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George Harrison Visits Mayapur

George Harrison Visits Mayapur

Former Beatle George Harrison, an old friend of the Hare Krsna movement, recently paid his first visit to the ISKCON center at this holy place of pilgrimage. George took part…

Building Africa’s Largest Temple

Building Africa’s Largest Temple

With the generous financial help of South Africa's Indian community, Hare Krsna devotees are building the largest temple of Lord Krsna on the African continent.…

Children of God

Children of God

You can have BACK TO GODHEAD delivered to your home by mail every month. To take advantage of our special reduced-rate offer—and get a FREE GIFT besides—just fill out the…

Australian Prime Minister Praises Devotees

Australian Prime Minister Praises Devotees

A meeting with the acting prime minister and the opening of a long-awaited bridge highlighted a recent festival at the Hare Krsna farm community here.…

Govinda’s Restaurant Opens in Tirupati

Govinda’s Restaurant Opens in Tirupati

In Tirupati, along the seven-mile-long mountain path to the temple of Lord Venkatesvara (a form of Lord Krsna), pilgrims stop for rest and refreshment at the newly opened Govinda's Restaurant.…

BTG: You Won’t See it on the Streets Anymore…

The big change is that no longer will we be a magazine you see now and then or pick up when you meet a devotee on the street. At least…

West Gets First Lord Nrsimhadeva Deity

West Gets First Lord Nrsimhadeva Deity

Now, for the first time outside India, a Deity of Lord Nrsimhadeva has been formally installed in a temple—the temple at Nava-Jiyada-Nrsimha-Ksetra, the Hare Krsna farm deep in the Bavarian…

A New FATE in Detroit

A New FATE in Detroit

The First American Transcendental Experience (FATE), an elaborate multimedia diorama museum, includes six beautifully detailed dioramas illustrating pastimes of Krsna taken from the Srimad-Bhagavatam.…

Hare Krsna Leaders Meet India’s President

Hare Krsna Leaders Meet India’s President

Recently the president of India, His Excellency Sri Giani Zail Singh, cordially received three leaders of the Hare Krsna movement. They gave President Singh a set of Srila Prabhupada's books.…

London Chariot Festival

London Chariot Festival

Last summer, thousands of tourists sightseeing in the center of this city may have been more than a little surprised to see a forty-foot-high, gaily decorated chariot being pulled around…

New Books in Thai and Indonesian

New Books in Thai and Indonesian

The Bangkok branch of the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust (BBT) has published two new books in Thai: Beyond Birth and Death and The Perfection of Yoga.…

Devotee Paints Mural for Civic Center

Devotee Paints Mural for Civic Center

A 12-foot by 20-foot mural entitled "French Explorers" has been painted by Muralidhara dasa, a devotee at the New Vrindaban farm community, for the Wheeling Civic Center.…

Bhaktivedanta Hilltop School Enrolls 425

Bhaktivedanta Hilltop School Enrolls 425

The Hare Krsna movement has opened a gurukula school that has won a warm response from local parents. More than 425 children have enrolled in Bhaktivedanta Hilltop School and are…

ISKCON GBC Adds New Spiritual Masters…

ISKCON GBC Adds New Spiritual Masters…

This year the GBC gave their blessings to three of Prabhupada's closest disciples to begin accepting disciples. Second, the GBC gave the go-ahead for some two dozen seasoned preachers to…

Hridayananda Appoints Himself to Continue Prabhupada’s Bhagavatam Translation…

Hridayananda Appoints Himself to Continue Prabhupada’s Bhagavatam Translation…

Srila Hridayananda dasa Goswami, thought of putting himself to the challenge. He had never formally studied Sanskrit—but he knew the Sanskrit basics, he had something of a genius for languages,…

Five New Books Published

Five New Books Published

If there's one thing His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada taught his disciples, it was to publish as many books as possible on the science of Krsna consciousness and…

Prabhupada’s Palace: “It Sure Beats the White House!”

Prabhupada’s Palace: “It Sure Beats the White House!”

Senator Byrd inquired about the religious background of the New Vrindaban Community, where the Palace is located, and took with him a copy of Bhagavad-gita As It Is. …

Ravana Killed, Rama Reigns in Washington

Ravana Killed, Rama Reigns in Washington

For the United States this was the first formal installation of a Deity of Rama, an incarnation of Krsna who personifies perfect government leadership.…

Mayor Praises Vancouver Ratha-yatra

Mayor Praises Vancouver Ratha-yatra

The Ratha-yatra Festival of the Chariots, celebrated here annually for the last five years by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, has apparently won the hearts of British Columbia's officialdom.…

100,000 Attend Ratha-yatra in L.A.

100,000 Attend Ratha-yatra in L.A.

This summer a record 100,000 people took part in the fifth annual Hare Krsna Ratha-yatra Festival of the Chariots at Venice Beach, California—the largest such festival in the Western Hemisphere.…