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KRSNA, The Supreme Personality of Godhead PDF Download

KRSNA The Supreme Personality of Godhead (original 2 volume 1970CLICK HERE to Buy the Hard Copy Book

Srila Prabhupada’s original ISKCON Press 1970 KRSNA Book. KRSNA, the Supreme Personality of Godhead is the story of Krishna’s life. It starts with His birth in the prison house of King Kamsa and follows the adventures of Krishna throughout His life including His escape from being killed by cruel King Kamsa, His childhood in Vrindavan and His loving pastimes with all the residents of Vrindavan including His parents, His cowherd boyfriends, His gopi girlfriends and all the other residents of Vrindavan including even the animals.

Of course Krishna is famous as ‘Govinda’, the friend of the cows. It seems to us to be very strange that when God comes to this earth He chooses to appear as a cowherd boy in the small village of Vrindvan in India. KRSNA Book is a very interesting book full of action and adventure so it is a great pleasure to read. And because the subject matter is the glorification and description of the pastimes of the Supreme Personality of Godhead reading KRSNA Book is very beneficial and has a purifying effect on the consciousness.

The complete cost of printing this two-volume KRSNA Book set in 1970 was paid by George Harrison of the Beatles and there is a Forward from George Harrison in the front of the book.


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!

71 Responses to KRSNA, The Supreme Personality of Godhead PDF Download

  1. Kushagra says:

    Please tell me in which order should I read Srila Prabhupada’s Books .Please enlighten me in this matter .Dandvats
    Hare Krishna

  2. gadadhar das says:

    krsna is not only the supreme personality of godhead, he is the only personality of godhead. all other religions are false and baseless and their followers shall be cast into abominable hell for eternity by the supreme lord as has been explained so succinctly by lord krsna in the bhagavad geeta..this has been proved by the miracles that he has enacted not only during his descent to goloka five thousand years ago but also by virtue of his endless miracles touching the lives of millions of devotees till today. however for this an abiding faith amounting to total and abject surrender is a sine quo non.haribol.hare krsna.all glories to one and all iskcon.

    • Krishna is not the only Personality of Godhead. Otherwise why is Krishna called the “Supreme” personality of godhead. Godhead has many different personalities. For example Lord Ramacandra, He is also a Personality of Godhead, but He is not the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Nrsimhadeva, He is a Personality of Godhead, but not the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead…

  3. Shweta says:

    Thank you so much guru ji for krsna book

  4. krishna das says:

    hare krshna prabuji thank u for the book……

  5. SUSHANT says:

    Hare Krishna Prabhu !!
    I wanted to ask why do higher beings like demigods and gandharvas do not interact with humans these days?
    Like we can see in Srimad Bhagwatam flowers were showered on King Parikshit from heaven but that was also Kaliyuga(though just the begining)…
    Recently also great souls like Srila Prabhupada have done unparalleled service to the Supreme Lord Krishna but no heavenly event has been traced…
    Why is it so??

    • No Prabhu, in the Kali-yuga the humans these days can not see the demigods as they did sometimes in the Vedic times. You can check out:

      It’s not that the demigods can’t come, they can come here if they want to, but, generally speaking, in the Kali-yuga, with is planet full of demons performing all sorts of sinful activities, the demigods have not got any desire to come to the earth at the moment. You will notice in the Vedas the times the demigods did come was when the great brahmanas and sages were performing auspicious sacrifices. But now, in Kali-yuga there are no qualified brahmanas and no proper Vedic sacrifices being performed. So demigods have no interest in coming here.

      And even if the demigods did come here, we, the ordinary unqualified people, we will not be able to see them. As the normal conditioned souls can not see Krishna, although Krishna is here, they also can’t see the demigods.

      The demigods have got essential roles to play in the management and operation of the material world, they are free to travel within the material world, so obviously some of them are coming here and observing and managing the situation, but we can’t see them.

      These days it might be more likely that the demons are visiting… And demons also, they have great technology and mystic powers. So they also, generally, will not be visible to us.

      It appears from this verse that interplanetary travel by the denizens of higher planets is easy. In many statements in Bhāgavatam, we have observed that the demigods from heaven used to visit this earth to attend sacrifices performed by influential kings and emperors. Herein also we find that during the time of the horse sacrifice ceremony of Mahārāja Parīkṣit, the demigods from other planets were visible even to the common man, due to the sacrificial ceremony. The demigods are not generally visible to common men, as the Lord is not visible. But as the Lord, by His causeless mercy, descends to be visible to the common man, similarly the demigods also become visible to the common man by their own grace. Although celestial beings are not visible to the naked eyes of the inhabitants of this earth, it was due to the influence of Mahārāja Parīkṣit that the demigods also agreed to be visible.

  6. Gourānga Nāth says:

    Jay Śrīla Prabhhpāda.. Thank youvaoo much for your books Hare Krishna

  7. Prachi mule says:

    I love to read book of krishna Hare krishna

  8. M Maithili Leela says:

    KRSNA the supreme personality of godhead

  9. I needed a hard copy of this book. Please intimate me when the book is in stock

  10. Luis Agudelo says:

    I love to read the book and learn the truth about Lord Sri Krishna. Thank you, Nithyanandam!

  11. Cmsagar says:

    Hare Krishna….thank you for such a wonderful book Prabhuji….Hari bol

  12. Ini Thompson baclay says:

    A wonderful book. Thank you for this gift

  13. Sagi says:

    Love this book. Hare krishna!

  14. Atul says:

    Thank you madhudvisa ji for this wonderful gift. HARE KRISHNA

  15. Lord Krishna is the supreme God and is the true master to lead us in our worldly affairs.

    • Actually yes and no. Yes. Lord Krishna is the Supreme God and the true master. But He is not at all interested in leading us in our worldly affairs. Actually Krishna wants us to turn our attention away from our worldly affairs as such material activities only create bondage to the material world and cause us to be forced to take birth again in the material world and suffer perpetually. Krishna actually wants to guide us so that we can engage all our activities in His service. It does not mean that we will give up all material activities as while we have a material body then the necessities of the material body like eating, sleeping, mating and defending, have to go on. But Krishna wants to guide us, through his pure devotee spiritual master, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, how we can live in the material world in such a way that our every action is performed in love and devotion and for Krishna.

      This science is described in Srila Prabhupada’s books very perfectly. Please get them and read them.

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

  16. d says:

    Hello hare Krishna,

    I think we have enough circumstancial evidence to show that there was an advance vedic civilisation that existed it ancient times, just look up Praveen Mohan on YouTube. Some of his videos are mind-blowing.

    • The Vedas are proof that there was an advanced Vedic civilisation in ancient times. The Vedic literatures are the most advanced perfect literatures in existence. Such advanced literatures can not exist unless there was an advanced civilisation that produced and appreciated them.

    • The Vedas are proof that there was an advanced Vedic civilisation in ancient times. The Vedic literatures are the most advanced perfect literatures in existence. Such advanced literatures can not exist unless there was an advanced civilisation that produced and appreciated them.

      Actually this sort of “preaching” that Praveen is doing is nice, in a sense, but actually more-or-less useless. It is actually quite obvious that there was a very advanced ancient Vedic civilisation but the scientists, the Western world, etc, they will not accept it. They think they are the most advanced civilisation that ever existed and the ancient Vedic culture was primitive cave dwelling monkey-like creatures… Of course that is impossible. They built so many wonderful structures, produced the Vedas which are the supreme literary works not matched by anything else in existence, even today.

      Real successful preaching is if we can ourselves become pure devotees of Krishna and understand and explain Srila Prabhupada’s books to the conditioned souls so they understand the spiritual aspect of the ancient Vedic culture. The material aspect may be a little interesting for some, the buildings, the alignment of the temples, the gold things that look like airplanes, etc, etc, etc. But this is not the purpose or the essence of the Vedic culture. These are just external things. The real point is that we are all eternal spirit souls and we are not the material bodies and we are actually servants of Krishna and we are suffering perpetually here in the material world in an unrelenting cycle of birth, old age, disease and death, over and over and over again… So the real Vedic culture is the science of how to elevate our consciousness so we can escape from this painful cycle of birth and death and go back home, back to Godhead.

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

  17. Parvathi says:

    Thank you very much for giving us the opportunity to know more about The Supreme Personality of Godhead…
    Hare Krsna…

  18. Dr. Lavina Patel says:

    I want to read to get more knowledge about Krishna to increase my Love and Devotion for Krishna 🙏😊
    I am already reading Bhagwat Gita as it is & Shrimad Bhagwat.
    The Absolute truth is Krishna is the Supreme personality of god Head and he can only save us from this ocean of Life clenched our feet by Maya.
    I Surrender Myself 100% to Krishna’s Lotus Feet 😊🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

  19. James Clements says:

    Sri Krsna,Bhagavan, Govinda, Hari Krsna Hari Rama, Pankajanabhi,shraddha maya,Rakshanan,pavana,jivana,Suhishan,Vana mali.

  20. Nanda Cj says:

    I want to learn about Krishna life story

  21. Divyanshu Raj Karan says:

    Correct it

    “Krishna : The Supreme Personality of Godhead (Deluxe Edition)
    089213352X, 9780892133529”

    As The Original Version

  22. Bipul Roy says:

    I have The Hard Form of This Book. I was Finding PDF Format of This Book. Thank for Free Sharing Option…

  23. Udayakumar K.G. says:

    Krishna stands unparalleled in his thoughts and action. Let the humanity continue to benefit from the teachings of this great master. Hari om.

  24. Udayakumar K.G. says:

    Its very happy to know more about Lord Krishna and his infinite glories. Krishna is unparalleled in in his words and action. Humanity will always benefit from his life and teachings. May his blessings make us to lead a life, meaningful and joyful. Hari ohm.

  25. Mark says:

    Hare Krishna Prabhu, Thank you very much for all of these wonderful scans. I prefer them because it keeps the original look and feel to the books. I think I met you once at the festival in Calgary. I am still reading and chanting, practicing Krishna Consciousness and sharing the books around. Also I have embedded an index for all the files in Adobe Acrobat, so I can easily search terms through all the books in the original state. Might be handy for others who want to take advantage of this feature in Adobe. This is a very good resource. Thank you very much for your preaching work. All Glories to Srila Prabhupada.

  26. Sarah says:

    Thank you SO MUCH for making the Krsna Books available for free! I am in need of work and desired to read Krsna’s youthful adventures but my possessions are hard to access in a storage locker. So you have removed two obstacles for my enjoyment of Krsna Book. Thanks again!

  27. Samarth says:

    But I do give you due credit for being absolutely diligent about Srila Prabhupada’s books and the changes that crept in later.

    Thank You,

  28. RAM PRASAD says:

    Is complete srimad bhagavatam available in Tamil ? Where will I buy it in coimbatore?

  29. Lipun says:

    Hare Krishna
    Can you please give address of bookstore in Bhubaneswar,Odisha.

  30. Prashant says:

    Please give address of bookstore in vrindavan

    • You can get original Prabhupada books in Vrindavan at:

      Divya Multi-Media

      Which is a big book store on the road coming into Loy Bazar. It is at the T intersection of the main Loy Bazar road and the road coming from Bankhi Behari Temple. It is next to the well known Bankhandi Mahadev temple.

  31. ANUJ SALWAN says:


  32. Madhavi says:

    Hare krsna.. Pamho Prabhuji.. yesterday i downloaded Teachings of Queen Kunti n Prahalada Maharaja , both are woring.. but today i downloaded Nectar of devotion. Teachings of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu n Sciencr of Self Realization.. I am not able to open dese files. its saying dat PDF format is unvalid.. Can you please help me..

    • The files on the server are OK but are very large. Most likely your download did not complete and you do not have the whole file. So I suggest just decide on what book you plan on reading now and try and download it again from a device with a good internet connection.

      Otherwise you can read it online at

  33. radha govinda says:

    the real svarupam of jiivas is to serve krishna by following gurus order

  34. pramanta says:

    How about Civilization and Transcendence? Is it an original Prabhupada book?

    • Civilization and Transcendence I am not sure really. It was published by BBT long after Srila Prabhupada left his body. I really do not know exactly were it came from. If you read in the book the BBT may tell you were it came from. It is very difficult to trust any of these new books printed by BBT because they make so many unauthorized changes. I read the books that were published when Srila Prabhupada was personally present. I do not read this Civilization and Transcendence because I can not trust it. It is most likely quite good but we can not trust the BBT unfortunately.

  35. Sadashiv S says:


    I am not able to download the Vol 1 of the book while I was able to download Vol 2. Please help me with the same.


    • Hare Krishna Sadashiv

      It is a large file, that is probably why you are having trouble with it. If you try with a different, better, internet connection you should be able to download it. The file is correct on the server. So I think it has to be your internet connection.

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

  36. Hrishikesh says:

    Hare Krsna,
    Part 1 of ‘Krsna Book’ only opens half of the file and Part 2 shows only the first page/cover page. It is showing blank page and displays the message ‘Insufficient data for image’. What should I do Prabhu.

    • Files are large and are on the server correctly. I think there is some problem or limitation with your internet connection that is causing you problems downloading large files. Perhaps try with a different internet connection.

  37. Sadashiva says:

    Dear Sir,
    Where can we find below mentioned books written by HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada?
    1. Light of Bhagavata
    2. Krsna Consciousness: The Topmost Yoga System
    3. Transcendental Teachings of Prahlada Maharaja
    4. Life Comes from Life
    5. Message of Godhead
    6. The Narada-bhakti-sutra
    7. The Munkunda-mala-stotra
    8. A Second Chance
    9. The Journey of Self-Discovery
    10. The Laws of Nature
    11. Renunciation through Wisdom
    12. The Quest for enlightenment
    13. Beyond Illusion and Doubt
    14. Dharma: The Way of Transcendence
    15. The Science of Self-Realisation
    Thank You.

    • Not all these books are original Prabhupada books. Some were printed after 1977.

      1. Light of Bhagavata

      It is an original Prabhupada book but was not published until sometime in the 80’s by Hansadutta Prabhu. It is a very nice book and I will scan and upload when time permits

      2. Krsna Consciousness: The Topmost Yoga System

      3. Transcendental Teachings of Prahlada Maharaja [maybe not first edition]

      4. Life Comes from Life

      5. Message of Godhead

      Not an original Prabhupada Book

      6. The Narada-bhakti-sutra

      Not an original Prabhupada Book. It is translated by the insane Satsvarupa except for a few verses translated by Srila Prabhupada.

      7. The Munkunda-mala-stotra

      Not an original Prabhupada Book. It is translated by the insane Satsvarupa except for a few verses translated by Srila Prabhupada.

      8. A Second Chance

      Another book published by Hansadutta Prabhu in the 80s. Prabhupada instructed Hansadutta to publish it but it was not done till the 80s. So not an original Prabhupada book.

      9. The Journey of Self-Discovery

      Not an original Prabhupada Book. It was made by the BBT in the 80s or 90s from Prabhupada articles that had previously appeared in the Back to Godhead Magazine. In the same way as they made Science of Self Realization in 1977 or 1978. It is not as nice as SSR. Has some bogus editing. But still very nice Prabhupada BTG articles.

      10. The Laws of Nature

      Not an original Prabhupada Book.

      11. Renunciation through Wisdom

      Not an original Prabhupada Book

      12. The Quest for enlightenment

      Not an original Prabhupada Book

      13. Beyond Illusion and Doubt

      Not an original Prabhupada Book

      14. Dharma: The Way of Transcendence

      Not an original Prabhupada Book

      15. The Science of Self-Realisation

      Very nice book, not published in Prabhupada presence but very soon after his departure in 77 or 78 from Prabhupada articles previously published in Back to Godhead Magazine. A very wonderful book. Very popular with book distributors and has made many, many devotees over the years.

      • Sadashiva says:

        Hare Rama,

        The links provided by you of does not provide with scanned copy of the books like which you have done instead they are in clean neat typed pdf’s.
        So, please provide me a link where I can find scanned books like which you have done.

        Hare Krishna

  38. Sahana says:

    Hare Krishna,

    I am a class 9 student. Recently, my parents bought me the ‘Krsna’ book and I liked it very much.
    I had read Srimad Bhagvatam before reading that. I would like to lend that book to my friend but I wanted to ask whether I could lend her the book directly without her having read Srimad Bhagvatam?

    …… Because throughout Srimad Bhagvatam ,Prabhupada has warned us not to mis-intepret some(rasa- lila part) parts. So is it appropriate to give her the book (Krsna) directly? Moreever, she freely mixes with boys but I am sure she will like that book.

    Please clear my doubts.

    Thank You.

    • Hare Krishna Sahana

      Yes. Srila Prabhupada’s Krsna Book explains the pastimes of Krishna in Vrindavan so nicely that anyone can read it. One does not have to have read anything else before reading Srila Prabhupada’s Krsna book.

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

  39. Sahil says:

    Dear Webmaster,
    Please make a contact form for the site and include its link in the Menu bar at the top.
    Also the following links on page open blank pdf. Please check it.

    Download KRSNA, The Supreme Personality of Godhead Volume 1

    Download KRSNA, The Supreme Personality of Godhead Volume 2

    • If you want to contact me you can post a comment as you have done here…

      There does not appear to be any problem with these links to me. They are very large files. So you will need a good internet connection to download them. You can try right-clicking on the file name and selecting ‘save’ from the drop-down menu that appears…

  40. ananya says:

    pranam guruji all glories to our gurudeb his divine grace a.c bhaktibedanta swami prabhupada father pls tell me where is the 3rd book in the krishna book series

  41. Shashank says:

    When will Brahma Samhita be scanned?

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