Bhaktivedanta Book Trust

His Divine Grace A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada set up this trust on 30th March 1972. Bhaktivedanta Book Trust (BBT) is the world's largest publisher of books on Vedic literature. The books published by this trust shed light on the philosophy, religion, and culture of the Vedic tradition of India. Its publications include original scriptural works, translated into more than 100 languages, and books that discuss and explain these traditional texts.


International Society for Krishna Consciousness, (ISKCON) is a spiritual society founded by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada in July 1966. ISKCON belongs to the Gaudiya-Vaishnava sampradaya, a monotheistic tradition within Vedic culture. Today ISKCON comprises of more than 400 temples, 40 rural communities and over 100 vegetarian restaurants.

About His Divine Grace
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (1896-1977), the founder-acharya* of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), was the foremost proponent and teacher of Krishna consciousness–devotional service to the Supreme Person, Krishna–of the late twentieth century.

Srila Prabhupada, as he´s known to his followers, translated and commented on over eighty volumes of the most important sacred bhakti texts. His books include Bhagavad-gita As It Is–the definitive commentary on Krishna's advice on how to be happy in this life and the next, and the multi-volume Srimad-Bhagavatam–a history of Krishna´s activities, His avatars, and His many devotees throughout the universe. Srila Prabhupada also constantly traveled the world, initiating thousands of disciples and managing a global spiritual movement which continues to grow today.

When Srila Prabhupada met his own spiritual master, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur in 1922, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta urged the young devotee later known as Srila Prabhupada to preach Chaitanya Mahaprabhu´s message of Krishna consciousness in English.