The Bhagavad Gita Setting & Symbolism

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conch

This is a shell used as a noise making device in war. It is used to deliver messages of fear to the enemy and of inspiration and direction to those in one's army. It comes up in the very first chapter of the book and appears later in the story.

bow

This well known weapon was used in the battle described in this epic tale. It is carried then dropped by Arjuna in the first chapter.

The invention of the chariot bearing archers was a significant and dangerous advancement of warcraft. Krishna and Arjuna are together in such a powerful device.

Brahman

This is a societal caste designed to fulfill a specific role. In Indian society, the religious people are held in great esteem. Therefore the Brahmin are viewed as the top of society, even though they are the priests rather than the politicians. Krishna is operating...

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