Pujya Bhaishri explains the meaning of yagya in the Gita Gyan Yagya, Kolkata
A Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Gyan Yagya by Pujya Bhaishri was organised from 17th September to 21st September 2011 at Shri Mahalakshmi Mandir in Kolkata. The chief host of the katha was the family of R.P. Goyanka, who have has the golden opportunity of hosting this Gyan Yagya for the past six to seven years.
At the beginning of the katha, Pujya Bhaishri first bowed to Bhagavan Shri Krishna, the singer of this divine Shrimad Bhagavad Gita song, by reciting the sloka: ‘Vasudeva sutamdevam kans chanur mardanam, devaki parmaanandam krishnam vande jagadgurum‘. He then started the sermon from the 17th sloka in chapter 3 of the Shrimad Bhagavad Gita.
Pujya Bhaishri said, “Shri Krishna Bhagavan has defined the meaning of Yagya from the 12th to the 17th sloka in the third chapter of the Shrimad Bhagavad Gita. God has said that Yagya is an area that required deep reflection. The greatest human being is one that eats food produced from a Yagya; and those who produce food only for their bodies are great sinners. An entire animal is formed from food. Food is produced when it rains and rain comes from performing Yagya. This proves that the omniscient God is always established in Yagya.”
During the course of the katha, early one morning, Pujya Bhaishri joined the prabhatferi (going round a place singing kirtan) with Shri Radhakrishna Maharaj and other devotees. This greatly increased the joy of all the devotees and created an atmosphere filled with devotion.
The Birla family and many industrialists came to listen to the katha. This divine Shrimad Bhagavad Gyan Yagya created faith and trust towards Yagya in the devotees present.