Milestones In The Life Of
Srila Prabhupada (1896-1977)
Srila Prabhupada was born in Calcutta, West Bengal on 1st September.
Srila Prabhupada conducted a Ratha Yatra festival in a suburb of Calcutta.
Srila Prabhupada began worshiping Radha-Krishna.
Srila Prabhupada joined as a Student of Philosophy at Scottish Churches’ College.
Entered into married life (grihastha ashrama)
Appeared in BA Exam
Appointed as assistant manager of Bose Laboratory. Joined Mahatma Gandhi’s movement.
Met his spiritual master, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura, who ordered him to preach in the West
Visited Vrindavana for the first time.
Assisted in establishing Allahabad center of Gaudiya Matha.
Initiated by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura.
Helped establish Gowalia Tank center of Gaudiya Matha.
Instructed by his spiritual master on publishing books and constructing temples.
A final order from his spiritual master to preach in the West.
Honored with the title “Bhaktivedanta” by the society of Gaudiya Vaishnavas.
Started the Back to Godhead Magazine.
Started League of Devotees in Jhansi. Initiated his first disciple, Acharya Prabhakar.
Retired from family life, adopting vanaprastha (retired) order of life.
Accepted renounced order of life (sannyasa).
Published first book, Easy Journey to Other Planets.
Published Volume 1 of First Canto of Srimad Bhagavatam.
Journeyed to the USA in order to fulfill the order of his spiritual master. During that journey at Jaladuta ship for about 1 month, at that time he experiences two-time heart attacks.
Established the International Society for Krishna Consciousness.
Completed translation and commentary of Bhagavad-gita As It Is.
Bhagavad-gita As It Is published by Macmillan Company.
Established the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust (BBT) for publishing his books.
Completed translation of and published Sri Chaitanya Charitamrita in 17 volumes.
Established the Bhaktivedanta Institute for Scientific Preaching.
At the age of 81, he disappeared from this material world in Vrindavan, India.