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Original 17 Volume Sri Caitanya-caritamrta Back in Print!

After 20 years of being out of print Srila Prabhupada’s original 17 Volume Sri Caitanya-caritamrta set has been reprinted by Krishna Books Inc and is available at

This printing is an exact replica of the original books printed in 1974 including the original text and all original color plates.

Sri Caitanya-caritamrta is the principal work on the life and teachings of Sri Krsna Caitanya, the Supreme Personality of Godhead appearing as His own devotee. Sri Krsna Caitanya was the pioneer of a great social and religious movement that began in India about 500 years ago that has directly and indirectly influenced the course of religious and philosophical thinking not only in India but throughout the world. These volumes feature the original Bengali text with English equivalents, translation, and elaborate commentary, plus a complete glossary, subject index, and verse index.

This is a great opportunity to get Srila Prabhupada’s original Sri Caitanya-caritamrta set for a very reasonable price. This is limited printing so please take advantage of it as soon as possible.

Click here to get your copy of Sri Caitanya-caritamrta

Many devotees have been asking for the original Caitanya-caritamrta set since it went out of print in the 1990’s. The BBT have replaced it with a new “revised” edition which includes thousands of changes.

Srila Prabhupada says Bhagavad-gita is the introductory text on the science of Krishna consciousness, Srimad-Bhagavatam is the advanced course and Sri Caitanya-caitamrta is the post-graduate study of spiritual life:
“So study this Caitanya-caritamrta. Now we have got this English edition, very elaborately described, following the footsteps of our Guru Maharaja, Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura Prabhupada. So there is no such edition of Caitanya-caritamrta, very elaborately described. But it can be understood by the advanced student. It can be… And so…

“Advanced, you can, anyone, you can become advanced. Advanced means at least one should understand that Krsna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. If you simply understand these two words, that Krsna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, then you are advanced. It is not very difficult. Everything, all Vedic literature, they are meant for understanding Krsna. Vedais ca sarvair aham eva vedyam [Bg. 15.15]. So if you simply understand… What is that understanding? That Krsna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead…  if you accept these few words, then you are advanced student, immediately. Take it from me, that simply this conviction, that “Krsna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead,” then you are advanced student in spiritual life.” (from Srila Prabhupada’s class on Cc. Adi 1.1, Mayapur March 25, 1975)

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Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

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82 Responses to Original 17 Volume Sri Caitanya-caritamrta Back in Print!

  1. Cicero says:

    hi there madhudvisa das

    how are you doing, i have questions whenever you have time reply

    1 .can we eat pickles

    en two what happens to a person who dies with tulasi flowers or tulsi manjari on his body while cremates even if the person is sinful.



    • Hare Krishna Cicero

      We can only accept Krishna Prasadam. So devotees cook for Krishna and offer to Krishna. So if a devotee cooks pickles and offers them to Krishna then it is prasadam and we can accept it. But we can not offer to Krishna or eat anything prepared by a non-devotee.

      Tulsi is not meant to be offered to dead people…

      Tulsi is only meant for offering to Krishna.

      So the idea is Krishna likes Tulsi so we should offer Tulsi to Krishna. Once the Tulsi has been offered to Krishna then it becomes prasadam. So then if you accept the tulsi prasadam it will be beneficial to you.

      So it would be possible and beneficial to offer a dying person tulsi prasadam. The point is you are offering the dying person Krishna Prasadam. The tulsi has to have been already offered to Krishna, then it will certainly be beneficial. Exactly how much I can not say for sure. It depends on so many things. Ajamila was a sinful man who simply called out the name of his son [who was called Narayana] at the time of his death and because of chanting the name of Narayana at the time of death the sinful Ajamila was immediately purified and the Visnudutas [servants of Lord Visnu] immediately appeared to take him back home back to Godhead.

      So if you can get the dying person to also chant Hare Krishna that would be very good for them… They have nothing to loose and everything to gain. So you should be able to convince them to chant Hare Krishna…

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

  2. Lakshmi Mishra says:

    Hare Krishna,

    After I saw it on your site two years back that ISKCON is making changes in books like Srimad Bhagavatam, I downloaded your books and ISKCON books (Srimad Bhagavatam) and read it and also checked it but could not find any difference.

    Please let me know why you found difference or is it a trick to sell your books and make money in the name of Original etc??

    Hare Krishna

  3. Rukmini says:

    Yippee! The wholesale boxes have reached India!!! Thank you so much Prabhu! You just have no idea what tremendous service you are doing. No one can ever do as much service as you have done and are doing! This is so good news! more customs problem! I really can’t imagine how pleased Srila Prabhupada must be with you.

    All glories, all glories, all glories to your service!!!!

  4. Dominic says:

    Will the same be done for Srimad Bhagavatam?

  5. Distributors says:

    Hare Krishna Prabhu
    Any update about the printing and availibility of Srimad Bhagavatam 30volume.


  6. Rukmini says:


    1) The is just awesome but I guess the “wholesale” option is missing in the Indian Krishnastore.:
    ( )=>This link is not present in the website or atleast I’m not finding it. If there is some reason behind it, please ignore what I said.

    2) Is the server working properly? I have some problem when I directly type in the address bar. Anyhow, for me it’s OK. But when I tell others , they should be able to open it directly. If the problem is only for me, again please ignore what I said…

    Sorry Prabhu…
    Your humble servant….

    • Hare Krishna Rukmini

      Yes. The wholesale section is missing in

      That is because right now we do not have stock of the cases of books in India. We will be getting them next year so next year the wholesale section will be there. But problem is we only have the cases of books in USA and some other countries like UK, Australia, etc, not in India at the moment… So it will come next year for sure.

      As far as there was a change that may have been causing some problem. We did put it to but today I have put it back the way it was originally at so whatever problem was there is hopefully now solved. If you still find any problem please let me know.

      All glories to your service!

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

  7. sathyaprasad says:

    hare krsna prabhu
    30 volume edition means first edition of srimad bhagavatam in pdf scans will be available in hard copy.
    when it will be available

  8. Rekha says:

    Can I use the money I collected by distributing Krishna’s books, to pay the customs duty of Krishna’s books. Am I misusing the money? Will the people who contributed be similarly benefited as they do when I spend the money for purchasing the books?
    Thank You.

    • Hare Krishna Rekha

      Yes. You can use the money that you collected by distributing the books to pay the customs fees to get new books to distribute. Yes. The people will benefit who contributed the money because without paying the customs duty you can not get the books. So by paying the customs duty you will get the books and will be able to distribute them to many more people. So the people who contributed to paying the customs duty are making it possible for you to get the books to distribute so they will benefit from this certainly.

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

  9. Inquire says:

    Till date I have read till 4th chapter of Bhagavad Geeta. My uncle recently bought Caitanna Caritamrat
    set from krishnastore. He says it is very very interesting. SO I am tempted to directly start reading it. Is it ok to directly start reading it or should I complete Bhagavad Geeta and Srimat Bhagvatam before I start reading it????

    Hare Krishna.

    • You should finish reading Bhagavad=gita. It is not a big book. You should be able to read it in a couple of weeks. Then if you have Srimad-Bhagavatam you should read that, then Caitanya=caritamrta. But if you just want to read Caitanya=caritamrta then you can do that also. Ideally you should read the books in order but it is like sugar candy, anywhere you bite it is sweet. So if you want to read Caitanya-caritamrta now then you can. It is a very nice book….

  10. Rukmini says:

    Prabhu,How did you celebrate Krishna Janmasthami along with increasing book distribution on a large scale?

  11. Service says:

    I think Srila Prabhupada’s conversations are not in pdf format. Are they? If available can they be uploaded? If they are not, shall I take the task of converting them to pdf by using doc to pdf converter.

    Hare Krishna

    • Hare Krishna

      There is not much point in converting Prabhupada’s conversations to PDF format. It can be very easily done of course if someone wanted to have them in PDF format. But what is the point of this? Prabhupada’s conversations are available with a powerful search engine in both the Vedabase folio program and on

      So it is not much point having them in non-searchable pdf files when they are already available on all devices in very easily searchable formats.

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

  12. Transcendental Books says:

    Hare Krishna Prabhu

    We have inquired about India Branch of Krishna store through customer care but they were unaware about that. And here is their reply:

    —— Reply above this line ——

    Hare Krishna Transcendental Books,

    Thank you for coming to KrishnaStore.

    We are an online internet store and do not have facility or store in which people can purchase.

    All orders need to be bought online.

    If you have any more questions, please feel free to ask.

    Have a great day.

    Priya Dasi
    KrishnaStore Support

    • You can get the Caitanya Caritamrta set in India from Divya Multi-Media in Loy Bazaar, Vrindava.

      • Transcendental Books says:

        That is okay Prabhu, I’ve already bought that copy of Shri Chaitanya Charitramrita, but as it is mentioned in one of the above comments that ‘there is a India Branch of and we can inquire about the titles available’, however they seems to unaware about any Indian branch and titles and they are claiming only to be a online store having no branch in India.
        Hare Krishna

        • Yes. There is no Indian at the moment but you can get the Caitanya-caritamrta and will be able to get the Srimad-Bhagavatam also at Divya Multi Media in Loy Bazaar in Vrindavan when it is available.

  13. warren says:

    Haribol Madhudvisa,

    I read that the Srimad Bhagavatam will be reprinted soon, where can I send a donation ( preferably via pay-pal gift) to help in the re print of the original Bhagavatam.. do you have donate button ??

    thx in advance

    • Hi Warren

      No. We don’t have a donate button. What I suggest is you purchase some cases of Srila Prabhupada’s original books and distribute them from:

      If you prefer you can send a donation to

      We use all the profits from for printing Prabhupada’s original books.

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

      • warren says:

        haribol Madhudvisa dasa,

        thanks for reply, have just sent a donation to that address……I have an idea of a picture that I would like to be sketched but my sketching / drawing talents are lacking….Do you know anyone who would do a sketch for me ? It is of a devotional nature…

        thanks in advance.

        All glories to the disciplic succession

      • warren says:


        When I posted a query about sending a donation I received a reply straight away, but when I sent an enquiry about a service that I would like then a reply is neglected.. It seems like I am just pepping others egos again just like in the karmi world ..

        • I am working 18 hours a day on getting Srimad-Bhagavatam printed Prabhu. I do not have time to promptly reply to the comments on this site. That is the cause of the delay. Please forgive me.

          • warren says:

            Please excuse my impatience Madhudvisa , I’ll dove tail my impatience to getting out of the material labyrinth.


  14. Anil says:

    Just a few days ago, I read the part where Caitanya Mahaprabhu instructed Rupa Goswami in Prayag. I have been chanting 16 rounds and following 4 regulative principles since quite a long time. But I was shocked to realise that unknowingly I had also been watering the unnecessary creepers that grow along with the bhakti creeper. As the chapter states, offensive chanting helps in growth of these unwanted creepers and such a person is a psuedo-devotee. I feel this might be the reason why at my university I feel so greedy to obtain a high paying job like all my other non devotee friends. So how do I stop these unnecessary creepers from growing as chanting offenselessly is very tough( especially lack of attention). Also if I start distibuting Srila Prabhupada’s books will I be able to destroy these unwanted creepers, as sincerity is the most important thing? And only Krishna prasadam also?

    Hare Krishna

    • Keep on reading Srila Prabhupada’s Sri Caitanya-caritamrta and you will find all the answers. And yes. Surrendering to the mission of Srila Prabhupada and assisting him in distributing his books will help you a great deal. Krishna consciousness means devotional service. It means we have to use our energy, our money, our mind, our everything in the service of Krishna under the direction of a pure devotee of Krishna. So Srila Prabhupada says: “If you love me distribute my books.” So any sincere follower of Srila Prabhupada must distribute Srila Prabhupada’s books… And yes this will be a great help to you and will help you chant offenslessly.

  15. Divine says:

    Prabhu, I am thinking that while distributing POY , I shall also give magazines to the people who buy it. In that magazine I would like to include an article on “What happened to the Hare Krishnas” (from the website) and on “Book changes”…just briefly in about 12 small pages . In the city I live in, almost everyone is a member of ISCKON(Bangalore) .Now ISCKON Bangalore is also degrading… So I think this might warn them not to read books from there(or be it’s member). I will also include in the magazine, your websites containing the original books so that people could read more original books…Could you please tell me whether this will be a good idea or it’s not necessary…?

    • Hare Krishna Divine

      You should not bother warning people about other devotees, etc. Rather you should preach the proper thing yourself.

      In Kali-yuga practically everyone is bogus. If you spend your time trying to warn the people about all the bogus people then all your time will be spoiled in that way.

      Rather we should concentrate on being not bogus ourselves, we have to become pure devotees of Krishna ourselves, and preach. Spread pure love of Krishna. That is all. That will work. Get everyone to chant Hare Krishna and read Srila Prabhupada’s books… Don’t bother about the others…

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

  16. tejas patel says:

    Dear Prabhuji,

    Today i have downloaded srimad bhagwatam from your website, thank you very much for putting the book in pdf format .

    SB Canto 01.pdf… till 10.

    But part SB-Canto-05.pdf and SB-Canto-07.pdf is not downloadable. This is just for your infomration.

    Hare Krishna Hare Ram

  17. John says:

    Hare Krishna Madhudvisa Prabhu:

    Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

    Is it still possible to order from you through your Canadian website ?

  18. William says:

    Thank you for your efforts in preserving the originals. Hare KRSNA~!

  19. William says:

    How did the original Caitanya-caritamrta get the original images? The scanned PDFs? I am curious as to the quality of the reprint. Is the new Original Srimad Bhagavatam going to have crystal clear copies of the original plates, etc? I already ordered multiple copies. I trust that I will be very pleased.

    • Yes. Everything is crystal clear. Just as good as the original. Everyone else is pleased so far. So I do not know if you will be pleased but the books are just as good as the original quality. Only Cc is printed now. SB is not available at this time.

  20. Rekha says:

    We are bookdisributers in India. We order from This time we ordered case of 240 Perfection of Yoga. Due to some problem it was very delayed but finally the books were sent to us from the Indian branch of We were also given 40$ coupon to compensate the shipping price as the shipping was originally to be done from America.
    1) I would like to know if the books shipped to us from the Indian branch of krishnastore are the original ones as those from America?
    2)And if so can we in the future get “all the books “we want from the Indian branch of krishnastore. And will “all” the books be original as the ones from American branch?

    • Hare Krishna Rekha

      Yes. The POY books we sent to you from the Indian Branch of are the same as the ones from the US. Currently we have limited stocks of the original books in the Indian branch. We have plenty of the Caitayna-caritamrta sets. We will be having more and more titles available to ship from India in the future.

      We do have a few titles which we purchase from Indian BBT which are still the original text. So the best thing is you write to customer support on with the list of books you want to purchase and they can give you the full details of what is available to ship directly form India.

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

      • Colonel Zaysen says:

        Madhuvisa Prabhu,

        Since you have a Krishna Store Branch in India, Kindly open Krishna store India branch online where one can order & pay via Indian Banks Netbanking or Visa Debit Cards like Amazon India. This will be huge success. Using Pay Pal in India is in-convenient due to rupee dollar conversions etc. At present ISKCON Books has a website where they sell all the doctored versions of Srila Prabhupada Books which can be ordered online and paid using Indian Banks Net Banking or Debit Cards.

  21. saseedharan.c says:

    I want to buy 17 volume of chaitanya prabhu

  22. sathyaprasad says:

    hare krishna prabhu

    i had got original 17 volume cc from divya multimedia shop you told that original first edition of prabhupada bhagavatam will be available after 6-9 months. can i get it from divya multimedia shop after when it is available.

  23. Paul Sullivan says:

    Bija Prabhu, please let us know how you like the new books once they have arrived. Thank you.

    • Bija Dasa says:

      Hari Bol Bhakta Paul..

      Looking forward to letting you guys know. I deeply appreciate the service.

      Hare Krishna

      • Bija Dasa says:

        Hari Bol Madhudvisa dasa..

        I am extremely surprised how quick these wonderful books arrived. I just recieved them this morning and they are very beautiful, nicely wrapped. Thank you very much prabhu. Will study them as soon as I finish Bhagavatam. 20 years out of print, and now we are very fortunate to have the original Caitanya Caritamrta. Srila Prabhupada is still with us, lets continue to serve him. Thank you so much!

  24. Thank you so very much to fulfilling this long cherished desire to have the original Caitanya Caritamrita published and available.

  25. Bija Dasa says:

    Hare Krishna,

    All Glories to Srila Prabhupada!

    Ordered these books as soon as they were released last week, just was wondering have they reached the U.S. yet prabhu?

    • Hare Krishna Prabhu

      Not yet. They are on the way. On the boat… But I can send your order by courier so you get it soon.

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

      • Bija Dasa says:

        Hari Bol

        I already placed the order the for the books when they barely released prabhu. Paid a little extra for them as well. I can wait for them. Im still reading Bhagavatam in the meantime. Thank you very much.

      • Bija Dasa says:

        but if you have made the arrangement, that will be nice. thank you prabhu..

        Hare Krishna

        • I have made the arrangement and it should be sent by courier today or tomorrow at the latest.

          • Bija Dasa says:

            Hari Bol Madhudvisa dasa..

            Prabhu thank you very much for this arrangement. You have done serious help for the whole planet with your websites and Krsna Conscious emails and you have also helped a tremendous amount of people progress in spiritual life at the same time. Thank you for continuing Prabhupadas vision.

            Hare Krishna

  26. Paul Sullivan says:

    This is exciting. Will they ever print the Bhagavatam in original size? I never did like those scaled down versions.

    • Best to purchase the original Caitanya-caritamrta now when it is available. Who knows what will happen in the future? Get the Caitanya-caritamrta NOW and read it… We have to take advantages of the opportunities we have now.

  27. Robert Robinson says:

    I remember there used to be a small sized one volume edition of the entire Sri Mad Bhagavatam. Do you know where I might be able to purchase one if it still exists? Thank you. Hari Krishna.

    • Hare Krishna Robert

      No, it does not exist anymore. It was not very practical. The print was so small that it was almost impossible to read…

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

      • warren says:

        The one volume book was practical,for me because during my reading of it I was in accomodation then homeless then in a mental hospital , then visiting iskcon temples and getting thrown out, then homeless again etc……I finished reading it and have stayed in accomodation for years now,..
        The one volume edition was practical for putting in rucksack..

  28. Sarnaduti says:

    Hare Krishna Prabhuji! Dandavat Pranam! All glories to Srila Prabhupada! All glories to your service to Srila Prabhupada!

    All glories to Srila Prabhupada’s original books!!!! All glories to the transcendental book distributors of Srila Prabhupada’s original books!!!

    I would love to purchase a copy of the original Chaitanya Charitamrita, which I hear is rare and limited collectors edition. But then I did not read the Bhagavatam fully, which is recommended to be read before CC (I am reading that from a free Kindle version I got from one site). Till now, the only hard copy I have is Prabhupada Library. Anyway, I am confused between the purchase of a Bhagavatam set or this rare CC!

    Hare Krishna!
    Aspiring to serve you and Srila Prabhupada more and more!

    • Hare Krishna

      Purchase Bhagavatam set. Cc. set we will have it for some time. So purchase Bhagavatam set and read it. Or if you feel you want to purchase Cc set and read it. The main thing is to be always reading Srila Prabhupada’s books. So you need to Get Prabhupada’s books. If you don’t have them you can’t read them..

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

  29. Jayesh Trivedi says:

    All Glories to Sri Chaitanya prabhu. & Prabhupadji

    Today is Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhus’s birthday Gaur Purnima. Prabhuji why have you not uploaded any newsletter today for him.

    • I have released Prabhupada’s original 17 Volume Sri Caitanya-caritamrta Set today!!!

      Please buy it and read it!

      • prerit says:

        Hare Krishna Prji.

        I want to buy both CC and SB. How much they will cost me in Vrndavana?
        Can I purchase it in Vrndavana itself from where Mataji stayed?

        • Hare Krishna Prabhu

          In Vrindavan you can purchase Caitanya-caritamrta from Divya Multi-Media. That shop is at the beginning of Loy bazaar at exactly the intersection of the road where all the Loy Bazaar shops are and the road that goes out to the Banki Behari Temple. There you will get the best price. At the place where Mataji stayed they do not have the Cc available.

          Srimad-Bhagavatam 30 volume set is currently only in stock in Europe and the only way to get that set is to order it on and we will send it to you from Europe.

          Otherwise the only current option is to purchase from ISKCON but they do not sell only Prabhupada Srimad-Bhagavatam. They make you purchase the complete set that has bogus books by bogus ISKCON people at the end. But the Prabhupada Books may be OK.

          We plan to print original first edition Bhagavatam also but that is not going to be available for another 6-9 months.

          So what I suggest you do is go to Vrindavan and get the original Caitanya-caritamrta set now and read it and by the time you have finished reading it we will probably have the original first edition Bhagavatam set available also.

          Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

          Madhudvisa dasa

        • Colonel Zaysen says:

          I stay in New Delhi & via SMS on 10-Jun-2015, I Enquired from Shri Vaibhav the owner of Divya Books [] Loi Bazar Vrindavan about the 17 Volumes Chaitanya Charitamrita set. It is available with them for INR Rs 4000/- + Rs 500/- towards shipping charges to anywhere inside India. The E-Mail is & Mobile no is +91-98972-72941. This is for the benefit of all Hare Krishna Devotees.

          • Hare Krishna

            Yes. We are considering an Indian version of with prices in Indian rupees and accepting the Indian payment methods. Currently we do not have it and as you mention the Caitanya-caritamrta set is available from Divya Multi-Media in Vrindavan and they can ship to anywhere in India for a reasonable cost.

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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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