Who started Krsna Consciousness?
In actuality, Lord Krsna started this process. In the Bhagavad-gita, Lord Krsna mentioned that His teachings were spread in an unbroken succession of disciples. According to scripture, Krsna had first imported this knowledge to Brahma (demigod of creation). Brahma then spread this knowledge to his son, Narada Muni. Narada Muni taught the compiler of the Vedic scriptures, Vyasa Deva, about five thousand years ago. This chain continued spreading perfect knowledge without interpretations or any modifications and it still continues today. Most notable feature is that Lord Caitanya, Lord Krsna’s incarnation in Kaliyuga, came in this disciplic succession as an instrument to carry out the spreading of Hare Krsna mahamantra and showing how to love Krsna and how to serve Him. He came on earth around 1486 and lived until approximately 1534. Around the late 1800s, Bhaktivinoda Thakura had a worldwide vision to spread the Krsna Consciousness. His son, Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura, made a star