Why is ISKCON important?

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

What is the meaning of Sankirtan?

Sankirtan is a form of song or chanting that praises God and is performed in a public setting. The term comes from the Sanskrit root, kirtan, which means “praising,” “celebrating” or “glorifying.” San comes from the word, samyak, which means “complete.”

Who started ISKCON movement?

A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
International Society for Krishna Consciousness

ISKCON Temple in Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh, India
Abbreviation ISKCON
Formation 13 July 1966 New York City, U.S.
Founder A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Type Religious organisation

Is ISKCON growing?

Anuttama observed, “Slowly, but surely, ISKCON is growing globally in its influence. Its 50-year history has witnessed significant contributions to society from promoting vegetarianism to defending religious freedom around the world.

Is Hare Krishna Buddhism?

The Hare Krishna movement is a branch of Hinduism, formally known as Gaudiya Vaishnavism. Its name comes from its chant — Hare Krishna — which devotees repeat over and over. It was started in the 16th century by Sri Chaitanya of Bengal (1486-1533).

What is the difference between kirtan and Sankirtan?

Kirtan differs from mantra, in the way that mantras are often intended for personal use, whereas kirtan is all about community. A coming together of people, the sankirtana chants are usually sung in call-and-response style and derive from religious ceremonies or celebrations.

Who has introduced this Sankirtan yajna?

Lord Caitanya preached this method of yajna, and it is understood from this verse that the sacrificial method of sankirtana yajna may be performed anywhere and everywhere in order to drive away the personality of Kali and save human society from falling prey to the influence of the age.

Who is the CEO of ISKCON?

He is one of the senior-most sannyasis in the Hare Krishna movement….Jayapataka Swami.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Acāryapāda
Post ISKCON Sannyasin, ISKCON Guru-Ācārya, ISKCON Governing Body Commissioner