• Srila Prabhupada (the Founder Acarya of the International Society of Krishna Consciousness) listed seven "purposes" for ISKCON which he adopted at the time of the Society's incorporation in 1966:

    1. To systematically propagate spiritual knowledge to society at large and to educate all people in the techniques of spiritual life in order to check the imbalance of values in life and to achieve real unity and piece in the world.

    2. To propagate a consciousness of Krishna (God), as it is revealed in the great scriptures of India, Bhagavad-gita and Srimad-Bhagavatam.

    3. To bring the members of the Society together with each other and nearer to Krishna, the prime entity, thus developing the the idea within the members and humanity at large, that each soul is part and parcel of the quality of Godhead (Krishna).

    4. To teach and encourage the sankirtana movement (congregational chanting of the holy name of God), as revealed in the teachings of Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu.

    5. To erect for the members and for society at large a holy place of transcendental pastimes dedicated to the personality of Krishna.

    6. To bring the members closer together for the purpose of teaching a simpler, more natural way of life.

    7. With a view towards achieving the aforementioned purposes, to publish and distribute periodicals, magazines, books, and other writings.

    As Srila Prabhupada's movement expanded, he often spoke of his desire to establish places of pilgrimage on every continent. In this way, New Vraja-dhama is the fullfilment of Srila Prabhupada's desire.

  • Krishna Valley is the main project of ISKCON Hungary and its headquarters, which offers the best opportunity to practice a God-conscious lifestyle for the members of the community and their children.  Besides that endeavors for complete self-sufficiency show the example of the social model of Varnasrama:  the basic principals of simple living and high thinking.  Simple living is achieved in Krishna Valley by cultivating the land and protecting the cows in a rural environment.  The higher thinking provides a place of pilgrimage where people can come to learn and get support to achieve love for God.  Krishna-consciousness is much more than a mere philosophy or a religion:  it is a practical lifestyle.

  • Krishna Valley is not just the source of enthusiasm for its residents and the other devotees, helping them to remember God, but it is the replica of Krishna's abode which is open to the public. New Vraja-dhama - being a well-structured pilgrimage site - shows where God resides in His original form: in the wonderful, sublime land of forests, pastures, blossoming gardens and temples. Srila Prabhupada wanted the whole world to be able to see and experience this.