Srila Prabhupada’s appearance day, Sunday 6th September
Shri Krishna Janmashtami, Saturday 5th September
Srila Prabhupada on Janmastami “One has to learn how Krishna takes birth. It is not an ordinary birth. Had it been an ordinary birth, then why should we observe the Janmashtami ceremony? It is Divine, Transcendental” “We observe Janmashtami annually, but Janmashtami is ongoing at every moment. In the vast expanse of multiple universes, each […]
Lord Balarama’s appearance day. Sunday 30th August
Sri Caitanya Caritamrita Adi 5.5 eka-i svarupa donhe, bhinna-matra kaya adya kaya-vyuha, krishna-lilara sahaya SYNONYMS eka-i — one; svarupa — identity; donhe — both of Them; bhinna-matra kaya — only two different bodies; adya — original; kaya-vyuha — quadruple expansions; krishna-lilara — in the pastimes of Lord Krishna; sahaya — assistance. TRANSLATION These two are […]
ISKCON Founder Acarya
ISKCON's founder Acarya (leader) is His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada who appeared in 1896 in Calcutta, India.
He first met his spiritual master, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami, in Calcutta in 1922.
Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati, a prominent devotional scholar and the founder of sixty-four branches of Gaudiya Mathas (Vedic institutes), liked this educated young man and convinced him to dedicate his life to teaching Vedic knowledge in the Western world.
Srila Prabhupada became his student, and eleven years later (1933) at Allahabad, he became his formally initiated disciple.
Srila Prabhupada left us a veritable library of Vedic philosophy and culture. Highly respected by scholars for their authority, depth, and clarity, his books are used at colleges and universities around the world.
The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust publishes his works in over 50 languages.
The following institutions provide educational opportunities for people of all ages interested in systematically studying the philosophy of Krishna consciousness. Some offer degrees.
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