There is an inscription at Gita pressâ€™s main gate that reads Satyamvad, Dharamamchar (which means speak what is true and practice dharma). A must see at Gita Press in Gorakhpur is the beautiful sculpture of Lord Krishna on a chariot. In this statue, you would find Krishna giving a sermon to Arjun.
Gita Press is not just a press where books are published. In fact, it was a mission that spiritually inclined late Jayadajaliji Goyanka conceived. It is believed that during his sadhana, he got his inspiration from Lord Krishna to live Gita, to spread its teachings, broadcast nishkama karmayoga and thus motivate people to adopt the same as philosophy of life.
In its initial days, Gita Press in Gorakhpur published its works mostly in Hindi, Sanskrit and English. However at present, it has more than 350 titles that include Telugu (60), Oriya (43), Bengali, Gujarati (59), Tamil (44), Kannada (37), Marathi (27) and Assamese (42). The celebrated monthly magazine Kalyan published from this press boasts of a subscription of 2.35 lakhs per month.
Lila Chitra Mandir positioned in a superb hall on the premises of Gita Press in Gorakhpur is also worth a watch. It displays the pictorial trend of India from time to time. There are about 700 pictures (including paintings) that relates to earthy sojourn as well as pastimes of Lord Krishna and Lord Rama. During the Gita Jayanti week, Lila Chitra Mandir is adorned tastefully.
So, if you want to see all these and more, ensure a visit to Gita Press, Gorakhpur while you visit the Monuments in Gorakhpur.