Swami Prabhupada is regarded as one of the foremost Vedic scholars, translators, and teachers of the modern era. Born in 1896 in Calcutta, he was the founder Acharya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). He passed away in 1977. #PureSouls
The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), known colloquially as the Hare Krishna movement, is a Gaudiya Vaishnava religious organization. It was founded in 1966 in New York City by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Its core beliefs are based on traditional Hindu scriptures such as the Śrīmad Bhāgavatam and the Bhagavad-gītā, both of which, according to the traditional Hindu view, date back more than 5,000 years.
Today International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) comprises of more than 400 temples, 40 rural communities and over 100 vegetarian restaurants. It also conducts special projects the only free vegetarian relief program in the world, such as “Food for Life”.www.iskcondwarka.org
Fasting and feasting tomorrow in loving memory of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami. He singlehandedly took Krishna consciousness to the western world and with the help of enthusiastic young disciples, in a very short time grew his seedling movement into the worldwide, thriving International Society for Krishna Consciousness. Read it here: http://www.dandavats.com/?p=12025
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