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Lakshmi Venkateswara Steam Press

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

Conception of Press[edit]

Lakshmi Venkateswara Steam Press existed during the period A. D. 1750 to 1900. A lot of interest had been roused among the European scholars and others to know about the ancient and medieval scriptures. One of the pioneering publishing houses that arose during this time was the Lakṣmi Venkateswara Steam Press.

Publications at Press[edit]

It was established in A. D. 1871 in Bombay (now Mumbai) with the sole aim of publishing all the extant Sanskrit and Hindi works of outstanding merits on different subjects. So far, this publishing house has printed as many as 2800 titles. Many of these have been reprinted several times. The subjects covered are:

  1. Philosophy
  2. Indian mythology
  3. Rāmāyana
  4. Mahābhārata
  5. Bhagavadgitā
  6. Classical Sanskrit literature
  7. Astrology
  8. Āyurveda
  9. Music
  10. Etc.

Present Contact Details[edit]

Its present name and address are: Shri Venkateshwar Press at Khemraj Shrikrishnadas, 91/109, Khemraj Shrikrishnadas Marg, 7th Khetwadi Back Road Corner, Mumbai 400 004, India.

It has branches at

  • Pune
  • Thane in Maharashtra
  • Varaṇasi in Uttar Pradesh


  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore