In chapter 4 verse 39 of Geetha, lord Krishna told that a person with Shraddha achieves gnanam.

In this context what is the exact meaning of Shraddha according to scriptures?

  • It will be better if you put a reference to the chapter number and verse so that the context is well understood, as the word "Shraddha" might appear multiple times in Geeta.
    – V.Aggarwal
    Jun 13, 2019 at 11:07

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The word श्रद्धा (śraddhā) means "faith" or "belief".

In BG 4.39, the word श्रद्धावान् is derrived from श्रद्धा which means:

The man who is full of faith

  • How is faith defined?
    – Wikash_
    Jun 14, 2019 at 9:12
  • @Wikash_ faith means strong belief or complete trust..
    – YDS
    Jun 24, 2019 at 2:36
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    So assuming without proof.
    – Wikash_
    Jun 25, 2019 at 18:42
  • @Wikash_ Yeah, there exists un-provable phenomenon. So, shradda is necessary in such cases.
    – hanugm
    Dec 30, 2020 at 8:40

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