Swami Prabhupada’s Journey from A Bengal Businessman to the Pioneer of Hare Krishna Movement

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a particular commemorative coin of Rs 125 on Wednesday, marking the a hundred and twenty fifth delivery anniversary of Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the founding father of the Hare Krishna motion.

A.C. Bhaktivedanta, broadly often known as Swami Prabhuprada, was an Indian spiritual chief and the founding father of the Hare Krishna motion and the ISKCON. Born in Kolkata within the yr 1896 as Abhay Charan De, Prabhupada initially ran a pharmacy enterprise earlier than working as a lecturer, author, and translator for a journal referred to as Vaisnava after directions from his non secular guru Srila Bhaktisiddhanta, who requested Prabhupada to unfold the teachings of Krishna all through the world, in response to Brittanica.

As his household didn’t share his spiritual pursuits, he renounced ties and travelled to the United States in 1959. Six years later, Prabhupada moved to New York, the place he established the headquarters of the Hare Krishna motion with, in response to the official web site of ISKCON, a “mission to introduce the ancient teachings of Vedic India into mainstream America.”

Prabhupada’s message of peace and goodwill resonated with many younger folks, a few of whome got here ahead to change into ardent followers of the Krishna custom, says ISKCON.

The motion quickly gained reputation and lots of of Prabhupada Swami’s books started to be studied broadly. By his dying in 1977, greater than 50 his books on the Krishna custom had been revealed and over 100 temples, ashrams, and cultural facilities have been opened around the globe.

Under his inspiration, ISKCON devotees established temples, academic establishments, and began a vegetarian meals reduction programme. With Prabhupada’s imaginative and prescient that nobody inside ten miles of an ISKCON temple ought to go hungry, ISKCON’s meals programme now feed round 1.2 million college youngsters all through India in partnership with the federal government’s mid-day meal scheme.

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