A man with a vision

  • circled the globe fourteen times on lecture tours that took him to six continents[45]
  • initiated many disciples, awarding sannyasa initiations[46]
  • introduced Vedic gurukul education to a Western audience[47]
  • directed the founding of the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust,[48] which claims[49][50] to be the world’s largest publisher of ancient and classical Vaishnava religious texts
  • founded the religious colony New Vrindavan in West Virginia,[51]
  • authored more than eighty books (with many available online[52]) on Vedantic philosophy, religion, literature and culture (including four published originally in Bengali)[45][50]
  • introduced international celebrations such as Jagannatha processions[45]
  • watched ISKCON grow to more than 108 temples, various institutes, and farm communities. Later they would build more than 600 temples worldwide.



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Amal Chatterjee

Amal Chatterjee

I am the village bard who loves to share his stories.