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Gita Makaranadam by Swami Vidya Prakashananda



Verses in Hindi, English and Spanish, comments, Gita Makaranadam (Swami Vidya Prakashananda)

The Gita Makaranadam by Swami Vidya Prakashananda is a version of the Bhagavad Gita practically unknown to the West, but recognized as having high pedagogical value in India. Several Indian experts have highly recommended this magnificent version of the Bhagavad Gita to us. It has been translated into Spanish by Pedro Nonell.

The Gita Institute's advanced training is based on this version of the Bhagavad Gita, as well as Gandhi's.

The Geetha Makarandam is characterized by:

Shlokas (verses) of the Gita Makaranadam by Swami Vidya Prakashananda

Bhagavad Gita in Spanish Gita Makaranadam, Swami Vidya Prakashananda Bhagavad Gita in Portuguese Gita Makaranadam, Swami Vidya Prakashananda.

Each of the shlokas is available in Hindi, English and Spanish. All chapters are available in English or Spanish.

  1. Hindi
  2. International Sanskrit Transliteration Alphabet or AITS (Devanagari)
  3. Translation of the verse into English
  4. Translation of the verse into Spanish
  5. Also included is Gandhi's version of this verse

Example of a verse of the Gita Makaranadam:
Example of a verse Hindi / Spanish (Gita Makaranadam, Vidyaprakashananda, Philosophy)

2- Virtually every verse has an extensive commentary by Swami Vidya Prakashananda.

Example of a commentary by Swami Vivekananda on a verse from the Gita Makaranadam:
Example of a commentary on a verse (Gita Makaranadam, Vidyaprakashananda, Philosophy)

3- Comments by Swami Vivekananda

Furthermore, Mr. Babu Amaraneni has added relevant reflections of Sri Ramakrishna, Swami Vivekananda and Swami Sarvapriyananda to several of the verses of this version.

Example from a comment by Swami Vivekananda of a verse of the Gita Makaranadam:
Example from a comment by Swami Vivekananda about the verse (Gita Makaranadam, Vidyaprakashananda, Philosophy)

4- Each verse has a series of FAQs

In addition, the Gita Makaranadam of Swami Vidya Prakashananda contains for almost all the verses of all the chapters several FAQs (questions and answers) that will undoubtedly help the searcher to understand the key points of each verse.

Example of FAQs about a verse from the Gita Makaranadam:
Example FAQs (Questions and answers) verse (Gita Makaranadam, Vidyaprakashananda, Philosophy)

Example Questions and answers on the verse (Gita Makaranadam, Vidyaprakashananda, Philosophy)

5- Furthermore, the comments on the Gita Makaranadam by Swami Vidya Prakashananda include important quotes from many Swamis and Hindu religious works.

References of Swamis: Sri Ramakrishna, Sri Sarada Devi, Ramanuja, Vasishta, Swami Karmananda, Swami Turiyananda, Swami Brahmananda, Tulasi Ramayan, Patanjali, Vasishta, Swami Sarvapriyananda, Sharat Chandra Chakravarty, Sanatkumara, Anan-dagiri, Sankarananda, Sridhara, Sri Sankaracharya, Adi Shankara, Valmiki.

References to Hindu texts: Vedas, Rig Veda, Mahabharata, Katha Upanishad, Mundaka Upanishad, Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, esavasya Upanishad, Aranya Parva, Udyoga Parva, Bhishma Parva, Vivekachudamani (Adi Shankara), Yoga Vasista (Valmiki), Srimad Bhagavatam, Chandogya, Purva-Mimamsa, Puranas, Rajasuya Yaga, Maha-Nirvana-Tantra, Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Markandeya Purana.

Example of reference to the Katha Upanishad on a verse from the Gita Makaranadam:
Example of reference to the Katha Upanishad on a verse from the Gita Makaranadam

All the advanced courses and the Master of the Gita Institute are studied based on the Gita Makaranadam of Swami Vidya Prakashananda. As the seeker will discover, studying this version is accessing a much broader and more developed knowledge than that of Gandhi's or Swami Sivananda's versions, however necessary to understand this advanced training.

Study process each chapter of the Bhagavad Gita:
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Subjects that include Swami Vidya Prakashananda's version of the Bhagavad Gita Makaranadam:

That is, the versions of Gandhi or Swami Sivananda are excellent for having a global vision of each chapter of the Bhagavad Gita. Swami Vidya Prakashananda's version will allow us to delve deeper into the wisdom of each verse of each chapter of the Bhagavad Gita. As the student will perceive, the inspiration of Sri Ramakrishna and Swami Vivekananda is evident throughout this version.

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To get an idea of ​​the magnitude of this version, we present below a comparison between the number of pages of each chapter (in PDF format) of Gandhi's version (Sivananda's is similar in number of pages), the English of the Gita Makaranadam and our Spanish translation for training related to Karma Yoga (the number of pages is indicated in the columns)

Comparison del number of pagesof the number of pages:
Comparison Gita Makaranadam by Swami Vidya Prakashananda with the version of Gandhi

Except for some chapters such as II-Sankhya Yoga or XVIII-Moksha Sannyasa Yoga, in general the length in number of pages of the Gita Makaranadam is double or triple that of Gandhi's version. Due to the particularities of Spanish, the length is slightly longer than the English version.

Gita Makaranadam and version of Gandhi, Translated by Pedro Nonell

As an example, if we compare Chapter III – Karma Yoga between the two versions, the difference in length can be observed (on DIN-A4 pages):

  1. Gandhi version: 30 pages
  2. Swami Vidya Prakashananda Version (English): 78
  3. Swami Vidya Prakashananda version (Spanish): 90

The shloka III-3 of both versions is compared below:

Version: Bhagavad Gita according to Gandhi versus the Gita Makaranadam:
Comparison Bhagavad Gita: according to Gandhi / Swami Vidya Prakashananda
Bhagavad Gita: version according to Gandhi / Swami Vidya Prakashananda

Version: Bhagavad Gita according to Gandhi
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