For the college under same name, see Bhaktivedanta College. This article contains Indic text. Without iskcon disciple course pdf rendering support, you may see question marks or boxes, misplaced vowels or missing conjuncts instead of Indic text. Adherents of the ISKCON movement view Prabhupada as a pure devotee and messenger of Krishna.
Born Abhay Charan De in Calcutta, he was educated at the Scottish Church College in Calcutta. 1950, he was married with children and owned a small pharmaceutical business. In his later years, as a travelling Vaishnava monk, he became an influential communicator of Gaudiya Vaishnava theology to India and specifically to the West through his leadership of ISKCON, founded in 1966.
As the founder of ISKCON, he “emerged as a major figure of the Western counterculture, initiating thousands of young Americans. He received criticism from anti-cult groups, as well as a favourable welcome from religious scholars such as J.