A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
International Society for Krishna Consciousness, ISKCON
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (1896-1977)
Satsvarupa dasa Goswami, Jayapataka Swami, Hridayananda dasa Goswami (three of the original 11 disciples who succeeded Prabhupada after his death)
New York, NY USA (1966)
Bhaktivedanta Book Trust
include Bhagavad Gita as It Is; Srimad Bhagavatam
include Back to Godhead, ISKCON Communications Journal
The group worships Vishnu, whose incarnation is said to be Krishna. Its most important text is the Bhagavad Gita.
In the 1970s and 1980s the group was accused of violent and illegal activities in the USA and elsewhere.
Various splinter groups operate around the world.
The movement claims 350 centers worldwide.
Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Zimbabwe
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