Sri Guru Gita is a Sanskrit hymn, that illuminates the mystical relationship between a Satguru and a disciple. This divine dialogue takes place between Lord Shiva (the primordial Guru) and Goddess Parvati (his consort and Shakti, creative power) on Mount Kailash. Parvati, surprised to see Shiva prostrating to a Satguru, asks Shiva to explain this devotion and his humility. Lord Shiva explains that the Guru is a realized, perfected soul—one who has merged with the Supreme—in essence Guru, God and the inner Self are one. The Guru’s life is full of dedication and selfless service. It is the Guru who illuminates the spiritual path, removes the darkness and teaches one how to know God.
Lord Shiva’s reply is comprised of 182 slokas and is known as Sri Guru Gita, a part of the Skandha Purana. According to the ancient Sastras, a Satguru is one who has been appointed by the Supreme Power to make one realize the Guru within and to teach the disciple that the Supreme Power dwells in each one. By chanting the Guru Gita, filled with the praises and glories of the Satguru, a disciple draws the grace and blessings of their Guru.
The audio is the complete Sri Guru Gita sung in Sanskrit and English. The music video includes a rendition of selected verses from Sri Guru Gita sung with a backdrop of beautiful footage filmed in India and Satchidananda Ashram, along with photos of Satgurus, sages and saints of India. The video features subtitled verses so you can follow along.
Offered with profound respect to all the Satgurus of the world. Originally recorded in honor of the 95th Jayanthi (Birth Anniversary) of the beloved Satguru of the Integral Yoga tradition H. H. Sri Swami Satchidananda, this downloadable version was released in honor of his 106th Jayanthi in 2020.
A booklet containing the slokas in Sanskrit and English are included in a pdf booklet.
- Video file – A rendition of selected verses from Sri Guru Gita.
- Audio File – Complete Sri Guru Gita sung in Sanskrit and English.
- PDF Booklet – Slokas in Sanskrit and English