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A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada


Hare Krishna

International Society for Krishna Consciousness, ISKCON

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (1896-1977)

Satsvarupa dasa Goswami, Jayapataka Swami, Hridayananda dasa Goswami (three of the original 11 disciples who succeeded Prabhupada after his death)

New York, NY USA (1966)

Vrindavan, India

Bhaktivedanta Book Trust

include Bhagavad Gita as It Is; Srimad Bhagavatam

include Back to Godhead, ISKCON Communications Journal

The group worships Vishnu, whose incarnation is said to be Krishna. Its most important text is the Bhagavad Gita.

In the 1970s and 1980s the group was accused of violent and illegal activities in the USA and elsewhere.

Various splinter groups operate around the world.

one million

Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Zimbabwe

The movement claims 350 centers worldwide.

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