Considered as one of the most sacred sites in the city, the ISKCON Temple at Nabadwip draws more than a million devotees or guests every year. The first centre of ISKCON in India was established by Srila AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada on Albert Road, in August 1970. In May 1971, the first deity was established in this temple and prayers were started. The first rath yatra was started on July 12, 1972 and saw enthusiastic participation from the locals. There used to be a small room reserved for Srila Prahupada next to the temple hall, which had a typewriter, a dictating machine, the Srimad Bhagavatam and a picture of Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati, his spiritual guru. His personal belongings are still there.

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