The Bhagavad Gita is a sacred Hindu scriptures,and a major work in the history of literature and philosophy. The Bhagavad Gita comprises roughly 700 verses, and is a part of the Mahabharata. The content of the Gita is the conversation between Lord Krishna and Arjuna on the battlefield before the start of the Kurukshetra war. Responding to Arjuna's confusion and moral dilemma about fighting his own cousins, Krishna explains to Arjuna his duties as a warrior and prince. In the process he explains the meaning and purpose of life.