We all know about Srimad Bhagavad Gita. Naively, I thought this was the only Gita we have.

But, to my surprise, yesterday I found "The Song of the Goddess - Devi Gita". This is basically the last 10 chapters (31-40) of the 7th Canto of the Devi Bhagavad Purana. This is a canonical Sakta text. But, I guess it is not as popular as Srimad Bhagavad Gita.

The question that bugs me since then is, do we have many more Gitas? Exactly how many Gitas we have? Is it that each denomination in Hinduism has its own Gita? Can someone list the name of all the Gitas along with short descriptions (if possible)?

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    There is the ashtavakra gita. The Ashtavakra Gita or Song of Ashtavakra is a classical text in the Advaita Vedanta tradition in the form of a dialogue between the sage Ashtavakra and Janaka, king of Mithila. Then there is the Uddhav Gita, spoken by Krishna to Uddhav before departing from this world. Dec 2 '21 at 6:44
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    There are many other Gitas - Anugita (Mahabharata itself), Shiva Gita (some version of Padma Purāṇa I think), Devi Gita (Devi Bhagavatam), Brahma Gita (Skanda Purāṇa describes Brahman), as many as 5 Gitas in the Srimad Bhagavatam itself, Rama Gita (Adhyatma Ramayanam not from the Purāṇa). More than sampradayik in nature, these are from the entire corpus of the Puranas by Vyasa; for the purpose of understanding Brahman. The Brahma Gita in Skanda Purāṇa is supposed to be very significant because it helps in understanding the Aitareya Upanishad better (I’ve not read any so can’t comment on this)
    – Adiyarkku
    Dec 2 '21 at 6:54
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    On this page they have listed around 30 gitas that are found in various Hindu scriptures (mostly in Puranas).
    – Rickross
    Dec 2 '21 at 6:56
  • @Adiyarkku ... Does this Brahma Gita taken from Skanda purana describes the four-headed deity brahma or the nirguna nirakara Brahman? Thnx. Dec 2 '21 at 8:00
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    Well, there are many Gitas, but none of them brought attention of so many scholars, commentators, and learned men, and people in general, public, as Bhagavad gita did. Thus Bhagavad gita was and stays to be most famous of them all, and most influential among them all as well. That's for sure. Dec 2 '21 at 13:24

There are many Gitas apart from the most famous Srimad Bhagavad Gita (from Mahabharata).

You can read few of them from here:

  • Ashtavakra Gita
  • Avadhuta Gita
  • Kapila Gita
  • Sriram Gita
  • Sruti Gita
  • Uddhava Gita
  • Vibhishana Gita

Apart from these

The post Where exactly is Ashtavakra Gita found? mentions other Gitas names as follows:

Sixteen of them are from (a) the Mahābhārata, twenty from (b) the Purāṇas and similar treatises, and four (c) found as independent works untraced to any other known epic or Purāṇa.

Under the group marked (a) are to be found: Utathya-Gītā, Vāmadeva-Gītā, Ṛṣabha-Gītā, Ṣaḍaja-Gītā, Sampāka-Gītā, Maṅki-Gītā, Bodhya-Gītā, Vicakhnu-Gītā, Hārīta-Gītā, Vṛtra-Gītā, Parāśara-Gītā, Haṃsa-Gītā, Brahma-Gītā, Anu-Gītā and Brāhmaṇa-Gītā.

In the group marked (b) are included: two Kapila-Gītās, Haṃsa-Gītā, Bhikṣu-Gītā, Devī-Gītā, Gaṇeśa-Gītā, two Brahma-Gītās, Sūta-Gītā, three Yama-Gītās, Śiva-Gītā, two Rāma-Gītās, Sūrya-Gītā and Vasiṣṭha-Gītā.

Under the group marked (c) come four works: Aṣṭāvakra-Gītā, Avadhūta-Gītā, Uttara-Gītā, and Pāṇḍava-Gītā.

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