Gita Press Books in Hindi

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Since the Bhagavad Gita or the Gita is the most popular scriptures, accepted by almost all sections of the Hindus, the late jaydayal Goenka established the Gita Press in A.D. 1923. Its Govind Bhavan Karyalaya (Office) at Kolkata has been registered under the Registration of Societies Act of West Bengal, 1961. The institution is managed by a board of trustees.

The primary purpose of establishing the Gita Press was to propagate Hinduism by printing and and selling at a highly subsidised price, Hindu religious literature. This includes the Bhagavada Gita, the Upanishads, the Ramayana, the Mahabharata, the Bhagavat, the puranas, and other religious works like the Ramacarit-Manas, the Narada Bhaktisutras, Vedantic works like the Vivekacudamani, compendium of stotras or hymns, lives of saints and so on.

These books have been mostly in Sanskrit and Hindi languages as also English. Recently, the same books are being brought out in other regional languages also.

Two monthly journals – Kalyan in Hindi and Kalyana Kalpataru in English – are also being published. These journals have become extremely popular.

The main gate of the Gita Press of Gorakhpur is very impressive and has incorporated in itself the special architectural features from several parts of India.

The Lila Chitra Mandir houses hundreds of pictures depicting the incidents from the lives of Rama and Krishna. Shlokas from the Gita and the sayings of saints like Tulsidas, Kabir, Dadudayal, Sundardas, Rahim and others have been inscribed on the walls. Every year, during the Gita Jayanti celebrations, special exhibition of Gita literature (Including rare books in several languages) are organised.

There is a Gita Bhavan at Svargashram (Uttar Pradesh) on the bank of the river Ganga, run by Gita Press. It has more than 1000 rooms, to accommodate sadhakas (Spiritual aspirants) who throng to the place now and then.

The Gita Press is also running a Rishikul-Brahmacharya Ashrama at Churu in Rajasthan, to impart training on the Gurukula model, to willing students.

The Govind Bhavan Karyalaya at Kolkata, the Head Quarters of the organization has facilities for the chanting of the Gita and religious discourses. An ayurvedic dispensary is also attached to the same.