Demigod worship spreads to ISKCON Hungary
have shown photographic evidence of the continuing influence of
in ISKCON, with the altar deities of Radha and Krishna in ISKCON
Abentheuer, Germany being dressed and worshipped as Mother Parvati and
Above, we provide yet more photographic evidence of the
growing influence of demigod worship in ISKCON, this time at the ISKCON
Hungary farm run by GBC voted-in guru HH Sivarama
Swami, where deities of Goddess Durga and Lord Shiva (Shiva-lingam)
were brought in procession into the temple. The temple authorities have
justified the worship of these demigods by claiming that they are
worshipping them as persons who can help them in their Krishna
"Actually we worship Lord Siva as Gopisvara Mahadeva and
Yogamaya devi. Lord Siva is the best of the vaisnavas [...]
Yoga-maya devi can remove the illusion of the material world
from us. That's why we worship Them."
(New Vraja-dhama, ISKCON Hungary, August 18th, 2007)
Prabhupada has not sanctioned the worship of demigods in ISKCON temples,
regardless of the reason for worshipping them.
this Krsna consciousness movement simply advocates worship of Krsna
to the exclusion of the demigods."
(Srimad-Bhagavatam, 4.31.14 purport)