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Shlokas from Gita

Updated: May 31


shlokas from gita

Here are the 5 insightful shlokas from Gita for children, each with a simple meaning and a powerful message. The shlokas from Gita are a conversation between a prince named Arjuna and his charioteer, who is actually Lord Krishna in disguise. It is part of a larger story called the Mahabharata.




Karmanyevadhikaraste ma phaleshu kadachan  ma karmaphalahetu bhurma te sango stvakarmani

SHLOKA 1 (Chapter 2, Verse 47)

Krishna says in Bhagavad Gita


कर्मण्येवाधिकारस्ते मा फलेषु कदाचन।

मा कर्मफलहेतुर्भूर्मा ते सङ्गोऽस्त्वकर्मणि॥


Karmanye vadhikaraste ma phaleshu kadachan

ma karmaphalahetu bhurma te sango stvakarmani


Meaning

This shloka from Gita tells us that we have the right only to our actions and not to their results. Do not let the results of your actions be your motive and do not be attached to inaction.


Message

Children we should always do good work but not for a gift in return. Simply because it is the right thing to do, if you help your friend in his/her studies, you should not demand any gift or favour in return.


 

atram pushpam phalam toyam yo me bhaktyaa prayachchhati,  tadaham bhaktyupahṛtamashnaami prayataatman

SHLOKA 2 (Chapter 9, Verse 26)

Krishna says in Bhagavad Gita


पत्रं पुष्पं फलं तोयं यो मे भक्त्या प्रयच्छति

तदहं भक्त्युपहृतमश्नामि प्रयतात्मन:


Patram pushpam phalam toyam yo me bhaktyaa prayachchhati,

tadaham bhaktyupahṛtamashnaami prayataatman


Meaning

In this shloka from Gita, Krishna says, "If someone offers me a leaf, a flower, a fruit, or even just water with a sense of devotion, I will accept it."


Message:

Children, remember that the love and effort we put into what we do are really what matters. Even small things can make a big difference when offered from the heart. If you can't give your friend an expensive gift, even a small handmade card expressing your love for them is worth giving.


 
Watch this video to know more about this shloka from Gita.

 

Pashya me partha rupani shatasho tha shasrashah Nana-vidhani divyani nana-varnakritini cha.

SHLOKA 3 (Chapter 11, Verse 5)

Krishna says in Bhagavad Gita

पश्य मे पार्थ रूपाणि शतशोऽथ सहस्रशः।

नानाविधानि दिव्यानि नानावर्णाकृतीनि च


Pashya me partha rupani shatasho tha shasrashah Nana-vidhani divyani nana-varnakritini cha.


Meaning

In this shloka from Gita, Krishna says to Arjun, "See, Arjuna (Parth), my hundreds and thousands of different forms."


Message

Children, just like a big box of crayons with lots of colours, the world is filled with all sorts of incredible sights and we should be curious and enjoy all the wonderful and diverse things we can see.

 

Yada Yada hi dharmasya glanirbhavati bharata, abhutthanama dharmasya tadat manam srjamyaham

SHLOKA 4 (Chapter 4, Verse 4)

Krishna says in Bhagavad Gita


यदा यदा हि धर्मस्य ग्लानिर्भवति भारत ।

अभ्युत्थानमधर्मस्य तदात्मानं सृजाम्यहम् ॥

Yada Yada hi dharmasya glanirbhavati bharata, abhutthanama dharmasya tadat manam srjamyaham


Meaning

This shloka from Gita teaches us that whenever there is a decline in righteousness and an increase in unrighteousness, O Bharata, at that time I manifest myself.


Message

Children, whenever there is trouble or things go wrong, God will help to fix things and bring back what is good and fair. Sometimes, we don't get good results even when we study hard. At those times, we should keep working hard with the faith that God will help us.

 
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karm kurvanti saṅgam tyaktvaa aatmaa shuddhaye

SHLOKA 5 (Chapter 5, Verse 11)

Krishna says in Bhagavad Gita


कर्म कुवमन्ति सङ्गं त्यक्त्वा आत्मा शुद्धये


karm kurvanti saṅgam tyaktvaa aatmaa shuddhaye


Meaning

This shloka from Gita teaches that karma yogis derive joy from performing actions without attachment and without the desire for the fruits of their actions.


Message

Children, we should do our work with a focus on doing our best and without getting too attached to the results. It’s like when you colour a picture, you do it because you enjoy it not because you want a reward.


 

Children, Do You Know?


How many shlokas are in Gita?

Ans: There are total 700 shlokas (verses) in Bhagavad Gita. Sri Krishna told 574, Arjun told 84, Dhritarashtra-1 and Sanjay told 41 shlokas of Bhagavad Gita.


Which is the 1st shloka of Gita?

Ans: धृतराष्ट्र उवाच |

धर्मक्षेत्रे कुरुक्षेत्रे समवेता युयुत्सवः |

मामकाः पाण्डवाश्चैव किमकुर्वत सञ्जय ||1||

dhritarashtra uvacha dharma-kshetre kurukshetre samaveta yuyutsavah

mamakah pandavashchaiva kimakurvata sanjaya


Meaning: Dhritarashtra said: O Sanjay, after gathering on the holy field of Kurukshetra, and desiring to fight, what did my sons and the sons of Pandu do?


Which is the last shloka of Gita?

Ans: It is from Chapter 18, Verse 78

यत्र योगेश्वर: कृष्णो यत्र पार्थो धनुर्धर: |

तत्र श्रीर्विजयो भूतिध्रुवा नीतिर्मतिर्मम || 78||

Yatra Yogeshvarah krishno yatra partho dhanur-dharah

tatra shrir vijayo bhutir dhurva nitir matir mama


Meaning: Wherever there is Lord Krishna, the master of all Yogic knowledge, and wherever there is Arjun, the greatest archer, there will always be endless wealth, success, prosperity, and righteousness. I am certain of this.

 
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