Published on May 17th, 2024 | by Madhudvisa dasa


The Original Radha Krishna Temple Govinda Record

The “Govinda Prayers” which are played in every ISKCON temple each morning came into existence because the devotees Srila Prabhupada sent to establish a Hare Krishna temple in London met up with George Harrison and George encouraged them to make a record which he produced and played some background music on. I came across the original 45 RPM record and it still plays very nicely.

It is a bit different from the ‘new improved’ version that we find on today’s Radha Krishna Temple CDs, so it is nice to hear the exact original recording that Srila Prabhupada enjoys so much.

Apple Records


Side One: Govinda



Verse 1: I worship Govinda, the primeval Lord, who is adept in playing on His flute with blooming eyes like lotus petals with head bedecked with peacock feathers with the figure of beauty tinged with the hue of blue clouds, and His unique loveliness charming millions of cupids.

Verse 2: I worship Govinda, the primeval Lord, whose transcendental form is full of bliss, truth, substantiality and is thus full of the most dazzling splendor.

Each of the limbs of the transcendental figure posses in itself the full-fledged functions of all the organs, and eternally sees, maintaining and manifests the infinite universes, both spiritual and mundane.

Side Two: Govinda Jaya Jaya


Produced by George Harrison

You are heartily invited to: THE RADHA KRISHNA TEMPLE, 1975 South LaCienega Blvd. Los Angeles, CA and 61 Second Avenue, New York City, New York.

“Spiritual Master of the Hare Krishna Movement: PRABHUPADA A.C. BHAKTIVEDANTA SWAMI”

Radha Krishna Temple Govinda 45 Single Record

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!

4 Responses to The Original Radha Krishna Temple Govinda Record

  1. Prabhuji when will the books which are out of stock(TLC,nectar of instruction,nectar of devotion,easy journey to other planets) be back in stock again?

    • They will be back in stock when they are printed again but I don’t know when that will be. You have to purchase Prabhupada’s original books when they are in print, not once they are out of print ask when they will be in print.

      Right now in India we have got Srimad-Bhagavatam sets [a few] and Caitanya-caritamrta sets. So you need to purchase these now, while they are in stock.

  2. abhishek says:

    Hare Krishna! Pamho! How do i download this original Govindam song? Where is the link prabhu?
    ys , abhishek

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