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Published on October 28th, 2016 | by Madhudvisa dasa


Srimad-Bhagavatam Original Edition PDF Download

Srimad-Bhagavatam 2.1 Original Cover

CLICK HERE to Buy the Hare Copy BookOnce it was possible to find copies of original editions of Srila Prabhupada’s Srimad-Bhagavatams in second-hand book stores and on internet book websites but now the original editions of Srimad-Bhagavatam have become very difficult to find anywhere. So there is an urgent need to preserve these valuable books for future generations.

We see the BBT making thousands of unauthorized changes to so many of Srila Prabhupada’s books in this way completely destroying the authority of the books. Srila Prabhupada’s Srimad-Bhagavatam has remained relatively free from such changes for many years but now, with the release of the BBT Folio 2012 edition, we see the BBT have now produced a new and “updated” version of Srila Prabhupada’s Srimad-Bhagavatam complete with thousands of unauthorized changes and what the BBT consider are ‘improvements…’ Now they are even changing Prabhupada’s words in the Folio to what they think Prabhupada should have said…

The BBT are determined to change Prabhupada’s books. They have not heard the outcry from the devotees about their unauthorized changes to Bhagavad-gita, Krsna Book and Sri Caitanya-caritamrta. They have not leaned from their mistakes, on the contrary according to one of the main BBT editors in recent years they have given us new, “improved”, revised editions of Srila Prabhupada’s Nectar of Instruction, Beyond Birth and Death and Perfection of Yoga and now they also have a new version of Srimad-Bhagavatam. I do not know if they have actually printed this new unauthorized edition of Srimad-Bhagavatam but it is included in the 2012 release of the Folio Infobase.

It is essential that we at least preserve the original teachings of Srila Prabhupada for future generations so as followers of Srila Prabhupada we all have to take this responsibility very seriously. At least we can not fail in handing on in tact and unchanged the original teachings of Srila Prabhupada to future generations. That is the least we can do for Srila Prabhupada.

You will find links below to PDF files that contain actual scans of original editions of Srila Prabhupada’s Srimad-Bhagavatam. Some covers are missing and they will be added when they are available, but otherwise you will find the complete book including all the original color plates. These files are about 100 megabytes each because they contain actual scans of the original book pages. So it is an exact electronic copy of the original volumes of Srila Prabhupada’s Srimad-Bhagavatam.

So please download these PDF files so you have the original first-edition of Srila Prabhupada’s Srimad-Bhagavatam, at least in electronic format.

Srimad-Bhagavatam First Canto Volume 1 (1972)
Srimad-Bhagavatam First Canto Volume 2 (1972)
Srimad-Bhagavatam First Canto Volume 3 (1972)

Srimad-Bhagavatam Second Canto Volume 1 (1972)
Srimad-Bhagavatam Second Canto Volume 2 (1972)

Srimad-Bhagavatam Third Canto Volume 1 (1972)
Srimad-Bhagavatam Third Canto Volume 2 (1974)
Srimad-Bhagavatam Third Canto Volume 3 (1974)
Srimad-Bhagavatam Third Canto Volume 4 (1974)

Srimad-Bhagavatam Forth Canto Volume 1 (1972)
Srimad-Bhagavatam Forth Canto Volume 2 (1972)
Srimad-Bhagavatam Forth Canto Volume 3 (1972)
Srimad-Bhagavatam Forth Canto Volume 4 (1972)

Srimad-Bhagavatam Fifth Canto Volume 1 (1975)
Srimad-Bhagavatam Fifth Canto Volume 2 (1975)

Srimad-Bhagavatam Sixth Canto Volume 1 (1975)
Srimad-Bhagavatam Sixth Canto Volume 2 (1975)
Srimad-Bhagavatam Sixth Canto Volume 3 (1976)

Srimad-Bhagavatam Seventh Canto Volume 1  (1976)
Srimad-Bhagavatam Seventh Canto Volume 2 (1976)
Srimad-Bhagavatam Seventh Canto Volume 3 (1976)

Srimad-Bhagavatam Eighth Canto Volume 1 (1976)
Srimad-Bhagavatam Eighth Canto Volume 2 (1976)
Srimad-Bhagavatam Eighth Canto Volume 3 (1976)

Srimad-Bhagavatam Ninth Canto Volume 1 (1977)
Srimad-Bhagavatam Ninth Canto Volume 2 (1977)
Srimad-Bhagavatam Ninth Canto Volume 3 (1977)

Srimad-Bhagavatam Tenth Canto Volume 1 (1977)
Srimad-Bhagavatam Tenth Canto Volume 2 (1977)
Srimad-Bhagavatam Tenth Canto Volume 3 (1980)


Text files produced from the above scanned books: authorizedSB.rar



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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!

345 Responses to Srimad-Bhagavatam Original Edition PDF Download

  1. Piya says:

    From Where Can I get hard copy of all the books?

  2. Paartha says:

    Can I know in which volume I can read narasimha avatara

    • Look through the Table of Contents of each book and find it for yourself. You need to develop a little bit of initiative and do something for yourself…

      I think you might be looking for Seventh Canto.

  3. B LAXMAIAH says:

    Hare Krishna. I am 64 years age. I regularly read and listen the Bhagavad gita. Now I have got interest to read the Srimad Bhagavatham for Lord Krishna blessing purpose. And luckily I have here for which I am grateful for you. I feeling happy that Lord Krishna blessed me to have the same. Thanking sir for providing the Bhagavatam in Google.

  4. Anu Sastri says:

    Thank you all for the pdf which I have l been
    longing to possess🙏🙏

  5. Kevin Platt says:

    Thank you so much for these PDFs. I have noticed that the books have become rare and I have only managed to collect a few original books. Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare, Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare.

  6. MK TRIBHUVAN says:

    Hare Krishna Prabhuji!
    I am so very grateful that I could download these soft copies. I am 70 years old, and have been reading the hard copies, (of which I have 2 complete sets of all 32 volumes), for the last 3 years. I have now reached and reading the 11th canto, first volume. However, I do get the urge to suddenly refer to some of the volumes I have read when some thought or question arises about the lilas described earlier, while cpntemplating upon them.
    I do have Pocket Vedas in my mobile phone, but I find the purports therein not as detailed as the ones in the original. I usually read these while travelling. I will therefore find the above downloads very helpful on such occasions. I submit my heartfelt salutations and gratitude to Srila Prabhupad and ISKCON who have made all this valuable knowledge available in so many forms for ignorant people like me.
    I wonder if the 11th and 12th cantos are also available in PDF form? Hare Krishna!

  7. Krishna Balasubramanian says:

    I am happy I was able to download these. I will assimilate the many good points mentioned. Hare krishna

  8. Palak Patel says:

    Jai Shri Krishna ! Jai Shri Chaitanya ! Jai Shree Radha Govinda ! Jai Shrila Prabhupada maharaj. Prabhuji, with Shri Radha Govinda’s mercy and blessing, I was able to download all the cantos from the links provided on this website. I plan to read the whole text and also listen the audios. Where can I find the links for the 11th and 12th Canto? Kindly let me know if these are available in pdf formats.

    Yours Sincerely,

  9. Sir/s, I am an 88 year old man and want to just keep reading Krishna’s Leelas. Please allow me to download the Pdf…I liked it very much…Grateful…

  10. Hare Krishna prabhu ji🙏
    Thank you so much for these pdf…. I am not able to express my gratitude 🙇‍♀️🙇‍♀️I was searching S.B. by A.C Bhaktivedant Swami Srila Prabhupad from a long time, but I was not able to buy it because of some impediments around me…. But now I am overwhelming with gratitude🙇‍♀️ How can I ever thank Krishna for this….
    Thank you so much 🙏🙏

  11. Shailendra says:

    Harekrishna Prabhu ji I’m not able to download PDF file of Srimad Bhagavatam please if possible please tell me how can I get download it

  12. Arti Dayani says:

    Hare krishna Prabhu ji
    Can you kindly confirm that the downloadable PDF Link’s given above on this website i.e on are links of original edition of Srimad Bhagavatam or not.

  13. Vishnu says:

    Hare Krishna, these links are not working

  14. Arpit Pandey says:

    Hare krishna Prabhu ji dandvat pranam
    1972’s first canto’s translations are not similar to website
    Means uploaded translation similar to vedabase(only first canto’s)
    …I need your answer Prabhu

  15. Raghu says:

    Hare Krishna Madhudvisa Prabhu!
    Are the hard copies of the original SB set available now?
    Eagerly awaiting to purchase them.
    Thank you!

  16. Iordache Gheorghe says:

    Hare Krishna happy to read Srimad-Bhagavatam

  17. Hare Krishna Prabhuji 🙏🙏
    Thanks for these uploads, it contains godly knowledge found nowhere.
    I appreciate very much for all of your work to build and run this website, it’ll serve many many people to get free from materialistic way of life and to get into Krishna Consciousness.
    Hare Krishna 🙏🙏

  18. Nishtha says:

    Hare Krishna!
    Madhudvisa dasa Ji , I have a small doubt that can we read the books of Srila Prabhupada Ji online ,that is, for free (without paying any money to buy them) . Because I already have two of his small books (I didn’t even know that I had them!), but my mom bought them 3-4 years back from “ISKON shop” so I dont really know whether they are edited or unedited versions.
    So can you please tell if reading books for free is allowed as Srila Prabhupada Ji said that books shall not be given for FREE as people may not respect them. But I will fully respect them. Also for some time my parents wont buy me original books from website that you have given and I only want to read original books, so please help me. I am really very confused.
    Thank You!
    (Sorry for writing anything offensive)

  19. Rajiv says:

    Hare Krishna to all fellow bhakts.

    I do not know anything and have not read bhagwatam maha puran till now.
    But I have strong desire to do it. I was looking for pdf version and landed here.

    Please forgive my ignorance and asking this question – I see here there are many ‘Caintos’ and ‘Volume’. I thought bhagwatam mahapuran is one whole complete book starting to Viraam. So, which one is main to download and read that would have all 12’Skands’ and ‘Adhyays’ in one pdf? Which one is the main one that includes from Starting to till the end that I need to download

    Please guide.

  20. Acyuta Kesava Das says:

    Actually its a great devotional service. Please accept my humble obeisance… Joy Srila Prabhupada

  21. Pumesz says:

    Thank you for your hard, great job! Please prabhu, accept my humble obesiances!

    Hare Krishna

  22. H Patel says:

    Hari Hrishna

    I am also looking for the 30 book set of Shrimand Bhagwad, do you know when that will be available

    This are such a grate books, that we all should have in our house

  23. Ashish Patel says:

    Hare Krishna Madhudvisa Pabhu

    I am writing to you here, as I don’t know how to reach out to you. I am in need to purchase SB compact 33/-44 version. I have searched all over the internet as well as in ISKCON big temples too.

    I was able to find only 1 set on, but it is quite expensive for me to get it here in India.

    I needed your help if you could suggest or put me in touch with anyone you know who would like to resale their SB compact version.

    Awaiting your kind response

    Thank You
    Ashish Patel

  24. Ravi says:

    Hare Krishna! Radhe Shyam!

    Truly appreciate the pdf postings here…Literally the sublime essence of all knowledge for those graced to receive, understand, and practice bhakti.

    I have hard copies from BBT printed in India 1972 for some cantos. Are they the same as the pdfs? Sorry for asking in advance of my reading and comparing para by para for edits between the 2 versions



    A great service as a devotion to Krsna – Srila Prabhupada life is a solid example of Bhakti yoga. His divine grace is with Krsna in the Goloka serving him at more close quarters.
    What a life spent so dedicated to his cause and mission. Hare Krsna.
    I have liked his simple explanations true to “As it is”. Sastranga Pranams !

  26. Marta says:

    Greatly appreciate your service for preserving the original books. I have a question. Is BBT or whoever is the owner of the rights ok with this? Are they getting some commision of the books sold in your store? Can I quote a verse from the books/use picture from the book of Srila Prabhupada in my article on the web? Thank you. Hare Krsna.

  27. Humbly thank you for this pdf files.will study and learn and if possible will spread it along

  28. Sri says:

    Hare Krishna.
    A great divine work.🙏💐 plz keep up
    Sri Krishna grace you for your unalloyed devotional service to help reach all other devotees. Guru bless us all
    Guruve Saranam 💐🙏 Sri

  29. Sweta says:

    I am so greatful to the bhakt/ devotee who took so much of efforts to upload the soft copies of all the books. Thank you. Hare Krishna

  30. Sneha. says:

    Thank you 🙏

  31. Vani Tripathi says:

    Thank you prabhuji for providing these to us. HARE KRISHNA 😊😊🙏

  32. Nguyễn như cử says:

    Dear Madhudvisa dasa, i’m reading SB up to the Fifth Canto – Part One. In the Introduction of the book there is content “It should also be noted that the volumes of the Bhagavatam need not be read consecutively, starting with the first and proceeding to the last.The translator of this edition compares the Bhagavatam to sugarcandy-wherever you taste it, you will find it equally sweet and relishable.” In the First Canto, Srila Prabhupada wrote “The only qualification one needs to study this great book of transcendental knowledge is to proceed step by step cautiously and not jump forward haphazardly like with an ordinary book. It should be gone through chapter by chapter, one after another.” This two instruction makes me bewildered, so i beg instruction from you, please instruct me !
    Thank you very much!
    Hare Krishna!

    • You should read it from the beginning. It is a systematic presentation of Spiritual knowledge that develops. So you read it from the beginning and gradually progress to the Tenth canto. That is the instruction. Of course it is sweet everywhere but if you want to understand it, if you want to study it properly, then you have to begin at the beginning and gradually progress through it canto by canto.

  33. Prakash says:

    Hare Krishna Prabhu !

    Text files produced from the above scanned books: authorizedSB.rar
    doesn’t have 10th canto. Also the text is not in Unicode format for each canto, so when we copy the text and paste somewhere else, the diacritics are missing…

    Can you please help me on these?

    Also, is the original 30 volume set going to be back anytime soon? The 10 volume compact edition (so called unedited version) is heavily distorted. Please compare SB 1.1.1 translation itself… My humble request is to not promote that edition.

    Your servant

    • Hare Krishna Prabhu

      It is absolutely not a good idea to produce text file from these scanned books. It will not be at all accurate.

      I do not know when SB 30 will be reprinted.

      We have got accurate folio version of the text but it is not really released anywhere so we will have to do that soon.

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

  34. Vinit says:

    I have never read the holy Shrimad Bhagwad geeta and wish to read it. Inorder to read the actual Geetaji, do I download all the 10 creations? or just the last one? I’m new to this, please help. Thanking you in anticipation.

  35. Rishi Sharma says:

    Hare Krsna!
    Dandavatta Prabhuji!!

    Can i have the link to download Hindi version of Prabhupada’s Original books.

    It means, the books we get from ISKCON temples in current times are not Original books of Srila Prabhupada. If this is the case, then we should consider buying books either in pdf or in hard copy from here only

    Hari Bol!

  36. Radhe Radhe

    Thank you very much for sharing a treasure trove, I have been searching for long. He gave me the directions only today, to get these books. Pranams

  37. Shreedhar Sharma says:

    Very thankful and grateful for your efforts towards providing us a book
    I was so much anxious how would I read this divine book and you have solved my problem
    Thankyou thankyou very much
    You all are doing such a nice seva and I am sure Lord Krishna is definitely happy.
    Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna ,Hare Hare
    Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare

  38. Hemanga Mahaprabhu Das says:

    Hare Krishna !
    Srimad Bhagavatam 9.2 is not downloading.
    Kindly resolve it.

  39. Sunder Thennavan says:

    Hare Krishna,

    Thank you for Sharing the great work of Acharya Srila Prabhupad !!!

    It’s the need of this Kali Yuga (Age of Darkness).

    Let’s read Prabhupad books and elevate our intelligence to understand god and to love him.

    Thank you
    Sunder Thennavan

  40. Satyendra says:

    Hare krishna prabhuji dandvat Pranaam 🙏🙇 please forgive my offences.

  41. Manoranjan Manthan says:

    Great feeling having in pdf format and that to the original content. Thanks a lot buruji. Hariomm

  42. Prahlad says:

    Thank you so much for this wonderful service. Having these books in pdf files gives me an opportunity to read the original Srila Pabhupada’s book on the train or bus as I head to work. I’m so grateful and appreciative.

  43. selva says:

    hare krsna hare krsna
    krsna krsna hare hare
    hare rama hare rama
    rama rama hare hare

    iti sodasakam namnam
    natah parataropayah
    sarva-vedesu drsyate

  44. hare krishna.i am from india jharkhand.thnks for pdf.the iskon temple is far far away from my home so i cant read their hard copy .thnks alot.hare krishna

  45. Yang says:

    Hare Krsna!
    Thank you for fighting the good fight to keep Prabhupada’s original, unchanged books available. I have downloaded the PDFs a few years back, and I really enjoy reading Bhagavatam on this website because i can highlight the text and take a screenshot to take notes.

  46. Vivek Chaturvedi says:

    Thanks for Sri madbhagawat in PDF

  47. Aman says:

    Thank you so much. I was looking for this for such a long time. You all are doing very nice devotional service.

  48. Jandineide says:

    Hare Krishna!. Muito grata pela a oportunidade de entrar em contato com esta escritura sagrada.

  49. Lokesh Luthra says:

    Sharing this knowledge is of great help to mankind! Keep up the good work

  50. Jayabalan Selvamany says:

    I am looking for Srila Prabhupada’s Srimad-Bhagavatam

  51. Sujeethra says:

    Thank you so much Swamiji for your precious contribution.

  52. Birdie says:

    For this digital version, my heartfelt congratulations and thanks. This is indeed another form of service. I would like to request the following as many may be looking for this sort of avenue. For people who have read and re-read Bhghavatham using ABC version, going through the purports and translations are not necessary. This means, for anytime, anywhere quick reading, it would be best if there is an English version that can just put down only the English translation of every sloka. I had seen a version like this by ABC as a HTML version. But a PDF would be better Is there any version without commentaries and purports? Please let us know. Thanks.

    • Without commentaries and purports it would be useless. You can not understand it without the commentaries and purports of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.

      • Birdie says:

        Hi – Thanks for your comments. I m asking that question for people who have read the commentaries and purports several times before and for a quick reference they may be asking a version without commentaries. So, if you have a clear and direct answer for this question, pls address. Thanks.

        • My clear and direct answer is if you have read the commentaries and purports several times, as I have, maybe ten times, then just keep on reading the verses, commentaries and purports again and again and every time you read them they will be fresh and new and full of additional information and much deeper realization. And I make it very clear that if you are looking for a version without commentaries you have totally missed the point and do not understand even the slightest what Krishna consciousness is.

  53. Arun says:

    I am a Krishna devotee. But not A ISKON guy. From my soul i believe in Bhagvat concepts gifted from my father. I am very thankful for your digitally uploaded Pravu pada ji’s book. It’s the basic book for any spiritual seeker.

  54. Roshiel says:

    Hi and thank you very much for continually making available these precious gems.


    I owe you a lot.
    I will pay back before I die.
    Your contribution is priceless.

  56. Lumumba Thurston says:

    Thank you soooooo much. Swamiji and our lord Krsna will always bless you for your pure heart.

  57. Doyamoy das says:

    Dandavat pranams!!

    Thank you very much for this unsurmountable seva for all living entities!!

    May Lord Krishna bless you, jay Gurudeva!!

  58. César Martinez says:

    I forgot, my good wishes and namaskaras from Perú. My Spiritual name is Abhimanyu Suta das.

  59. César Martinez says:

    Big glorificación to all of you genuine Prabhupada’s disciples, bastard iscon never got param gatim, ….we’re enabled to resist and attack whenever and werever this nefarious guru-druhas till annihilation. Victory Sri RAM!!

  60. Ashwin kumar myakalwar says:

    Thank you prabhu

  61. Nikhil says:

    Thank you for helping the people like us in this Kaliyuga by providing these precious scripture. May lord Krishna bless each and every living beings. Om Shree Hari Vishnu🕉️

  62. Saradindu Chanda says:

    Om nama bhagavatay basudebay nama.
    Haa krishna koruna sindhu dinobondhu jagathpathay, gopashaya gopikakanto radhakanta namostuatya.
    Shri krishna chaitanya probhu nityananda sriadyatya gadhadhar sribasadi gourvakto brindo.

  63. Murali Krishna says:

    Please send me books

  64. saci says:

    Downloading this original Canto 1 I discovered that the VERY FIRST LINE of 1.1.1 has been changed!…. Enough said!

    Thank you so so much! This is VERY valuable!

  65. Atul Singh says:

    Thanks for the pdf files

  66. Andrey says:

    Some pictures are missing in some SB’s cantos, order of pictures in one SB’s canto are incorrect. I partially use SB downloaded from Some SB’s cantos downloaded from your site useful as well. Thank you for your work, dear Madhudvisa dasa.
    I will think about buying SB in KrishnaStore. Nowadays I have no money.

    • You have missed the boat this time with actual Srimad-Bhagavatam, it is out of print, we have sold them all. So if we are able to print again please purchase it immediately. In the meantime don’t complain, just actually read the PDF files you have downloaded and become Krishna conscious…

  67. Prasan kumar Samantara says:

    Divine gift of Prabhupad to the human civilisation is incredible.

  68. sujith nair says:

    Srimad bhagavatam is really helped my life to think differently.. thank you for your efforts

  69. ajinkya says:

    Thank you for sharing Srimad-Bhagavatam

  70. Kim says:

    Looking forward to read this great masterpiece of Shri Krishna’s glories.

  71. Ajanya Raj says:

    Thanks 🙏🙏🙏🙏

  72. Dhanraj says:

    Thank you from the bottom of heart


    Hare Krishna. A big thank you each and everyone of Krishna Conciousness family for providing this original from srimad vagavatam. It’s my good fortune to carry in my hand this unlimited valuable Sri Krishna’s name and glories.

    Looking forward similar suppot from ISKCON

  74. Anuradhavagele says:

    Thank you so much for the files. I downloaded all of them and read it during my pregnancy. Blessed to have the opportunity to have read it. Hare Krishna.

  75. Shyam jaulkar says:

    Thanks Prabhuji for uploading such great books and in original edition, I downloaded all the volumes of SRIMAD BHAGAVATAM ,AND I will read all the volumes of SRIMAD BHAGAVATAM.and please uploads the original edition of sri caitanya caritmrta,all volumes , And not it is helpfull for me ,it is helpfull for all ,who interested in such great book ,,,FROM MY BOOTOM OF MY HEART I THANKS TO ALL OF AND SPECIAALY PRABHUJI ☺️☺️☺️!!!

  76. Rohit Jaulkar says:

    Thanks prabhuji for uploading such great books for us ,And I promise you ,THAT I will read all the volumes of SRIMAD BHAGAVATAM!.

  77. Sonali jaulkar says:

    Hare krishna prabhuji, thanks for giving us this wonderful original set of srimad bhagavatam!!

  78. ankur says:

    Hare Krishna prabhu,

    I want to buy Prabhupada’s Srimad Bhagavatam, but it’s not available in Krishna store India, kindly help me prabhu in this regards.

    • We have no stock in India any more and no idea when we will get any more stock. We still have in USA so you could order from USA but shipping would be very expensive.

      Otherwise ISKCON Bangalore may still have some sets available in India. So you can contact them directly and ask if they still have any of the 30 volume original Prabhupada Bhagavatam set available and see if you can purchase it from them.

      It is limited edition and Indian stock is gone now except for perhaps at ISKCON Bangalore.

  79. Akash Kumar Digal says:

    Thank You a lot for these PDFs. I pray all happiness and all prosperity.

  80. james says:

    Thank you for sharing these great books

  81. Balakrishna dasa says:

    Jay Shri Krishna, all glorys to Shrila Prabhupada
    I came to read Shrila Prabhupadas books in 1991 and I was fascinatad from the clear and logical way he explained everything and I just felt like home in this philosophy. Some years later my wife and I lived for seven years in India. First for two years in Mayapur and then for two years in Rishikesh and at least three years in Vrindavan. We where allways close to some ISKCON devotees but got never initiated by an ISKCON guru because we didn’t trust this guys 100% . So when we heard about this changings in the books of Shrila Prabhupad we got really very angry and my wife was shouting out loudly what she was thinking about this issue in the Vrindavan ISKCON temple to some of temple authoryties. On the very next day she was warned by a very nice devotee not to discuss about this with such rascals who are thinking that they are in a position to ” correct ” the teachings of their spiritual Master, because that can be dangerous. So now everyone can be happy that pure devotees to Shri Krishna and Srila Prabhupada are preserving the original translations.
    Thank you for this very important work that you are doing, so that further generations are able to read this pure and bona fide nektar of Srila Prabhupadas books.

    Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare hare

  82. Mariano Tonini says:

    Thank you so much and blessed may you be for sharing such a treasure and i hope it will be possible to find the rest of these cantos in the near future cause i will leave them for for my grand suns to read them . If by any case they would be available please send me the links cause i always forward them to those who have a real interest like i do for Srila Baktivedanta Swami Prahabupada . My best regards

    • Please read Prabhupada’s Bhagavatam and when you finish READ IT AGAIN.

      Prabhupada’s Bhagavatam does not go beyond Chapter 10 Text 13. Although he has given us the entire Tenth Canto in the form of Krsna, The Supreme Personality of Godhead.

      Anything beyond this is NOT PRABHUPDA’S BHAGAVATAM. The devotee you are taking about, who wrote the continuation of the Bhagavatam for ISKCON, is not a pure devotee of Krishna and is not qualified to understand and explain the pastimes of Krishna. So reading the books translated by him will be harmful, not helpful for your advancement in Krishna consciousness. SO DO NOT READ THE BOOKS TRANSLATED BY Hridyananda Gosvami. They will not help you, they will harm your spiritual life.

      Just read Prabhupada’s books. There are so many, and when you are finished read them again and again and again. Every time you read them they get better and your realizations expand unlimitedly.

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

      • Mariano Tonini says:

        I realy thought hridayananda goswami was a genuine disciple of Prahabupada cause at the time i met him back in the 90 s he realy was , but then again you never know someone for sure . Thanks for your advice . If you would be kind inough to let me know whose spiritual master has chose you as disciple it would mean a great deal to me and I would be safely folowing your counsil . Thanks for answering so fast. Hary Bol Jay Jaganata.

        • Hrydayananda Goswami has changed over the years. Now he is quite different from what he was in the 90’s. I am sure he was sincere in the beginning when he was working very hard for Srila Prabhupada spreading Krishna consciousness in the South American countries. But he gave up that service of preaching in South America and is now quite a different person…

          As far as me Srila Prabhupada is my spiritual master. And I suggest you read Srila Prabhupada’s books and know that Prabhupada is living in his books and as you read you will find Srila Prabhupada will give you personal instructions. So hear these instructions from Srila Prabhupada as you read his books and surrender to them and change your life accordingly. Then you will be guided by Srila Prabhupada and you will be in a very safe and secure position spiritually.

          Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

          Madhudvisa dasa

  83. Rasika says:

    Jay shri Krishna
    I have heard that there are 8 volume of Shrimad bhagwatam.But here I am able to see only 10 canto..Thus each canto is none other but volume itself na…Each canto has many links which one should we read guide me

  84. Krishna murari says:

    Hare krishna..
    I am very thankful of this site..

  85. Krishna murari says:

    Hare Krishna…
    Thank you so much… These books are really amazing.

  86. Hare Krishna!

    Learned Gurus,

    Please advise how do I begin reading the Srimad Bhagavadam, I live in Kuwait and dont have access to ISCKON temple

  87. Barrat says:

    Hare Krsna, brubhu it our duty to share Srimad-Bhagavatam to others so they too can enjoy the nectar of Lord past time, and in so doing we are coming closer to lotus feet of the Lord.
    May Lord all of that doing this wonderful work so we too can benefit.
    Hare krsna

  88. Barrat says:

    Hare Krsna all glory to the Supreme Personality of God Head and to Srila prabhupad amd all who make this possible so that we all read the beautiful pass time of the Lord.
    Hare Krsna

  89. Krishna Premi dasi says:

    Thank you for your dedication to making available the authorized versions of Srila Prabhupadas books. May you be blessed by Srila Prabhupad, Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and all of the Vaishnava acharyas for your service to humanity. Krishna Premi dasi

  90. Priyanshu says:

    Hare Krishna Prabhuji
    Dandvaat pranam
    All glories to Srila prabhupad ji
    All glories to Sri SRI RADHA KUNJBIHARI JI

    I appreciate your work of preserving the original copies of these devine books. Can you send me a link of KRISHNA book.

    Ty hare Krishna
    Ur servant

  91. Alok Singh Chauhan says:

    These pdfs are great, very pleasing and heart touching. Obviously i am appreciating more about the picture work in it. Otherwise i am so deeply fallen and i can not stay longer focoused in such varoius meaningful scripture. I am just requesting for more and more picture content in these pdfs. Hope it would have been possible to publish more and many picture contents in every chapter during its publication. ❤❤Hare Krishna❤❤

  92. Shilpi says:

    Please Accept my humble obeisances

    By the mercy of Supreme Lord we have started reading Srimad Bhagavatam Since July 2014 and read first canto for the three time. Till June 2016 we have read till third canto and started fourth canto. By the time i heard that we should not read Srimad Bhagavatam by ourselves. We have to read and understand Srimad Bhagavatam under some expert guidance. But how we can get any expert association daily. How it is possible? Nobody is there who can continuously give time to read srimad Bhagavatam. Because expert are busy in variety of preaching services. And i am very eager to read and to hear about the devotees of Lord and Lord’s Pastime.

    Probhu ji, Can we read continuously? We have tasted a drop of nectar, now how we can leave?

    Please help me in this regard
    Dandavat Pranams

    • Hare Krishna Shilpi

      What demon has told you not to read Srimad-Bhagavatam by yourself?

      He is a rascal@!

      Of course you can read Srimad-Bhagavatam by yourself. So please start reading it again IMMEDIATELY!!!

      Actually you are never by yourself when you are reading Srimad-Bhagavatam. Srila Prabhupada is living in his transcendental purports and Krishna and all the the great saints and sages who appear on the pages of the Bhagavatam are also living in it and you are associating with them all when you read Srimad-Bhagavatam…

      So please Prabhu do not listen to envious demons in the dress of devotees who will, at every step, try to discourage you, if they sense that you are making a little advancement in Krishna consciousness…

      • Dr Shilpi Saxena says:

        Please accept my humble Dandavat Pranams

        Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu has told this that you must read Srimad Bhagavatam in association with pure devotees.

        • Yes. And Srila Prabhupada and the pure devotees are very pleased to appear as you read Srimad-Bhagavatam. Prabhupada is living in Srimad-Bhagavatam, Krishna is living in Srimad-Bhagavatam, and all the great devotees are living in Srimad-Bhagavatm.

          OPEN THE SRIMAD-BHAGAVATAM AND READ IT. Yourself, or in the association of other devotees, either way you will be in the association of Krishna, Prabhupada, Narada Muni, Sukadeva Goswami and all the other great devotees.

          ISKCON is demonic. Misinterpreting things like this and trying to convince devotees NOT to read Prabhupada’s books. There is nothing more demonic than this.

  93. Sonia santlani says:

    Hare krishna prabhuji,
    Please accept my humble obeisances
    All glories to Srila prabhupada!!
    Thanks a lot for this beautiful pdf format of original srimad bhagawatam. I was looking for original one as didn’t had hard copy .its a great effort done by prabhupada for all his devotees. By mercy of Lord krishna I received this precious gift.
    Hare krishna

  94. Vasant ha Sivaramakrishnan says:

    l havemost of the volumes of the original text with meanings but canto 2 has been lost so.i would like to have the canto 2text so that I can continue readin and get the blessings of the lord
    Thank you

    • So you can download the PDF files you are missing from this page. We only have full sets of the books for sale. So if you want single volumes I suggest you search from them online at the second hand books websites.

  95. Prasannatma dasa says:

    Hare Krishna,
    Please accept my humble obeisances
    All Glories to Srila Prabhupada

    I am disciple of HH Gopla Krishna Goswami Maharaja with his instruction to translate Srila Prabhupada’s Books into Khmer language.

    Please kindly direct me how to get the Srimad Bhagavatam (SB) book in pdf of SB Canto 10 Chapter 14 and after.

    Thank you in advance.

    Your servant,
    Prasannatma dasa, GKG

    • Hare Krishna Prasannatma Prabhu

      We only have Srila Prabhupada’s books and he only translated up to Canto 10 Chapter 13. If you want PDF beyond this you have to realize it is not translated by Srila Prabhupada. And you have to look at the qualifications and qualities of the person who translated it and work out if he is a pure devotee of Krishna on the topmost platform or not. And if he is not then you should not read it. Because milk touched by the lips of a serpent has poisonous effects.

      So why not concentrate on translating Srila Prabhupada’s books into Khmer language. Have you translated Sri Caitanya-caritamrta? That is very essential for this age.

      Everything we need is in Prabhupada’s books. So if we simply study and follow what Prabhupada has given us that will be perfect. We do not need any more than what Srila Prabhupada gave us.

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Your servant

      Madhudvisa dasa

  96. Swami Narasingha says:

    Dandavats. A great service you are doing to His Divine Grace and for all generations of devotees present and future. Only read the original books, only buy the original books and only distribute the original books. We never settle for anything less. If its not broken [and surely its not], then why fix it?

  97. Vivek says:

    I don’t how how to thank this site i don’t have the words to thanks you people 🙂

  98. Dr. Ritu says:

    Hare Krishna Pr.,
    I am a partially blind person. I have only one eye now, and that too has retina problems. I have the whole set of (hard copies) Bhagwatam, but the font size is small (for me). Hard copies are best, even though PDFs can be annotated. Even so Prabhu, these PDFs are going to be so much easier on my eye. I can zoom-in and read these scriptures. Much obliged. Kindly let me know when hard copies are printed in big fonts (arial -14, perhaps). I asseverate, there is great need for hard copies in large fonts for patients with compromised vision.
    Dr. Ritu

    • At this time it is not possible to print in hard copy in big fonts. But as you say with PDF you can enlarge it on the screen and read it or you can also print it out yourself in large size.

  99. max says:

    hare krshna! i notice that you wrote that 4th canto was printed in 1972 but when i open the link with the book there is no other date exept 1974. my question is was it printed in 1974 or 1972?

    • Forth canto was not printed in 1972. It was printed later, maybe different volumes in different years also, I do not know off hand. Why not just read the books instead of bothering exactly what date it was printed?

  100. Bhawna says:

    I am really thankful for the pdf as I was not able to buy a hard copy

  101. Dhara says:

    Please accept my sincere obeisance prabhu.. i would like to know if you can deliver a set of original bhagvatam in india and feom where can i purchase it. I have tried to look in krishna store site but that is paying in USD. So if you can help me i would be very grateful!

    Hare krishna
    All glories to guru and gaurang!!

    • Hare Krishna Dhira

      You can purchase from Indian Krishna store if you are in India at:

      Otherwise if you are not in India you can purchase on

      In either case we can send the books to an address in India. So just order and we will send them to you.

      Rupee payment option is only available in India.

      • Dhara says:

        Please accept my sincere obeisance prabhu. .
        I checked out the link for purchase in rupees. I wanted to ask about the payment option as it is stated ccavenue credit card payments. So my question is it mandatory to pay with credit card. Can debit card or visa debit is available as a payment option. Another question is in how many days the orderd things arrive?

        All glories to guru and gaurang!
        Jay prabhupada!

  102. trisha says:

    thank you very much.. for this free pdf… it’s great opportunity to learn more about bhagavatam in easy way….. thank you parbhu……

  103. Bhuvanachithra says:

    Thank you so much for all volumes.
    Keep it up your great service for the community

  104. Krish says:

    Thank you for free pdf books. Great job by Sri Prabhupada. May He bless us all for attaining the Lotus feet of Krishna.

  105. Madhav says:

    All glories to Srila prabhupad,All glories to Srimad Bhagavatam,All glories to Bhagavad Gita,All glories to Hare krsna mantra,All Glories to Harinam sankirtan

  106. Nandini says:

    Thank you for preserving his original teachings, personally I’m still trying to understand why those who took it upon themselves to continue under his movement have failed to accept his teachings as they are.

    I am looking for the concise teaching of the structure of the manifest. The flat earth and how the heavens really work. So, if someone could guide me to the parts I’m looking for, thanks!!!

    • Hare Krishna Nandini

      It is very hard for us to understand because we have been so much trained by modern science in a different world-view.

      There is no concise description.

      It was not Srila Vyasadeva’s main purpose to describe the structure of the universe. Main thing is to get out, to go back home, back to Godhead, to the spiritual world.

      But he does mention many points about the structure of the universe in his writings. Principally in the Fifth Canto of Srimad-Bhagavatam but also throughout the whole Bhagavatam and in Mahabharata and the Puranas and Upanisads.

      So far I do not think anyone has a clear idea of the structure of the universe revealed in the writings of Srila Vyasadeva. So it requires spiritual advancement, realization, inspiration from Krishna in the heart, etc, to actually realize it in practice and present it as a true scientific model that could be appreciated by modern science, etc. But I am sure when someone can do this at least a large percentage of the scientists will be very interested in it.

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

  107. Sridhar says:

    This does not seem to be complete. There should be more to it than Canto 10, volume 3. I do not see Sudhama Charitam anywhere!

  108. Rama Ramachandran says:

    Hare Krishna Prabhu! Pranams.

    Thanks a million for publishing these priceless books of Shila Prabhupada online. It helps a lot for readers of Bhagavatham daily like me and my neighbors easily. But I don’t find the slokas and meanings beyond Canto 10 – Chapter 13. Can you please give me a link to access them so that we can continue read them on line.

    With regards


    • Hare Krishna!

      There are so many translations of the Vedic texts. But unfortunately very few of them are by pure devotees of Krishna. The fact is that only a pure devotee of Krishna can understand and explain Krishna. So only the translations and purports of a pure devotee of Krishna are helpful for us in our quest for spiritual advancement. Translations and commentaries by persons who are not pure devotees of Krishna will mislead us. They will not help us advance in Krishna consciousness, no matter how perfect they seem to be from the intellectual and scholarly point of view. It is only the pure devotee of Krishna who can awaken the dormant Krishna consciousness that is within all our hearts.

      So Srila Prabhupada is a pure devotee of Krishna. A pure devotee of Krishna is very, very rare. So we need to take full advantage of associating with him by reading his transcendental books. Prabhupada only translated up to Srimad-Bhagavatam Tenth Canto Chapter 13. But he has given us the entire Tenth Canto also in the form of: Krsna, The Supreme Personality of Godhead. Then he has given us so much more nectar in the Sri Caitanya-caritamrta and many, many other books.

      So everything is in Srila Prabhupada’s books. You do not need to go anywhere else. You do not need to read any other books. Simply study all the books of Srila Prabhupada and put into practice in your life the instructions you find Srila Prabhupada giving you as you read his books and you will make very rapid advancement in Krishna consciousness.

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

  109. Rohit sharma says:

    Hare krishna prabhu g
    Someone had deleted this set of scanned copies of srimad bhagvadtam frm my phone. Im downloading it again. Its beautifull illustrations really gives a dint of vaikuntha as i found prabhupad saying in d documentary film of iskcon (iskcon classic).
    Iskcon philosophy is poineer n gives a place of shelter in today’s hectic world of restlessness. It provides a shortcut reach to d supreme d lotus feet of krishna.
    Hare krishna prabhu g.

  110. Sukriti Kumar Bowali says:

    Hare Krishna, PAMHO
    The Prabhupada books actually is the priceless thing in the world. I regularly read it and it kept me alive to serve the Lord Krishna.
    Hare Krishna.

  111. Aparna says:

    Hare Krishna!!
    How other people will come to know about the unauthorised changes to our original scriptures? How can this be prevented?

    • We need devotees to become very serious about distributing Srila Prabhupada’s original books. The more Prabhupada’s original books are distributed the more the original books will be preserved and read. So become a book distributor and distribute Srila Prabhupada’s original books.

  112. RANGARAJAN says:

    now only i enter to read bhagavatham ,after get an good concious and good faith with krishna and i always want to distribute the books thanks

  113. shainika says:

    Hare krsna !
    Thank you to whoever made this available to everyone

    May krsnaji bless your souls

  114. Hare Krishna, Thanks a million for making these Holy Scriptures available to us. Started studying Bhagavatham recently. Hari Om!

  115. Dhiraj Raniga says:

    We thank you for preserving the Original Srimad Bhagwatam.
    I have just downloaded it. We love it and will make very good use in our lives.

  116. Harish Patel says:

    I am extremely Thankful first to Ms Rachana Naurial to get me motivated to download Bhadvatam, all volumes. Second thanx to A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada and his institutions such as ISKON who have made these priceless scriptures translated & written in an understandable language, effective Paintings and in electronic format which makes me a proud owner of this knowledge…. Reading It will make my life worthy for what it has been and realizing the meanings + understanding weaved in these texts may lead me to realization which has been elusive to most people….. Thank you all.

    • Hare Krishna Harish

      Yes. Now it is up to you to actually read Srimad-Bhagavatam and put what you learn into practice in your life. If you do this your life will be very successful and you will become a very important person in the world and will become empowered to guide so many others back home back to Godhead. So do it. Read the Bhagavatam, better if you read it aloud so you chant it including the Sanskrit verses and hear it. We learn more by chanting and hearing than just by thinking about it in our minds.

  117. Frank says:

    Hare Krsna ! I would like to thank you so much to make these books available, now I have them all on my laptop, on a usb key and on a kobo, everywhere I am I can have all these books with me, original edition amazing. Hari !

  118. Shankar lal says:

    Shree mad bhagvatm mhaapurran

  119. shravana tirtha says:

    hare krishna ..!! hari bole…!!!
    found the pdf’s very useful.

  120. Niteesh Bharadwaj says:

    Iam highly elated to have this website open for downloads of srimadbhagvatham. It is such a great book that it absolves our sins and purifies our souls. I will be highly thankful to those who are running this website.this is called service.

  121. Krishna says:


    i have read that the srimad bhagavatam consists of 12 canto’s. On this website, we can download 10 canto’s. When will the last two canto’s be available? Or are there only 10 canto’s available as a pdf?

    Thank you very much


    • This is Srila Prabhupada’s translation of Srimad-Bhagavatam

      He only translated up to Tenth Canto Chapter 13.

      So that is all that is available and all that will ever be available in Prabhupada’s Bhagavatam.

      We need to have faith that Srila Prabhupada has given us everything in his books. Please read all of Srila Prabhupada’s books and you will get all knowledge. I am sure you have not even read all of Srila Prabhupada’s Srimad-Bhagavatam yet. So read it and read it again and again. The more you read it the more you will realize who Krishna is and who you are.

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

  122. Nitish sharma says:

    Hi, Hare Krisna. I would want to know that what is the difference in first edition and Indian edition?

  123. Poonam says:

    Thank you so much. It is very important to preserve our invaluable Religion abd History in Their original forms. Thank You. Jai Shree Krishna ??

  124. Akash Sharma says:

    Hare Krishna!!!
    I pay u lots of respect from the bottom of my heart for helping and contributing in saving of original texts of Vedanta in this Kaliyuga. I will try my best to APPLY this content in me completely. THANKS FOR THE HARD WORK AND ONCE AGAIN HARE KRISHNA

  125. Awdhendra pratap Singh says:

    Felt grateful to have access to such a helpful website.

  126. Viswanathan says:

    Hare Krishna!
    PAMHO Prabhus,
    Shall we get tamil PDF BG AND SB

    • No. We are only doing original Prabhupada books that means in English. As English is official language of India I suggest you learn English so you can read Srila Prabhupada’s original books.

      Translation will never be as good as the original. So better to read the original in English which includes of course the original Sanskrit in both Devanagari and Roman Transliteration.

      • Sridhar says:

        I try to read SB in Sanskrit in Devanagari script.
        Most Indians do not know English. Only those in big cities do.
        Prabhupada translated SB, other spiritual texts in English for the benefit of Western audience well versed in English, not for Indians.

        English is the official language of India along with Hindi. Hindi and English are used for official purposes such as parliamentary proceedings, judiciary, communications between the Central Government and State Government etc. Most people who are devout that I know read SB, other spiritual texts in their own mother tongue (like Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil etc).

  127. Urmil says:

    Hare Krishna, actually I want shrimad bhagawatam in Hindi. Please can you help me to get that set of 30 original books

  128. Hanumandas says:

    Jaya all glories to the real sankirtan devotees

  129. Radhe shyam says:

    Is it enough to satisfy with 10 cantos of bhagavatam and how to get free from birth death cycle. also, as you said earlier every own has self interest in promoting anything then do you think srila prabhupad ji also had any personal interest in promoting hare krishna ?

    • Hare Krishna

      Srila Prabhupada had no personal interest in presenting Srimad-Bhagavatam. This is his unique qualification. Yes. It is enough to just read all of Srila Prabhupada’s books. Everything is in Prabhupada’s books. So just read them all and live your life according to the instructions you find Srila Prabhupada giving you as you read his books and your life will become perfect.

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

  130. Radhe shyam says:

    Hare krishna, madhudvisa dasa when will srimad bhagavatam be available on krishna store and also can I share these original texts of prabhupad.

  131. Rajat Chhettri says:

    Jai Shri Ram

    I want to give this message directly to respectable ISKCON authority members.

    ISKCON should send atleast one great Devotee Vaishnava, who is rid completely of lust, greed and anger, to every ISKCON temple to maintain them, and that too by careful investigation of him.
    And they should open up a Gou-shaala in every temple.
    And provide Scheduled sevaas to every bhakta acording to his guna (attributes).
    eg., if one is seen to be very angry everytime, he should be given to pick up the gobars mostly.

    I am saying this for I have seen greater maya in temples than the outside world.
    Devotees are falling into sense enjoyment and quitting Bhakti-maarga (selfless loving services)

    I am extremely sorry if I have hurt the sentiments of any devotee by giving this opinion,
    but I wanted to say this for uplifting the present condition of the faithful men who are falling from Lord’s service.
    I know this because I was one of such person.

    Yours humbly,
    A small bhakta.

  132. AMARESH says:

    hare krishna hare krishna krishna krishna hare hare
    hare rama hare rama rama rama hare hare

  133. Avinash Rajkumar says:

    You know how scarce these books are, so please try to upload all the missing covers, appendixes indexes and so on, there are some things missing, so please look into it ASAP and scan those missing covers and the spine also. place the book spine facing downward on the scanner and spread the cover out, you will see the Cover,spine and back cover in a straight line if it is properly scaned.

    • We have reprinted the original books now with all original covers and everything so you will very soon be able to purchase the actual original first edition Srimad-Bhagavatam at

      Should be available within the next couple of months. Then you won’t need the PDF files…

  134. Prakash Anamalay says:

    Hare Krsna Prabhuji,
    I noticed the translation for the first text in the Bhāgavatam (pdf) is different from the original hard copy. Please clarify my doubts.
    Thanking you in advance.
    Prakash Anamalay

    • Hare Krishna Prakash

      Please give full details on this. “The original hardcopy?” What do you mean? Srila Prabhupada published the first canto of Srimad-Bhagavatam in Delhi in the early 1960s. So that Delhi Edition will be a bit different. This PDF is the First Edition published in the USA.

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

  135. Abinash Sahu says:

    Very very interesting… I like it..

  136. Das of Das aspiring says:

    Hare Krishna!
    PAMHO Prabhus,

    Thank you so much really appreciate it.
    One hopes they are 1% sincere in reading the truth in book form as personalities that have endeavoured to do and give this to and for us and future generations. Sitting, breathing much easier with much anxiety alleviated.
    All glories to your service. Dandavat pranams,

  137. p.Esw aran Nam oodiri says:

    I am believe srikrishna stories Bhagavad. I every happiness your workshop
    .all god blessings you.
    Hari oham

  138. vijayan says:

    good work to wake up humanbeing

  139. Raghunath Swain says:

    Srimad Bhagavat Gita should be compulsory subject of every school & college

  140. Avinash Rajkumar says:

    was the the original Bhagvatam 50 volumes long? I was reading in the “Other books ” list and saw something like that so Im asking for confirmation..??

    • Srila Prabhupada’s Original Bhagavatam is 30 volumes. It finishes at Tenth Canto Chapter 13 I think. Then Srila Prabhupada left his body. He had planed to complete Srimad-Bhagavatam in 60 volumes but we only got 30. However everything is there in those 30 volumes…

  141. sathyaprasad says:

    hare krsna prabhu

    when the original first edition srimad bhagavatam will be told in before april srimad bhagavatam it will not be available in this the book started printing

  142. Mohan Swaminathan says:

    I was quite impressed to see the rare photo of Lord Sri Venkateswara. Thank you once again for this.
    Mohan Swaminathan

  143. Keshav says:

    Hari bol guys its been great reading all of these wonderful Vedic literatures on this wonderful site hare krsna

  144. Rahul says:

    Hare Krishna prabhu ji

    I am getting bewildered after reading your page which says that ISKCON is not good now
    but I want to love Lord Krishna, I want to hear his past times, but you are saying that ISKCON is changing the real meaning, so i am getting very much upset.
    now it is very difficult for me to find who is true and who is not.
    and I also wanted to know that what is your opinion about Radhanath Swami
    and should I go to ISKCON temple or not
    and should I visit other temple or not
    I have many other questions, please reply me

    Hare Krishna

    • Hare Krishna Rahul

      Radhnatha Swami is a Mayavadi. That should be fairly obvious to you. And really you have to decide for yourself in your situation what you should do. What I suggest is that you very sincerely chant at least 16 rounds of the Hare Krishna mantra every day and strictly follow the four regulative principles and read Srila Prabhupada’s books at least 1-2 hours a day. In this way Srila Prabhupada will instruct you from his books and Krishna will instruct you from within your heart and you will then know what you should do.

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

      • Radhamani says:

        What is the meaning of Mayavadi?

        • Hare Krishna Radhamani

          Mayavadi means someone who thinks Krishna is in maya. A Mayavadi thinks that when Krishna appears in the material world He accepts a body made from the material energy. But Krishna appears in His original spiritual body. The Mayavadis are impersonalists. They believe that Krishna’s appearance as a person in the material world is not His original form. They claim the original form is the impersonal brahman and when Krishna appears He temporally manifests a form and when He disappears He again merges back into the brahman.

          They also believe that we, ultimately, have no eternal personal spiritual form. Their idea of mukti or liberation is merging into the impersonal brahman and loosing their individuality and personality.

          So the Mayavadis are envious frustrated persons. They do not want to surrender to Krishna, they are against Krishna, and they make so much word jugglery and speculation to try and ‘logically’ explain that Krishna does not exist and that the impersonal brahman is actually supreme.

          Unfortunately at the present time the world, ISKCON, and every other so-called spiritual organization, is full of Mayavadis…

          Mayavadi philosophy is very attractive to the demons here in the material world. Because demons want to be god. And the Mayavadi philosophy claims that everyone is god… So Mayavadi philosophy is nonsense and Mayavadis are demons who want to take advantage of the Vedas and present themselves as great transcendentalists and spiritual gurus.. While never surrendering to Krishna and really working for there own personal interest, not Krishna’s interest…

          Chant Hare Krishna and and be happy!

          Madhudvisa dasa

  145. Hrishikesh says:

    Hare Krsna Prabhu,
    Can you upload the cover pages of the Srimad Bhagavatam, some of them are missing, some indexes are also missing.
    Or, please give the reference of the picture number from each volumes which is used as the front cover and back cover. It will be very helpful. I don’t know if I will able to buy the hardcopy as I am still a student and it may take 8-10 years. Most probably I have to print it myself as I think the stock may finish till then.

    • In time we will upload all the cover’s, etc.

      But it would be much cheaper for you to purchase it than print it yourself…

      • Aman says:

        Hare Krishna Prabhuji
        After reading the above comment by Hrishikesh Prabhu I am little anxious….will Shrimadbhagavatam sets not be available after some years?

        • They are available now and they will be available if I can make them available. And in the future, when I can not make them available, you can make them available.

          But the main thing is you get Prabhupada’s original Bhagavatam and Cc sets now and read them… They are available now, get them now and read them now…

          • Aman says:

            Hare Krishna Prabhuji!
            I have been reading Shrimadbhagavatam in PDF format since last one year and a few other books and I have got Bhagavad-gita As It Is and it is the same as available on but I have got it from Amazon as it was sent from one Vishwesh Oswal Prabhu who is on….Prabhuji I want all books only from and as soon as I have got enough money I will get the books!
            And I will read all the books and as you say I hope to do everything. And I must do it!
            All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
            All glories to Krishna SankirtanMovement!

          • Hare Krishna Aman

            Yes. We need to stick to Srila Prabhupada’s books only. Everyone wants to become a famous author with his own books. But Srila Prabhupada is actually a pure devotee of Krishna, and this is a very rare qualification. So Prabhupada’s books have a very special quality that all these other authors can never match…

            Please go to:


            It should be working again now for purchases of books in Indian rupees. So please place a small order and if there are any problems or errors, etc, let me know.

            Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

            Madhudvisa dasa

          • Aman says:

            Hare Krishna Prabhuji!
            I have ordered Teachings of Lord Chaitanya, Krishna, The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Shri Ishopanishad and Light of Bhagavata from and there was no problem. Thank you very much for the ….I hope to buy lots of items from here and keep buying until my last breath!

          • Hare Krishna Aman

            It is very good news Prabhu.

            You can also save up and order Srimad-Bhagavatam and Cc sets. Right now we have a discount coupon: SB25 which will give you 25% discount on Srimad-Bhagavatam set.

            Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

            Madhudvisa dasa

          • Aman says:

            Hare Krishna Prabhuji!
            Unfortunately I do not have enough money to get Shrimadbhagavatam and Cc sets now but in few months I hope to get the two sets as it is very important to get these to sets for my own self as well as for making it available in future!

  146. Kevin says:

    This is truly the most authorised knowledge of any literature i have ever read

  147. sathyaprasad says:

    hare krishna prabhu
    you told me that you will reprint this first edition of bhagavatam in future.when will i get all dusk jacket exactly like this found in pdfs in the physical copy

    • Yes. Not a dust jacket, but the cover will be exactly the same as the original dust jackets. But right now you can get the exact original Sri Caitanya-caritamrta:

      So please get this and read it while you are waiting for the Bhagavatam.

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

      • Bija Dasa says:

        Hare Krishna Madhudvisa Prabhu,


        I recently got the 30 volume SB. They are truely beautiful books, thank you and Hansdutta Prabhu for distributing them to the world. I read that the first edition SB sets with the original covers will be making a appearance sometime in the future.

        I am aware the 30 volume set is pre 1978 editions. I am also aware of the fact that Prabhupada accepted corrections to be made to the first editions which the 30 volume Hansdutta are corrected.

        Can you clarify what will be the difference between the future first editions that will be back in print? Im sure they are subtle, but would it be more auspicious to read the Original First Edition SB set?

        please address the confusion…

        Bolo Krsna

        • Just read the Bhagavatam set you have now Prabhu. IT IS PERFECTLY GOOD. There is absolutely no problem with it at all…’

          It is maya trying to trick you not to read Prabhupada’s books. Just read the Bhagavatam set you have… You need to force yourself to read it because maya will keep on trying to trick you not to read it.

          Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

          Madhudvisa dasa

  148. arunkumar.B says:

    I like your site ….

  149. devara Mahesh says:

    Hare Krishna prabhu ji, I acknowledge with thanks, receiving your most valuable book Ghagavad gita as it is. very useful for me to get up from this matterial world.


  150. Dattatreya Das says:

    Jay Prabhu …

    As far as I remember , we’ve met in LA , or California in the 80’s …

    I was initiated in 1974 , in Amsterdam …

    Anyway , this Prabhupad books issue is heavy stuff , and I just realized that , while I thought
    that I had original texts ( I gave my good old Bhagavatams away , one by one , knowing that
    the new ones were polluted !!! ) with the ” Hamsaduta printings ” ( someone had sworn to me
    it was clean ) , they are not the original text !!!

    The way I can tell is with this :

    ” By regularly hearing the Bhagavatam and rendering service unto the pure devotee,
    all that is troublesome to the heart is practically destroyed, and loving service unto
    the glorious Lord, who is praised with transcen­dental songs, is established as an
    irrevocable fact. ”

    Now that’s the original …

    In the aledgedly clean ( or simply less polluted !!! ) Hamsaduta printings , and all I
    saw ( even ” pre 1978 ” versions ) , it sounds like this :

    ” By regular attendance in classes on the Bhagavatam , and rendering of service unto the
    pure devotee, all that is troublesome to the heart is almost completely destroyed, and loving
    service unto the glorious Lord, who is praised with transcen­dental songs, is established as an
    irrevocable fact. ”

    Mind you , as you might know , they actually had ” and diligently rendering service unto the
    pure representative of the Lord ” in a version I saw in L.A. circa 1981 , but they changed that ,
    because it was a bit too obvious ( I had also made a stink about it !!! ) …

    There were other changes I had noticed back in the 80’s , in key verses ( Catur slokas ) …

    Where can one buy original texts in book form , if at all possible !?!

    We need to talk … bro !!!

    • Hare Krishna Dattatreya Prabhu

      There is no problem with the Bhagavatams printed by BBT pre 1978.

      That includes the Hansadutta set. It is perfectly good. No problems at all.

      The change that you point out is a correction. Look at Srila Prabhupada’s Delhi Bhagavatam. You will find that Srila Prabhupada himself personally wrote and printed “By regular attendance in classes on the Bhagavatam” in his original Delhi Bhagavatam. So you can not say this is wrong.

      So just read the Bhagavatam and become a pure devotee of Krishna.

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

      • bhaktini Olesya says:

        Hare Krishna! Please accept my respectful obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
        Madhudvisa prabhu, You do a great work on saving Prabhupada’s heritage for the future. Let Prabhupada and Krishna accept Your service. I have been reading altered books for about a decade before I knew the fact of editing. So now I am looking for original ones to purchase. I thought about a pre-owned compact Bhagavatam set, but here I read the comment above, which shows one of the corrections in it. Do You have the complete list of such corrections? And what is “2004 year reprint” of the compact Bhagavatam? Is it the same as “Hansadutta printing” or is it BBT International altered version? Thank You for Your attention.

  151. Bhakta Sky says:

    Hare Krishna Prabhuji, please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Sri guru and gauranga.How much would it cost to get 1975 chaitanya charitamrta back in print? This set is worth more than gold.

  152. Tony says:

    Hare Krishna Madhudvisa dasa..

    How long will the original 30 volume Srimad Bhagavatam be available for?
    I read somewhere you said there is only a limited supply and this was said back in 2011.
    I plan on purchasing next month do you think it will still be available then?

    Namaste ..
    Hare Krishna

    • Yes. In 2011 there was limited supply. And we have sold that. Then found a few hundred sets in Australia and we sold them, now we have found some sets in Europe and we are selling them. But this is really the end of the stock. These are the last remaining sets in the world.

      Yes. We will still have it next month I think. But not for very many more months.

  153. Santosh Prabhu says:


  154. m m goel says:

    I love Lord Krishna……………

  155. Dhanya Paike says:

    I have read Bhagavatgeeta & also i started reading Srimad-Bhagavatam. After reading Bhagavatgeeta it attracted me more towards KRISHNA the Supreme Godhead. So i started reading Srimad-Bhagavatam. After reading those books i realized the real problem of human being. The problem is, people are not reading or not understanding these books. The only solution for this is we have to make our next generations to read this books and understand the message of KRISHNA, also make them to love KRISHNA. This is only the way to get out of all troubles of Kali yuga. And on the other hand i also think that no one can stop this because the name itself indicates the yuga of quarrel. Let us hope for good and pray “LOKA SAMASTHA SUKHINO BHAVANTU” and beg Lord KRISHNA to have mercy on all fallen soul’s. And we all know that no one can be as merciful as Lord KRISHNA.
    And i’m searching for last two cantos of Srimad-Bhagavatam. Can anyone help me getting the book? And i’m searching for the original one, also translated one. Please do a favor.

    • Hare Krishna

      You need to be satisfied with what Srila Prabhupada has given us.

      Vaisnava literature can only be translated by a pure devotee of Krishna. So what you appreciate in Srila Prabhupada’s translation of Srimad-Bhagavatam and Bhagavad-gita is the transparent via-medium of Srila Prabhupada. Prabhupada is just presenting Srimad-Bhagavatam “As It Is” without injecting any personal opinion or ideas. This is a very rare thing. Almost all commentators on the Vedic texts have their own opinions and ideas which they superimpose on top of their translations and commentary of the Vedic texts thus rendering them useless in the matter of transferring any real transcendental knowledge.

      So I humbly suggest Prabhu that you will find everything in Srila Prabhupada’s books and now that you have completed reading Srimad-Bhagavatam as it is given to us by Srila Prabhupada you can start reading it again at the First Canto. You will be amazed Prabhu as to how much better you will find Srimad-Bhagavatam the second time you read it. The more you read Prabhupada’s books the more the spiritual world will open up for you. Prabhupada’s books are unlimited. They are not like ordinary books. You can read them an unlimited number of times and every time you read them they will be new and fresh and every time you will find new realizations and new knowledge.

      Also the logical progression after reading Srimad-Bhagavatam is to read Sri Caitanya-caritamrta. There you will find the same teachings of Srimad-Bhagavatam but presented in a very wonderful way. Sri Caitanya-caritamrta goes further in explaining the pastimes of Radha and Krishna than Srimad-Bhagavatam does. It is the post-graduate study of spiritual life. So please read Srila Prabhupada’s Sri Caitanya-caritamrta also:

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

      • tony ji says:

        Hare Krishna Prabhu
        How long will the origina Srimad Bhagavatam be available in book form??

        • It is already available:

          There is nothing wrong with that. It is first edition from Fifth Canto on, and cantos 1-4 are second edition. Not the first printing, they contain some corrections that were made by BBT editors working under the direction of Srila Prabhupada.

          These are the exact same books that Srila Prabhupada personally read himself daily and gave most of his classes from and begged his disciples to distribute widely.

          So this Bhagavatam set is completely accepted by Srila Prabhupada. It is perfectly bona fide. Completely spiritual.

          So get it and read it and become a pure devotee.

          Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

          Madhudvisa dasa

  156. Bernard Charl Loock says:

    Definitely would help having Srila Prabhupada\’s ORIGINAL transcripts in order for me to try and understand……The Absolute Truth

  157. bhakta sky says:

    Hare Krishna prabhu all glories to Srila Prabhupada Please accept my humble obeisances. I really appreciate the work you are doing prabhu but I have one concern. The Srimad Bhagavatam downloads seem to be the originals but not the ones you are advertising on
    I happen to have that exact set from the website and they differ from the ones that I just downloaded. Please explain this to me because I am having a hard time trying to understand it. Thank you again prabhu for all your hard work on trying to preserve the legacy and authenticity of Our Spiritual Masters’ books. And please forgive me prabhu if I have offended you or anyone with my concerns. I just want to know the truth.

    • Hare Krishna Bhakta Sky

      The download is the first edition Bhagavatam.

      After the first editions were printed Srila Prabhupada instructed the editors to make many corrections to the first printed books. So there is editing between the first and later printings of the Bhagavatams. But this is not ‘changes’. If you look carefully you will not find the meaning of the text is being changed. So this editing went on under the authorization and direction of Srila Prabhupada. It is completely different from the changes that have been made after Srila Prabhupada’s disappearance.

      The Bhagavatam set that you purchased from is an exact replica of Bhagavatam volumes printed well before 1977. So it is completely authorized by Srila Prabhupada and is identical to the Bhagavatam volumes that Srila Prabhupada gave most of his classes from.

      So do not worry. The Bhagavatam set you have is completely authorized.

      There is nothing so original as the set you have in existence at the moment. You are very fortunate to have it. They are now out of print. We have a few sets left in Europe only.

      So just read it and become a pure devotee of Krishna.

      If it is good enough for Srila Prabhupada to read personally himself daily and give his classes from it should be good enough for you to read….

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

  158. Sachin Bhaganagare says:

    Please make available Srimad Bhagvatam in Marathi for download…

    • Please read Srila Prabhupada’s original Bhagavatam in English.

      English is the main language for India now. It is not a problem for Indians to learn English and if you know English then why not read Prabhupada’s books in English……

      It is available printed for sure in Marathi but you know when a book is translated into another language of course that is very good and very important for the people who only speak that language. But really in the translation process something is lost. It is better to read the book in the original language and for Srila Prabhupada’s books the original language is English.

  159. David says:

    Are these available on a CD as a collection?

  160. jaya laksmi says:

    hare krishna:
    it’s so wonderful to have Srila Prabhupada’s book .
    it’s pity that srimad bhagavatam canto 4.2 and 4.3 and canto 8.1
    can not be downloaded. please examine.all others are ok.

    • As far as I can see there is no problem with the files. Try to download them again and let me know if you are still having a problem.

      • sivakumar says:

        hare krishna!
        can i have online reading of prabhupada original srimad bhagavatam. i feel comfortable in reading in mobile(cellphone) rather than in computer or hard copy.

        i hv been reading from veda . as u sayn it is maintained by bbt and doesnt contain original writings of srila prabhupad , i feel it is better to change from BBT. RECENTLY I purchased original BG AS IT IS that was from mc millan book company.

        kindly accept my obeisances for your immense services

        sivakumar, tamilnadu, india

  161. murlidher says:

    Can I order this set of books in India? Is PDF version is available to download in Tamil language?

  162. Dear Madhudvisa Prabhu,

    Hare Kṛṣṇa Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Śrīla Prabhupadā!

    Your service to the Krishna Consciousness movement is inestimable. I have just downloaded the scans of the original Śrīmad Bhāgavatam.. After viewing them, I get the warmest feeling of knowing that I am reading authoritative versions of Śrīla Prabhupāda’s most beautiful books.

    I was recently given an ultimatum at a local “ISKCON” temple, that unless I stopped promoting the Pre-1978 books, and stopped talking about the fallacy of rubber stamping gurus, I would have to leave. I have left, and I feel inspired for that decision. I would loose my life and soul if I were to compromise on principles which are keeping me cognizant of the need to protect the creeper of devotional service, and not allow it to get mixed up in karma, jnana or yoga.

    Thank you again and again for your invaluable service to current and future generations of Kṛṣṇa bhaktas.

    Hari bol!

    bhakta Parker

    • Hare Krishna Bhakta Parker

      Yes, it is safer to leave ISKCON.

      But somehow we have to remain in Krishna consciousness. So that is quite a challenge. We talk about chanting at least 16 rounds of the Hare Krishna mantra daily and strictly following the four regulative principles and reading Srila Prabhupada’s books every day but we have to actually very strictly follow these things and everything else Srila Prabhupada is instructing us in his books..

      Really this is best done in the association of other devotees, it is very hard to be a devotee surrounded by non-devotees. But somehow that is the position we seem to be in at the moment so we have to push on and try to become Krishna conscious and try to serve Srila Prabhupada under these difficult circumstances.

      The solution is chanting Hare Krishna ultimately. So we have to actually get a taste for chanting Hare Krishna and have to actually do it constantly. It is only the sankirtan, the chanting of the Hare Krishna mantra that can counteract the bad effects of Kali-yuga. So we have to chant Hare Krishna or we will not be even able to counteract the evils of Kali in our own lives, what to speak of saving the world, which, at some point in time, someone has to do, again..

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

  163. Suresh says:

    Hare Krishna..
    I am life member of ISKON. I am searching for a copy of eBook of Srimadbhagavatam in ORIYA (my mother tongue) but not cann’t find. I have hard copies though. Can you please help. If its available for sale, I can purchase from one of ISKCON site also. Please let me know.


  164. Sachin Patil says:


  165. Shri Hari says:

    Hello. I am a swaminarayan devotee of BAPS. In the shikshapatri(manual for code of conduct and bhakti) it says that a devotee should read the tenth canto of the srimad bhagavatam every year. But it is not complete here. I understand that ISKCON are changing stuff. But I need the tenth canto. What should I do.

    • Firstly your instruction from Swami Narayana is wrong. This sort of stress on reading specifically the Tenth Canto of the Srimad-Bhagavatam, giving special stress to reading the Tenth Canto over the other Cantos is completely wrong, completely bogus. The Srimad Bhagavatam has to be studied from the First Canto which is considered to be the lotus feet of Krishan and the subject matter progressively develops until the Tenth Canto which is considered to be Krishna’s Lotus face. So meditation on Krishna must start at Krishna’s lotus feet and progress gradually up to Krishna’s lotus face. So have to read all of the Bhagavatam, starting from the First Canto, in the order that it has been presented. Not that you put special stress on reading the Tenth Canto. You have to read and assimilate all the other cantos first before it is possible for you to appreciate and understand the Tenth Canto.

      As far as reading the complete Tenth Canto read Srila Prabhupada’s “Krsna, The Supreme Personality of Godhead”.

      That is a summary study of the Tenth Canto. Each of the 90 chapters in Krsna Book corresponds to one chapter of the Tenth Canto of Srimad-Bhagavatam.

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

  166. a regular commentator says:

    Can anyone tell me the links of pdf files of Canto 11 and 12 without the poisonous commentary. Thanks

    • There is no use in reading Bhagavatam without commentary by a pure devotee of Krishna. Srila Prabhupada has given us so many books and I suggest that you have most probably not read all of Srila Prabhupada’s books so you need to concentrate on reading all of Prabhupada’s books and listening to all of his classes and reading all of his letters, etc. Srila Prabhupada has given us enough to keep us constantly engaged in hearing about Krishna for a very long time. And the nature of Srila Prabhupada’s books is that every time you read them a new level of knowledge and realization opens up. So when you have read all of Prabhupada’s books simply read them again and you will find the second time you read them you will get so much more than you got on the first reading. Like this when you finish reading all of Srila Prabhupada’s books for the second time start again and read them all for a third time. You can keep on reading Prabhupada’s books like this and they will continue to become more and more blissful, more and more ecstatic, and you will realize more and more transcendental knowledge as your heart becomes purified and you advance in Krishna consciousness by the mercy of Srila Prabhupada, by hearing from Srila Prabhupada.

      Certainly no one should ever read or even touch any of the Bhagavatam volumes that contain translations and ‘Bhaktivedanta Purports’ by Hriydananda godas. This is ISKCON’s disease; they consider the books of Hriydananda to be non-different from the books of Srila Prabhupada. As you read the BBT Bhagavatam it just flows from Prabhupada’s Bhagavatam to Hriydananda’s Bhagavatam with absolutely no warning, on the assumption that Hriydananda godas is just as good as Prabhupada… This is such an offense to Srila Prabhupada. Putting Hriydananda godas on the same platform as Srila Prabhupada. I really can not imagine that there are many idiots out there any more who can accept such insanity. I heard Prabhupada say today that you can fool all of the people for some time and you can fool some of the people for all of the time but you can not fool all of the people for all of the time. So ISKCON’s time of fooling all of the devotees is long gone and really I think they are reaching the point where they are unable to fool any of the devotees…

      So the bottom line is forget reading anything that is not written by Srila Prabhupada. Srila Prabhupada is a pure devotee of Krishna and he has given us absolutely everything we need to become completely Krishna conscious, to become pure devotees, and to go back home back to Godhead and to take the whole universe with us. We simply have to surrender to Srila Prabhupada and take advantage of his association in the form of his transcendental books, his lectures, his conversations, his press conferences, his morning walks, his letters and all the other transcendental nectar he has left for us to raise us up to the platform of pure devotional service.

      So just read Prabhupada’s books. You do not need to read anything else at all.

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

  167. basudev das says:

    This krishna consciousness movement is the only movement which can guide a person for the path of purity and selfish less service. Not only towards god and his devotees but also to the whole world and people living around here

  168. Orlando says:

    Thank you so much prabhu for this wonderful arrangement of the original works of the master
    All glories unto Prabhupada, all glories to Sri Krishna, all glories to Madhudvisa dasa!

  169. surabhi says:

    Dear Madhudvisa prabhu,

    Can you please tell me what are the most serious changes the BBT has made, other than grammatical or spelling corrections? What are the most drastic changes been made, by which the entire original meaning got lost? If you could give me some examples, and preferably an overview (or a link to where I can find this information) that would be very helpful.
    Thank you in advance,


    • Hare Krishna Surabhi

      You can find all this information at:

      Please read all the articles there. You will be very shocked about what they are doing to Srila Prabhupada’s books. They don’t like a lot of the things that Srila Prabhupada says and they want to change them. Of course they have started slowly. Still they have made thousands and thousands of significant changes that really alter the meaning of what Prabhupada says. Sometimes very dramatically changing the meaning, sometimes completely reversing what Prabhupada said…

      ISKCON today is not like Prabhupada’s ISKCON. So their idea is they have to change Prabhupada’s books because they do not match today’s ISKCON… Of course they should not have changed ISKCON into something different from what Prabhupada established… Then they wouldn’t have to change Prabhupada’s books…

      Anyhow please carefully study all the articles at:

      And if you have more specific questions I am happy to answer them for you.

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

      • surabhi says:

        Thanks for your fast reply, prabhu. I will give it a serious look and may contact you for further clarification, if needed. Meanwhile I have sent you a message on an other article. I’ll be awaiting your reply.
        Hare Krishna

  170. Balaji Dhanasekar says:

    Hare Krishna Madhudvisa dasa ji,
    One more doubt. ISCKON was founded by SP A.C. Bhaktivedantaswami correct ? Now after him (after his disappearance) are the teachings of ISCKON not correct? Are they not perfectly divine as they are expected to be ? And what are Ritvik and other foundations.?
    Please kindly forgive my ignorance and sorry if I had spoken anything wrong. I don’t want anyone to spread wrong teachings of Bhaktivedantaswami under the name of The Almighty Sriman Narayana.
    Do kindly reply me and make me understand.
    Thanking you,
    Hare Krishna,
    Balaji. D

    • ISKCON have changed the teachings of Srila Prabhupada in so many ways. They are changing his books to try and reflect the changes they have made to the eternal and unchangeable philosophy of Krishna consciousness. So certainly ISKCON is no longer divine at all. You can not reject and change the instructions of your spiritual master without becoming completely demoniac. And if you look into the history of ISKCON since Srila Prabhupada left our material vision in 1977 you will see a history of completely demonic persons trying to use Srila Prabhupada’s ISKCON for their own personal gain. This is demoniac.

      This is the tendency in history. When the empowered acarya leaves his preaching organization becomes overtaken by demons in the dress of devotees. There is not much that can be done to stop this. The demons are very keen to take over the position of guru and if there is no powerful acarya to keep them in check then it is very hard to stop demons from taking the position of guru and exploiting the innocent disciples. So we have seen this happening in ISKCON now for many years and it has been the cause of spiritual ruination for so many unfortunate devotees.

      So my advice is that you stay far, far away from ISKCON and ISKCON devotees. They can not help you to become Krishna conscious but they are very qualified to hinder your natural progress in spiritual life.

      Stay away from ISKCON but become very close to Srila Prabhupada. Srila Prabhupada is living in his books and other recorded vani and you can personally associate with him by reading his books and hearing his recorded classes. This is direct and personal association with a pure devotee of Krishna and this sadhu-sanga with Srila Prabhupada has the power to elevate you to the platform of pure devotional service.

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

      • Balaji Dhanasekar says:

        Hare Krishna Madhudvisa dasa ji, I understand and accept thoughts.. But as a devotee of Sri Krishna, shudnt we try to do something for this. Because I hav seen many of my friends goin there. Of course they went only for Darshan of Sri Krishna. But what about the other unfortunate souls who as you say will be misguided under the name of Krishna consciousness. Thanking you,, Hare Krishna, Balaji.D

        • Hare Krishna Balaji

          What we should do is become pure devotees of Krishna ourselves by surrendering to Srila Prabhupada and following all the instructions he gives us while we read his books.

          Then Srila Prabhupada and Krishna will give us the intelligence so we will know exactly what we should do…

          Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

          Madhudvisa dasa

  171. Balaji Dhanasekar says:

    Hare Krishna Madhudvisa dasa ji,
    I hav downloaded the 10th canto volume2.. I have started readin now only. I feel if someone teaches it for me I can understand and grasp the details in more detail and can get benefitted . What can I do ?

    Thanking you,
    D. Balaji

    • Read Srila Prabhupada’s purports. He will teach you. That is what Prabhupada’s purports are for. To teach you…

      I hope you have read all the other cantos?

      You should not try to read the Tenth Canto unless you have thoroughly read all other cantos 1-9.

      The subject matter develops through the various cantos, you will not get the benefit of the tenth canto unless you have already properly studied all the other cantos.

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

      • Balaji Dhanasekar says:

        Hare Krishna Madhudvisa dasa ji..
        Thank you so much for your reply. I hav read the introduction, life history of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and the first chapter Questions of the Sages. I’m a beginner. With your help and guidance I shall try to read all the cantos of Srimad Bhaghavatham.
        After reading the book I had a feel of interest to learn more about Sri Narayana.
        Thank you,
        Hare Krishna

  172. Krishna says:

    Hare Krishna prabhuji,

    I plan to start e-learning course on-line for free of charge for the benefit of devotees and others in general. If I were to use Srila Prabhupad’s original version BG, will I breach the copyright. In other words, can you grant me the permission? or I should seek BBT’s permission.

    Kindly advice.


  173. Balaji Dhanasekar says:

    Hare Krishna Madhudvisa dasa Ji,

    Thanks to your idea of publishing Srimad Bhaghavatham in pdf form for the benefit of the world.
    I’m not able to download SB 10th canto Vol. 2.
    What can I do?
    Kindly do reply.

    Thanking you,

  174. Biswajit says:




  175. Arjun says:

    Thanks a lot for publishing Shri Bhagvattam. This is such a great service. Due to your continous efforts many people are getting direct benefit. Your efforts are bring dharma to everybody.

    Thank you against and Sadhuvad…

    Jai Shri Krishna.


  176. Jyothi says:

    Namaste Sir,

    I am currently studying Srimad Bhagavatam one chapter a day. I have read somewhere online that parayan of Srimad Bhagavatam lazily continuing till a year is Tamasik. But I am not studying it lazily. I am studying with immense faith of the Lord. Should I be worried about the Tamasik nature of my study. Should the parayan be completed within a week or a month?

    Thank you for your time and patience Sir,
    With Regards & Respect,

  177. Ram says:

    Thanks so much for the files. Today I went to ISKCON and after coming home started searching for Bhagavatam and found this link. Thanks so much and very much appreciated.

  178. Krishna Kirtan says:

    And since this is Srila Prabhupada’s Srimad-Bhagavatam that we’re talking about, why not go for the BEST QUALITY possible? Here is the final comparison using the proper rendering methods for a Digital Remaster, and the cleaned up files you have available for download.

    Thank you for your attention and kind cooperation.

    Krishna Kirtan

  179. Krishna Kirtan says:

    I just want to add that my previous message was about some files that were posted before these ones available now, which had too much loss of quality compared to the original high resolution files. I just now downloaded the most recent available PDFs you have made available here and they are actually rendered well and of good quality. Also 10th Canto you posted has great quality. Thank you.

    • Hare Krishna Prabhu

      Yes, we have done a lot of work to improve the quality of the Srimad-Bhagavatam and Caitanya-caritamrta PDF files to be the best possible quality. Now Prabhupada’s Bhagavad-gita As It Is is also available in the best possible quality [like 10th canto]

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

  180. kowsthub srihari says:

    Dear Prabhu thank you for uploading the books of srimad bhagavatam it is extremely beautiful to see it and also to read. There are only 10 cantos and 13 chapters but in vedabase there are extra two chapters should i read them also or just upto 10.13? Thank you for your valuable time.

    • Hare Krishna Kowsthub

      The important thing about a spiritual book is the author. Only a pure devotee of Krishna can understand Krishna and therefore only a pure devotee of Krishna can describe Krishna. We know that Srila Prabhupada is a pure devotee of Krishna and we have seen by practical example that his books have the potency to awaken the dormant Krishna consciousness that is within us all. Srila Prabhupada stressed just before he left his body that he did not feel any of his disciples were qualified to continue the translation of Srimad-Bhagavatam. However, directly disobeying this instruction of Srila Prabhupada, Hriydananda Goswami and others continued translating and writing ‘Bhaktivedanta Purports’ for the Srimad-Bhagavatam without Srila Prabhupada’s blessings or authorization.

      They imitated Prabhupada but they were not pure devotees of Krishna like Prabhupada, they did not understand Krishna so they had no power to explain Krishna. So if you read their continuation of the Bhagavatam translation and their so-called ‘Bhaktivedanta Purports’ that will be very bad for your spiritual life. Milk touched by the lips of a serpent has poisonous effects. So reading the Bhagavatam which is not translated by Srila Prabhupada [after Canto 10, Chapter 13] will have poisonous effects on you, even though it appears to be the Bhagavatam… The poison is very subtle but it is also very deadly.

      So please only read the Srimad-Bhagavatam up to Canto 10, Chapter 13, then you can read Srila Prabhupada’s translation of Sri Caitanya-caritamrta. Then you can read the Bhagagavatam again. Prabhupada has given us so many books it is a lifetime’s reading… And we can keep reading them over and over again and every time we read we will find new meaning and inspiration.

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

  181. Santosh says:

    I beg you to reply to my comments.
    Please tell me what I as a beginner in devotion should read.I really trust your commitment to Srila Prabhupada.
    Your servant,

    • Read all of Srila Prabhupada’s books, all small books like: Beyond Birth and Death, Perfection of Yoga, Perfect Questions Perfect Answers, Science of Self Realization, Nectar of Instruction, then of course Bhagavad-gita As It Is, Nectar of Devotion, Teachings of Lord Caitanya. We have to read ALL of Srila Prabhupada’s books and not just once. We have to read ALL of Srila Prabhupada’s books over and over again. Why did Srila Prabhupada spend so much time and effort writing all of these books? it is so we, his disciples, could read them and become Krishna conscious. If we think we can become Krishna conscious without reading all of Srila Prabhupada’s books we are very much mistaken…

  182. Santosh says:

    Prabhu, i’m very grateful to you for publishing the original Bhagavatam set.
    I have one query:-Can you please tell me if it is okay to take print out of these pages instead of ordering the hard copy of Bhagavatam?I beg ou to reply.I am very eager to read Srila Prabhupada’s original books.I also wrote a comment yesterday.But it it not visible in your website now.What happened to it?What is the meaning of “Your comment is awaiting moderation?”
    Your servant,Santosh

    • Hare Krishna Santosh

      Yes Prabhu, you are most welcome to print out the pages of Srila Prabhupada’s Bhagavatam and read them. That is what it is for. Please do it. Print out the pages and read them…. If you read them aloud also, including chanting the Sanskrit verses, it has more potency than just reading it in your mind. Reading in your mind is also good, but if you read it aloud then you are chanting it and hearing it and Krishna consciousness is actually realized through chanting and hearing much more than thinking in the mind. Thinking in the mind is of course smaranam, remembering, one of the nine processes of devotional service, so I am not in any way minimizing this, but hearing and chanting is better and that includes remembering also. So if you read aloud you are performing simultaneously hearing, chanting and remembering, which is much better than just remembering….

      But yes Prabhu, print it out and read it for sure!!!

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

  183. Santosh says:

    Prabhu, I’m very grateful to you for uploading the original Srimad Bhagavatam set!I was losing hope in Krsna Consciousness after understanding the downfall in ISKCON after Srila Prabhupada’s departure.
    Prabhu,can you please tell me if Srimad Bhagavad Gita is available in pdf format?
    And, will it be okay to take a print out of the pages and read them, instead of purshasing the books?
    I will be extremely grateful if you can provide me with a kind reply.
    Your servant,

  184. srivatsan says:

    where do i get cantos 11 to 13.Please reply as soon as possible !

    • There is no Canto 13, only 1-12. Srila Prabhupada only translated up to 10th Canto Chapter 13 so that is all that is available in English in an authorized form. Please read and study the 12,000 pages Prabhupada has already given us in Cantos 1-10.13, then study all of Srila Prabhupada’s other books. There is a lifetime’s reading and study there. You do not need anything else except Srila Prabhupada’s books.

  185. Jyothi says:


    Thank you immensely for the links.

    Please let me know if there is any auspicious time or muhurta to start reading Srimad Bhagavatam.

    Thank You,

    • Jyothi says:

      Also, Kindly advice on the 11 and 12 cantos.

      Thank You,

      • Srila Prabhupada only translated up to Tenth Canto Chapter 13. After that there is no bona-fide translation of the Srimad-Bhagavatam in English.

        • Jyothi says:

          Thank you immensely for the reply Sir,

          I cannot think of reading incomplete Bhagavatam. Is it how its followed by everybody, Or, any alternate procedure followed ? Kindly let me know.

          Thank you for your time and patience in replying,

          • It is not incomplete. Everything is in Prabhupada’s books. Prabhupada’s Bhagavatam is over 12,000 pages of text. It will take you a long time to read this, then there is about 8,000 pages of Sri-Caitanya Caritamrta, 1000 pages of Bhagavad-gita, and so many other things. Prabhu this is a lifetimes reading and you will not miss anything at all if you simply spend your life reading Prabhupada’s books.

          • Jyothi says:

            Thank you for your reply Sir,

            Thank you encouraging me to carry on with my will of reading Srimad Bhagavatm. I am currently in my first reading on Sri Bhagavad Gita and it has utterly influenced me. I have totally changed my way of life and consciousness.

            Thank you behalf of everybody for uploading precious works online for everybody to benefit.

            Thank You,

    • nityam bhagavata sevaya “You should read the Bhagavatam 24 hours a day.” Every moment can be made auspicious by reading the Srimad-Bhagavatam. Don’t wait. Start reading it now.

  186. Carlos says:

    Hare Krishna!! I am very grateful for these downloads, but I wonder if the 10th canto will be available for download in future? Thanks, thank you very much. Hari Bol!!

  187. Thomas says:

    Haribol Prabhu,

    Can you look up something for me? I’m rereading Srimad Bhagavatam
    and I’m up to Canto 4. I think I’ve found an error. I’m not talking about the infamous “changes”, nor am I suggesting the error is only in your reprint of the orginal, but it’s in EVERY printing and reprint of EVERY edition since SB was ever printed. It’s at 4.4.20 Purport. A few lines into the Purport. It says:

    “The four different social orders—brahmacarya, gṛhastha, vānaprastha and sannyāsa…”

    Therein lies the problem. Aren’t brahmacarya, grhastha, vanaprastha and sannyasa the four spiritual orders.

    My request is I’m asking you to check to see if this error is in the
    pre-1978 editions? I don’t have it.

    Hare Krishna,

    – Thomas
    New York City

    • Hare Krishna Thomas

      This is not an error and the current Bhagavatams still are the original pre-1977 Bhagavatams. At least as far as I know so far the BBT have not changed them although they want to change the Bhagavatam and may have done that in their most recent printing, I do not know.

      These four orders of life: brahmacary, grhastha, varnaprasatha and sannyasa are social orders. It is student life, married life, retired life and renounced life. So these are social orders. Students are one social order, married people are another social order, retired people are another social order and the renounced order is another social order.

      These orders are part of the Vanrasrama system which is about organizing the society in such a way that it is conducive for spiritual advancement.

      So the whole Varnasrama system is a social order which has as its aim facilitating the spiritual upliftment of all the people…

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

  188. […] Srimad-Bhagavatam Original Edition PDF Download [UPDATED] […]

  189. […] of the cantos were replaced with smaller files on the original page before I could download them and run them through acrobat clearscan at 300 […]

  190. sathya says:

    secbnd canto srimad bhagavatam front covers are missing and second canto part 1 srimad bhagavatam color paintings are missing.

  191. Alex says:



  192. Shashank says:

    The books are very beautiful. I am grateful to Madhudvisa dasa for uploading them.

    I have reduced the size of Canto 1 and 2. The size of Canto 2 is now 62MB by using acrobat Cleartype, 300 dpi. Text is searchable.

    These can be downloaded from this page:

  193. sathya says:

    i purchased the 30 volume srimad bhagavatam set at

    but there are changed by the bbt editors and there are changes in my 30 volume set

    Eg Original version:
    Lord Brahma said: At the time when the unlimitedly powerful Lord assumed the form of a boar as a pastime, just to lift up the earthly planet, which was drowned in the great ocean of the universe called the Garbhodaka, the first demon(Hiranyaksa) appeared, and the Lord pierced him with His tusk.

    (SB 2.7.1 translation)

    Changed version:

    Lord Brahma said: When the unlimitedly powerful Lord assumed the form of a boar as a pastime, just to lift the planet earth, which was drowned in the great ocean of the universe called the Garbhodaka, the first demon(Hiranyaksa) appeared, and the Lord pierced him with His tusk.

    the changed version translation is there in my 30 volume SB set.

    • Hare Krishna Sathya

      This is not a change. There is absolutely no change to the meaning of the text. The 30 volume Srimad-Bhagavatam set you purchased is an exact replica of Srila Prabhupada’s pre-1977 books. There was obviously some editing done on the Bhagavatam with Srila Prabhupada’s approval between the first edition and the later editions like here changing “earthly planet” to “planet earth”, but this was done in Srila Prabhupada’s presence. Prabhupada wrote a number of letters to the editors requesting corrections be made to the first edition Bhagavatams so you can not expect that all the printings will be absolutely identical to the first editions.

      So please read the books. You can feel absolutely confident that you are reading Prabhupada’s original books and you will get the complete benefit from them.

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

  194. sathya says:

    hare krishna prabhu

    srimad bhagavatam 2nd canto part 2 full color paintings are there but part 1 color paintings are missing

  195. sathya says:

    hare krishna

    can you please create original caitanya caritamrta in pdf format just like you did above srimad bhagavatam link with color plates. just like the electronic book copy of the srimad bhagavatam with color plates. it will be very useful to devotees.

  196. Shashank says:

    I extracted images from last file, they were 340 MB. After optimizing using them RIOT ( file size became 155 MB. After reducing image sizes to half, I ended up with a PDF 50MB in size.

    The quality of the scans is very good although there were a few corrupt pages.

  197. Shahank says:

    Scanned Images are Fuzzy or Blurry or out of focus and Have Large File Sizes if scanned with the resolution set too high.

  198. Shashank says:

    I have seen that DJVU files occupy less space than PDFs containing images.

    I request that the images may be optimized in size (without losing quality) and put individually so that we can see image of any page without downloading the whole file.

    Scanning or photographing is the best way to keep the books in computer format because it is free from missing texts and spelling mistakes.

    Here are some instances of missing texts:
    1. Perfect Questions perfect answers – chapter 1 “you cannot say that the sun Srila Prabhupada: Just wire.”

    2. Srimad Bhagvatam SB 5.23.9 “The distance from the sun to the earth is lower planetary systems”

  199. Prabhapati das says:

    Hare Krsna,

    In 1976 at NY airport, just after Rathayatra, devotees inquired from Srila Prabhupada about the nature of the confusing maps in the just released 5th canto. Prabhupada admitted that some would leave because of this but it was for us ( his decree ) to describe BG and SB ‘scientifically’ for the western scientists.

    After these many years I have been given the means to define the original nature of these maps scientifically. But it requires that the information be viewed under a very different set of circumstances where a complete washout of the western education (that all western devotees were subject to and see the information through that lens.) The main condition for the new understanding redefines the nature of our sky as it appears today in contrast to how it appeared 1000’s of years ago.

    The current intellectual house of mirrors does not allow modern man to conceptualize outside certain restrictive definitions ie that what is not happening in the (astronomical)sky today of planets and their relationships – did not happen in ancient times.

    • Hare Krishna Prabhapati Prabhu

      The sky has not changed much in the last 5000 years. What is in the FIfth Canto is an accurate description of the universe we live in. But as you say we have all been brainwashed by the current world view and most people, devotees included, can not accept that the actual universe is so different from what they have been told it is like since birth…

      But actually the current scientific climate is such that if you could actually explain it in a way that they could understand it at least a small percentage of scientists would be open to it and many would be curious to investigate it. That is why Prabhupada wanted to build the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium in Mayapur. Of course they are building but they have no idea of the universe as it is described in the Srimad-Bhagavatam and they don’t believe it anyhow so it will be a disaster….

      The problem is we do not understand the universe as it is described in the Fifth Canto and we can not explain it to the scientists. Not that the scientists refuse to accept it. We can not even present a clear description and explain all the observed effects like the changing of the seasons, the rising and setting of the sun, the phases of the moon, etc, etc… We have to have a ‘predictive model’ that is better than their predictive model based on their conception of the universe. Our model has to explain everything that we observe and it has to explain it better than their model. But we do not have that model. So how can we expect any scientist to take us seriously?

      The actual universe according to the Bhagavatam is dramatically different from what we have come to believe it to be according to the scientists and astronomers. For example there is only one sun in the whole universe and all the things we call stars are actually just like the moon. The earth is in the center of the universe and everything is rotating, not around the earth, but around an axis which goes from the polestar out to the mountain range half-way out the universe. And the whole universe is rotating around that axis, it is called the sisumara-chakra, and at the same time the axis which is connected to the wheel of the sun-god’s chariot is moving all round the circumference of that mountain range once in every year 360 day year. One rotation of the wheel of the sun-god’s chariot is 24 hours and in that 24 hours the whole universe rotates causing what we see as the rising and setting of the sun, moon, stars and constellations. And everything is moving gradually because the whole thing is moving around the mountain range gradually to make a full circuit in 360 days…

      So it is a very nice system that actually does perfectly explain everything we see. But unfortunately “devotees” do not believe it…

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

  200. BDDANO says:


  201. Tushar says:

    Hare Krishna, Madhudvisa dasa ji,

    On there are 12 cantos of Srimad Bhagavatam but on there are only 10. Why is that? I searched on Wikipedia it said Srimad Bhagavatam has 12 cantos. Please clear this doubt. Did you forgot to upload the last two cantos or there were originally only 10 cantos translated and explained by Swami Prabhupada ji?

    Your servant,

    • Hare Krishna Tushar

      They are cheating Prabhu. Srila Prabhupada only translated Srimad-Bhagavatam up to Tenth Canto Chapter 13. After that the Bhagavatam that ISKCON distributes is translated by someone else and the so-called ‘Bhaktivedanta Purports’ are written by someone else. After Canto 10 Chapter 13 there is no Prabhupada Bhagavatam. And ISKCON are such rascals that they are not even prepared to tell the readers who it was that made these translations and purports. Because if the readers knew this person’s personal character and activities they would be disgusted and of course would never read his books. It is part of the ISKCON policy to mix poison with the nectar. By reading Srila Prabhupada’s books you are associating with a pure devotee of Krishna and you are getting the pure message of Krishna and you are making rapid spiritual advancement. But if someone who is not a pure devotee of Krishna, someone who still has material desires to fulfill, attempts to write Vaisnava literature it will fail. His books will not have any potency to deliver the transcendental knowledge to anyone, rather, even though they may seem very bona fide and very spiritual and even the philosophy in them may be correct, but because the heart of the author is not clean if you read his books the result will be that your heart will become contaminated, not purified…

      So it is poison, and we are not going to put any poison on

      • Divya says:

        Hare Krishna Madhudvisa dasa ji!

        Is this the same as ‘Bhagavad Gita As It Is’? Also, is this original edition available for sale too? Unfortunately, I don’t think my internet connection is so strong that I would be able to download such large files. Also, regarding Srila Prabhupada’s books being doctored by ISKCON (as being alleged by you), I do have the entire collection of Srila Prabhupada’s books. But how do I know whether my collection is ‘unmodified’ or not? I don’t want modified versions of the books. Therefore, could you kindly publish the original versions of all the books by Srila Prabhupada as you have done with this original edition of Srimad Bhagavatam?

      • Ashwani says:

        Hari Bol ,

        Prabhupada wrote some canto ( 1st ) of SB in India ,
        they were i think printed by Gita Press ,
        is it true ?

        Did SP wrote SB canto 1 twice or once ?

        Prabhu whenever i tend to associate with ritvik they start critisizing ,
        shouldn’t we focus on SP and his teching’s .

        SP never focussed on Gaudiya Math , never criticized them ..

        For your good news , BBT have started priting BG 1972 edition in bulk

        Please mail me your answer ..

        • Hare Krishna Ashwani

          Srila Prabhupada did write the first Canto of Srimad-Bhagavatam in India. He collected the money for the printing himself by selling his Back to Godhead magazine and getting some donations from various important persons and businessmen. I believe the Gita Press gave Srila Prabhupada some donations towards his great mission of printing the Srimad-Bhagavatam but they did not print it. Prabhupada printed it himself in Delhi.

          It is not that Prabhupada wrote the First Canto of the Bhagavatam twice. He printed the First Canto in India so he would have something substantial to take with him when he went to the Western countries to preach. So when Prabhupada went to the USA on the Jaladutta he took many cases of his Srimad-Bhagavatam with him and later on shipped more to the US when he was more established there.

          Then later on Hayagriva Prabhu edited it and the same First Canto was published in the USA. So Prabhupada did not write it twice.

          He did, however, write the Bhagavad-gita As It Is twice. That is because the original manuscript he wrote in India was stolen.

          We still have some volumes of the exact reprint of Srila Prabhupada’s Delhi Bhagavatam available:

          And of course you can download the pdf file from

          Since 2001 BBT have been printing Srila Prabhupada’s 1972 Macmillan Gita but at least up to now they forbid ISKCON devotees from purchasing and distributing it… So hopefully this will change. In ISKCON Srila Prabhupada’s original books are called ‘ritvik books’ and are more-or-less forbidden… What a crazy world they live in…

          As far as Prabhupada never criticizing the Gaudiya Matha, that is a lie. Prabhupada very loudly and openly criticized his godbrothers for going against the orders of Srila Bhaktsiddhanta and even has written very, very strong criticize of the Gaudiya Matha in the purports of his Caitanya-caritamrta. So not only did Prabhupada strongly criticize his godbrothers in India even before coming to the West, he criticized them many times in letters to and conversations with his disciples, and he even published that criticize in his books.

          So we have to criticize if devotees are presenting themselves as following Srila Prabhupada but are not. Otherwise innocent people will be fooled by them.

          Of course Prabhupada did not concentrate on criticizing his godbrothers. He did not do it all the time. He had much more important things to talk about. But still he did very strongly and openly criticize them on many, many occasions.

          You may have seen my article:

          So really Prabhu everyone, both ISKCON and the Ritviks are lying when it comes to guru-tattva. So honestly both sides are useless. Both sides are presenting perverted and twisted versions of what “Prabhupada said” to try and “prove” that Prabhupada said what they want him to say. The ritviks want Prabhupada to say that ISKCON devotees can never become diksa gurus, which he absolutely did not say, that is opposite to his mission, and ISKCON want Prabhupada to say that anyone can be a guru and there are no qualifications required except approval of the GBC… Which is also absolutely not true. So they are both lying, both useless.

          Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

          Madhudvisa dasa

          • Ashwani says:

            Hare Krishna Madhudvisa dasa Prabhu ,
            for finding time to answer me .

            Yes you are correct
            /* anyone can be a guru and there are no qualifications required except approval of the GBC */

            yes this is totally wrong .

            But you are suppoter of Ritvik’s , why are you opposing them ,
            i think Banglore Temple under Madhu Pandita Dasa is a Ritvik Temple . Or its different from Ritviks & ISKCON ?

            I purchased Bhagavad Gita As It Is By Srila Prabhupada ( 1972 )
            from Madhu Pandita Das Followers a year ago.

            They say ( Banglore Devotee’s ) that there is no Diksha Guru except SP . But it looks quite odd to me , i feel Srila Prabhupada
            should be on top and other follower’s ( Qualified ) should become Guru and teach SP teaching’s .

            But that , are websites that propagate Banglore Temple .
            but your answer have somewhat created doubt’s in me .

            There are many forums that i know , but excatly i do not know who is what like IRM , PADA , RITVIK , ONEISKCON .

            The owner of these websites have written so much of Poision on net , that any one who aspires to become devotee, he will leave leave KC forever , i think this kind of propaganda will harm not only devotee’s but also aspiring one’s .

            I want to see one iskcon dying to serve Prabhupada and his mission , where everyone is out of politics hatred and envy .

            Please clarify who is wrong and why ?
            And what is right ?

            Your servent !!

          • Hare Krishna Ashwani

            I am a aspiring to be a follower of Srila Prabhupada, that is all. I am not a supporter of anyone else. And as I have clearly written both ISKCON and the ritviks are lying when it comes to the guru issue. Every ISKCON temple, every ISKCON guru, and every ISKCON devotee is required to believe that conditioned souls are qualified to become diksa gurus and this is absolutely false. It it is completely pointless to accept a conditioned soul as one’s guru because quite obviously if the guru himself is not liberated there is no hope of his disciples becoming liberated by his ‘mercy’. He can not give something that he does not have himself. So if he is not himself a pure unalloyed devotee of Krishna he can not help anyone else become a pure unalloyed devotee of Krishna.

            As far as ISKCON Bangalore they are preaching Krishna Kant’s philosophy that Prabhupada did not want any of his disciples to become diksa gurus, ever, and that Prabhupada will be the only guru for 10,000 years, and so on. And this is also a lie. Prabhupada wants his disciples to become qualified bona fide diksa gurus. But of course the qualification is required. That qualification is not very difficult, in theory, but in practice it is very rare to find someone who is actually prepared to surrender to Srila Prabhupada and Krishna. So in this way they are lying also. That is all I am saying and I am suggesting that if you really want to understand what Srila Prabhupada is teaching us on the guru issue and on every other issue is that you please read his books. There is no point in listening to either the ISKCON lies or the ritvik lies. Just hear directly from Srila Prabhupada…

            Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

            Madhudvisa dasa

    • Dhayalan Raj says:

      hare krishna…
      in bhagavatham itself have been explained by Prabhupasa in the eloborate purport that there is a total of 12 cantos…
      but Prabhupad oni managed to translate 10 cantos….thus the balance of 2 cantos are translated by his disciples!!!! plz purchase a set of Bhagvatham….if u can mataji…haribol!!
      every secret is there hidden in Bhagavatham…anyone who read it their happiness is unlimited !!! and even Krishna personally dance on the tongue of such devotee !!
      haribol…ur servant !!

      • Hare Krishna Dhayalan

        Actually Bhagavatam can only be understood and translated by a pure devotee of Krishna so what has been translated by Srila Prabhupada’s disciples is not bona fide. Therefore we should be satisfied to just read the Ten Cantos of Srimad-Bhagavatam translated by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Then we will not go wrong.

        Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

        Madhudvisa dasa

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