This issue also contains a new centerfold painting of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Nityananda Prabhu. Lord Caitanya is Krishna Himself, and Nityananda is His brother, Balarama. They appeared in Bengal five hundred years ago to establish sankirtana the congregational chanting of the names of God as the prescribed religion for the current age.
Sankirtana is the heart of the Hare Krishna movement. That’s why you’ll find devotees chanting in public places around the world. Krishna-krpa Dasa’s “Chanting at the World’s Biggest Street Party” is a good example of sankirtana in action today.
• To expose the faults of materialism.
• To offer guidance in the Vedic techniques of spiritual life.
• To preserve and spread the Vedic culture.
• To celebrate the chanting of the holy names of God as taught by Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu.
• To help every living being remember and serve Sri Krishna, the Personality of Godhead.