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The International Society for Krishna Consciousness was founded by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada in 1966. It belongs to the Gaudiya Vaisnava tradition, a devotional tradition based on the teachings of Bhagavad-gita and Srimad-Bhagavatam.
(1896-1977) is widely regarded as the foremost Vedic scholar, translator, and teacher of the modern era. Srila Prabhupada came to New York in 1965 and in twelve short years made the chanting of ‘Hare Krishna’ known throughout the world.
What is Harinama?
Harinama is the congregational street chanting of the holy names of Krishna or God.
What is Mantra?
Mantra means ‘that which delivers one from the influence of the mind’, and is the only process of meditation recommended by scriptural authority of attaining self-realisation in this age.
What is Maha-Mantra?
Lord Chaitanya stressed that the chanting of the Hare Krishna Maha-Mantra Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare is the easiest means of self-realization.
Meaning of the words?
‘Krishna’ means the all-attractive, and because God has all the opulence’s in full; Beauty, Fame, Strength, Wealth, Knowledge, and Renunciation, He has the ability to attract all living beings to His association.
‘Rama’ means the reservoir of all pleasure, and since every living entity by constitution is pleasure-seeking, they can only satisfy this propensity when directed towards the Supreme Lord.
‘Hare’ refers to the pleasure giving energy of the Lord, personified in His eternal consort – Srimati Radharani, only through whom can we attain the favour of Lord Krishna.
About importance of Harinama Sankirtana!
Engage yourself and all living entities around the world in this most attractive and blissful activity – the congregational chanting of the Holy Name.
Worldwide Sankirtan Party
For many years now Visnujana prabhu from Slovakia and a group of devotees have been going daily for Street Harinama sankirtan around Europe. Over the past 4 years they have expended and now travel most of the year around the world from Australia to New Zealand, Thailand, Bali, India, Nepal, Japan, South Africa, UK, Europe, USA, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Peru, South America, Hawaii, Fiji and anywhere else the Lord takes them.
Call to ‘50ise’ regular festivals in ISKCON temples
Temples can celebrate the 50th anniversary in 2016 by following six simple steps
ISKCON 50 Logo
Download the ISKCON 50 logo from the ISKCON 50 website by clicking here. You should use the logo in all your invitations, posters, letterheads, banners, websites and media releases with our tagline ‘The joy of devotion’.
ISKCON 50 Film
Screen the special films being produced for the 50th. The films are already being developed, a short 18-minute film will be ready by mid-February, while the longer one will be released two months later.
Print the official posters and banners of ISKCON 50 by downloading them from the ISKCON website by clicking here. These posters should be displayed prominently in your temple premises and the venue of your festivals
Script for stage
Download scripts for the special 50th anniversary plays from the ISKCON 50 website by clicking here, and enact them on stage. These plays are about Srila Prabhupada’s historic journey to the West
ISKCON 50 Magazine
Distribute the special 50th Anniversary Magazine that will be released shortly, at your festivals. You can gift the magazine to VVIP guests on stage, while commemorating the 50th Anniversary
ISKCON 50 Exhibition panels
Print and display the ISKCON 50 Exhibition panels, which are under production and should be available for downloading from our website from March 2016. These panels will chart the achievements of ISKCON in the last 50 years.
Srila Prabhupada was a true visionary. He always had very big ideas for the spreading of Krishna consciousness and the ideal Vedic culture.
One of Srila Prabhupada’s many gifts to his followers, and the entire world, was his detailed vision for the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium.