Geeta Press

About

Founded in 1923 by Divine inspiration to propagate the Gita. Gita Press is a unit of Gobind Bhawan Karyalaya registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 (presently governed by the West Bengal Societies Act, 1960).

The institution’s main objective is to promote and spread the principles of Sanatana Dharma, the Hindu religion among the general public by publishing Gita, Ramayana, Upanishads, Puranas, Discourses of eminent Saints and other character-building books & magazines and marketing them at highly subsidised prices.

The institution strives for the betterment of life and the well-being of all. It aims to promote the art of living as propounded in the Gita for peace & happiness and the ultimate upliftment of mankind. The founder, Brahmalina Shri Jayadayalji Goyandka, was a staunch devotee and an exalted soul. He was much given to the Gita as the panacea for mankind’s plight and began publishing it and other Hindu scriptures to spread good intent and good thought amongst all.

The Governing Council (Trust Board) manages the institution. Its members (Trustees) have no selfish or monetary motive. The institution neither solicits donations nor accepts advertisements in its publications. The deficit is met by the surplus from other departments of the society which render services at reasonable cost, in accordance with the objects of the society.

In the Gita Press, the day starts with a morning prayer. A person roams around throughout the day to remind the name of God to each worker several times. Over the years, the institution has made available more than 370 million copies of the Gita, Ramayan, Bhagvat, Durga Saptashati, Puranas, Upanishads, Bhakta-Gathas, and other character-building books in Sanskrit, Hindi, English, Gujarati, Tamil, Marathi, Bangla, Oriya, Telugu, Kannada, and other Indian regional languages.

The “Kalyan” in Hindi and the “Kalyana-Kalpataru” in English are monthly magazines brought out by the institution. Information about latest releases, and essays are provided in the house-magazine “Yug Kalyan”. Nityalilalina Bhaiji Shri Hanuprasadji Poddar is especially remembered as the life-time editor of the Kalyan monthly magazine.

Research Library

The Gita Press maintains a library of Hindu Religious books on its premises. This library contains old and rare copies of the Gita with commentaries in various languages which are displayed every year on Gita Jayanati Day in the Art Gallery. Other rare scriptures are also available.

The Art Gallery (Lila Chitra Mandir)

The Gita Press endeavors to publish only such illustrations of God as are painted by devoted artists based on descriptions provided in ancient Scriptures or as realised by Saints. To this end, a large collection of paintings got prepared by great Indian artists are on display in the Art Gallery.

The Art Gallery (Lila Chitra Mandir) depicts the Lilas of Lord Rama and Lord Krishna in 684 beautiful paintings arranged sequentially for each from birth to end. These are compositions of great artists of different times. Apart from these, a number of other paintings are on display. A set of 92 old Mewari style paintings depicting Sri Krishna Lila are commendable. The complete Gita is inscribed on marble blocks on the walls, as also about 700 couplets and verses of exalted saints.

In the large hall of this Art Gallery, a rare collection of various volumes of Srimad Bhagvad Gita and other ancient scriptures from the research library are exhibited on special occasions like Gita Jayanti day (the day on which Lord Krishna pronounced the Gita).

Books Published at Gita Press

  Year  Edition  Code No.              Visheshank
1927 2    Bhagavannam-Ank
1928 3    Bhakta-Ank
1929 4    Shrimad Bhagavadgita-Ank
1930 5    Ramayanank
1931 6  (1184)  Shrikrishnank
1932 7  (749)  Ishvarank
1933 8  (635)  Shivank
1934 9  (41)  Shakti-Ank
1935 10  (616)  Yogank
1936 11    Vedant-Ank
1937 12  (627)  Sant-Ank
1938 13    Manas-Ank
1939 14    Gita-Tattvank
1940 15  (604)  Sadhanank
1941 16  (1104)  Bhagvatank
1942 17  (39)  Sankshipt Mahabharatank(Part-I)
1943 18  (1002)  Sankshipt Valmikiya Ramayanank
1944 19  (44)  Sankshipt Padma Puran
1945 20    Gau-Ank
1946 21  (539)  Sankshipt Markandey Puran
1947 21 (1111)  Sankshipt Bramha Puran
1948 22 (43)  Nari-Ank
1949 23 (659)  Upnishad-Ank
1950 24 (518)  Hindu-Sanskriti-Ank
1951 25 (279)  Sankshipt Skandpuranank
1952 26 (40)  Bhakat-charitank
1953 27 (573)  Balak-Ank
1954 28 (1183)  Sankshipt Narad Puran
1955 29 (667)  Santvani-Ank
1956 30 (587)  Satkathank
1957 31 (636)  Tirthank
1958 32 (660)  Bhakti-Ank
1959 33    Manavata-Ank
1960 34 (1133)  Sankshipt DeviBhagavat-Ank
1961 35 (574)  Sankshipt Yogavashisth-Ank
1962 36 (789)  Sankshipt Shiva Puran-Ank
1963 37 (631)  Sankshipt Bramhavaivart Puran-Ank
1964 38    Shri Krishnavachnamrit-Ank
1965 39 (1135)  Shri Bhagvannam-Mahima Aur Prathanank
1966 40    Dharmank
1967 41    Shri Ramvachnamrit-Ank
1968 42    Upasanank
1969 43 (572)  Paralok Aur Punarjanmank
1970 44 (517)  Garg-Sanhita
1971 45 (1362)  Sankshipt Agni Puran
1971 45 (1113)  Shri Narasingh Puran
1972 46    Shri Ram-Ank
1973 47    Shri Vishnu-Ank
1974 48 (657)  Shri Ganeshank
1975 49 (42)  Hanuman-Ank
1976 50    Shri Bhagvatkripa-Ank
1977 51 (1361)  Sankshipt Shri Varah Puran
1978 52    Sadachar-Ank
1979 53 (791)  Shri Suryank
1980 54    Nishkam Karmyoga-Ank
1981 55    Bhagavattattvank
1982 56 (1432)  Vaman Puran
1983 57    Charitra-Nirman-Ank
1984 58 (557)  Matasy Mahapuran
1985 59    Shri Matasy Puran-Ank(Uttarardh)
1986 60    Sankirtanank
1987 61    Shakti-Upasanank
1988 62    Siksha-Ank
1989 63    Puran-Kathank
1990 64    Devtank
1991 65    Yogatattvank
1992 66 (584)  Sankshipt Bhavishya-Puran
1993 67 (586)  Shivopasanank
1994 68 (628)  Rambhakti-Ank
1995 69 (653)  Goseva-Ank
1996 70 (1132)  Dharmshastrank
1997 71 (1131)  Kurm Puran
1998 72 (448)  Bhagvallila-Ank
1999 73 (1044)  Ved-Kathank
2000 74 (1189)  Sankshipt Garud Puran
2001 75 (1592)  Arogya-Ank (Samvardhit Sanskaran)
2002 76 (1472)  Nitisar-Ank
2003 77 (1467)  Bhagavatpremank
2004 78 (1548)  Vratparvotsav-Ank
2005 79 (1610)  Devipuran(Mahabhagvat)-Shaktipithank
2006 80  Sanskar-Ank
2007 81  Avtar-Kathank
2008 82 (1793)  Srimad Devi Bhagwatank (Purvardh)
2009 83    Srimad Devi Bhagwatank (Uttrardh)
2010 84  Jeevancharya Ank
2011 85 Current  Daanmahima Ank

 

Magazines

“Kalyan” (Hindi), “Kalyana Kalpataru” (English)

“Kalyan” (Hindi) and “Kalyana-Kalpataru” (English) are monthly magazines devoted to the betterment of life and the well-being of all. One would gain spiritually from these magazines. Topics like devotion, knowledge, yoga, dharma, detachment, spirituality, meditation, true motive, good thought, good action, etc. are covered in them. Special numbers covering an uplifting topic or a scripture are brought out yearly.

The “Kalyan” (Hindi) is being published since 1927, the first issue, brought out in January each year, is a special number devoted to a particular subject. In the past, Hindi translations of a number of Puranas have been published as special issues.

“Kalyan” contains articles by old and contemporary, eminent Indian saints and scholars. Besides there are special columns like – “Read, Understand and Do”, “To Think About”, etc. It has approximately 2,50,000 subscribers.

The “Kalyana-Kalpataru” (English), started in 1934, has its subscription year from October to September. Articles of various saints and scholars are incorporated into this magazine.

The in-house magazine “Yug-Kalyan” provides information about latest releases, price-list changes, and announcements of the Press. This is especially useful for book-sellers. In addition, it contains short, useful material for self-upliftment.

Contact

Gita Press

Gorakhpur – 273005

Uttar Pradesh, India

Ph. +91-551 – 2333030, 2334721 Ext. 238/237

Fax: +91-551 – 2336997

E-Mail: [email protected]