The International Society of Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), popularly known as the Hare Krishna Movement, was founded in 1966 by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. ISKCON is a worldwide association of devotees of Lord Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead; its members consist of 10,000 temple devotees and 250,000 congregational devotees. Over four decades ISKCON has grown to comprise of over 350 temples, 60 rural communities, 50 schools and 60 restaurants. One of the main objectives of ISKCON is to promote the wellbeing of society by teaching the science of Krishna consciousness according to Bhagavad-Gita and other timeless Vedic scriptures.
Krishna, the meaning of the word in Sanskrit is all-attractive, He is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, also called as God of Gods.Inotherwords, Krishna is the Godhead because He is all-attractive. From practical experience we can observe that one is attractive due to(1) wealth, (2) power, (3) fame, (4) beauty, (5) wisdom and (6) renunciation. One who is in possession of all six of these opulences atthe same time and who possesses them to an unlimited degree is understood to be the Supreme Personality of Godhead according toParasara Muni a great Vedic authority.
The International Society of Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), popularly known as the Hare Krishna Movement, was founded in 1966 by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. ISKCON is a worldwide association of devotees of Lord Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead; its members consist of 10,000 temple devotees and 250,000 congregational devotees. Over four decades ISKCON has grown to comprise of over 350 temples, 60 rural communities, 50 schools and 60 restaurants.
His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada was born in 1896 in Calcutta, India. He first met his spiritual master, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami, in Calcutta in 1922. Eleven years later (1933) at Allahabad, he became his formally initiated disciple
At their first meeting, in 1922, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura requested Srila Prabhupada to broadcast Vedic knowledge through the English language. In 1965, when he first arrived by freighter in New York City, Srila Prabhupada was practically penniless. It was after almost a year of great difficulty that he established the International Society for Krishna Consciousness in July of 1966. Under his careful guidance, the Society has grew within a decade to a worldwide confederation of almost one hundred asramas, schools, temples, institutes and farm communities.
Srila Prabhupada's most significant contribution, however, is his books. Highly respected by the academic community for their authoritativeness, depth and clarity, they are used as standard textbooks in numerous college courses. His writings have been translated into eleven languages. The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust, established in 1972 exclusively to publish the works of His Divine Grace, has thus become the world's largest publisher of books in the field of Indian religion and philosophy.
In the last ten years of his life, in spite of his advanced age, Srila Prabhupada circled the globe twelve times on lecture tours that have took him to six continents. In spite of such a vigorous schedule, Srila Prabhupada continued to write prolifically. His writings constitute a veritable library of Vedic philosophy, religion, literature and culture.
iskcon TEMPLE AARTI
Aarti begins at 7-8a.m.and 6-7 p.m.if we were to offer our own puja (prayer) separately, we’d have to do it after the aarti and we might spend a couple of hours waiting.
HOW TO REACH iskcon TEMPLE
iskcon Temple is very famous in ujjain it is situated near the Nanakheda Bus stand.we can reach the temple in few minute.The distance between iskcon Temple through the railway station and Dewas Gate Bus stand is about 7km.So from station you can hire the taxi or take the city bus which take charges 10Rs/-per head.
There are many Hotels in Ujjain which provide delicious taste,and also iskcon Temple gives the Hotel and Restaurent Facility itself. Budget accommodation with maximum comfort in hotels costs Rs 1,600. However cheap hotels are also available from Rs 250. All of the luxury hotels provide a good range of amenities which include laundry facilities and room service.
Some of these Ujjain hotels have banquet halls and conference rooms and are capable of hosting conferences, convocations and seminars. Television and internet facilities are also available in many of the budget hotels.
Resorts, also known as heritage spots in Ujjain, provide guests with royal hospitality along with a glint of the cultural heritage of the city. The rooms are spacious and are decorated with elegant antiques.