What is the full form of ISKCON
ISKCON: International Society for Krishna Consciousness
ISKCON stands for International Society for Krishna Consciousness. It is a religious organization that belongs to the Gaudiya-Vaishnava Sampradaya. Its values and beliefs are based on the Sanskrit scriptures Bhagavad-gita and Bhagavat Purana or Srimad Bhagavatam. These scriptures teach that the ultimate goal of all living beings is to reawaken their love for God or Lord Krishna.
It was founded in 1966 by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada in New York City. The members of ISKCON follow the bkakti-yoga tradition. They practice bhakti yoga in temples as well as in their homes. They also promote the Krishna Consciousness through festivals, seminars, distribution of literature etc. In addition to the religious activities, the ISKCON members have established schools, colleges, hospitals, food distribution projects etc, as a practical application of the path of bhakti yoga.
The society gives emphasis on four regulative principles as the basis of spiritual life. These principles are inspired from four legs of Dharma. These four principles are as follows:
The four legs of Dharma are as follows:
ISKCON has seven main purposes which are as follows: