In Uttar Pradesh, around Mathura and Vrindavan is Braj - the pastoral site of Lord Krishna’s birth, youth and adolescence. The sacred forests, holy hills and riverbanks of this region, resonate with ancient stories of the playful deity’s exploits (leelas). However, this celestial destination is not simply a construction of a long-ago-mythic past; for believers divinity is tangible and eternally present here.
The lord himself describes Braj as his own body.
Therefore, Braj revealed is Krishna revealed.
Founded in 1972 by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust (BBT) is the world’s largest publisher of ancient and classic Vaishnava texts, epics, and contemporary works on the philosophy, theology and culture of Bhakti yoga. BBT especially emphasizes the works of the Gaudiya-Vaishnava tradition.
Its publications include original scriptural works, translated into 57 languages, and books that discuss and explain these traditional texts. BBT also publishes audio cassettes, audio CDs, video materials, and multimedia presentations.
BBT books range in complexity from brief, introductory volumes and study guides, summary studies, and short Sanskrit works, all the way up to exhaustive multi-volume translations (with commentaries) of major Sanskrit and Bengali epics.
The BBT publishes the Bhagavad-gita, Srimad-Bhagavatam, Isopanisad, Narada-bhakti-sutra, and (from the Gaudiya devotional tradition) the Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita, and numerous other books. Its latest multi-volume publication is an English translation, with commentary, of Srila Sanatana Goswami's Brihad-Bhagavatamrita.
Their publishing family includes Back to Godhead magazine, Bhaktivedanta Archives, Special Projects, Krishna.com, and Friends of the BBT.