The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) Bangalore is one of the largest Temples of Sri Sri Radha Krishna in the world. In May 1997, Bangalore ISKCON Temple was inaugurated by the then President of India—Sri Shankar Dayal Sharma. The temple attracts thousands of pilgrims from across the country everyday who get a spiritually enlivening experience by having darshan of deities, partaking Krishna Prasadam, Chanting Hare Krishna Mantra and getting educated on the timeless Vedic wisdom. The temple is vibrant with festivities throughout the year and is known for its showcasing of rich Indian culture, music and art, empowering youth and families to lead effective and happy lives, nurturing foundational values in children etc. It is from ISKCON Bangalore that The Akshaya Patra Foundation originated in the year 2000. For more details on ISKCON Bangalore, please visit – www.iskconbangalore.org.
The Akshaya Patra Foundation is an NGO operating on public-private partnership. Akshaya Patra strives to eliminate classroom hunger by implementing the Mid-Day Meal Scheme in the government schools and government-aided schools. Alongside, Akshaya Patra also aims at countering malnutrition and supporting the right to education of socio-economically disadvantaged children.
Akshaya Patra’s partnership with the Government of India and various State Governments, along with the persistent support from corporates, individual donors, and well-wishers have helped it to grow from serving just 1,500 children in 5 schools in 2000 to serving 1.8 million children. Today, Akshaya Patra is the world’s largest (not-for-profit run) Mid-Day Meal Programme serving wholesome food every school day to over 1.8 million children from 19,039 schools across 12 states & 2 Union territories of India.
For more details on The Akshaya Patra Foundation, please visit – www.akshayapatra.org
Hare Krishna Movement Group is a global confederation of Krishna temples, congregations, farms, restaurants, food distribution organizations and schools. What binds Hare Krishna Movement Group together is Srila Prabhupada’ s mission to spread Krishna consciousness and make everyone in this world happy. The confederation currently consists more than 40 centres worldwide consisting of temples, schools, farm communities and congregation communities. The objective of the group is propagation of the principles of happy and effective living enumerated in Srimad Bhagavad-Gita and Srimad Bhagavatam all over the world.
In Hyderabad, the Hare Krishna Movement has a magnificent Golden temple at Banjara Hills. The temple is vibrant with activities concerning empowerment of youth, professionals and children, promotion of Indian heritage and culture. For more details on the Hare Krishna Movement Group, please visit – www.harekrishna-movement.org
India Heritage Foundation is an organization with the aim of spreading the glorious heritage of the rich Indian Vedic texts thereby helping people to achieve a natural and healthy state of living. India Heritage Foundation undertakes beautiful and humongous projects for promoting the Indian culture and impressing the population of the world with the remarkable treasure of Vedic knowledge of India. The organization presents, preserves and promotes the cultural heritage of India as described in the ancient Indian classics to the contemporary society in an interesting and captivating presentation. One of the largest projects of India Heritage Foundation is the Krishna Lila Theme Park at Bangalore with the aim of presenting the cultural heritage of India with the aid of modern technology. This will be an unprecedented and historical project attempted for the first time in the country. For more details on the Krishna Lila Theme Park, please visit – www.iskconbangalore.org/krishna-lila-park
Touchstone Foundation, an independent trust associated with Hare Krishna Movement, has been involved in various revenue generating activities in support of charitable & cultural promotion initiatives of the Group. The Trust is into cratering of sattvic food to industries, corporates and schools, production and sale of packaged sattvic food preparations and handicrafts , operation of sattvic restaurants etc.
Touch Stone Foundation has recently ventured into the Dairy products and is having a dairy plant in Tirupati.
Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir, a grand temple and cultural complex that is being set up in the holy land of Vrindavan in Mathura District, Uttar Pradesh, is dedicated to broadcasting the glories of Sri Krishna and His transcendental abode, Vrindavan, as taught by Srila Prabhupada, all over the world. This project, conceived by the devotees of ISKCON Bangalore will be the tallest temple structure in India – a fusion of traditional Indian temple and modern architecture – with a height of 700feet and a built-up area of 5,40,000sq.ft. The foundation stone for this project was laid by the then President of India Sri. Pranab Mukarjee on 16th November, 2014.
The project, once completed, is poised to set a glorious example of temple centric social, cultural and spiritual transformation. For more details on Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir, Please Visit –www.vcm.org.in
Hare Krishna Movement Charitable Foundation is part of the Group Trusts consisting of Hare Krishna Movement, ISKCON Bangalore, The Akshaya Patra Foundation, Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir etc.
All the managing trustees of these Trusts are missionaries of the Hare Krishna Movement. However, each Trust is a separate legal entity and may have different governance structures depending on the scale and nature of the activities of the respective Trust. The activities, objectives, Trustees and governance of Hare Krishna Charitable Foundation are given in this website.
For any clarifications or feedback you may reach out to the Secretary of Hare Krishna Movement Charitable Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org