In the forest of Vrndavana, Lord Krsna and His cowherd boyfriends enjoy a picnic lunch. The cowherd boys, having performed many pious activities in past lives, were able to laugh and play with the Supreme Lord as if He were an ordinary boy.
People all over India still cherish the memory of Lord Krsna stealing butter. Here the ladies of Vrndavana village are about to catch Him (along with His brother, Balarama, right) in the act.
When Krsna last appeared on earth, some fifty centuries ago, each day His friends came over and His mother helped Him get dressed. He played like an ordinary boy. Yet at times He did things that were anything but ordinary.
When Lord Krsna appeared in this world some fifty centuries ago, it was cause for celebration all over His homeland, India’s Vrndavana. On the day after Krsna’s appearance, His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada made his appearance.
One day an elderly woman came near Krsna’ s house to sell fruit. She called out, “If anyone wants fruit, please come to me!” Krsna took some grain in His hands and went to trade it for fruit.
Thousands of years ago, Krsna manifested His form called Jagannatha, the Lord of the Universe. This summer His chariots will carry Him through main streets and parks in cities all over the world.
During His most recent appearance on earth, some fifty centuries ago, Lord Krsna showed mother Yasoda and His other devotees that He is indeed unlimited-not just in greatness but in personal attractiveness.
“I never lived on a farm before, but I always wanted to,” says Krishna-bhamini-devi dasi. “It’s the perfect setting, especially for children. You can do everything here–planting, building, beekeeping, artwork, writing, publishing–so many things are going on. And when you’re so close, there’s a community feeling, a satisfying feeling. If you’re aware, each day’s a festival.”
Krishna and His cowherd boyfriends are coming back home at the end of the day, and the cowherd girls are looking on. Being the Lord naturally means being completely likeable which makes sense, because the name Krishna means ‘the all-attractive one.
This issue of Back to Godhead magazine features an article glorifying the name of God in any language, the transcendental trends in science and Lord Varaha.
The September 1976 issue of Back to Godhead magazine features a photo-article “Summer Sessions” presenting some of the highlights of Srila Prabhupada’s summer tour.
Students at ISKCON’s gurukul (primary school) in Los Angeles study English, history, math, and ancient India’s Vedic literatures. The Vedic literatures explain how to spiritualize matter by using it in the Lord’s service , and the children at ISKCON ‘s Gurukula are learning the art.
The August 1976 issue of Back to Godhead magazine is the Janmastami Issue. With great articles showing how the ISKCON devotees celebrate Janmastami.
This July 1976 issue of Back to Godhead is the 1776-1976 Independence Day celebration issue. The cover story is “Declaring our Dependence on God.”
This issue of Back to Godhead features many articles on the Rathayatra festival and Jagannatha Puri. Also a great article questioning if it is possible for the creation of the universe to come from chaos.
This issue of Back to Godhead magazine features an article on Plato’s Politics, a discussion of whether God is formless or not and many other great articles
A very special edition of Back to Godhead Magazine covering the opening of ISKCON’s Sri Krishna Balaram Temple in Vrindavan, India.
In this issue of Back to Godhead Srila Prabhupada speaks about meditation and the self within with a news reporter and other articles including “What’s wrong with our politicians.”