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How many people follow Krishna consciousness?

Followers of Bhakti, also known as Bhaktas or Vaishnavas, are devotees of Krishna or His primary expansions, such as Rama or Narayana.

According to the 1996 Britannica Book of the Year, there are about 560 million Vaishnavas worldwide. Vaishnavism claims the largest number of followers among the various sects in India.

ISKCON, or the Hare Krishna movement, is an orthodox branch of Vaishnavism with nearly four hundred temples worldwide. In addition, ISKCON helps thousands of its congregation members conduct regular meetings in their homes.

Followers of Bhakti come from all walks of life, with varying degrees of commitment. The practices of Bhakti yoga are freely available to all.