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.

The core reason for our stress and dissatisfaction is that we’ve forgotten who we are.

Gaura Arati by Bhaktivinoda Thakura

In South Kolkata a team of archivists has created a valuable library inspired by Srila Prabhupada’s vision....

Prabhupada's Palace

A look at the history and current renovation of the shrine that forty years ago the New York Times called...

In the early 1960s, Prabhupada lived in Old Delhi, with almost no money or support, as he prepared for his mission...

Undervalued and even disparaged today, humility is an essential trait for progress on the spiritual path.

One of the qualities of the Vedic literature is its ability to reach students at different levels, even with the...

Dasharatha and Kaikeyi

The destiny that brought the king much agony leads to his liberation.

Lord Krishna

Srila Prabhupada speaks about the qualifications to see God, who is all around us.

Until we realize our spiritual identity, we’re essentially asleep.

How Lord Krishna allows us to take our first spiritual steps often without our knowledge.

A donation of land offered in the 1970s culminates in an impressive new temple outside New Delhi.

Lord Jagannatha

The story of how Jagannatha, Baladeva, and Subhadra made their way to the home of a family in the UK.