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Ohio State University Welcomes Prabhupada

Ohio State University Welcomes Prabhupada

Srila Prabhupada and poet Allen Ginsberg filled a campus auditorium at Ohio State University in Columbus to twice the capacity. About two thousand students flooded the stage and aisles and…

Observations on “The Vedic Observer”

Regular readers of BACK TO GODHEAD will notice the new format for "The Vedic Observer." These articles and pithy illustrations offer Krsna conscious commentary on the issues of the day.…

Ox Cart Sankirtana

Ox Cart Sankirtana

The devotees at our Krishna-Balaram Mandir in Vrndavana had already heard of our ox cart sankirtana, and they were enthusiastic to help us. The head priest came forward and offered…

Prasadam Stimulates our Dormant Love for Krsna

Prasadam Stimulates our Dormant Love for Krsna

Cooking for Krsna, offering the prepared foods to Him with devotion, and tasting this offered food—the prasadam—stimulates our dormant love for Krsna.…

Lord Shri Chaitanya, His welfare activities (and His Teachings)

Everyone who is born in the holy land of Bharat Varash or India must engage himself in the welfare activities for the human society. One desirous of doing welfare activity…

Mystic Experience and the Name of God

So it is not by his own initiative that anyone may chant the Name, but it is the Name which takes the initiative and out of His own prerogative descends…

Decoration of the Dead Body

Mahatma Gandhi started this Harijan movement with a view to uplift the position not only of the Bhangis and Chamars or low grade human beings but also to uplift the…

The Mahatma and the Mahajan

A broad minded gentleman is known as Mahatma, Sadhu or Mahajan. 'Mahat' means broad, 'Atma' means soul. The term 'Mahat' is viewed from different angles of vision by the materialist…

A Fish Out of Water

A Fish Out of Water

Fish lived a very ordinary life beneath the waves of the Ocean. But one day he noticed on the beach there were finless creatures having fun. So he rode in…

Getting Protein with a Vegetarian Diet

Getting Protein with a Vegetarian Diet

This month we're presenting an excellent vegetarian source of protein: karhi sauce. It contains yogurt, a complete protein, and chickpea flour, an incomplete protein that becomes complete in conjunction with…

Food for Krishna: Dahi, Bhava Sakti, Lime Puffies.

Food for Krishna:  Dahi, Bhava Sakti, Lime Puffies.

The spiritual master is expert in preparing these foodstuffs, and is always offering instructions to us with love. So, following his example, we are offering to everyone some suggestions for…

Dream and Reality

I had a dream. I was traveling, trying to reach some distant destination, but I kept being delayed. My airplane arrived at the first stop on time, but when I…

Kentucky Fried Chickpeas

Kentucky Fried Chickpeas

Chickpeas are a good source of protein and iron, as well as fiber, vitamins A and b6, riboflavin, thiamin, niacin, calcium, phosphorous, sodium, and potassium. But the best thing about…

Sweet Food For Krishna

Sweet Food For Krishna

Cinnamon Apple Pastries are a great treat either served by themselves or as a dessert. The dishes they complement best are vegetable preparations such as Sweet Pepper. …

The Savory Samosa

The Savory Samosa

The first thing you'll notice is its wonderfully tender, thin pastry crust, golden-brown from deep-frying. Inside are peas, potatoes, or small chunks of cauliflower, seasoned not too little so that…

Cuddy and Maha Brinjal

Cuddy and Maha Brinjal

These two preparations come to us from the ancient line of disciplic succession. These preparations are as old as the Vedas themselves, and just like the Vedas their taste is…

India: “Not to Beg, But to Give”

India: “Not to Beg, But to Give”

Every nation should contribute something to the world. People are not interested in coming to India to learn technology. But people from all over the world are interested in coming…

The Holy Cow And Her Wholesome Milk

The Holy Cow And Her Wholesome Milk

Krsna would steal yogurt and butter from the gopis. Then He would run off to enjoy His booty and share it with the monkeys from the nearby forest. When the…

You Don’t Have to Give up “Good Food”

It's a common misconception that one must give up all of the "good foods" to become a vegetarian. However, anyone who takes to a Krishna Prasadam diet, which strictly rules…

Thirst-Quenching Drinks to Offer to Krishna

Thirst-Quenching Drinks to Offer to Krishna

You can make substantial beverages by combining fruits, spices, nuts, and essences with milk, buttermilk, or yogurt. Milk, also the basis for cold shakes, makes a soothing nightcap when served…