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Krishna Consciousness, International Society for
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Abhay Charan De (1896–1977), founder of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), was born in Calcutta, where he received university training in philosophy, English, and economics. In 1922 he came in contact with the Vishnu Gaudiya Mission (Hinduism 3.3), whose founder, Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura (d. 1937), had prepared the way for the worldwide work of the 32d guru in a succession that…

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Colpe, Carsten, “Krishna Consciousness, International Society for”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 24 March 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_K102>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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