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Bhagavad-Gita As It Is Original 1972 Edition Free PDF Download

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CLICK HERE to Buy the Hare Copy BookWe have just scanned Srila Prabhupada’s original Bhagavad-gita As It Is and the PDF file which includes all the original text, all the original color plates and the full Bhagavad Gita in PDF format ready for you to read on your computer, iPad or tablet is available for free download.

To download Bhagavad-gita As It Is please click on the book cover image on the left.

It is essential that we preserve the original books and teachings of Srila Prabhupada for the future as ISKCON and BBT have no interest preserving these books. They are constantly publishing new and revised editions of Prabhupada’s books so gradually, over time, the books published by ISKCON and the BBT will no longer have any resemblance to the books Srila Prabhupada originally published. Already the “Revised and Enlarged” edition of the Bhagavad-gita As It Is the BBT are currently publishing and ISKCON is distribution is substantially different from Prabhupada’s original Gita in many very significant ways, and their policy is to change it more and more every time they reprint it…

To further understand  the changes the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust are making to Srila Prabhupada’s books which are being distributed by ISKCON please read the articles at:

You can purchase Prabhupada’s original Bhagavad Gita As It Is and his other original books at:

Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

Madhudvisa dasa


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58 Responses to Bhagavad-Gita As It Is Original 1972 Edition Free PDF Download

  1. jathin aggarwal says:

    Hare Krishna prabhu,
    Actually I have many doubts vandering in my mind regarding krishna.since 2 years i am connected with krishna and the consiousness it made me feel like heaven
    At the starting but nowadays I’m feeling distracted and low. How can I overcome this effect and again get into krishna consiousness ?
    Thankyou prabhu
    Hare krishna hate krishna

    • Hare Krishna Jatin

      Obviously you are not doing it properly. The result of Krishna consciousness is entering an every-increasing ocean of transcendental bliss. Yes of course maya is there and it is a battle at times. But you can not be distracted if you force yourself to always chant Hare Krishna. Because chanting Hare Krishna forces your mind back on Krishna. Association with non-devotees or ISKCON will do this for sure. We have to associate with real devotees who are actually surrendered to Srila Prabhupada…

      So the answer is the same answer, strictly follow the four regulative principles, chant at least 16 rounds of the Hare Krishna mantra every day and read Srila Prabhupada’s books at least 1-2 hours a day. You have to do these things at least without fail every day and you will see that soon you become very happily engaged in Krishna consciousness again.

  2. Asheesh says:

    Hare Krishna Prabhu ji

    Over the years there have been a lot of changes made to Prabhupada’s original and authorized books. So it is very easy for anyone to claim that what he/she is giving are the original books. So how do we know that the books that you are offering are the actual original ones?

    Thank you for your tiime

    • Hare Krishna Asheesh

      It is not difficult to test. Our books, at least Srimad-Bhagavatam, Bhagavad-gita As It Is and Caitanya-caritamrta, are exact replicas of the original first edition books published by Srila Prabhupada. So you can find some original Prabhupada books in second-hand bookstores or you can find the PDF files on the internet and you can compare them and you will find our books are exactly the same as Prabhupada’s original books.

      So you can verify it yourself in this way, or you can simply accept the authority of the devotees who know these are Srila Prabhupada’s original books. They are Srila Prabhupada’s original first edition books and anyone who is a long time devotee knows what Srila Prabhupada’s original books are and can confirm this.

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

  3. anish sharma says:

    I want to subscribe to newsletter

  4. Prashant Fauzadar says:

    Hare Krsna Prabhuji,


    As is with English edition of Bhagavad Gita , there are 1972 and 1983
    – two editions, same is with HINDI editions also – 1979 edition (
    translated from original 1972 English edition) , and the present
    edition (translated from 1983 English edition).

    I want to know if you have the right to Publish and/or PRINT the first
    1979 Hindi edition, and if yes can I request copies of that 1979
    edition. In INDIA we need because we cannot open a English language
    coaching class and then ask people to buy only English edition – as
    you insist in your previous blog in website.


    • Hare Krishna Prashant

      Yes. I understand there is a need for bona fide translations of Srila Prabhupada’s books. However Prabhupada’s original books are in English and as soon as you translate it then it is a translation, not the original book. So we have taken the mission to preserve the originals.

      English is national language of India. Hindi is only used in a few states. So all intelligent Indians they can speak English. Yes. Some may like to read Hindi, but most can read English also. And we can not verify that the 1979 Hindi edition is good either.

      So we are publishing original Prabhupada books and original Prabhupada books are in English, not in Hindi.

  5. Prashant Fauzadar says:

    Hare krsna prabhu,
    Thanks for the Original pdf edition of Bhagvad Gita As It Is. As lIke english edition , there are also 2 editions of HINDI language. First one published in 1979. 4 years back I got a copy of that first 1979 HINDI edition done by Shri Rajiv Gupta. I went to Vridavan and asked for Hindi but devotees there do not even know such edition exists. When i sent email to BBT, they never replied of its current availability. I need your guidance on how to proceed now. I am distributing original English BG but in India, i need Hindi edition also. The current hindi edition is translated from revised english edition.

    • Hare Krishna Prashant

      My suggestion is that English is the national language of India and you should not bother about Hindi, just distribute Prabhupada’s original Gita in English. All intelligent people in India can read English. Even if they like Hindi if you explain to them that the original is in English they will take the effort to read it in English.

      1979 Hindi translation may not be very bona fide also. Original English is the original…

  6. sathyaprasad says:

    hare krsna prabhu

    when first edition 30 volume srimad bhagavatam will be available in hard copy the same edition as it is in the pdf.

  7. Priya says:

    I would like a copy of the Gita

  8. Siddharth Bhaskar says:

    Dear Sir,
    I want to read the holy gita in hindi. Kindly send me the link from where I can download it for free.
    Thanks and best regards,

  9. latoya evans says:

    You are a blessing in so many ways. Thank you for your hard work in compiling these works for us. I cannot pay you in terms of donations but i am a graphic designer should you ever need such services at no cost i will render them on to you. Email me

    Hare Krisha.
    Peace and light my friend

  10. latoya evans says:

    You are a blessing in so many ways. Thank you for your hard work in compiling these works for us. I cannot pay you in terms of donations but i am a graphic designer should you ever need such services at no cost i will render them on to you. Email me

    Hare Krisha.
    Peace and light my friend

  11. Igede Karnayuda says:

    very good

  12. vishnunarayanan says:

    Hare krishna …
    Prabu hay madhava u gave me everg thing but now iam thirsty for the inner knowledge. Pls bless me…. hare krishna.

  13. I want to read Gita from where I can get in PDF format.

  14. Thuto Pule says:

    Good books for distribution in Botswana to save the world

  15. vsvparasar says:

    I would like to know more about Lord Krishna

  16. Ankit Gandhi says:

    Hare Krsna prabhu ji. I was going through internet looking for a genuine Bhagwad Gita as it is. Luckily I was able to download the free pdf version on this website. Problem I am facing is that the content is secured and I cannot copy it. I intend to share these original texts on a facebook page ( It goes by the name: Krishna: The Eternal Bliss). I would be greatful if you can email me the password.
    Also, I assure you that I wont be changing the text and would be publishing it as it is.

    Your Servant

  17. Swami Naidu says:

    I want know more about Lord

  18. Muthu Kumaran says:

    Hare Krsna,

    The most exhaustive commentary on Bhagavad Gita.

    Hare Krsna!

  19. T Naveen Kumar says:

    i am gladd to here to participate on Krishna seva……….

  20. shree says:

    why are you providing fake data…
    I am searching for bhagwatgita pdf that is not available on iskon… Is this you doing for your sale of printed bhgawatgitabook..

    • Hare Krishna Shree

      You can download the PDF file of Srila Prabhupada’s original Bhagavad-gita as it is here on this post.

      Just click on the book cover to download the PDF file.

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

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  22. Rajib Karmaker says:

    Hare Krisna Hare Krisna Krisna Krisna Hare Hare
    Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare

  23. sharadha says:

    the teachings that you are preaching is wonderful. you are trying to give the real happiness in society. i hope the people take it seriously and make their lives successful.

  24. pawan kohli says:

    I am impressed with teachings …

  25. jayaraj says:

    I want save people and this world

  26. kamaljyoti chakravorty says:

    ‘Bhagawad gita as it is’ is a remarkable book that enriches the minds of the readers with the genuine spiritual thoughts.

  27. Suresh Aiyar says:

    Hare Krishna !! Is theTamil Language translation copy of ‘Bhagavad Gita As it is’ original 1972 edition available. I’m unable to purchase it from the book stores and I would like to have a translated copy of original edition (and not the new one.). Can someone guide me?

    • Prabhupada’s original Bhagavad-gita As It Is is in English. As soon as you translate it into some other language it is not Prabhupada’s original Bhagavad-gita As It Is. The translations will never be as good as the original books. Of course it is very important to have the translations in all the languages of the Earth, but for serious followers of Srila Prabhupada they should learn English and read Prabhupada’s original books in English.

  28. Krishnanand chourasia says:

    Please send me full english volume/version as soon as possible?

  29. Manish Chakraborty says:

    Hare Krishna Prabhuji,

    Thank you immensely for this invaluable original edition of Bhagavad Gita. I don’t understand from where do the BBT get the impetus to change Prabhupada’s original writings. By changing even a single letter that Prabhupada wrote they are effectively breaking off the disciple succession. And this is against dharma. I can’t help but think why would Jayadvaita Swami make any sort of changes. Then again i also can’t help but to think about his name Jay”Advaita” Swami . I get a sense of mayavadi attack in all of these. Anyways i may be wrong.

    But the point is that you are doing a phenomenal work by putting out the original edition of Prabhupada’s books and thereby maintaining the line of disciplic succession of Gaudya Sampradaya. You are a true protector of dharma and be sure that dharma will also protect you Lord Krishna will protect and guide you in your every endeavor to protect dharma. Keep it up

    Hare Krishna.

    • Hare Krishna Manish

      Yes. The only reason for changing Srila Prabhupada’s books against his direct orders not to change them is to attack Srila Prabhupada and to try and destroy the authority of his books. Prabhupada’s books carry a unique level of authority and authenticity not matched by any other scriptures in the world. Prabhupada’s books were printed in his physical presence under his personal guidance and personally read by and approved of by him. He gave all of his classes from them and except for a few very specific corrections and for corrections of obvious errors in the Sanskrit and English he gave no authorization whatsoever for changes.

      This Jayadvaita is so puffed-up and outrageous that he boldly calls his edition of Prabhupada’s Bhagavad-gita As It Is “REVISED AND ENLARGED”. How impertinent for a disciple to dare to revise the books of his spiritual master. He has changed most of Srila Prabhupada’s translations, sometimes quite dramatically, and changed most of Prabhupada’s purports and in many cases significantly changed the philosophical points presented by Srila Prabhupada. He has watered down and even obliterated some points and concepts from Prabhupada’s original book and as you not he has introduced Mayavadi concepts also in some places.

      And you have to realize this is just the beginning. Jayadviata’s vision for the BBT is that every time they print a book it must be different form the previous book. There must be revisions, there must be changes. So with this constant changing of Prabhupada’s books the books will be able to keep up with the constantly changing understanding and interpretation of the philosophy of Krishna consciousness in ISKCON.

      Dravida, one of the BBT editors, has already stated publicly that his motivation for some changes he made in Prabhupada’s Sri-Caitanya-caritamrta was “what Prabhupada says in the original book is different from the way we understand it today in ISKCON”. So they are openly and publicly ‘updating’ Prabhupada’s books so they are consistent with the new and updated understanding of Krishna consciousness in ISKCON…

      They have no realization of the point you are making. They do not understand if they change the books then they are no longer Prabhupada’s books, they are no longer approved of an authorized by Srila Prabhupada. The changed books no longer carry any authority at all.

      I sometimes give the example that if Jayadvaita got the US Constitution and made thousands and thousands of changes to it and, in his opinion, improved it. Then if he tried to get the US people and government to get them to replace the US constitution with his “Revised and Enlarged US constitution” then what would the people and the government tell him? They would tell him that he is insane. He is crazy. He does not understand the importance of such important, authoritative historical documents. He does not understand that he has no authority to change the US constitution. And he does not realize that the only value his “New Revised and Enlarged US Constitution” has is to use it as toilet paper.

      No one would ever agree to publish or give any respect or value to Jayadvaita’s “New, Revised and Enlarged US Constitution”, similarly no one should ever consider publishing, reading or distributing his “New, Revised and Enlarged” Bhagavad-gita As It Is. It is a direct attack on Srila Prabhupada. That is all. An attack on Srila Prabhupada.

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

  30. Amlak says:

    which book of swami prabhupada teach about meditation for beginner?..plse notify me,since because his books are easy to understand.

  31. Shobha Prajapati says:

    I am research student of Indore university (MP), India. I want to know the details of all editions of Shree Madbhagwatgeeta.

  32. Cidanandas says:

    Dear Prabhuji,

    I appreciate your endeavour to maintain pre 77 books,as i can see that the society is not the same as before,in Mauritius,it is much hinduised and classes are not translated…so many people are not profiting from the Acarya’s teachings!

  33. Kat says:

    Thank you so much for providing this version. I owned the original 1972 version but it got damaged in a flood and I wanted to replace it. I got another book thinking maybe it was just a different cover, but realized it was altered. Thank you again for having the original.

  34. sathya says:

    hare krsna
    when delhi bhagavatam will be available.

  35. Siva das says:

    Hare Krishna Dear Madhudvisa dasa Prabhuji, Thank you very much for the Free download of Bhagavad-Gita As It Is Original 1972 Edition. I have already bought printed one from ISKON & noted the differences mentioned in the site.

    Best Regards.

    Hare Krishna

  36. Andrew says:

    Hare Krishna Madhudvisa dasa,

    I have the 2 volume paperback of the ISKCON “KRSNA book”,which I’ve since found out has been edited.Will the original book be available as a PDF file to download?

    Thank you.

About the Author

My first contact with a Hare Krishna was a most merciful Mataji in Oxford Street, London who sold me a "Higher Taste" cook book in 1984 while I was on holidays there. I started seriously reading Srila Prabhupada's books in Australia 1985 and by 1986 Srila Prabhupada had convinced me "Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead" and "we should surrender to Krishna."I joined the Hare Krishnas in Perth, Western Australia in 1986. Since then I have been chanting Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare, reading and distributing Srila Prabhupada's books and preaching as much as I can.That's my life and full-time occupation now really. I like it more than anything I've ever experienced before. Srila Prabhupada's books are so amazing... Even after reading them all many times they're still fresh and new. They are truly transcendental!That's it really. Now I'm just hankering to once again see the world chant Hare Krishna, dance and feast and float away in the ecstasy of Lord Caitanya's Sankirtana movement as it did in Srila Prabhupada's physical presence. Let the whole world drown in the ecstatic flood of love of Krishna!

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