In 1965, Swami Prabhupada set sail for America, with solely eight and a field of books, he was fulfilling the instruction he had obtained to unfold Vedic teachings all through the Western world. He based the Worldwide Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) in New York Metropolis in 1966, temples have been established in New York and San Francisco, Prabhupada and his disciples travelled all through America popularizing the motion via avenue chanting (sankirtana), e book distribution and public speeches. Some disciples have been then despatched to London the place they made contacts with The Beatles; George Harrison spent a lot time with Prabhupada and later produced a file with members of the Radha Krsna Temple. Prabhupadac ontinued to journey the globe, spreading the phrase and establishing temples all through the world; by the point of his demise in 1977, ISKCON had grow to be a extensively recognized expression of Vaishnavism on a global foundation Swami Amara Jyoti.
Whereas some classify it as a brand new spiritual motion nonetheless its core philosophy is predicated on scriptures such because the Bhagavata Purana and the Bhagavad-gita, that are over 5,000 years outdated. The distinctive look of the motion is derived from the Gaudiya Vaishnava custom which had it is origins in India within the 1400s. ISKCON unfold the observe of bhakti yoga (devotion to God) during which devotees (bhaktas) dedicate their ideas and actions in the direction of pleasing the Supreme Lord, Krishna.