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Eulogies By Eminent

The glories of a pure devotee are inexhaustible.
ebe jasa ghusuk tribhuvana
May your glories now be proclaimed throughout the three worlds.
-Guru Vandana

Testimonials - Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu

Srila Prabhupada (one of our great cultural ambassador) spread the message across the globe not confined to one country or one continent… The life of Swami Prabhupada, who had participated actively in Mahatma Gandhi's Quit India Movement is itself a story of dedication and courage.

In the 60's the world did not have various modern facilities which we possess today. In those times, a seventy-year-old sannyasi with forty rupees had embarked in a cargo ship to the United States of America. A land unknown to him, suffering two heart attacks among the way, faced various hardships.

He had only one dream to establish a worldwide movement to spread Hindu thought and heritage and ISKCON was born thus.

Today to globalization and technology the world has become inter-connected and multiculturalism is common. Much before all this Swami Prabhupada Ji had already built a bridge between the east and the west. That bridge was a cultural bridge. It allowed the west to experience the rich heritage of India. He established more than a hundred temples, cultural centers, farm communities and wrote commentaries over seventy-five books and traveled the world more than 14 times. All in the short span of just eleven years.

Now, there are more than 650 temples. In many ways, it is astonishing that a person who is seventy years old did all this. Sleeping just three or four hours a day and produced as many as books which have been translated into eighty-two world languages.

We find the message of Swami Prabhupada is very relevant today. The beauty of his teachings lay in the fact that united everyone under the banner of devotion and service without making any distinction of any pace, gender, caste, religion and social status…. We call it as Vasudeva kudumbam.  It is natural when we see the whole world as one family our care and concern extend to everyone. This was witnessed in the life of Swami Prabhupada Ji. He not only proved spiritual teachings but he equally cared for the wellbeing of others.

Reference: Inaugural speech in ISKCON's East West Cultural Festival

Testimonials - Hema Malini

I would like to facelift "Mathura" as per by Srila Prabhupada wishes.

Reference: Interview with a private TV news channel

Testimonials - Diwan, Prahlada Achar Upadyaya

We have great pleasure in extending our greetings, and we pray for the blessings of Digvijaya Rama upon the Hare Krishna movement. The founder-acarya of the movement (ISKCON), Srimad A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami, has done a great service for the spreading of sanatana-dharma all over the world. We wish the movement will continue to spread the message of bhagavata-dharma. We share your joy in the Centennial celebrations in honor of Swami Prabhupada in this year 1996.

Reference: Vyasa Puja offering - 1996, Indian Leaders

Testimonials - Justice Sri N. Kumar

Srila Prabhupada is a great personality who created awareness among lakhs of people in the Western countries about the power of devotion to Lord Krishna.

Reference: ISKCON Sahitya Sambhrama

Testimonials - Dr. Veerendra Heggade

It is very easy to preach and propagate Krishna Consciousness to the people of our country, because they naturally have faith and belief in god and are already god conscious. But it is not so easy to preach pure God consciousness i.e., Krishna Consciousness to the people who doesn't know what is God and how to love god. Srila Prabhupada had travelled all over the world and spread the message of Lord Krishna and wherever he went, whomever he met he made them to follow Krishna consciousness. It was a wonderful service. He was a great scholar and one of the greatest person / devotee we have ever seen.

Reference: Review of Mahasadhaka Book

Testimonials - K.H. Muniyappa

Founder of ISKCON, Srila Prabhupada is indeed an undying inspiration for rendering unalloyed devotional service to Supreme Lord Krishna. Srila Prabhupada's teachings are medicine to the humanity suffering from the onslaught of Kaliyuga.

Reference: Letter by K.H. Muniyappa

Testimonials - Jagadish Shettar

His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada founded the world wide movement of ISKCON with a vision to benefit the human society the world over.

Reference: Letter by Jagadish Shettar

Testimonials - Sri Abhinava Vageesha Brahmatantra Swatantra Parakala Swamiji

The goal of all the great Vaishnava acharyas is to spread the glories of Lord, especially through sankirtana. ISKCON's founder Srila Prabhupada, a bonafide acharya in Madhva sampradaya, has succeeded in spreading this message across the world, especially through the chanting of Hare Krishna. The true credit of taking the message of the Srimad Bhagavatam to the western world and transforming the lives of thousands of westerners and making them Krishna devotees goes to Prabhupada and Prabhupada only.

Reference: Letter by Parakala Swamiji

Testimonials - His Holiness Narayana Maharaj

He (Srila Prabhupada) had done something that Vivekananda and other persons could not do in over long period. But in a very short time, he had done marvelous. Others have gone to the Western countries, but they could not do what Swami Maharaj (Srila Prabhupada) has done, very valuable service to his spiritual master.

Reference: Prabhupada at Radha Damodara Book

Testimonials - His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso

ISKCON founder Srila Prabhupada has contributed immensely to the world by spreading the spiritual teachings of India the world over. He is truly a great ambassador of ancient Indian Heritage.

Reference: Dalai Lama visit to ISKCON Temple