ISKCON New York, 26 Second Avenue - video gallery
It was a home for Srila Prabhupada, Founder of ISKCON. It’s the first Krishna temple in the west, the birthplace of ISKCON. Srila Prabhupada arrived in New York in September of 1965, after crossing the Atlantic Ocean on a freighter - The Jaladuta. In May of 1966, Srila Prabhupada, with the help of just two followers, rented a storefront in New York - here at 26 Second Avenue. The storefront was previously a curio shop with the name, "Matchless Gifts." In July of 1966, Srila Prabhupada incorporated his institution, ISKCON, with headquarters at this storefront. Later, he often fondly remembered those early days, as he saw the Hare Krishna Movement quickly grow into the world-wide movement we see today.
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