Swami Prabhupada was the man who founded the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) commonly known as the `Hare Krishna movement`. Its was his 125th birth anniversary today and to commemorate his contribution to the society AMD spreading Krishna’s awareness, PM Modi released a special commemorative coin of Rs 125 to mark the 125th birth anniversary of the founder of the Hare Krishna movement, Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, through a video conference.
What Did Swami Did Through ISKCON
ISKCON has translated Shrimad Bhagavad Geeta and other Vedic literature into 89 languages, playing a stellar role in the dissemination of Vedic literature across the world. Prabhupada also established over a hundred temples and wrote several books, teaching the path of Bhakti Yoga to the world.
Swami Prabhupada or Srila Prabhupada, was born in Kolkata on September 1, 1896. Abhay Charan De was the name of his birth. He initially ran a pharmacy business before leaving India in 1959 to make people aware about the teaching of Krishna. He went to New York in 1965 and set up the first ISKCON centre, which has a global presence today.
आज हम श्रील प्रभुपाद जी की 125वीं जन्मजयंती मना रहे हैं। ये ऐसा है जैसे साधना का सुख और संतोष एक साथ मिल जाए। इसी भाव को आज पूरी दुनिया में श्रील प्रभुपाद स्वामी के लाखों करोड़ों अनुयाई और लाखों करोड़ों कृष्ण भक्त अनुभव कर रहे हैं: PM मोदी https://t.co/M8FKpQyCtS pic.twitter.com/DXHMXxDaql
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PM Modi During The Celebrations
Modi during the video conferencing said; “Today we are celebrating the 125th birth anniversary of Srila Prabhupada. It is as if the joy of meditation/devotion and contentment have come together. Millions of followers of Srila Prabhupada Swami and Krishna devotees are experiencing this feeling today all over the world.”
“Today there are hundreds of ISKCON temples in different countries around the world and are spreading Indian culture. ISKCON has told the world that for India, faith means zeal, enthusiasm, to be in high spirits and faith in humanity. I remember when there was an earthquake in Kutch in 2001, how ISKCON had stepped forward to serve the people. Whenever the country experienced any calamity, whether it is the tragedy of Uttarakhand or the devastation of cyclones in Odisha and Bengal, ISKCON has worked as a support for the society.”
This society has contributed immensely in the spiritual development of many people around the world. Tokay ISKCON has millions of active members in India as well as in the world. In most of the states in India, ISKCON community hasarked their presence with a Krishna temple.