This issue of Back to Godhead features an extensive article on the ISKCON Gurukul at Dallas, Texas in 1974 along with many other interesting articles.
Back To Godhead Vol 65, April 1974 PDF Download. Features amazing photo article on Vrindavan.
This issue of Back to Godhead features a beautiful color feature article on the Radha Damodar Traveling Sankirtana Party distributing books all over the USA
This issue of Back to Godhead magazine features the devotees of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness at the Society’s temple in Los Angeles, California.
Special celebration edition of Back to Godhead magazine covering the festivals of Janmastami, Prabhupada’s Vyasa-puja and Radhastami.
Sometimes when Krishna, the Supreme Lord, performed His pastimes in forest of Vrindavan, His friends would fan Him and play songs on their flutes for His transcendental pleasure.
Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu, a scripturally predicted incarnation of Lord Krishna who appeared 500 years ago in India. showed by His personal example how to develop love for Krishna by chanting Hare Krishna and dancing in ecstasy.
Lord Visnu, an expansion of the Supreme Lord Krishna, lies in mystic slumber amidst fire and huge waves that partially destroy the universe at the end of every millennium. (This is described in the Srimad-Bhagavatam, by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.)
Although they may think themselves independent, the living entities in the material world act as puppets of the three qualities of maya or illusion. One can cut oneself free from maya’s strings only by surrendering to Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, for He is maya’s ultimate controller.
Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, became the charioteer of His friend and devotee, Arjuna, to whom He spoke the immortal spiritual instructions of Bhagavad-gita 5,000 years ago on the Battlefield of Kuruksetra . This is the cover illustration of Bhagavad-gita As It Is by His Divine Grace A.C.
Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. All glories to Lord Sri Krishna!
In Vrindavan, the transcendental abode, even the cows, the deer, the birds–everyone–is enchanted by the sweet vibration of Krishna’s flute and the fascinating beauty of His person. This is one of the qualities which only the Supreme Personality of Godhead can possess. His superexcellent beauty can not be matched by anyone.
“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.”
Often, as shown here, child Krishna delighted the townspeople by stealing and eating their butter.) Most of our boys have been hearing about Krishna since they were three or four years old. So now that they’ve come to Vrindavan, they can see the very things they’ve heard about: the Yamuna River, the groves, the cows and peacocks.
In this issue of BTG we feature two of ISKCON’s farm communities: New Vrindavan near Wheeling, West Virginia and Gita-nagari near Port Royal, Pennsylvania.
in Vrindavan, the land of Lord Krishna, the gopis [cowherd girls] are concerned that He might hurt His lotus feet on the forest trail, and they’re feeling such intense separation from Him that they’re almost fainting.
After five thousand years, people all over India still cherish the memory of Lord Krishna stealing butter from the ladies of Vrindavan village. Here we see Mother Yasoda about to catch Krishna in the act. “Why would God steal?” we might wonder.
This is Krishna’s original birthday celebration, The cowherd men and women, the musicians–everyone is giving something to Krishna. Of course, Krishna … through His father Nanda Maharaja … is giving everyone gifts, too.
The Supreme Lord once appeared as Sri Ramacandra, the ideal God conscious king. And He accomplished His mission–to establish the principles of religion and destroy demonic, irreligious influences.
From the very first, his beloved disciple Jayananda dasa engineered the huge chariots of Lord Jagannatha, the Lord of the Universe. In this photo (New York, 1976) Jayananda steers one of the many chariots he built through the years.