The Bhagavad Gita

Hastinapura Term Analysis

The kingdom of the Bharata family, which the Pandavas and Kauravas fight over in the Mahabharata.

Hastinapura Quotes in The Bhagavad Gita

The The Bhagavad Gita quotes below are all either spoken by Hastinapura or refer to Hastinapura. For each quote, you can also see the other terms and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Penguin edition of The Bhagavad Gita published in 2008.
Discourse 1 Quotes

I see no good
in killing
my people
in battle,
Lovely-Haired Krishna!

Krishna, I long
neither for victory
nor kingship
nor pleasures.
Lord of the Cows,
what is kingship to us,
what are delights,
or life itself?

Related Characters: Arjuna (speaker), Krishna
Page Number: 11
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Hastinapura Term Timeline in The Bhagavad Gita

The timeline below shows where the term Hastinapura appears in The Bhagavad Gita. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Discourse 1
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Dhritarashtra, the blind king of Hastinapura, asks his minister, Sanjaya, what happened when his sons (the Kauravas) met their cousins (the... (full context)