ISKCON Founder's 125th Birthday
Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced for the 125th time on Wednesday.Prabhupada founded the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), commonly known as the "Hare Krishna Movement". ISKCON has translated Shrimad Bhagavad Geeta and other Vedic literature into 89 languages and has played a leading role in spreading Vedic literature around the world, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) previously announced. The founder also built more than a hundred temples and wrote several books.
"How we feel a sense of belonging and pride when we are greeted with 'Hare Krishna' in foreign countries. Imagine how we will feel if we find the same familiarity for 'made-in-India' products outside," the prime minister said.Hare Krishna 'is the salvation of ISKCON members.
Prabhupada arrived in New York City with little idea of his next meal or where he was, and his subsequent success in popularizing ISKCON was nothing short of a miracle, Modi said, quoting former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.ISKCON told the world that believing in India means exhilaration, enthusiasm and belief in humanity, he said, and also praised his service to people during various crises, including the Covid pandemic -19.
Prabhupada is not only an outstanding follower of Lord Krishna but also a follower of India, Modi said, stressing his connection with the freedom movement.Modi said that when India was in "slavery" the bhakti movement upheld morality, adding that it would be difficult for academics to imagine the fate of the country unless there is a social revolution in the world. the time."If a sage like
Swami Vivekanandatook Vedanta to the west, then Srila Prabhupada and ISKCON took up this great task of taking Bhakti Yoga to the world when the time came. He connected Bhakti Vedanta with the consciousness of the world," he said.It is our determination that the world should benefit from our knowledge of Yoga and Ayurveda, Modi added.Prabhupada founded ISKCON, commonly referred to as the "Hare Krishna Movement".ISKCON has translated Shrimad Bhagavad Geeta and other Vedic literatures into 89 languages and plays a leading role in disseminating Vedic literature around the world, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said.He also built over a hundred temples and wrote several books.
Sources:- times of India
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