Gita Govinda

literary work

Gita Govinda was written by the 12th-century Hindu poet Jaydev. It describes the relationship between Krishna and the female cow herders of Vrindavan. The Gita Govinda is organized into twelve chapters. Each chapter is further sub-divided into twenty-four divisions called Prabandhas.

The poem has been translated into most modern Indian languages and many European languages. [1]


  1. Datta, Amaresh, ed. (1988). "Gitagovinda". Encyclopaedia of Indian Literature: Devraj to Jyoti. Vol. 2. New Delhi: Sahitya Akademi. pp. 1414–1423. ISBN 81-260-1194-7.