ISKCON stands as a beacon of spirituality with over 750+ temples and rural communities throughout the world. ISKCON also has more than one hundred affiliated vegetarian restaurants, thousands of local meeting groups known as namahattas, and a wide range of community projects. Our congregation groups include millions of devotees across the globe coming from different facets of life. Since its inception by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada in New York City in 1966, ISKCON has rapidly expanded its influence in less than half a century throughout the world.
A Glimpse into Our Philosophy
ISKCON at its core is an institution that promotes pure devotional service towards Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. ISKCON comes under the Gaudiya-Vaishnava tradition which has philosophical foundations based on the teachings of the Bhagavad-gītā and Srimad Bhagavatam which promote the bhakti yoga tradition that helps us to rekindle our love for God, Lord Krishna.
God is all famous which is why He has innumerable names like Jesus, Allah, Rama and, Govinda. Our of His compassion for us all that Supreme being is easily acessible to all of us through the chanting of the maha-mantra: Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare/Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare. This mantra which has proven effective in transforming millions of lives throughout the world is an encapsulation of our devotion and therefore is an integral part of our daily practices.
Leading scholars, academics, and famous personalities have recognized ISKCON’s authenticity. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on various occasions has praised ISKCON’s contributions towards uplifting human consciousness throughout the world. Diana Eck, a well-known academician and scholar of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies at Harvard University, describes our movement as “a tradition that commands a respected place in the religious life of humankind.” In the 1980s, Dr. A. L. Basham, a renowned authority on Indian history and culture, lauded ISKCON, noting that it emerged from obscurity in less than two decades, becoming a noteworthy chapter in Western history.
Our Practices and Outreach
At ISKCON, we encourage individuals to embrace bhakti-yoga and imbibe the knowledge and culture of Bhagavad Gita in their homes and worship in our temples. Here at ISKCON Ghaziabad we promote many Krishna Consciousness activities through various discussions on Bhagavad Gita, youth festivals, yoga seminars, ecstatic kirtans and mantra-meditation. As part of our commitment to service, ISKCON members have established hospitals, schools, colleges, eco-villages, and free food distribution projects, embodying the principles of devotional yoga.
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