International Society for Krishna Consciousness

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The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) is a newer religious movement based on Hinduism. It is also known as 'the Hare Krishna' movement. It was founded in 1966 in New York City by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. The organization's core beliefs are based on two Hindu scriptures, the Bhagavad Gita and the Srimad Bhagavatam.