Thiruvananthapuram: The ISKCON is conducting
a programme here to propagate the values and message of
Bhagavad Gita and Mahabharata following the recent controversy
surrounding the Gita in Russia.
A two-day interactive event titled `Parivartan` will be
held at the Vyloppilli Samskrithi Bhavan here from February
19, organisers said.
The organisers said they envisaged the programme to
remove misunderstandings about the Gita caused by the recent
Manohar Gaura Dasa, local secretary of ISKCON, told a
press meet here that all allegations against Gita were
baseless and some vested sections were trying to run down the
international acceptance of the great spiritual work.
"The Russian Christ Mission became afraid and made
efforts to ban it there. Even so, in the midst of all these
problems, devotees in Russia have sold more than one lakh
copies of the text there," he claimed.
Last month, a Russian court had rejected a ban on a
translated version of the Bhagavad Gita -- a verdict welcomed
by the Indian government as a "sensible resolution of a