PM Narendra Modi on Tuesday spoke in ISKCON temple in New Delhi where he unveiled a giant Bhagavad Gita which ran into 670 pages and weighed 800 kg at the ISKCON temple.
He spoke how why reading the holy scripture is beneficial to mankind and said, "The Bhagavad Gita is man's biggest manual, has a solution for everything."
Explaining one of the famous verses from the Gita, he said, "The power of the Lord is always with us to save the Earth from the enemies of humanity," adding, "This is the message we strive to give to people with evil intentions."
The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), known colloquially as the Hare Krishna movement, is a worldwide confederation of more than 400 temples and runs 100 vegetarian restaurants and a wide variety of community serving projects.
"Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to unveil the ''Astounding Bhagavad Gita'' on February 26 at the ISKCON Temple and Cultural Centre in East of Kailash in New Delhi," ISKCON said in a statement.
The Prime Minister's Office spoke about the humongous Bhagavad Gita, saying. "With an artistic touch of 18 exquisite paintings and an innovative elegant layout, the book has been printed in Milan, Italy, on YUPO synthetic paper so as to make it untearable and waterproof."
Earlier on Sunday, PM Modi paid a visit to the Kumbh Mela at Prayagraj where amid much fanfare, he took a holy dip at the Triveni Sangam, following which he performed a Ganga aarti.
He took his dip after offering prayers on the banks of the sacred Ganges. Upon completing his holy dip, the Prime Minister proceeded to a pandal where he performed the Ganga aarti, with UP CM Yogi Adityanath also joining in