Indian Culture and Philosophy: As Represented by the Bhagavadgītā

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Dr. Anamika Sarmah

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Culture and philosophy go hand in hand the main purpose of which is to sustain humanity. Philosophy is the defining aspect of culture that paves the way for preserving humanity in today’s world when everybody hankers for materialistic artifacts. The Bhagavadgītā is the paradigm of Indian culture reflected through its philosophy. The sermon from the holy mouth of Śrīkṛṣṇa targeted Arjuna in particular and the entire human race in general. And, as a result, with all-embracing appeal, it can enthrall the heart of anyone who loves humanity. Being the greatest cultured figure, Śrīkṛṣṇa has planted the seed of culture in order to make humanity bloom in the garden of a cultured globe. The Bhagavadgītā, in her womb, keeps the philosophy of life. It is a scripture of high rank where many facets of life are often observed from a philosophical point of view. The renowned philosophers of India like Swami Vivekananda, Sri Aurobindo, Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan and Mahatma Gandhi etc. were greatly influenced by the teachings of the Bhagavadgītā. Their philosophical ideas are so strong that they help to improve society’s sense of cultural relation. The aim of this paper is to depict the Bhagavadgītā as an epitome of Indian culture and philosophy which are oriented towards every human being’s cultural development.

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