


In the beginning of the Treta-yuga [epoch] this science of the relationship with the Supreme was delivered by Vivasvan to Manu.


Present Kali Yuga has crossed 5100 years.

Dwapara Yuga lasted for 864,000 years.

Treta Yuga lasted for 1,296,000 years

So, the original and first version of Gita was narrated by the Krishna more than 2 million years ago.

It was re-spoken by Krishna about 5000 years back to Arjuna when he was confused about his duties as a Kshatriya.

This is the history of the incident of the preaching of Bhagavad Gita from Vivasvan to manu.

(Why and How Ganapati wrote Mahabharatha and Bhagavad Gita? READ HERE!)

Author: RAJAN

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