Yes 2016 is the 50th year of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). The society was founded by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada in New York in 1966. Now 50 years old there is a worldwide active movement of devotees of Lord Krishna and Lord Chaitanya. All made possible through the activities of His Divine Grace and the followers of ISKCON.
Estimates are of 1 million worldwide Vaisnavas – worshippers of Lord Krishna. All actively chanting Hare Krishna regularly. All following the rules of dharma and the regulative principles of a spiritual lifestyle.
Can we measure the Lord’s mercy?
In 50 years how many millions of transcendental books distributed worldwide?
How much prasadam – the magical, wonderful vegetarian food?
How many lives touched by the mercy of the Lord through hearing the Holy Name chanted in every town and village (almost)?
How many through catching His merciful glance at Rathayatras?
Did you know – this year ISKCON is celebrating 529 Rathayatra festivals worldwide.
A testimony to the mercy of Sri Jagannatha and the San-kirtan movement of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.
This year is the 48th edition of London Rathayatra.
With gratitude it is dedicated to the glory of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada and his followers. All servants of Srila Rupa Goswami and to the lotus feet of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.
All glories to Sri Sri Jagannatha, Baladeva and Srimate Subhadra-Devi!