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ISKCON Movement

The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON),also known as 'the Hare Krishna' movement, was founded in 1966 in New York City by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. While some classified the sect as a new religious movement, its core philosophy is based on scriptures such as the Bhagavad-Gita and Srimad Bhagavatam, both of which date back more than two millennia. The distinctive appearance of the movement and its culture come from the Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition, which has had adherents in India ever since the late 1400s.

Basic Philosophy

"Human life is simply awarded to a living entity so that he can realize his spiritual identity and his permanent source of happiness."

Krishna Consciousness at Home

Living in the association of Krishna's devotees in a temple or ashram makes it easier to practice devotional service. But if you're determined, you can follow at home the teachings of Krishna consciousness and thus convert your home into a temple.