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Back to Godhead (BTG) was founded by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada in 1944, as an English-language magazine meant to offer spiritual solutions to complex problems facing humanity at large. In the beginning, before he came to the U.S.A., Prabhupada was often BTG's sole writer, editor, and publisher. After 1966, he handed over the responsibility to his disciples and followers, who continue to publish the magazine today.

Prabhupada listed six purposes of Back to Godhead Magazine:

1. To help all people discern reality from illusion, spirit from matter, the eternal from the temporary.
2. To expose the faults of materialism.
3. To offer guidance in the Vedic techniques of spiritual life.
4. To preserve and spread the Vedic culture.
5. To celebrate the chanting of the holy names of God as taught by Lord Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.
6. To help every living being remember and serve Shri Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

Success in spiritual life requires control of the mind, and bhakti-yoga give us the ideal way to do it.

The answer to the question “Is there life after death?” is self-evident when we understand what life is...

Srila Prabhupada explains why it is reasonable to accept what Krishna says as authoritative and, in fact, perfect....

Lord Krishna's Damodara Lila is filled with devotional lessons and insights for devotees at all levels.

We are advised to read the Bhagavatam from the beginning and progress gradually to the Tenth Canto, Krishna...

How to view the seemingly impossible entities in the epics in a way that allows the valuable lessons of these great...

Alice Goltrane

This famous musician, the wife of one of jazz’s all-time greats, discovered the Lord’s holy names and...

The monkeys helping Lord Rama in His search for Sita Devi provide a clear example of what cooperation can achieve....

As Krishna Himself tells us, He protects His devotees and destroys their enemies. Is that fair?

As the great devotee Bhishma prepares to leave this world, he remembers Lord Krishna’s greatest devotees.

Claims of victimhood prevail today, but at the root of all our suffering are the choices we make with our own free...

The history of ISKCON’s Jagannatha Mandir in Mayapur, West Bengal.