The Story of Back to Godhead Magazine Logo

By editor - 8.10 2020

The Story of Back to Godhead Magazine Logo [back in 1944]
“From his front room at 6 Sita Kanta Banerjee, Abhay conceived, wrote, edited, and typed the manuscript for a magazine. He designed a logo, a long rectangle across the top of the page. In the upper left-hand corner was a figure of Lord Chaitanya, effulgent with rays of light like rays from the sun. In the lower right were silhouettes of a crowd of people, in darkness but groping to receive light from Lord Chaitanya. And between Lord Chaitanya and the people, the title unfurled like a banner—BACK TO GODHEAD. In the lower right corner was a picture of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati seated at his writing, looking up thoughtfully as he composed. Above the logo ran the motto ‘Godhead is Light, Nescience is darkness. Where there is Godhead there is no Nescience.’” – Srila Prabhupada-lilamrta, a six-volume biography by Satsvarupa Dasa Goswami.
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The logo went through several changes over the years. But today, fifty years later, it still matches Srila Prabhupada’s original idea. The only difference is that by the desire of his disciples Srila Prabhupada, rather than his spiritual master, now sits across from Lord Chaitanya.