His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada incorporated the International Society for Krishna Consciousness in 1966 with seven explicit purposes. This list of purposes (below) was one of the official documents incorporating ISKCON as a charitable organization. At the time, the movement had few followers in the West and was operating out of a rented storefront in New York City. One of the pressing needs at the time was to facilitate donors who wanted to give tax-deductible donations to establish a temple for Lord Krishna in New York City

  • Spiritual Knowledge

    To systematically propagate spiritual knowledge to society at large and to educate all people in the techniques of spiritual life in order to check the imbalance of values in life and to achieve real unity and peace in the world.

  • Bhagavad-gita & Srimad-Bhagavatam

    To propagate a consciousness of Krishna, as it is revealed in the Bhagavad-gita and the Srimad-Bhagavatam. The principle of reincarnation is accepted.

  • Association

    To bring the members of the Society together with each other and nearer to Krishna, the prime entity, thus to develop the idea within the members, and humanity at large, that each soul is part and parcel of the quality of Godhead (Krishna).

  • Sankirtana Movement

    To teach and encourage the sankirtana movement, congregational chanting of the holy names of God as revealed in the teachings of Lord Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.

  • Holy place

    To erect for the members and for society at large a holy place of transcendental pastimes dedicated to the personality of Krishna.

  • Farm Community

    To bring the members closer together for the purpose of teaching a simpler, more natural way of life.

  • Publishing Books

    With a view towards achieving the aforementioned purposes, to publish and distribute periodicals, magazines, books and other writings.

Festivals & Events

Festivals are an integral part of ISKCON. With myriad of colourful decorations, multi-course feasts, elaborate rituals, kirtans, dance and dramas, the festivals makes spiritual progress a fun-filled experience. The original Vedic flavor is thus revived, and anyone who participates in them can vouch that there is no modern day substitute for these soul-satisfying experiences.


Gundica Marjana.


Rath Yatra

Ratha Yatra Sri Sivananda Sena * Disappearance Sri Svarupa Damodara Gosvami * Disappearance



Guru Purnima

Guru (Vyasa) Purnima 1st Caturmasya begins * green leafy vegetable fast Srila Sanatana Gosvami * Disappearance

Our Aacharyas

  • Gaurakisora Dasa Babaji

  • Bhaktivinoda Thakur

  • Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati