By Lakshman das
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On 10th January at the conclusion of our 40-day marathon HH Indradyumna Swami and HH Veda Vyasa Priya Swami presented the devotees who were engaged in book distribution with gifts, garlands and mahaprasadam as a token of appreciation for their valuable service.
We are pleased to announce the following are the book scores for ISKCON Vrindavan during Srila Prabhupada’s 2011 transcendental book distribution marathon.
TEAMS No. of Bhagavad Gita
1. Krishna Balaram bus party -
(led by Shubha Krishna Prabhu) 7314
2. Radha Shyam Sundara bus party -
(led by Krishnatma Prabhu and Hrikesh Govind Prabhu) 1381
3. Gaura Nitai Bus party -
(led by Neel Madhava Prabhu, radha Shyam Sundara Prabhu and Krishna baladev Prabhu) 1200
4. Marathon book table -
(led by Suchi Krishna Prabhu, Dharmaraj Prabhu, Laxmana Mataji & Radhakund Mataji) 11858
Total Score :
1. Maha big books (Bhagvad Gita) - 29932
2. Big Books - 4415
3. Small Books - 15156
4. Srimad Bhagvatam (18 vol) - 58 sets
5. Chaitanya Caritamrita (9 vol) - 10 sets
Srila Prabhupada loved to hear that the devotees were distributing large numbers of his books and he consistently encouraged them to sell more of them. He once wrote, “These books and magazines are our most important propaganda weapons to defeat the ignorance of maya’s army, and the more we produce such literature and sell them profusely all over the world, the more we shall deliver the world from the suicide course.” Letter to Jayadvaita, 18 November 1972.