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50 Years of Hare Krishna in the UK: Feature Article in the Latest Edition of Back to Godhead Magazine

By: for ISKCON News on March 18, 2019

In 1944, on the auspicious appearance day of his spiritual master, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura, Srila Prabhupada started the English magazine, Back to Godhead. 

75 years later, and during the 50th Golden Anniversary year of the incorporation of ISKCON UK, it is a great honour that the unique story of ISKCON-London - the first ISKCON centre in the UK (opened in 1969) - is shared with the world in this international publication - a publication that Srila Prabhupada later referred to as the beginning of his spiritual life.

The feature article (spanning 17 pages) in the March/April 2019 edition tells the exciting story of:

  • The establishment of Krishna Consciousness in the UK by six pioneers on the instruction of Srila Prabhupada.
  • The appearance and installation of the first large marble deities of Radha Krishna in ISKCON, Sri Sri Radha-Londonisvara, personally installed by Srila Prabhupada.
  • The past 50 years of ISKCON-London - a unique blend of deity worship and city preaching located in the heart of London - and aspirations for the future. 

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This special edition is now available for purchase (BTG subscribers should receive their copy as normal). To obtain a copy please contact your local centre representative or email

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