Although the Bhagavad-gītā was written by Vyāsadeva, it should not be considered as a work of fiction. Mahābhārata is a history of ancient India which factually took place over 5000 years ago. Thus, Vyasadeva, who was present at the time, wrote down the events surrounding the Bhagavad-gītā. Read The History of the Bhagavad-gītā to find out more about the circumstances surrounding Gītā.
So is the Bhagavad-gītā fiction?
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About the Author: Gaura Gopāla Dāsa
Gaura Gopāla Dāsa Brahmacārī was born in 1987 to Dhīra Lalitā Dāsī and Jagadīśvara Dāsa, both disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda. He first met his guru, Śrīlā B.G. Narasiṅgha Mahārāja in 1993 and took initiation from him in 1995. He joined his guru’s āśrama full time in 2000, serving in various capacities for over 20 years and recently moved to Vṛndāvana where he is serving at the Rupanuga Bhajan Ashram.