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10-Day “Guru Gita” Recitation from Thursday, July 11 to Saturday, July 20, 2024

New opportunity to prepare for Guru Purnima during the 40-Day Spiritual Festival….

10-Day “Guru Gita” Recitation

Thursday, July 11 – Saturday, July 20, 2024

Swami Ritavan Bharati has asked that, for the ten days leading up to Guru Purnima, we offer the audio file and transcription of the “Guru Gita.”

The “Guru Gita” is part of the Skanda Purana authored by the sage Vyasa, and is recited as homage to and invocation of the source of supreme wisdom we call Guru. For the ten days prior to Guru Purnima, from Thursday, July 11th to Saturday, July 20th, per Swami Ritavan’s instructions, the audio file of the “Guru Gita” recitation will be shared via Zoom starting at 8:00 PM. This will be a recurring zoom session on each of the ten evenings.

The recitation on July 11th will follow Thursday Satsang…we will use the Thursday Satsang Zoom link for this recitation.

Read here the text of the “Guru Gita” in English.

Read here the text of the “Guru Gita” in Sanskrit.

Click below to listen the audio of the Guru Gita recitation.

Audio starts with: 

Mama catur vidha puruartha siddhyarthe jape viniyoga.

and continues with verse One:

(these audio verses match all succeeding written verses until 182 ending.

Sūta uvāca:  

  1. Sūta said:  Verse One begins on top of page 4 of the English translation

Kailāsa-śikhare ramye 


Pranamya pārvatī bhaktyā 

śankaram paryaprcchata.