Prabuddha Bharata DVD 1896-2009

  • Prabuddha Bharata DVD 1896-2009
Staff of Advaita Ashrama

Prabhudda Bharata (Awakened India) was started by Swami Vivekananda in 1896. The DVD includes 114 years of the magazine and comes in a nicely printed gift box.

  • computer DVD, for Windows XP, 2000, Vista, 7


The DVD covers 114 years of the magazine.

It can be exciting to go through the magazine as printed years ago. Read numerous reminiscences of the old days by the great early swamis of the order, peruse articles by the disciples of Sri Ramakrishna and other great writers, and mourn as you read the announcements about the death of the Holy Mother and the other disciples of Sri Ramakrishna.

This DVD can keep you occupied for hours.

Should you encounter any problems loading the DVD program, note the FAQ:

How to search for an article.
To search for an article click on the Search button and enter details such as Article title and/or its Author and/or the year between which the article might have appeared. On clicking Search button search result pertaining to the set of values entered, will be displayed. After opening an article, user can search through it using the plug-in search facility. (Press 'F' and enter the search term. On clicking Find next, the search term, if found will be highlighted in the article.)

How to search for a word.
To search for a word in the entire archive click on the search button and enter the word in the 'Word' field. This facility can be used along with the facility provided to search for an article.

Troubleshooting FAQ
Q. AutoRun fails to start the archive.
A. Click on the file 'PrabuddhaBharata' in the DVD drive.

Q. A runtime error is encountered.
A. Copy the entire folder 'FirefoxPortable' situated in the DVD drive to C: drive of your computer. Then click on the file 'pb' in the DVD drive.

Q. I am using Windows 98 and the archive does not start or a run time error is encountered.
A. For Windows 98, search facility is not incorporated. Please install the Firefox browser and the DjVu plugin provided in the DVD inside the folder 'Software'. After the installation is complete please click on the file 'pb_reduced_support' in the DVD drive to open the archive.

Q. I am able to browse through the Author-Article pages but I am unable to open any page of the archive(DjVu file)
A. A DjVu plugin-version incompatibility might have occurred. Please install the djvu plugin given in the DVD (Software/DjVuPlugin/DJVUCNTL_61_EN.exe)

In Windows 10, use Microsoft Explorer to see the DVD. Right click on the DVD, and click "Open Autoplay."

Please also see: From Darkness to Light Selected Writings from Prabuddha Bharata
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