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The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKON) India gets Included by World Book of Records, London

The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKON) India gets Included by World Book of Records, London
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New Delhi : International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) India has been included by World Book of Records, London for publishing a giant Bhagavad Gita, running into 670 pages and weighing 800 kg. It is dubbed the 'Astounding Bhagavad Gita' and measuring 2.8 m by 2 m, as the world's largest sacred book.  On behalf of H.H. Gopal Krishna Goswami (Chairman, ISKCON - India Bureau), Shri Vrijendranandan Das (Vice President ISKCON, Delhi & Director of National  Communication) was bestowed with the certificate of record by Dr. Sonia Rawat (President, World Book of Records, Delhi). This was informed by Shri Santosh Shukla, Supreme Court, Advocate (President, World Book of Records). Earlier, ISKCON has also been included by Guinness Book Records for the same. Significantly, the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), otherwise known as the Hare Krishna movement, includes five hundred major centers, temples and rural communities, nearly one hundred affiliated vegetarian restaurants, thousands of namahattas or local meeting groups, a wide variety of community projects, and millions of congregational members worldwide. Although less than fifty years on the global stage, ISKCON has expanded widely since its founding by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda in New York City in 1966. It has published a giant Bhagavad Gita, running into 670 pages and weighing 800 kg. It is dubbed the 'Astounding Bhagavad Gita', and measuring 2.8 m by 2 m, as the world's largest sacred book. On being recognized by World Book of Records, London (UK), H.H. Gopal Krishna Goswami was congratulated by Shri Virendra Sharma (Member of Parliament, England), Dr. Diwakar Sukul (Chairman, World Book of Records, London and other dignitaries from international scenario.

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