Gita Jayanti is observed on the 11th day of Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) in the Margashirsh month of Hindu calendar. Bhagavad Gita Jayanti marks the day in which Lord Krishna disclosed the essence of Bhagavad Gita to Arjuna. This year, Gita Jayanti is on 10 December 2016.
Mokshada Ekadasi falls on the Gita Jayanti day. Special poojas are conducted in temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Krishna, especially ISKCON temples. Mass recital of Bhagavad Geeta is conducted in some temples on this day. Several Hindu organizations conduct Bhagavad Gita seminars and discussions on Geeta Jayanti.
The famous Guruvayur Temple of Krishna in Kerala celebrates Gita Jayanti on a different day. Gita Jayanti is celebrated on Guruvayur Ekadashi day in Vrischikam month (November – December).
Birthplace of Bhagavad Gita in Jyotisar