Back to Godhead (BTG) was founded by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada in 1944, as an English-language magazine meant to offer spiritual solutions to complex problems facing humanity at large. In the beginning, before he came to the U.S.A., Prabhupada was often BTG's sole writer, editor, and publisher. After 1966, he handed over the responsibility to his disciples and followers, who continue to publish the magazine today.

Prabhupada listed six purposes of Back to Godhead Magazine:

1. To help all people discern reality from illusion, spirit from matter, the eternal from the temporary.
2. To expose the faults of materialism.
3. To offer guidance in the Vedic techniques of spiritual life.
4. To preserve and spread the Vedic culture.
5. To celebrate the chanting of the holy names of God as taught by Lord Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.
6. To help every living being remember and serve Shri Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

Srila Prabhupada

From the very beginning of His movement in India, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu predicted that it would spread around the...

Chaitanya Mahaprabhu

Transcendental insights by one of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s most intimate associates.

In his “Prayer to the Lotus Feet of Krishna,” Srila Prabhupada reveals his devotional longing as he...

Giriraj Swami

Some guidance in executing one of the nine processes of devotional service.


Even the most independent-minded among us must sometimes seek help from others.


Many of us think that people are basically good; many of us think the opposite.

Success in spiritual life requires control of the mind, and bhakti-yoga give us the ideal way to do it.

The answer to the question “Is there life after death?” is self-evident when we understand what life is...

Srila Prabhupada explains why it is reasonable to accept what Krishna says as authoritative and, in fact, perfect....

Lord Krishna's Damodara Lila is filled with devotional lessons and insights for devotees at all levels.

We are advised to read the Bhagavatam from the beginning and progress gradually to the Tenth Canto, Krishna...

How to view the seemingly impossible entities in the epics in a way that allows the valuable lessons of these great...