In the years that followed, Srila Prabhupada circled the globe 14 times spreading the teachings of Lord Krishna. He inspired men and women from all walks of life to accept his message. With their help, Srila Prabhupada established temples, farm communities, a publishing house, and educational institutions all around the world.
During these years Srila Prabhupada returned to India several times along with his disciples, sparking a revival in the sincere practice of the Vaishnava tradition. In India, he opened many temples including the Krishna Balaram Mandir in Vrindavan and Sri Mayapur Chandrodaya Mandir in Mayapur India.
However one of Srila Prabhupada's most significant contributions to the world are his books. He authored over 70 volumes on the Krishna tradition which to this day are highly respected by scholars for their authority, in-depth explanations, unaltered message, and coherence. Several of his books have been used as textbooks in college courses and have been translated into over 76 languages. His most prominent works include the Bhagavad-gita As It Is, the 30-volume Srimad-Bhagavatam, and the 17-volume Sri Caitanya-Caritamrta.
2016 marks the 50th anniversary of ISKCON's incorporation and founding.
Although Srila Prabhupada was alive for only 12 years of the Movement's beginnings, to this date, 50 years later his vision lives on through his disciples. With ISKCON having around 650 temples all over the world and the teachings that he so courageously brought to the western world continuing to spread, touching many people's hearts and lives.
A life of devotion, focused upon the Divine, leads to the ultimate harmony of being. ‘Devotion to God, Compassion to All’ is ISKCON’s world contribution, it is the purpose, the solution; it is the lifeblood and mission of ISKCON.
What Srila Prabhupada achieved in 12 years is unparalleled in all of world history.