ISKCON and Bhaktivedanta Prabhupada
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The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (abbreviated as ISKCON, and better known as the Hare Krishna Movement) is a new religious movement that was founded in 1966 by the 70-year-old A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami (called Srila Prabhupada) and his followers in New York. The movement then rapidly spread nearly all over the world. It traces its roots to the tradition of Gauḍīya Vai…

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Frank Neubert, “ISKCON and Bhaktivedanta Prabhupada”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 15 December 2018 <>
First published online: 2012

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