This article, "Krishna Cult Society Centre," was published in The Hindu, February 17, 1972, in Chennai, India.
MADRAS, Feb. 16.
Efforts are being made to set up a centre of the International Society for Krishna-Consciousness (ISKCON) in Madras. Discussions were held today by the founder of the Hare Krishna movement, Sri Bhaktivedanta Prabhupada with leading citizens. The centre which may be the sixth in India will include a Radhakrishna temple.
The leader-Acharya talking to pressmen today said that the response for the movement was very encouraging with the United States having the largest number of followers. Since he embarked on the task of spreading Krishna's message in 1968, 75 branches had been established all over the world, the maintenance of which cost Rs. seven to eight lakhs monthly.