Known as the Hare Krishna movement on the western side, ISKCON is better recognized as a monotheistic subdivision of the famous Gaudiya Vaishnava religious tradition. Mainly, ISKCON believes in the teaching of Lord Krishna.
Chanting the sacred names of God is an essential practice in the Krishna Consciousness. It is one of the major processes of the spiritual service. It is helpful in bringing peace and happiness by enlivening the relationship of humans with God.
Around 525 years back, Lord Krishna descended on this earth to preach the recitation of the Holy Names and to teach the people of the Kaliyuga how to become a devotee ,by Himself taking the form of a devotee. This devotee form was none other than great Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu,who is a combine form of Sri Radha and Sri Krishna. Later, He popularized the sacred mantra: “Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare ,Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare”.
In the year 1965, the famous envoy of the spiritual teachings in India, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada (1896-1977) carried the movement further and established ISKCON in the New York. Let’s have a look at the brief history of the ISKCON:
Just like the sun, ISKCON has different names in the different corners of the globe. You can also practice consciousness of Lord Krishna and turn out to be a part of ISKCON. For this, you don’t have to leave your religion. You just need to take on the practices. Even though, it is ethically a part of the ‘Gaudiya Vaishnava’ institution within Hinduism, the Krishna consciousness is all about going beyond the boundaries of material bodies also related designations and relate with the ultimate power.