Founder-Acarya Foremost on ISKCON Temple Websites

By editor - 11.1 2018

From the Governing Body Commission of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness

[Guideline]

Whereas numerous websites of ISKCON temples currently do not prominently feature the personality and teachings of His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada as the Founder-Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness on their home page. Many do not have a picture of Srila Prabhupada at all. Few of them have links to Srila Prabhupada’s books, tapes, & videos. Srila Prabhupada’s pre-eminent position as the Founder-Acarya of ISKCON appears to have been de-emphasized on numerous ISKCON temple websites. On certain sites, “ISKCON” or “Prabhupada” only appear in the introductory pages in a very small, faint font;

Whereas currently, there is no requirement that determines how Srila Prabhupada’s photo and official title should be displayed on ISKCON center web sites:

RESOLVED:

That ISKCON center officials shall be responsible to ensure that any and all web sites published by the center prominently feature a picture of Srila Prabhupada on the introductory page. This picture should be larger than any other individual’s photo (such as the GBC, center President, or guru). Srila Prabhupada should be addressed by his formal name and title: “His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Founder-Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness,” or “ISKCON Founder-Acarya His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada”, or an equivalent translation.
All such web sites shall prominently display direct links that emphasize Srila Prabhupada on their home page such that the casual viewer would have access on the home page to Srila Prabhupada’s teachings and video recordings
The picture of Srila Prabhupada on the home page, accompanied by his formal name and title, should be free from any other person’s image. In other words, Srila Prabhupada’s image should be the only personality in the photo or likeness
The fonts presenting Srila Prabhupada’s name and title should be easily legible.

All ISKCON center web sites should adhere to this standard no later than three months (90 days) from passage of this resolution.