Back to Godhead March/April 2018

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March/April 2018

WELCOME  This issue coincides with the annual celebration of the appearance of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, the incarnation of Lord Krishna who, 532 years ago in Bengal, introduced the chanting of the holy names of God as the religion for the current age. The five-thousand-year-old Srimad-Bhagavatam predicted Lord Caitanya's appearance, and books about His life and teachings, drawn from eyewitness accounts by His closest associates, grace us with unparalleled information about God and His extraordinary love for His devotees.

In this issue Satyaraja Dasa writes about Shad-bhuja, a six-armed form displayed by Lord Caitanya that shows that He, Lord Krishna, and Lord Ramacandra are all the same Supreme Personality of Godhead.

Also in this issue we commemorate the fortieth anniversary of the opening of ISKCON's grand temple at Hare Krishna Land in Mumbai. Lokanath Swami was there in the early days of ISKCON in that city, and he witnessed Srila Prabhupada's determined struggle to make the temple, for which he formally laid the cornerstone, a reality. We present an excerpt from Lokanath Swami's just-published book Bombay Is My Office, as well as an overview by Parijata Devi Dasi of ISKCON's other temples and projects in greater Mumbai.

Hare Krishna. – Nagaraja Dasa


Srila Prabhupada explains why Lord Krishna is far beyond all yogis despite their magical feats.


So great was Bilvamangala Thakura's devotion that Krishna would regularly come to meet him.


When Lord Chaitanya showed this special form, He revealed three aspects of His all-attractive nature.


Suggestions on how Vaishnavas should think of Lord Buddha today.


Prabhupada spent much time in Bombay unfolding his plans for spreading Krishna consciousness in India.


An overview of ISKCON temples in this leading metropolis and some of the projects connected to them.


While pursuing our lofty spiritual goals, we must carefully guard against the fault of criticism.


The examples of Ishvara Puri and Ramachandra Puri are instructive for anyone who wants to progress in spiritual life.


A discussion of India's panchopasana religious practice provides insight into all religions.