ISKCON Founder Acarya

His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami PrabhupadaISKCON'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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News & Announcements

Sri Nirsimha Catturdasi Festival 20.05.2016

Dear Devotees and friends! Hare Krishna. Sri Nirsimhdeva ki jay! All glories to Srila Prabhupada!   We would like to invite you to a festival this Friday at 15.30. We will celebrate the divine appearance of Lord Narasimhadeva!   Do not miss the opportunity to please the Lord. Come and chant in bliss!     […]

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ALWAYS BETTER SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

Dear devotees and friends of Lord Krsna HARE KRSNA ! For the pleasure of Sri Sri Radha Govinda, Sri Sri Nitai sacinandana, Srila Prabhupada and all the vaisnava devotees of the lord . We wish to present to you an ; Always better service announcement ! [ABS] Here at Govindadvipa we understand that Lord Krsna inspires individuals […]

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Panihati Cida Dahi Festival with HH Bhakti Brihad Bhagavat Swami 18.06.2016

Dear Devotees, Hare Krishna, We are going to have a great festivew time in June with HH Bhakti Brihad Bhagavat swami, with a lot of kirtan, krishna katha from Caitanya Caritamrita and a 64 rounds japa day as well. And the day of the festival will be great joy, with prikrama around the island, bull […]

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