What We Do
One of the most prominent and important activities of International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) is to present systematically the science of Krishna Consciousness. Propagating the message of Lord Krishna is the integral part of our temple activities.
Krishna’s holy names are endowed with all of His potencies and this sound vibration can reawaken a person to his spiritual identity and existence. We have forgotten our real identity and this forgetfulness is the root cause of our suffering in this material world. Our temples do not endorse the bell ringing culture. It is only the sound vibration of the Holy Names – the Hare Krishna Mahan Mantra – that reverberates in all our temples.
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, founder of ISKCON, inherited the mission to distribute books on Krishna Consciousness from his spiritual master and passed on to his disciples. Our books have immense potency to help the soul to take up the process of devotional service. Those who embrace the uplifting concepts found in Srila Prabhupada’s books often like to share with others. Formerly Sanskrit literation was not easily available even in India. Srila Prabupada’s spiritual master, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur had a more liberal attitude and encouraged his disciples to print and distribute the ancient Vedic scriptures generously. Our transcendental literature is distributed at every prominent spot around the globe.
ISKCON engages on a large scale basis in distributing sanctified food from our temples through our “Food for Life” program. By honoring such sanctified food – called prasada, which means mercy of the Lord, not only our bodies get nourished, but we also derive immense spiritual benefit ultimately resulting in love for Krishna and relief from the four material miseries (birth, old age, disease and death).
Our distribution of prasada on a daily basis reaches out to most town and cities across the world. Through our Food for life program we provide support in many emergency situations such as earthquake drought flood and tornado afflicted areas.
Food for Life provides a spiritual solution alleviating karmic reactions and immediate relief to people suffering from modern society’s abuse of nature.
ISKCON temples are world class with highest standard of deity worship. The temples are spiritual abodes with the most beautiful Deities who receive the highest standard of deity worship.