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45 commentaries on Bhagavad Gita

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45 commentaries on Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita has more than 45 commentaries. The commentary of Sankara is the most ancient of the existing ones. There were other commentaries older than his, to which he refers in his introduction, but they have not come to us.


Gita has been translated into major languages of the world. The translations are not included in the following list. Some commentaries are not available in full. Gita is multi faceted and many dimensional; a single sloka can be taken up and can be developed for days, as has been done by many commentators

Following are some important commentaries on Gita:
1.Adi Sankara
2.Ananda giri
3.Daivajnya Pandita
4.Dhanapati
5.Hanumat
6.Madhusudana
7.Nilakantha
8.Sadananda
9.Sankarananda
10.Sridhara
11.Venkatanatha
12.Jnaneswara
13.Wamana pandita
14.Kesava kasmirin
15.Ramanuja
16.Madhwa
17.Jayathirtha
18.Raghavendra
19.Ranti deva
20.Yadava prakasa
21.Narayana



Kashmira Group
22.Bhaskara
23.Abhinava Gupta
24.Ananda Vardhana
25.Rajanaka
26.Lasakaka
27.Ramakantha
28.Vasu Gupta
29.Vallabha
30.Purusottama


Modern
31.Bala Gangadhara Tilak
32.Mahatma Gandhi
33.Vinoba bhave
34.Bhakti Vedanta Prabupada
35.Chidbhavananda Swamiji
36.Swami Sivananda
37.Swami Chinmayananda
38.Sri Sathya Sai Baba
39.Paramahamsa Yogananda
40.Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan
41.V.S.Ghate
42.Ekanath Easwaran
43. Sri Aurobindo


Foreigners
44.W D P Gill
45.Senart
46.G.Thibaut
47.F.Edgerton
48.Jeanne Fowler
49.Ithamar Theodore

From “Comparative Study of the Commentaries on the Bhagavad Gita”- written by T G Mainkar.


Important words
AVATARA & MAYA appear in the Gita five times
BHAKTI with its derivatives occurs in nearly 42 places.
BRAHMAN occurs in 55 times!


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