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What's inside the Nov/Dec issue of Back to Godhead Magazine

by Nagaraja das

Posted November 4, 2003

In our cover story in the November-December issue, Braja Sevaki Devi Dasi, a new contributor to Back to Godhead, writes of the joy of living in ISKCON's community in Mayapur, West Bengal, just down the road from the birthplace of Lord Caitanya. Because Lord Krishna appeared in this age as Lord Caitanya, Mayapur is the most important holy place for our time. Persons with pure vision see that Mayapur is identical to the spiritual world, and their compassion moves them to invite everyone there for spiritual nourishment.

In recent times, His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the founder-acharya of the Hare Krishna movement, spread the glories of Mayapur and the teachings of Lord Caitanya around the world. In recognition for Srila Prabhupada, Satyaraja das shows that scholars accepted Prabhupada as a prominent modern religious leader. In Mayapur, life centers on Krishna and service to Him. This is true human culture, as Prabhupada points out in his transcribed lecture opening this issue.

Lord Caitanya Himself carried the culture of Mayapur throughout India, visiting many temples as He spread the chanting of Krishna's names. Adbhuta Hari das takes us to one of those temples with his article "Mangalagiri: Where Faith Grows."

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