It is the embodiment today of Lord Krishna's teachings in the Gita as partially explained by Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu five hundred years ago. As registered with the Government the main objects of the society are, very briefly:
“To advance, transmit and spread the ethical and philosophical principles of Krishna Consciousness as revealed in the teachings of Bhagavad-Gita and Srimad Bhagavatam and doctrines and the observances which serve to promote and manifest the said ethical and philosophical principles in the furtherance of this subject”.
“To print, publish, sell or if thought fit, to distribute gratuitously books, booklets, leaflets, newspapers, magazines, or other periodicals for the purpose of giving information to the work of the society”.
“To build or to assist in building temples, schools, colleges, hospitals or other buildings in connection with or for the advancement of the objects of the society”.
Over the years ISKCON has steadily grown in popularity and influence and today it is widely recognized by scholars, government officials and laymen as an important expression of genuine Indian culture all over the world.
This is because ISKCON has established numerous programmes for social and spiritual upliftment exactly according to Vedic principles and the devotees of ISKCON strictly follow the baktiyoga system as practiced in India for centuries. Further, the spiritual master and founder of ISKCON, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanata Swami Prabhupada, as the world's most active writer and teacher of Vedic thought and civilization, is the leading cultural ambassador of our true Indian Heritage.