GitA (in sanskrit language) is a feminine-gender-word. My question is : Why, instead of named 'Gitah'(masculine Gender) or Gitam (neuter gender), it is named GitA? Puranas are called 'PURANAM' by the way.

Also, Why is it called a song instead of Upadesha?

I am interested in the scriptural or grammatical basis and NOT opinions.Thanks.

Please note that this question is not duplicate as I am asking the reason behind the name.

  • Maybe this will answer your question: hinduism.stackexchange.com/questions/20239/… Mar 15, 2019 at 5:02
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    @user1952500 no logic is provided there!
    – user17294
    Mar 15, 2019 at 5:04
  • Ah yes, very true. It will be useful to clarify the question a bit so that it doesn't attract similar answers. Mar 15, 2019 at 5:05
  • @user1952500 you could edit if you like
    – user17294
    Mar 15, 2019 at 5:07
  • You can add the "Sanskrit" tag ..@Partha
    – Rickross
    Mar 15, 2019 at 5:24

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After giving some thought, the answer that came to my mind is :

  1. It is in feminine form (GitA) because it when separated from the Mahabharata is treated as an Upanishad and 'Upanishad' is a feminine word in Sanskrit. So each chapter of Gita ends with saying 'GitAsu Upanisatsu..'

  2. According to the sanskritdictionary.com, gita means 'chanted' also, alongwith 'song' and hence the slokas primarily chanted by Sri Krishna are known as Srimad-Bhagavad-GitA.

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