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First translated version of Hindu scripture Bhagavad Gita released in China

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The sacred ancient Indian Scripture Bhagavad Gita translated in Chinese language was released in China. It is the first time a well known Hindu ancient religious text got published in the country of China. During an international yoga conference, this book was released by the Indian Ambassador to China Ashok K Kantha.

  • Shangai’s Zhejiang UniversityProfessors Wang Zhu Cheng and Ling Hai translated the book in Chinese language.
  • The book was published by Sichuan People’s Publications.
  • Nagaraj Naidu, who worked as consulate general at the Indian Consultate in Guangzhou city of China, had written foreword for the book.
  • Some India’s ancient like Buddhist Scriptures introduced to China by famous Chinese traveller Huen Tsang in 7th century are well known.
  • In 2014, an encyclopaedia on close cultural relations between India and China was published by the scholars of both India and China that exhibited the 2000 year old history.
  • 21 famous yoga teachers provided training to  about 700 enthusiasts all over the world under the first India-China (chengdu) International Yoga Festival.

About Bhagavad Gita

  • It is 700 verse Hindu Scripture written in Sanskrit.
  • It is a part of famous Hindu Epic Mahabharatha.
  • It refers to the dialogue between Pandava prince  Arjuna and his charioteer Krishna.
  • Bhagavadh Gita is a part of Prasthanatrayi that also includes Brahma sutras and Upanishads.
  • Sage Veda Vyasa is said to have written Mahabharatha that includes the Bhagavadh Gita.
  • It was written between 400 BC and  200 BC.

Huen Tsang– who is he??

  • Huen Tsang was famous Chinese Buddhist monk, scholar, traveller who visited India 627 AD to 643 AD through the Silk Route.
  • He spent 17 years of his life in India.
  • He studied sanskrit at Nalanda apart from studying Indian philosophy, grammer etc
  • His travel details were recorded in the  Chinese text ”The Great Tang Records on the Western Regions