Chakra Announcements

World Enlightenment Day Announcement (Dec. 17)

by Vaisesika dasa

Posted December 11, 2005

We have got a great mission to fulfill, and these books and magazines are the torchbearers of Truth which can save the world.
- Srila Prabhupada letter to Ksirodakasayi
- Bombay, January 3, 1972

Every year, on this special day designated as World Enlightenment Day, devotees all over the world organize themselves, coming together to distribute tens of thousands of books in one day. On this special day everyone gets involved with distributing books.

Don’t worry if you don’t usually go out or have never done book distribution. There are plenty of easy, painless ways that you can participate.

Some devotees donate books or money and ask others to distribute them on their behalf. Others help cook for the devotees who are going out or help dispense books or drive devotees to places where they can distribute.

If you’re not sure how to get involved in your area, contact your local temple or contact us here at and we’ll give you some ideas.

If you already intend to participate, now’s the time to get ready by ordering books, researching the best places to go for distribution and inviting your friends to go out too (since going out with a partner or with a party of devotees is much more fun).

Now is the season when people are out shopping and in a giving spirit. Give them mercy. Give them Srila Prabhupada’s books.

Help save the world—distribute a book!
World Enlightenment Day
the event that transcends country, camp and institution
December 17, 2005