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Indradyumna Swami Journeys to a Lost City

Indradyumna Swami Journeys to a Lost City

The temple cave of Varaha-Nrsimha juts out from the mountain leading to Ahovalam. Local priests say the Deities in these solid-stone temples were installed thousands of years ago.…

A Day in Vrndavana the Land of Krsna — Notes from the Editor

Walking in the early morning, I see the tower of the Madana-mohana temple in my path. The village of Vrndavana is still dark. I enter the Yamuna's waters, and downriver…

Impressions of India

I had been present at the passing of my beloved spiritual master, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, and my mind was now exhausted from the mixture of appalling…

Jayapataka Swami gets Indian citizenship

Jayapataka Swami gets Indian citizenship

A look at the worldwide activities of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) India Citizenship for ISKCON Guru Since India won her independence in 1947, a mere 952 foreigners…

Cooling the Nuclear Vesuvius — The Vedic Observer

Cooling the Nuclear Vesuvius by Balavanta dasa After the 1962 Cuban missile crisis, President Kennedy estimated that the possibility of a nuclear holocaust had been “somewhere around one out of…

Every Town and Village

Every Town and Village

A look at the worldwide activities of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) Krsna’s Town Gets Bhaktivedanta Gate When pilgrims arrive in northern India’s Vrndavana village, the place in…

The Festival of the Chariots

The Festival of the Chariots

Intimations of a Festive World by Jagajivana dasa This Krsna culture,” His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada used to say, “has so many festivals. We could have one every…

Conversations from India

Conversations from India

Srila Prabhupada thought if he could get some of the Westerners to become devotees of Krishna, the Indians would then realize the importance of the spiritual culture they had…

The Wedding Voyage

The Wedding Voyage

It was the eve of Rajoman's wedding. In anticipation he put on his finest silk turban, and robes. His father called him, "Rajoman! Please hurry! It's getting late and we…

Gandhi-Jinnah Talks

Gandhi-Jinnah Talks

We are sorry to learn that Gandhi Jinnah Talks about unity of the Indian people have failed for the present. We are not very much optimistic in the result of…

Thanks to the Government of India

Thanks to the Government of India

Readers of 'Back to Godhead' who were practically disappointed to learn that the Government of India had twice refused to give permission for the continuance of publication of "Back to…

The Transformed Face of Indian Culture

The Transformed Face of Indian Culture

I'm in a peaceful little village, seventy kilometers north of Pondicherry. But while I write, trying my best to concentrate, the villagers we're staying with have gathered in the next…

Padayatra: On the Road With Lord Caitanya

Padayatra: On the Road With Lord Caitanya

We want to introduce Srila Prabhupada as the specially empowered representative of Lord Caitanya who fulfilled His prediction that the holy name of Krsna will be preached in every town…

On Pilgrimage

On Pilgrimage

Traveling north from Kanya-kumari, in a few days we come to the village of Tirukkurungudi, once visited by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu nearly five hundred years ago.…

In India, A Mad Race For Materialism

In India, A Mad Race For Materialism

Indians have neglected God consciousness. The British introduced materialism, and Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of India, simply followed this policy, although his spiritually inclined mentor, Mahatma Gandhi, was…

Introduction to the All-India Issue

Introduction to the All-India Issue

Lord Caitanya stated that anyone born in India has the responsibility to take up this chanting of Hare Krishna and spread it, and He has quoted scripture to state there…

Krsna Returns to India

Krsna Returns to India

We have traveled throughout India—to Calcutta, Bombay, Delhi, and to smaller cities too. Practically everybody is won by kirtana—the sound representation of Krsna.…

Hare Krishnas Teach the Real Vedic Culture to India

Hare Krishnas Teach the Real Vedic Culture to India

The tour of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada throughout India attracted much daily news coverage, and many major magazines ran features about Srila Prabhupada and his foreign disciples.…

Press Conference in Surat

Press Conference in Surat

The Indian reporter asked why Americans and Europeans are becoming Hindus. Srila Prabhupada said, "Krsna is not Hindu—you won't find the word Hindu anywhere in Vedic literature."…

A Passage to the Real India

A Passage to the Real India

News of tragedy from India shocked the world—first, the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi followed by mass murders and mayhem, then, hardly a month later, the catastrophic poisonous gas…

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