Published on October 30th, 2016 | by Madhudvisa dasa


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


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!

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

  1. Ash says:

    I need a pdf of bhagvat geeta


    Dear Madhudvisa dasa prabhuji,

    Pamho. agtSP!

    Where can I get the hard copy or PDF of BG as it is Complete 1972 MacMillan edition?

    Hare Krishna.

    Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada,

    Dr. S. K. Rohida

  3. Sandhya says:

    PAMHO. Jai Srila Prabhupada.

    Could you please, give me any information or any links for audio recitation of Srila Prabhupada’s original books? Many thanks.

  4. Indraneel says:

    Pl stop mentioning 5000 years ago as it is fictitious figure imposed by Western historians as they could not comprehend anything beyond this time frame. West was in savage condition at that times. Bharatiya civilization is much older as shown by the carbon dating of Kalpa Vigraha, 24000 years.

    • 5,000 years is an important number because it was 5,000 years ago approximately that the Kali-yuga started. So it was the end of the previous Dvarpa-yuga that Krishna appeared, and as Krishna disappeared the Kali-yuga started. So that is the great significance of the 5,000 years.

      But yes, you are correct of course, the Vedic civilization goes back practically eternally. This cycle of creation and destruction in the material world is eternal. So there is no beginning to it, it is an eternal cycle.

      So science is totally mistaken when they consider that prior to 5,000 years there were only monkey like men living in jungles. No. This is a great mistake.

      Actually the whole idea of evolution is a mistake.

      The reality is the first born creature in this universe is Lord Brahma, and Lord Brahma is the most evolved creature in the universe. He is the most intelligent. So the most highly evolved personality was the first person to be born in the universe. It is not that intelligence evolves gradually from a primitive form and develops through chance mutations.

      This whole idea is completely wrong. The most highly developed and cultured personalities existed from the very beginning of the creation.

      The creation is simultaneous. Just as now, in this material world we are experiencing, we see that all sorts of living entities are taking birth simultaneously, according to the state of their consciousness which they carry with them from their previous births, also in the beginning of the universe, all the living entities took birth simultaneously in bodies matching the state of their consciousness at the time of the devastation of the previous creation.

      So there is evolution. But that is evolution of consciousness. Every living entity is evolving or devolving in the cycle of 8,400,000 species of life, and according to his consciousness at the time of death he is given another body in his next life.

      So all these 8,400,000 types of bodies, or species if you like, they exist eternally on the etherial platform. So the bodies are all there, waiting, and when some living entity, according to his consciousness, requires a particular type of body, it is supplied.

      So this is eternal. Material world is an eternal cycle of creation and destruction, there is a beginning and end of each cycle, but the cycles go on eternally.

  5. CH.Pranay says:

    Madhudvisa guru ji,

    I am having problems ordering this ₹644(including 1 DVD + 2 other books) BhagavadhGeetha, I provided all my details and phone number too, but after checkout, mobile number is not appearing, by which asking me to enter my number and I did it several times, showed valid number green tick, but while paying, again asking to enter the mobile number!

    Now the site is not allowing to place my order, while placing my order, once it says the mail id already exists in our records and sometimes says as we don’t have that mail id existed in our records.

    Solve my problem guruji please!

    • Hare Krishna Prabhu

      This website is NOT customer support. We have a whole customer support team who can help you so please please please ask them:

      I notice there is no account created in our system for your email, so when you submit customer support ticket it will ask you to create an account. Or you can just try creating an account from the login page and then place your order. I don’t know what is going on but we have a very good customer support team who is expert in solving any issues you may have.

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

      • pranay says:

        Thankyou guruji,

        But after clicking the link for that customer support, I just clicked that raise a ticket link, and it asked me to login, as logging in is the biggest problem for me cause I don’t have any account registered on the site,

        It’s saying my E-mail ID was already got registered in the records but I never placed any order till now!

        Then I tried logging in as the returning customer, and if tried to change the password, it says your E-mail ID was not registered!

        what kinda problem is this guruji???
        Please help me create an account on the site!


        • There is no customer in database with the email address you used for posting this comment. So try again, sign up at:

          There is no reason it will not let you with this email address you are using on this comment.

          • CH.Pranay says:


            Yes! Definitely!

            But can I know why you people changed the font styles in Bhagavadgeeta Original book!?? That’s not at all convenient in reading that large sum of text.

            But I appreciate the font styles presented in Isopanisad book, I clearly expected geetha to look like Isopanisad body text font style.

            I thought that was an edited book too which I had ordered recently from our Krishna store as well, thinking that I would get the font styles as shown in the example sample page.

            Why you people changed the Original body text font style of Original Bhagavadgeeta as shown on the purchasing page!???

            Can I know the reason for this??

          • Hare Krishna Prabhu. We have not changed the font style of original Bhagavad-gita As It Is at all. There are some bogus books printed by some bogus person who has changed the font style. But we have not. Our Bhagavad-gitas, they are EXACT replicas of the original 1972 Macmillan printing.


  6. Sanjana Roy says:

    Hare Krsna Madhudvisa Prabhu, dear devotees and spiritual aspirants present in this holy website,
    I would like to point out that the original books of Srila Prabhupada are only available in either of these websites:,, krishnastore, prabhupadabooks, and
    All glories to Srila Prabhupada!!!!!
    All glories to Sri Sri Gaura-Nitai!

  7. Jothy Senthilkumar says:

    Namaskaram 🙏
    I am a beginner in Bagavad Gita .I wish I become Krishna consciousness devotee one day.I am looking for original translation of Bagavad Gita by Srila Prabhupada.
    Do you still have that and if available kindly let me know the address and I can buy online from you.
    Could you let me know when was the first edition got released and how Bagavad Gita Book has been maintained all these years, though this happened 5000years ago.
    My friends think Bagavad Gita is a myth and
    I would like to bring the information to their knowledge.
    Hare Krishna 🙏

    • Hare Krishna. Bhagavad-gita, and all the other Vedic Literature, up to 5000 years ago, was passed down perfectly from spiritual masters to their disciples in the discplic succession. 5000 years ago there were brahmins who were sruti-dhara, whatever they heard they could perfectly remember without any fault for life. So that is how the knowledge was passed down.

      But around 5,000 years ago a great sage and the literary incarnation of Krishna, Srila Vyasadeva, Veda Vyasa, could understand that with the advancement of Kali-yuga, the degraded age we are currently in, men would become less intelligent and their memories would no longer be able to perfectly remember and recite the Vedic scriptures. So Srila Vyasadeva recorded all the Vedas, including Bhagavad-gita As It Is, in written form. Actually Srila Vyasadeva recited everything and Sri Ganeshji took dictation, writing it all down in the form of books.

      So the Vedas, including Bhagavad-gita As It Is, which is one chapter of the larger work Mahabharata, has existed in written form for 5,000 years. Originally it was kept in temples and copied by devotees by hand. And in more recent years the printing press has enabled a much wider distribution of the knowledge.

      Bhagavad-gita is not a myth. It is the exact record of a conversation that took place between Krishna and His friend and disciple Arjuna on the battlefield of Kuruksettra about 5,000 years ago. Kuruksettra is a real place and a great battle took place there 5,000 years ago. And Bhagavad-gita was spoken by Krishna to Arjuna in the beginning of this battle. Arjuna was reluctant to fight, not because he was afraid, but because he saw on both sides friends and family members. Arjuna thought the if the battle of Kuruksettra went on then even if he was victorious there would be an enormous loss of life on both sides, and on both sides there were his relations and friends. So Arjuna was thinking that even if he defeated the opposite party, because so many of his friends and family members would be killed in the fight, then after the battle, even if he was victorious, life would be terrible because so many of his friends and family members would be killed.

      So Arjuna said: “Krishna, I shall not fight.”

      That is the beginning of Bhagavad-gita. Arjuna decides not to fight and then Krishna speaks the Bhagavad-gita to Arjuna to encourage him to fight.

      So Bhagavad-gita is most certainly real. Bhagavad-gita is the most widely studied philosophical and spiritual book, all over the world. All real scholars and thinkers, they very much appreciate the great wisdom and knowledge presented by Krishna in Bhagavad-gita.

      Yes. We have the original version available at:

    • Ruel Das Chit says:

      To Know Is Supreme. Jaya! Humble Obeisances! Ahimsa; Emmanuel; Namaste! Hallelujah! Tis causeless mercy to dispell the deepest darkest ignorance of the embodied, and fulfill the dormant true desires of the self. “All creation groaneth, with groans unatterable for the Revelation of the sons of God!” No Greater Love! Hare bol!

  8. Bijay Dhakal says:

    I want to read Bhagvat Gita.

  9. Malcolm Capes says:

    Good Day

    Please could you tell me if the book Bhagavad Gita 1st Edition is available and the Cost

    Thank you

  10. Krishna Nama Dasa says:

    Hare Krishna

    BBT International is also publishing Mcmillan edition. Is this book also changed or is it the original?

    Please advise.


    • Only because we are publishing it.

      The MacMillian Edition published by BBT is the original MacMillian edition, last time I looked…

      • Rita says:

        Dear Lord! I pray that the original unadulterated version of Srimad Bhagavad Gita published by MacMillian Publishers is not now being printed with unauthorised changes and passed as the original by Srila Prabhupada. This would be very dreadful. I was not aware of this and I now realise that the “original version” that I am reading does not seem like the complete work of Srila Prabhupada. I request and I speak on behalf of many others to bring back the original untouched version of BG. BBT has been going against Srila Prabhupada’s instructions even when SP was on this earth.

  11. Hare Krishna Prabhuji 🙏
    Thank you very much for providing the original English Edition of Srimad Bhagvad Gita as it is by Swami Srila Prabhupada. I’ve Both Odia Edition (hard copy) and Hindi edition in pdf format
    Can’t thank you enough Prabhuji
    Jai Jai Shree Radheshyam Jai Jai Shree Sitaram

  12. Abdul says:

    I like to get some information about Bhagavad Gita

  13. Ramesh Patel says:

    This is a wonderful presentation of Bhagwan Gita. I have owned it for a long time and read it often to write notes to myself. May be our young generation spend some time reading this valuable scripture. Explanation of Lord Krishna as Supreme Lord is well explained. English translation of Sanskrit verses is amazing.
    Love it

  14. Gayatree M... says:

    It’s a great book which provides a true or right path of whole life. And thank you for free help.

  15. Raj Panchal says:

    Radha Krishna Prabhu,
    I want to give my heartful thanks to you Srhi Madhudvisa dasa I tried many versions of the Bhagwat Gita in the past however they were having convoluted interpretations if I wouldn’t have got this super accurate version I would have missed out the actual information.

  16. Maxwell says:

    I need a copy of bhagava Gita as it is by prabhupada.

  17. Raghav says:

    Hello, I have just purchased the following books from this site and received them yesterday itself, can you please guide me the order by which I should be reading these, I know one can read an books by Srila Prabhupada, still, I think guidance in this matter is needed by me to begin a process. It would be great help if you can guide me 🙂

    Teachings of Lord Caitanya [1968 Edition]
    Easy Journey to Other Planets
    Life Comes From Life
    Perfect Questions, Perfect Answers
    On Chanting Hare Krishna Booklet
    Transcendental Teachings of Prahlada Maharaja
    Path of Perfection (Original Edition)
    A Second Chance [1991 (first) edition]
    Message of Godhead
    Science of Self Realization [1978 paperback]
    Bhagavad Gita As It Is [1972, Complete Edition]
    Beyond Birth and Death [1972 (first) edition]
    Perfection of Yoga [1972 (first) edition]
    The Topmost Yoga System
    Nectar of Instruction (an introduction to Bhakti Yoga)
    Lord Caitanya His Life and Teachings

  18. Gopal says:

    Like to receive 18 Chapters Bhagavad Gita with full English translation

  19. Keshava Phillips says:

    This is by far the best book I have ever read

  20. Ravin Singh says:

    Thank you for giving away an excellent book for free ji shri krisna

  21. Anuj Agarwal says:

    Please share the Bhagavad Gita. Thank you so much

  22. Rahul Agarwal says:

    Thank you for providing such a great book for free

  23. Adele Erving says:

    I am so grateful for you and all the other Devotees dedicated to preserving Prabhupada’s Books. It is amazing and frightening how Maya infiltrated our organization to justify going against Prabhupada’s clear, and adamant instructions. I want all the Books you have available.

  24. Nata says:

    Hare Krishna Prabhu. I use to buy original books from for my book distribution but I want to know, do you sell non-English Bhagavad gita or other Prabhupada’s books translated from the original books?

  25. Chirag says:

    Good book it is the manual of life

  26. Jai Shri Krishna

    Thanks so much

  27. Shyam says:

    Hare krishna hare krishna krishna krishna hare hare hare rama hare rama rama rama hare hare 🙏

  28. Adele Erving says:

    As you must know, my Dearest Godbrother, your service to His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada is undoubtedly giving His Grace, and Lord Krsna great joy, as well as His Sincere Disciples.

  29. Prashant Kumar Mishra says:

    I need bhagwad gita PDF to read during travel

  30. roshan says:

    Hare Krsna Prabhuji, dandavat pranam. This is an amazing service done for our revered Srila Prabhupada. All credits to you prabhu.
    I somewhere saw the complete list of Bhagavad-Gita changes very nicely compared side by side. Maybe in your complete list, if u think it’s right, you could also mention the huge number of sanskrit word-to-word meaning changes which in my opinion is the biggest offence made to Bhagavad-Gita.

  31. roshan says:

    Hare Krsna Prabhuji, dandavat pranam. This is an amazing service done for our revered Srila Prabhupada. All credits to you prabhu.
    I somewhere saw the list changes in Bhagavad-Gita compared very nicely side by side. Maybe in your complete list, if you think it’s right, you could also mention the huge number of sanskrit word-to-word meaning changes which in my opinion is the offence made to Bhagavad-Gita of the highest degree.

  32. M Akhtar Shaheen says:

    Thank you! May supreme God KRISHNA bless you for the help you did to me as I can not do anything for you.
    This book should be read by everyone daily to lead their life happily.
    Hare Krishnaa, hare Krishnaa, Krishna Krishna hare haree. Hare Rama Hare Rama, Rama Rama Hare Haree.

  33. Hoshank says:

    Thank you , May superime godhead KRISHNA bless you for the help you did to me as i cannot do anything for you

  34. Ringdanon says:

    I love it

  35. Col Santosh Kumar Misra says:

    Very profound interpretation of Gita. Many abstract notions are logically summarized by Pabhupada. Teachings of Gita over rides all religious beliefs systems. The entire humanity will benefit from it. Hare Krishna.

    • The entire humanity will benefit by accepting Krsna as Supreme Lord, requires punya – which brings one to the pure guru who furthers the so many balance truths on to the jivatma, bringing him to the final point of surrender, thereby attaining moksham………

  36. Arvind says:

    This book should be read by everyone daily to lead their life happily.. Hare krishna

  37. Pankaj Kumar says:

    Hare Krishnaa, hare Krishnaa, Krishna Krishna hare haree. Hare Rama Hare Rama, Rama Rama Hare Haree.

  38. Very Nice and beautiful

  39. S. N. Sinha says:

    I am in surch “How to eredicate cast system of Hindues”. In practice no one ever asked me my cast but it is the greatest evil in practice in Hindus of rural India. It will destroy the religion.

    Help to eredicate cast system.

    • Caste system can not be eliminated. Krishna created it. Problem is in India it is perverted. In India they have made artificial caste system based on birth. But actual caste system is based on guna and karma, qualities and work. So for any society to function the people have to be divided into their natural four social and spiritual orders. So please read Bhagavad-gita As It Is, particularly Chapter 18, and take note of Krishna’s direct instructions on the Varnasrama system.

    • Easy to say to remove caste system, but the boy making coffee in the office cannot do the job of manager, trustee or chairman, they are visibly there…… King also is there by karma, so is the appointed politician, all these are designations of our temporary bodies, do not see caste but see the atma – soul
      It’s in the Gita……

  40. Shane Fisher says:

    I want to thank you for providing the Bhagavad-Gita As It Is in .pdf format. I work for room and board thus have no income. This helps me to be able to read this most sought after literature for inner insight and healing.

  41. Pradeep says:

    I want to established puja room in my home and do pooja daily till my last day for that what to do & what ritual radha rasbihari what are mantras & how to do puja for my lord krishna

  42. Dr NAINA says:

    Thank you very much for this Technosavy BG

  43. Yuvraj says:

    Instead of selling it for a price our Indian government would have added an Bhagvatgita as one of the subject in 10th and 12th std school n college as one of the subject it would be better as better that none would be failure, unhappy, following dharm in their life as if it is their duty. No one comes to give free book of Bhagvatgita even Prabhupada too.

    • Charan says:

      Yes yuvaraj u are right, Bhagavatgeetha should be added as a part of curriculum, hope it happens in near future. And ur view about distributing Geeta for free is not a good idea as i think so, anything that u get easily or priceless is actually worthless, just think of an example ” u are given a pamphlet on a road , what most of us do??, Just throw it away” so everything has a price and value to get.

  44. Ayush says:

    It is very Use full book for us

  45. jose l tornel says:

    I would like to receive your free sample.
    My name and address:

  46. Ske Mills says:

    I came across a copy of the Bhagavad-Gita As It Is over 30 years ago and it has meant a great deal to me all these years. When I first purchased it, many passages helped heal my anguished heart. In my opinion, this translation is the best available. Thank you for preserving the original translation.

  47. Sanjay malviya says:

    Bhagavad Gita is the best

  48. Bharat Dharma Bhoomi Dasa says:

    I am very much keen to get this PDF copy to my computer to easy ready references.Thank u Madhudvisa dasa to Give this Transcendental book in pdf format

  49. Prashant Maheshwari says:

    Hare krishna prabhu
    It is said that whatever mantra one might have received will be ineffective if it is not recieved from a devotee or bonafide spiritual master. So is there a similar difference in getting prabhupada’s books from the hands of a devotee or from the site krishnastore.
    I got this doubt because devotees who distribute prabhupada’s books do that whole heartedly, so it will definitely be very auspicious in recieving books in this way. So i wanted to know if getting books from krishnastore is also similarly effective!

    Please pardon me if i sound unreasonable.

  50. I want to free online bhagvata gita

  51. saigiridhar reddy says:

    hi i need this book for reading purpose.

  52. rajesh sahu says:

    Thank you very much for this ebook bhagvad gita

  53. Sarah says:

    Thank you very much. I have only just been pointed in this direction and I am so excited. Krishna is the hope if there ever was hope in this world. 😊

  54. Shivam verma says:

    Thank u Madhudvisa dasa to Give this Transcendental book in pdf format . This able me to read Bhagwan Gita at any time & any place whenever I want .
    Prabhupada definitely pleased with your efforts because this is also a kind of book distribution.

  55. SUJOYHALDer says:

    Know what is life ,then read and try to understand this bhagavad gita.

  56. Hemendra says:

    Bhagavad-Gita is itself the knowledge of everything. It is the beginning and the end. By reading it one can know self and understand the true meaning of life. I will urge every young people to read and grasp it.

  57. Prakash says:

    Dear sir,
    I want to know that who has translete bhagwat geeta in Hindi, provide me year and name

  58. SANJAY says:

    I want read bhagwat Geeta for Knoledege of life

  59. kartik das says:

    thank you for so much and vhagvad gita is a very impressive book in the world

  60. ANIL KHANDHAR says:

    This is book is very powerful in mid

  61. Rapunzel says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this with the world..❤️❤️ I was in need of this..Jai Sri Krishna ❤️

  62. Saurabh says:

    best motivestional book in the world

  63. Tanuj says:

    This is very good book

  64. Rohit Sharma says:

    Very nice book


    Thanks for your Service 😀🙇🙇🙇🙇🙇

  66. Anita says:

    Bhagwat Gita is not only book to read , it should be implemented by every humans around the world because its has truth from ancient time to till date and further its so simple and realistic to understand and we if implemented in our daily basics life it makes every humanity’s life journey amazing to travel in this universe

  67. Salendra Deo says:

    Gita is not for Hindus only. It is for humanity at large.

  68. Vikash Kumar says:

    Jai Shree Krishna

  69. Kamath says:

    Every human being should have this copy and read regularly

  70. yusuph says:

    I searching this book for long time ,am happy now

  71. Iwas dream having this book,and now iget it

  72. Anurag says:

    That’s book is really good and positive thoughts

  73. Sonya says:

    Thank you so mu h

  74. Brij mohan says:

    Good book

  75. Grishma says:

    Whole attribution is goes to u ,Who expand the eastern philosophy among the western. U r great Prabhupada !
    Thanks a lot…

  76. Amarit says:

    nice good work
    thanks for best motivated BOOK

  77. rahul Kumar says:

    The very good book

  78. HAnsraj says:

    Mr. Prabhupad you are a respected sadhu,
    Even you don’t give Bhagvadgeeta free

  79. Salikram says:

    I Thank you so much .. to this website , to shri Krishna for giving me what I need , when I need. HARE KRISHNA. I have a latest hardcopy edition but can’t carry it everywhere , i don’t want to spoil it . Thank you , thank you and thank you again .

  80. Ch Suresh Kumar says:

    Jai Swami Prabhupada

    I am extremely thankful for the PDF available for download.
    This is the real service to God.
    I hope many people not only download read this daily and implement in dIky life.

    Ch Suresh Kumar

  81. pankaj kumar says:

    jai srila prabhupada
    hare krishna madhudvisa prabhu ji
    i am chanting 16 round , try to follow 4 regulative principle ,reading srila prabhupada books 1 hour or listening lecture, prabhu ji we are disributed(with my friend) more than 65 bagwat gita (orginal 1972 machmillan edition more than26 + ,hindi copy b.g) plz give blessing that we can distribute more srila prabhupada orginal books

    • Hare Krishna Pankaj Prabhu

      Very, very good news and ALL GLORIES TO YOUR SERVICE!

      Yes, certainly I give you all the blessings I am capable of. Please continue following the regulative principles, chanting at least 16 rounds every day and reading Srila Prabhupada’s books and hearing his classes every day and try and go out and distribute Prabhupada’s books every day.

      If you keep this up with determination you will be astonished how many books you can distribute and how happy it makes you feel and also how happy it makes the people who are fortunate enough to meet you and get some of Srila Prabhupada’s original books from you!

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

      • Evangelist pawan says:

        Thank you so much sir; im reading and very glad to study! Im a follower of Jesus christ but like to know the truth and Jesus the rabbi ( teacher) says in the Holy Bible im the way truth and life…..and i do respect all the divines book i hv finished reading the Quran !! But truth is never fail. Thank you sir once again for the pdf God bless you more!!

        • Very good news. So read Bhagavad-gita now, I am sure you will find a lot of inspiration in it. Bhagavad-gita has been read and appreciated by almost all the great thinkers and philosophers throughout history and they have all got a lot of inspiration and encouragement from it.

  82. ravi says:

    not read yet! but very much excited.
    thank you.

  83. Suresh Kumar says:

    I Thank you so much .. to this website , to shri Krishna for giving me what I need , when I need. HARE KRISHNA. I have a latest hardcopy edition but can’t carry it everywhere , i don’t want to spoil it . Thank you , thank you and thank you again .

  84. Ganesh Kumar Parida says:

    Hare krishna parabhu ji,
    this website is doing a great jobs to eradicate utterly the ignorance of common people by knowing the real self and understand the supreme personality of godhead …..thanks for bestowing pdf versions of vedic literature…….thanks a lot prabhu ji.

  85. Dilip Kumar Mohapatra says:

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  86. Siddhi Raikar says:

    Hare Krishna?

  87. Pavankumar Prakash Galagali says:

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  88. Pavankumar Prakash Galagali says:

    Thank you so much , I have bhagwat geeta at home in 5 different languages .. those are really fat books .. can’t take them to office every day .. can’t read in trains , thanks to the pdf .. thanks to this website , thank you shri Krishna.. for giving me what I need , when I need . HARE KRISHNA.

  89. Kanhaiyalal mourya says:

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  90. YOGESH KUMAR says:

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  91. Kishore says:

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  92. Prof. (Dr) Lloyd Stanley Gordon says:

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  93. Anand says:

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  94. Andrew says:

    Hello, everyone! Maybe there is a russian translated Bhagavad Gita someware? Cause it was translated first time already reprinted one. But the russian devotees wants to read the original one too.

    • There is no ‘original’ Russian Prabhupada gita. Original is in English. So if you want to read Prabhupada’s original books then learn English. That will open up all the original teachings of Srila Prabhupada. All his letters, conversations, etc, etc.

      Original will always be only in English.

      If you want to read in Russian then there is some transalation available. Something is better than nothing. But if you want to read the original, read the original that is in English.

  95. This is a very good motivational book

  96. pankaj kumar says:


    • Hare Krishna Prabhu

      Very good news! All glories to your service.

      Yes. I give my blessings, Srila Prabhupada gives his blessings and Lord Krishna gives his blessings.

      All the devotees and Krishna are ready to give us blessings. But it us up to us actually to accept the blessings. It is up to us to fight with our minds and come out victorius so we can actually go out and distribute Srila Prabhupada’s books.

      So we have to take the responsibility ourselves, of course we need the blessings of the devotees of Srila Prabhupada and Krishna, otherwise nothing is possible. But ultimately we have to force ourselves to go out and distribute Srila Prabhupada’s books.

      Maya is very expert. And as soon as we think of distributing Srila Prabhupaa’s books she will try to convince us that we have so many other, more important, things to do. But that is nothing more important than distributing Srila Prabhupada’s books.

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

  97. can i download pdf file of bg. as it ?

  98. lakshit mahajan says:

    Hare Krsna,Is hindi edition and pdfof Original bhagwat gita as it is 1972’s available???

    • Srila Prabhupada’s original Bhagavad-gita As It Is is in English. He wrote it in English. English is the original. There is no original Hindi Prabhupada Gita and there never will be. Prabhupada’s Bhagavad-gita As It Is original is in English. So please read the English, of course all the Sanskrit is also there.

  99. Krishna Mohan says:

    Bhagavad Gita so good

  100. Vasusena Radhea Karna says:

    We need the lesson about Hare Krishna in detail.thanks.

    • The in detail lessons are in Srila Prabhupada’s books. I am just trying to encourage you to read Srila Prabhupada’s books, that’s all. Please read Srila Prabhupada’s books. You will find all the details you are looking for there.

  101. Joseph stockinger says:

    I’ve read it before and believe its the greatest spiritual book in existence

  102. Marvin says:

    Dear sir or madam: I have been reading the bhagavita off and on for 20yrs. I have visited the temple of Boston and Las Vegas! I have been reading the 1972 hard cover version Bhagavita as it is! I was a seeker for years. I was originally initiated in the sect of Guru Nanik as a vegetarian for 20yrs. I was also initiated by Shiva Baliyogi. I was confused for years. Things are coming to light! You stopped reaching out to me, why? I also had read the Ramayana book including the Air Chaitanya Caritamrta hard cover 1975 version.

    • Hi Marvin

      We had a problem with Krishna Connect Mailing list and you need to subscribe again.

      I am starting it again in the next few weeks with all new messages, etc.

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

  103. Bijoy says:

    Hare Krishna pravu,
    I want the bangla versions of all books,,give me any link or source that I can download the pdf file.
    hare krishna.


    thank you ! hre ram hre ram ram ram hre hre , hre krishn hre krishn krishn krishn hre hre jay shri krishna !

  105. Radhagokulananda das G.N.D.D says:


  106. 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.

  107. 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

      • Manoj mishra says:

        Dear sir,

        Please allow me to get such books in person from vrindaban.


        • Hare Krishna Manoj

          You can get original Bhagavad-gita and almost all of Srila Prabhupada’s original books for the best prices in Vrindavan at:

          Divya Multimedia

          This is a bookshop that is on the T intersection where the main road leading into Loy Bazaar joins the road going towards the Bankhi Bihari temple. It is next to Bikhandi Mahadev temple.

  108. anish sharma says:

    I want to subscribe to newsletter

  109. 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.

  110. 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…

    • Hari Das says:

      Hare Krishna,

      Prabhuji, the fact is Hindi is the national and most read and spoken language in India. English is only spoken and read by select people in urban India. English comes 8th in the number of books sold in India, way far behind Hindi and even regional languages like Bengali and Marathi.

      HIndi translation of “Bhagavad-gita As It Is” will be much closer to the original Sanskrit Bhagavad-gita as Hindi is closer to Sanskrit and both use the same Devanagri script. Moreover there are many words in Sanskrit and Hindi which do not have an equivalent in English or for that matter any other language in this world.

      Srila Prabhupada only spoke in Hindi during his stay in Braja, Prayag, Delhi, Mumbai etc.

      Project aims to distribute Srila A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada’s ORIGINAL and UNEDITED books in India and in Indian Languages and lowest price to devotees in India.

      After years of searching, and by Srila Prabhupada’s Divine Mercy, THE ORIGINAL AND UNEDITED 1972 translated(in 1977 by Rajiv Gupta) Bhagavad-Gita Yathrupa (Bhagavad-Gita As It Is in Hindi) is now available for Indian Devotees at

      • Karen says:

        Please accept my respectful obeisances. That “Srila Prabhupada only spoke in Hindi during his stay in Vraj, Prayag, Delhi, Mumbai, etc.” is a falsehood.

        My second concern to you is that Srila Prabhupada wanted the class of people to be preachers, whereas the mass may become Krsna conscious as well, although simply kirtan and prasad was the formula for the mass.

        Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur was highly learned in English, and his writings are so essential for the educated class. He was merciful to all devotees. But the highest class of people avail themselves of the highest literature, which Srila Prabhupada was ordered to spread to English speaking persons. A diamond will not have many qualified to purchase, that doesn’t diminish the value of it.
        “Even if the majority of the people aren’t happy and prosperous, if a certain percentage of the population develops Krsna consciousness and becomes situated in the mode of goodness, then there is the possibility for peace and prosperity all over the world.”
        Bhagavad-gita As it Is Ch 14.17
        Quoting, reading, speaking, sharing, and following the words and instructions exactly as they are will bring success and perfection, rest assured. And ultimately one will attain love of Godhead, no matter what language one is familiar with. It is a question of dedication and submission to the pure devotee and the parampara disciplic succession.

  111. 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.

  112. Priya says:

    I would like a copy of the Gita

  113. 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,

    • We do not have Hindi. Only English. We suggest you read in English. That is what Srila Prabhupada wrote it in and you can obviously read English. So read it in English…

      • Debashish Ganit says:

        Sir how can i attain samadhi stage?

        • Hare Krishna Debashish

          Attaining samadhi is a process. That is the end result of becoming Krishna conscious. So you have to become Krishna conscious. And that is a great science and that is the subject of over 80 books written by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. So please read all of Srila Prabhupada’s books and put into practice in your life the instructions you find Srila Prabhupada giving you as you read his books. Then, when you become a pure devotee of Krishna, you will experience samadhi.

          Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

          Madhudvisa dasa

  114. 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

  115. 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

  116. Igede Karnayuda says:

    very good

  117. 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.

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

  119. Thuto Pule says:

    Good books for distribution in Botswana to save the world

  120. vsvparasar says:

    I would like to know more about Lord Krishna

  121. 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

  122. Swami Naidu says:

    I want know more about Lord

  123. Muthu Kumaran says:

    Hare Krsna,

    The most exhaustive commentary on Bhagavad Gita.

    Hare Krsna!

  124. T Naveen Kumar says:

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

  125. 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

  126. […] Bhagavad-gita as it is original 1972 edition free pdf download […]

  127. Rajib Karmaker says:

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  128. 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.

  129. pawan kohli says:

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  130. jayaraj says:

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  131. kamaljyoti chakravorty says:

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

  132. 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.

  133. Krishnanand chourasia says:

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

  134. 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

  135. Amlak says:

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

  136. Shobha Prajapati says:

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

  137. 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!

  138. 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.

  139. sathya says:

    hare krsna
    when delhi bhagavatam will be available.

  140. 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

  141. 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.

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