International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON)
The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), known colloquially as the Hare Krishna movement, is a Gaudiya Vaishnava religious organization. ISKCON was founded in 1966 in New York City by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (Srila Prabhupada). ISKCON follows the teachings of Veda and Vedic scriptures including the Śrīmad Bhāgavatam and the Bhagavad-gītā, both of which, according to the traditional Hindu view, date back more than 5,000 years. The distinctive appearance of the movement and its culture come from the Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition, which has had adherents in India since the late 15th century and Western converts since the early 1930s. ISKCON is managed by the GBC (Governing Body Commission).
HH Jayapataka Swami is the GBC, and HH Bhanu Swami is the co-GBC. They both are Srila Prabhupada’s sannayasi disciples.
Many senior devotees visit and preach here, in Tamil Nadu.