Republic Day 2023: Haryana’s tableau showing Lord Krishna in his virat swaroop form

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 Lord Krishna giving sermons to Arjuna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra and the deity’s “Virat Swaroop” the centerpiece of the 74th Republic Day tableau showcased by Haryana on the Kartavya Path.

The state’s tableau, with its theme drawn from the epic Mahabharata and taking inspiration from the Bhagavad Gita, presents a huge model of a chariot pulled by four horses.

“The tableau showcases Lord Krishna serving as a charioteer to Arjuna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra and offering him sermons. The front part of the tableau depicts Lord Krishna in his ‘Virat Swaroop’ form as he displayed before Arjuna.

“The side panels of the trailer show scenes from the Mahabharata war,” according to information shared by the defense ministry.

The tableau gives the message of the Bhagavad Gita and also meticulously showcases various scenes of the Mahabharata war, according to an official.

Asserting that Kurukshetra, where according to scriptures the Mahabharata war was fought, a renowned seat of culture and civilization, he said, “Here, on the banks of the sacred Saraswati river the Vedas and Puranas composed and compiled.” The International Gita Mahotsav held in Kurukshetra every year.

In 2018, the Haryana government decided to start celebrating International Gita Mahotsav in other countries too. Next year, for the first time, the festival organized in Mauritius and London. In 2022, the festival  celebrated in Canada.

Last year, Haryana’s tableau at the Republic Day parade was themed on the achievements of sportspersons hailing from the state. 

Read Also: 74th Republic Day parade: Ministry of Home Affairs’ tableau reflects resolve to make India drug-free.

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