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Offering to Srila Prabhupada

Thursday, 13 August 2015 / Published in Articles / 2,599 views

As of August 13, 2015 – the 50 year Anniversary since departure of Jaladhuta on Kolkata dock,

ISKCON can report there are:

CENTRES

  • 602 ISKCON Temples World wide

  • 65 Farms / Eco Villages

  • 54 Educational Institutes: Including primary schools, secondary schools and tertiary Colleges

  • 110 Vegetarian Hare Krishna Restaurants worldwide

DEVOTEES

  • 75,000 devotees in ISKCON have received initiation (taken clerical vows)

  • 7 million worshippers attend an ISKCON centre annually

  • 2000 home study / worship (Bhakti Vriksa) groups meet regularly worldwide (consisting some 30,000 devotees)

BOOKS

  • 516 million books have been published by the BBT and distributed worldwide

SANCTIFIED MEAL DISTRIBUTION

  • 3 billion plates of sanctified vegetarian meals (prasadam) have been served to the worldwide

  • 1.2 million plates of sanctified vegetarian meals (prasadam) are now served daily to Indian children as part of the “Midday Meal” or “Annamrita” by ISKCON Food Relief Foundation

FESTIVALS, CHANTING & PADAYATRA

  • 1000 hari nama chanting parties go chanting on the streets worldwide every week.

  • 6000 Vaisnava festivals held every year globally in ISKCON Centres celebrating festivals like Sri Krishna Janmastami, Rama Namani and Sri Jaganath Rathayatra.

  • Padayatra devotees have walked 210 000 KM on Padayatra Worldwide visiting 52 000 villages in 110 countries

References: GBC Census, ISKCON.com directory, Iskcondesiretree.com directory, Sankirtana Newsletter, Congregational Development Ministry, Gaurangi dd for Padayatra, FFL Global & ISKCON Food Relief Foundation, ISKCON Communications

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