Son of Bharat – ISKCON Srila Prabhupada’s Biography by Sri Narendra Modi

Radhika Raman Das
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1896 – Birth
Srila Prabhupada was born Abhay Charan De on 1st September 1896 in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, at about 4pm to father Gaura Mohan De and mother Rajani Devi.

1918 – Marriage
Enters married life with Radharani Datta.

1922 – Meets his future spiritual master
Meets for the first time Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura – his future initiating spiritual master – who asks him to preach Lord Chaitanya’s mission in the Western countries.

1925 – Visits his spiritual master
Visits Vrindavan (the holy land where Lord Krishna spent his childhood) for the first time and hears more from Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami.

1933 – Receives initiation
Receives formal initiation from his spiritual master Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami.

1935 – Visits his spiritual master
Travelled to Vrindavan to see his spiritual master, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami, who gave him two essential instructions: print books and build temples.

1944 – Publishes ‘Back to Godhead’ magazine
Starts writing and publishing ‘Back to Godhead’ magazine.

1947 – Receives title ‘Bhaktivedanta’
Receives the honorary title of ‘Bhaktivedanta’ from his God-brothers in the Gaudiya Math.

1959 – Awarded sannyasa
Awarded sannyasa (the renounced order of life) in Mathura by one of his God-brothers, His Holiness B.P. Kesava Maharaj.

1965 – Voyage to the USA
Voyage to the USA aboard the Jaladuta ship lasting one month, during which time he suffers two heart attacks.

1965 – Arrives in America
Historic arrival in America. The ship Jaladuta docks at Commonwealth Pier, Boston.

1966 – Incorporates the International Society for Krishna consciousness (ISKCON)

1968 – Bhagavad-gita As It Is abridged edition published by Macmillan

1970 – Establishes the Governing Body Commission (GBC)
Srila Prabhupada establishes the Governing Body Commission, the ultimate managing authority of ISKCON.

1972 – Establishes the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust (BBT)

1974 – Completes the translation of Sri Chaitanya Charitamrita into English

1975 – Opens Sri Sri Krishna Balarama Temple in Vrindavan
Later to be his final resting place.

1977 – Departure from the material world
At the age of 81, Srila Prahupada left the material world in Vrindavan, India.

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Raman (Radhika Raman Das) joined ISKCON in 2003 and got initiated by HH Bhakti Caitanya Swami Maharaj in 2011. As the Editor in Chief at "The Vaisnava - Online Magazine", he helps readers around the world hone in their Spiritual Curiosity, express their unique realizations as aspiring Vaisnava writers and enthusiasts, as well as to spread the digital seed of Srila Prabhupada's mission to spread Krishna Consciousness all around the globe.
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