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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.

Rukmini Dvarakadhisha

Srila Prabhupada spent much time in his “Western world headquarters,” overseeing his worldwide mission...

Gita Nagari Cow

A proposal for dealing with the challenge of being pro-dairy but anti-cruelty.

Rukmini Dvarakanatha Installation

Srila Prabhupada explains that authorized worship of the deity in the temple is grounded in the Vedic scriptures....

Exploring an interesting parallel between the order of Lord Krishna's avatars and Darwin's theory of evolution.

Maha-Vishnu emanating the universes

What do the Bhagavatam and Srila Prabhupada have to say about these universal concepts?

Gulante Yoga Narasimha

An introduction to some of the many deities of the Lord's half-man, half-lion incarnation found throughout India....

Shiva

When devotees of Lord Krishna venerate Shiva as the greatest devotee of the Lord, they are offering him the highest...

What started with three intrepid devotee couples continues to grow year after year.

Research into past-life memories provides evidence for the transmigration of the soul.

Of God's three aspects, His personal feature is the original and the only one with which we can have intimate...

A look at fifty years of cow protection at ISKCON first farm community.

In the opening article of the first issue of Back to Godhead, Śrīla Prabhupāda explains the purpose of his...