This article, "Propagation of Krishna Cult," was published in The Hindu, February 11, 1972, in Chennai, India.
MADRAS, Feb. 11.
The founder of the Hare Krishna movement, A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, will be in Madras for four days from Friday on his mission of propagating the Krishna cult. This is his first visit to the City.
The Swami who has completed a tour of Africa will arrive from Bombay this afternoon, with a dozen of his disciples. There will be a procession of Krishna devotees chanting hymns, between 4 p.m. and 5-30 p.m. along Mount Road, commencing from Anand theatre and terminating at Rajaji Hall, where the Guru Maharaj is likely to speak. During his stay in the City, he will have discussions with Rajaji, Mr. K. K. Shah, Governor, and Mr. K. Veeraswami, Chief Justice.
From February 12 to 14, His Holiness Sri Prabhupada will give discourses at Rajeswari Kalyana Mandapam, Mylapore. The Swami will leave Madras for Mayapore in Nadia district in West Bengal to participate in the celebration of the advent of Chaitanya who popularised the chanting of Krishna mantra.
The International Society for Krishna Consciousness, a religious order spreading the world-wide Hare Krishna movement, was started in 1966 in the United States and has now nearly 70 centres with about 5,000 disciples engaged in the mission.