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The Clarion- International Multidisciplinary Journal
Year : 2015, Volume : 4, Issue : 1
First page : ( 143) Last page : ( 150)
Print ISSN : 2277-1697. Online ISSN : 2277-937X.

The literary flavour of the Gītā: its musings of alaṁkīra

Bhattacharjya Sudeshna*, Sarmah Anamika*

Department of Sanskrit, Gauhati University, Guwahati, India

*Corresponding author: sbmgu2010@gmail.com


Online published on 16 February, 2015.


The Gītā, as a prominent work of Indian philosophy does not need any introduction. All Vedic doctrines are amalgamated here through the words of Lord Kṛṣṇa. This work is often considered as the subtotal of all types of Vedic wisdom - samastavedārthasārasaṁgrahabhuta1. In many places of different commentaries to this work, it is often called a scripture -Gītāśāstram2. But from the literary point of view, it can be said that as the whole work is composed in beautiful verses, it bears the capacity to attract the reader with its literary muse. The metre, the language, the style of writing, the figures of speech, the sentiment, the suggestion etc. excel in their respective domain and a critical discussion on each of those can furnish the base of considering the Gītā a beautiful piece of poetry. Though there are several academic discourses on the philosophical importance of the Gītā all over the globe, its literary components are not seen to be discussed in a systematic manner. Here is an humble attempt to discuss the musings of this work on the perspective of the alaṁkāra with the motive to try to focus on the usage of alaAkâra in this work from the literary point of view.



Gītā, alaṁkīra, philosophy.


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