Published on August 3rd, 2023 | by Madhudvisa dasa


Original Caitanya-caritamrta Set — NOW WITH DUSTJACKETS!!

Sri Caitanya-caritamrta 17 volume original set is now back in stock at and this new printing includes the original Dust Jackets. Also new printing is on better quality paper than the previous printing.

Srila Prabhupada’s original Caitanya-caritamrta set has been out of stock for some time now, and many devotees have been anxiously asking when it will be available again. So it is available now and it is a limited printing so I strongly suggest you consider ordering your copy now at

The new Caitanya-caritamrta set is the same size as before (5.8″ x 8.3″ inches A5) and due to the better paper the books are a little thinner than the previous printing.

Exact Reproduction of Original Books

This 17 volume Caitanya-caritamrta set is an exact replica of the first printing by Srila Prabhupdada in 1974-1975. All original color plates are included.

Now it includes the original dustjackets, which are also exact replicas of Srila Prabhupada’s original dustjackets.

The cover, underneath the dustjacket, also has the printed cover on it.




Sri Caitanya-caritamrta is the principal work on the life and teachings of Sri Krishna Caitanya, the Supreme Personality of Godhead appearing as His own devotee. He was the pioneer of a great social and religious movement beginning in India about 500 years ago that has directly and indirectly influenced the course of religious and philosophical thinking throughout the world.

While the west was exploring the physical world, in India Sri Krishna Caitanya was exploring inward, exhibiting unparalleled spiritual potency, and discovering the truths of consciousness and transcendental reality.

As a young boy Sri Caitanya overwhelmed and astounded scholars, establishing His own school at the age of sixteen. Within His lifetime He transformed India in four respects: philosophically, by defeating the greatest philosophers of His day; socially, by opposing the blindly rigid caste system; politically, by organizing India’s first civil disobedience movement against repression by the Mohammedan government; and spiritually, by freely distributing nonsectarian love of God. Sri Caitanya-caritamrta presents Sri Caitanya as the Golden Avatar, the incarnation of Krishna in this age in the form of His devotee.

Lord Chaitanya introduced the chanting of the holy names of God as the prescribed method of God-realization for our time. He began what is today called the Hare Krishna movement, since the movement’s founder, Srila Prabhupada, comes in the Chaitanya line of spiritual masters.

This English translation with commentary, by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, reveals his consummate Bengali and Sanskrit scholarship, his intimate familiarity with the precepts of Sri Chaitanya, and his pure devotion to God.

This Caitanya-caritamrta set is an exact replica of the first printing by Bhaktivedanta Book Trust in 1974-1975. All original color plates are included.


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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!

8 Responses to Original Caitanya-caritamrta Set — NOW WITH DUSTJACKETS!!

  1. Hare Krishna says:

    Hare Krishna Prabhu.
    Please accept my humble obeisances.
    All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

    Prabhu, please kindly tell me what are the best books that I can distribute which are original versions and not edited ones I am distributing Beyond Birth and Death, The Path of Perfection and The Perfection of Yoga. But Prabhu I do not know whether other books are original versions like Life Comes From Life or The Topmost Yoga System and whether I can distribute them. I am not able to take too expensive books because my parents are antagonistic towards my activities and they’re the ones I take money from.. I am not able to follow all the rules and regulations Prabhu,I am very lazy…but I like distributing and selling books very much..I also wish to buy Sri Caitanya Caritamrta one day but for now I am buying smaller books and distributing..

    Thank you very much Prabhu, by your grace I came to know about Srila Prabhupada and their hooks. Please kindly forgive me for any offenses

    • Hare Krishna Prabhu

      This is really a question you would have to put to the BBT, which books have they not changed?

      So I think that is what you can do. Ask the BBT to give you a list of the books they have not changed.

      As far as I know Indian BBT is a bit conservative and most of the small books in India should still be the original versions, but I don’t know, you really have to check with Indian BBT on this.

  2. Sasi says:

    Hare Krishna Prabhu

    Any working website link for contribution? I can’t see any donate button in website.

    I don’t want to contribute to the changed ones and I can’t find any all those years except iskcon banglore for their Gita dhaan recently ; “As it is” ; though I have contributed a few times I am not able to trust completely.

  3. Hare Krishna says:

    Hare Krishna Madhudvisa Prabhu,
    Please accept my humble obeisances!
    All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

    Prabhu, I have been having this thought that why you have not replied to us last few months, Prabhu, I wish to get Neem beads but I am afraid my family will get angry if they see me chanting on beads. Already they are very angry that I am reading Srila Prabhupada’s books.
    Also Prabhu, I send your articles to our unoffical whatsapp group of medical college, 250 people,, they are mostly faithless people, so should I continue sending or not? I do not send them glories of holy names but articles like Dr Frog Ph.D, the Indian Caste System, Demons never surrender to Krishna, like that, but some articles contain that we should chant Hare Krishna mantra, so I do not know if I should send them, but I am sending them. I also wish to get books from because right now I read from pdf on mobile, but again I am little afraid.
    I am not following the principles of devotional service, that is chanting 16 rounds on beads, I am chanting 5 rounds on hands, I am very very lazy and I don’t get up at 4 AM. Please forgive me Prabhu, I want to follow but I am not able to..
    Also Prabhu, if I play Srila Prabhupada’s songs on KrishnaKirtan all the time or at least at night, is it OK? If I just keep them on? I keep Srila Prabhupada’s Japa by example when I am also chanting, is it alright? My thinking is if I keep Srila Prabhupada’s songs all the time on my mobile whoever is near it will be able to associate with Srila Prabhupada
    Please kindly guide me Prabhu. I feel rather than sending this message I should follow the instructions already given, but I am feeling very laziness.
    Thank you very much Prabhu, please be kind upon me.

    • Hare Krishna Prabhu

      Very sorry for not replying for some time. I am very busy these days with so many projects.

      Yes. It is certainly OK to keep Prabhupada chanting going on all the time even when you are taking rest.

      Don’t worry what people think. Just become completely convinced that Krishna consciousness is correct yourself. And then your conviction will become contagious. That is the thing. If your friends see you are so determined and so inspired as a result of chanting Hare Krishna and reading Prabhupada’s books they will be inspired to try it also.

      Devotees are not so fickle. Devotees don’t care what other people think. They just go on with their Krishna consciousness and some people will like it and some will hate it. That is the material world, there are always demons and devotees and the demons will always get upset with the devotees. So the devotees just ignore the demons and speak to the innocent who are a little interested in Krishna consciousness.

      So just become convinced yourself that Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead and that He is present with all His energies in His holy name and chant it, and increase your chanting to at least 16 rounds and read Prabhupada’s books one to two hours a day and speak about Krishna to the people who are interested in hearing about Krishna from you and avoid the envious who don’t want to hear about Krishna from you.

      There is no point trying to preach to the demons who are antagonistic towards you. You have to talk to the people who are a little bit open minded who are prepared to hear you. And you will find them.

      So just go on with your Krishna consciousness, and increase it, and don’t care what other people think, ignore the demons and talk with the innocent who are prepared to listen to you…

  4. Devang Salvi says:

    Not able to checkout. Showing white screen on the store

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