Gita Press is one of the world's largest publishers, located in Gita Press Road, Bade Kajipur, Gorakhpur district of Uttar Pradesh. It is located within the city limits of Gorakhpur.
Gita Press is known for its printing and publishing work. The Gita Press is the world's biggest writer of Hindu non secular texts. This press was founded in 1923 by means of Jaya Dayal Goyandka and Ghanshyam Das Jalan for selling and popularising the concepts of Sanatana Dharma. Hanuman Prasad Poddar who is referred to as "Bhaiji" was the founder and the lifetime editor of a magazine who additionally wrote articles along with his pen, which he had named as "SHIV", Kalyan.
The press started publishing in 1927, with a circulate of 1600 copies and at present its print order had reached 2. 5 lakh (in 2012). The Gita Press records comprise over 3,500 manuscripts together with over 100 interpretations of the holy book Gita. Seth Jaya Dayal Goyandka, Shri Hanuman Prasad Poddar and Shri Ghanshyam Das Jalan, who were the Gita preachers set up the Gita Press on 29 April 1923, by using a unit of Gobind Bhawan Karyalaya registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 (presently ruled by the West Bengal Societies Act, 1960). 5 months later it received its first printing gadget for Rupees six hundred. After the establishment, the Gita Press has posted approximately 410 million copies of the Gita (in different versions) and 70. 0 million copies of the Ramcharitamanas, at a reduced/subsidised rate.
Kalyank (in Hindi) is a month-to-month magazine was posted during the year 1927. It has articles dedicated to diverse spiritual subjects promoting uplifting idea and true deeds. Writings by using Indian saints and students are frequently posted in the magazine. Kalyana-Kalpataru, in English is likewise a month-to-month magazine and had been published in around 1934. Its contents are just like Kalyan. The best thing that is done by the Press is neither of these magazines runs any commercials.
Gita Press is a heaven for the religious people, knowledge seekers, and readers. There are many texts posted in Sanskrit, Hindi, Marathi, English, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati, Bengali, Oriya and different languages of India. Some of the renowned works are Shrimad Bhagvad Gita in many languages, The Mahabharata, Shri Ramcharitmanas by Tulsidas, other works of Tulsidas, Valmiki Ramayana, Scriptures (Puranas, Upanishads and others), Works of Soordas, Books by Swami Ramsukhdas, Books by Hanuman Prasad Poddar, Books by Jaydayal Goyandaka.
Gita Press has many branches and book stalls present in different parts of Indian cities, but book stalls are mainly found on the railway stations. Apart from all these, there are printed clothes like bedsheets and towels in different sizes and ladies sarees are available for purcahse. The print quality is very long lasting hence people often come here for shopping purpose as well. People usually spend around 30 minutes to 1 hour here. The best time to visit here is during the day time from 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM.
Gita Press remains open during timings 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM from Wednesday to Monday. It remains closed on Tuesdays.