The International Sri Krishna Mandir (ISKM) has its roots in Singapore. Sri Krishna Mandir (SKM) is the original name by which the Hare Kṛṣṇa movement has been operating in Singapore since 1997.
In 2006, we spread to Malaysia in a small way when we purchased a 4-acre land for a farm near a town called Kota Tinggi in the state of Johor. But it was only from 2011 that the expansion started to happen rapidly and the footprint of ISKM has expanded to more than 12 countries. On the 27th of June, 2016, the day after the grand and popular Ratha Yātrā celebration in Singapore, all the SKM leaders from our different countries assembled and we had our first international meeting.
In that meeting, we decided that we would rename ourselves as International Sri Krishna Mandir as we have become truly international. The legal names of our societies in all our countries of operation were not going to change (at least not immediately) but we added the word International to celebrate our international presence in the service of Śrīla Prabhupāda.
The formulation of this website iskm.international was also one of the points of discussion. This website would showcase news and philosophical articles from all our different temples across our ever-increasing spectrum of countries.
Of all his contributions, Srila Prabhupada considered his books to be of utmost importance. These books present the timeless wisdom of Vedic scriptures in modern English with startling clarity and a convincing, simple eloquence that proves the relevance of the science of self realization to our modern world and our own lives. These books have changed the lives of millions. Srila Prabhupada encouraged the devotees to distribute this literature profusely. These books are translated in most of the major languages and are widely distributed across the world.