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Exposition of Gita
Title Exposition of Gita
Accession Number At/90/1512
Museum Name Indian Museum, Kolkata
Gallery Name N.A.
Object Type Decorative Art
Main Material Ivory
Country India
Provenance Murshidabad
Origin Place Murshidabad
Period / Year of Work 19th century CE
Dimensions H. 20.2cm, L.28cm,B.9.9cm
Brief Description The artist carved a beautiful ivory piece on exposition of Gita, where Lord Krishna driving the chariot of Arjuna in the war of Kurukshetra, where the Pandava prince Arjuna is filled with doubt on the battlefield that his enemies are his own relatives, beloved friends, and respected teachers. He put down his bow and arrow and turned back to his charioteer, guide Krishna for advice. Responding to Arjuna's confusion and moral dilemma, Krishna explains to Arjuna his duties as a warrior and prince, elaborating on a variety of philosophical concepts. Krishna explains about the different Yogic and Vedantic philosophies, with examples and analogies. This has led to the Gita often being described as a concise guide to Hindu philosophy and a practical self contained guide to life.