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Gita Press

The Gita Press [1] is the world's largest publisher of Hindu religious texts. It was founded in 1923 by Brahmalina Shri Jayadayalji Goyandka for promoting the principles of Sanatana Dharma. Since its establishement, the Gita Press has published more than 370 million copies of various Hindu religious texts. The Gita Press is located in Gorakhpur city of India's Uttar Pradesh state. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This article is about the Hindu religion; for other meanings of the word, see Hindu (disambiguation). ... Gorakhpur is a city in the eastern part of the state of Uttar Pradesh in India. ... Uttar Pradesh (Hindi: , Urdu: , translation: Northern Province, IPA: ,  ), also popularly known by its abbreviation U.P. It is the most populous and fifth largest state in the Union of India. ...



  • Kalyan (in Hindi) is a monthly magazine being published since 1927. It has articles devoted to various religious topics promoting uplifting thought and good deeds. Writings by Indian saints and scholars are regularly published in the magazine.
  • Kalyan-Kalpataru (in English) is also a monthly and has been published since 1934. Its contents are similar to Kalyan.

Neither of these magazines runs any advertisements or publishes book reviews. Hindi (हिन्दी or हिंदी in Devanagari; pronunciation: ), an Indo-European language spoken mainly in northern and central India, is the official language of the Union government of India [1][2]. It is part of a dialect continuum of the Indic family, bounded on the northwest and west by Punjabi, Sindhi, Urdu, and...

Religious Texts

These texts are published in Sanskrit, Hindi, English, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati, Bengali, Oriya and other languages of India. The Sanskrit language ( , ) is a classical language of India, a liturgical language of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism, and one of the 22 official languages of India. ...

Bhagavad GÄ«ta भगवद् गीता, is part of the epic poem Mahabharata, located in the Bhisma-Parva chapters 23–40. ... ÅšrÄ« Rāmcharitmānas (Hindi रामचरितमानस) is an epic poem composed by the great 16th-century Indian poet, Goswami Tulsidas (c. ... GosvāmÄ« TulsÄ«dās (1532-1623; DevanāgarÄ«: तुलसीदास) was an Awadhi poet and philosopher. ... The (DevanāgarÄ«: ) is an ancient Sanskrit epic attributed to the poet Valmiki and is an important part of the Hindu canon (smá¹›ti). ... Purana (Sanskrit पुराण, purāṇa, meaning ancient or old) is the name of a genre (or a group of related genres) of Indian written literature (as distinct from oral literature). ... The Upanishads (उपनिषद्, Upanişad) are part of the Hindu Shruti scriptures which primarily discuss meditation and philosophy and are seen as religious instructions by most schools of Hinduism. ... Surdas was a Hindu poet, saint and musician of India. ...

Other Publications

  • Bhakta-Gathas and Bhajans
  • Small books geared towards children

Affiliated organizations

The Gita Press is part of the Govind Bhawan Karyalaya, Kolkata. Other affiliated institutions are:   (IPA: [] Bengali: কলকাতা) (formerly  ) is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal. ...

  • Gita Bhavan, Rishikesh
  • Rishikul-Brahmacharya Ashram (Vedic school), Churu, Rajasthan.
  • Ayurved Sansthan (producer of Ayurvedic medicines), Rishikesh.
  • Gita Press Seva Dal (relief organization for natural calamities).
  • Vastra Vibhag (producer of handloom made clothes).



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