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Saturday, September 03, 2005

Hare Krishna Offer An Alternative Kind Of School

Bhaktivedanta Gurukula is an accredited Russian school, but it certainly is not a typical one.

The school takes its name from A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the founder of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, or ISKON, an evangelical offshoot of the Hindu branch religion Hare Krishna.

"The difference is that we teach the children about spirituality and behavior right from the beginning," said Sanjeet Kumar Jha, the school's major benefactor and chairman of its board of directors.