Book Marathon 2011


Book Distribution (Sastra Dana)



On the occasion of Gita Jayanti (6th December 2011), ISKCON, Puducherry organizes a grand book distribution (Sastra Dana) Marathon. The marathon provides devotees with a unique opportunity to distribute the transcendental literature.This is a special month-long program to commemorate the teachings of Vedic wisdom spoken by Lord Sri Krishna 5000 years ago. His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the Founder Acharya of ISKCON, encouraged his disciples to distribute the "Bhagavad Gita As It Is" all over the world. He set in motion the Bhagavad Gita Book Marathon
The purpose of the Sastra Dana  is to enlighten people with the spiritual information given by Srila Prabhupada in his books, and to enable devotees to participate directly in missionary activity by sponsoring and distributing Srila Prabhupada's books.
How Can We Participate? 
  1. By sponsoring the books (form is given below) 
  2. By personally distributing the sponsored books 
  3. By contributing creative ideas for securing donations or distributing books 
  4. By telling others about the Sastra Dana 
What are the Benefits of Sastra Dana?
Everyone benefits!!! People in general benefit by having the opportunity to read about Krishna, and you directly participate in the preaching mission of Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and Srila Prabhupada. Your help increases book distribution, which is the highest welfare work for all humanity. 

ya idam paramam guhyam
mad-bhaktesv abhidhasyati
bhaktim mayi param krtva
mam evaisyaty asamsayah
"For one who explains this supreme secret to the devotees, pure devotional service is guaranteed, and at the end he will come back to Me."
All Srila Prabhupada’s books are made available to you at printing cost only. Donations to Sastra Dana are fully tax deductible. Receipts are available upon request.
Please contact H.G.Sarvananda Das through phone: Ph. 0413-2213402, 9940864086, 9443468923 and through email: for further information, or to sponsor book distribution.



Throughout year 2010/11, we have distributed over 8000 Bhagavad Gita book to the publics, tourist and libraries of  different secondary schools, colleges and University.  If you wish to distribute Bhagavad Gita or fund distribution, please fill in the attached form and send to us with your cheque.




Sastra Dana Sankalpa


I would like to sponsor the following books for distribution:



Small books for mass distribution to school students and public


@Rs.30 x __________ per copy

= Rs._________



Tamil Bhagavad-Gita

@ Rs. 200  x  _________ per copy


= Rs. _________


English Bhagavad-Gita

@ Rs.200 x  ________ per copy


= Rs. _________



Bhagavad-Gita in other languages

@Rs.300 x ___________ per copy 


= Rs._________


Full set of Srila Prabhupada books in Tamil (for Secondary school library)


@Rs.8900/set  x _____ sets 

= Rs. _________


Full set of English and Tamil books  (for University library)


@Rs.18000/set  x  ___    sets

= Rs. _________


Book distribution fund for mass distribution to public


= Rs._________



Total amount

= Rs. _________

Distribution method:

a)   I will pick up the books from ISKCON* Yes/No

b)   Please distribute all the books to the public on my behalf. * Yes or No.

c)   Others: (Please specify) _________________________________________________

Name of Sponsor: ______________________ office telephone no. ____________

Company Name: _______________________  Fax no. __________________________

Address: ___________________________________________________________________

Are you a life member of ISKCON? * Yes/No.

All donations are fully tax deductible.  Crossed cheque in favour of ‘ISKCON’ to be sent along with the form to  ISKCON, Puducherry, No.41 8th Cross, Rainbow Nagar, Puducherry – 13.

If you have any further queries, please contact H.G.Sarvananda Das Phone: Ph. 0413-2213402, 9940864086, 9443468923


Address: No.41 8th Cross, Rainbow Nagar, Puducherry – 13.

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