Back to Godhead Magazine

Back to Godhead magazine was founded by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada in 1944, in India, as a first attempt to fulfill the order of his spiritual master, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura, to preach Krishna consciousness in English.

In 1966, Srila Prabhupada requested his disciples to publish Back to Godhead in the West. At its peak in the late 1970s, monthly circulation reached one million copies.

Back to Godhead magazine is now published in a number of languages worldwide, and the international edition has subscribers in over fifty countries.

Back to Godhead magazine is registered with the US government as a 501c3 religious corporation (registered in Florida in 2019).

All content copyrights are assigned to the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust International, Inc.

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