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What is the History of ISKCON Temple?,Mayapur Nabadwid Dham ISKCON Mandir

The International Society for Krishna Consciousness(ISKCON)

ISKCON is an organization founded by Srila Prabhupada,a bengoli born at Kolkata,who at the age of 69 emberked on this mission of spreading the message of Krishna in foreign countries as per the order of his spiritual  Gurudeb Sri Sri Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura. It follows the Gaudiya Vaishnab tradition of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.As a result of Srila Prabhupada's endeavor, many foreigners accross the globe got acquainted with the vedic scriptures.
ISKCON devotees  follow a disciplined line of Gaudiya Bhagavata Vaishnavas and are the largest branch of Goudiya Vaishnavism.Vaishnavism Means "WORSHIP OF VISHNU" and Gauda refers to the area where this particular branch of Vaishnavism originated, in the Gauda region of West Bengal.Gaudiya Vaishnavism has had a following in India,especially West Bengal and Odisa, for the  past five hundred years. Bhaktivedanta Swami disseminated Gaudiya Vaishnava Theology in the Western World through extensive  writings and translations, includind the "Bhagavad Gita" Srimad Bhagavatam(Bhagavata Purana) Chaitanya Charitamrita, and other scriptures. These works are now available in more than seventy languages and serve as the canon of ISKCON. many are available on
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Mayapur

Mayapur is located on the banks of the Ganga(Hooghly)river at the point of confluence with the Jalangi river near Nabadwip Dham,West Bengal,India,130 km north of Kolkata(Calcutta).The Headquarter of ISKCON situated in Mayapur and it's considered a holy place by a number of other traditions within Hinduism, but is special significance to followers of Goudiya Vaishnavism as the birth place of "Shree Chaitanya Mahaprabhu" regards as a special incarnation of Krishna In the mood of Radha.It is visited by over a million pilgrims annually.

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