Mumbai, March 30: Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to India Milinda Moragoda who is on an official visit to the State of Maharashtra met with the President of the Mumbai center of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) Shri Brajhari Das at the Society’s centre in Juhu today 2032.03.30. The day also marks the Ram Navami, a Hindu festival that celebrates the birthday of Lord Rama.
The International Society for Krishna Consciousness, otherwise known as the Hare Krishna movement, includes five hundred major centres, temples and rural communities, nearly one hundred affiliated vegetarian restaurants, thousands of local meeting groups, a wide variety of community projects, and millions of congregational members worldwide.
ISKCON, which belongs to the Gaudiya-Vaishnava sampradāya, a monotheistic tradition within the Vedic or Hindu culture, was founded by Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda in New York City in 1966.
Sri Lanka’s Consul General in Mumbai Dr. Valsan Vethody also joined High Commissioner Moragoda in the meeting.
In keeping with his policy roadmap “Integrated Country Strategy for Sri Lanka Diplomatic Missions in India”, High Commissioner Moragoda has been promoting dialogue with all major religions in India.