Timeline Example

  • 1896September 01

    Calcutta - took birth on a Tuesday at about 4:00 in the afternoon (rasi is Metthuna) as Abhay Charan De to Gaura Mohan De and Rajani Devi

  • 1902

    At age six was performing Ratha yatra in the neighborhood

  • 1904 to 1907

    Primary school, Calcutta - age 8 to 11 yrs

  • 1908 to 1915

    Higher secondary school, Calcutta - age 12 to 19 yrs

  • 1910

    Śrīla Prabhupāda’s mother Rajani Devi dies

  • 1911

    Experiences danger - riots in Calcutta

  • 1916 to 1920

    Scottish Churches College run by the Scottish Church missionaries - age 20 to 24 yrs

  • 1918

    Enters married life with Radharani Datta (grhastha ashrama)

  • 1920

    Passed his final examination (B.A) at Scottish Churches College, but rejected diploma and gave up college education

  • 1921

    Birth of first son

  • 1922August 17

    age 26

  • 1922

    Induced by his intimate friend, Śrī Narendranath Mullik, Abhay Charan De meets for the first time Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Gosvāmī Mahārāja—his future initiating spiritual master—and is asked to “preach this Caitanya’s cult in the Western countries”

  • 1922

    Joins Gandhi’s non-cooperation movement

  • 1923

    Allahabad - Leaves Calcutta to start a new business - Prayāg pharmacy

  • 1925

    Purchases one Buick car for nephew to use as a taxi

  • 1925

    Visits Vṛndāvana-dhāma for the first time and hears more from Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Mahārāja

  • 1927

    Goes to Bombay for the first time

  • 1928

    Allahabad - Kumbhamelā is held. Around this time the Gauḍīya Maṭha opens a branch in Allahabad and members visit Abhaya Babu in his pharmacy shop

  • 1930

    Śrīla Prabhupāda’s father Gour Mohan De dies

  • 1933August 14

    age 37

  • 1933

    Allahabad - Accepts formal dīkṣā initiation from Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Mahārāja

  • 1935

    Visits Rādhā-kunda to see Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Mahārāja and receives instructions on constructing temples and publishing books

  • 1936February 12

    Vyas Puja Homage to Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Mahārāja

  • 1936

    December 31 - Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Mahārāja passes from this world leaving a message for Śrīla Prabhupāda to preach in English language

  • 1944August 12

    age 48

  • 1944

    February 14 - Publishes the first ‘Back to Godhead’ magazine on Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura’s appearance day.

  • 1944
  • 1947
  • 1947

    Receives the honorary title of ‘Bhaktivedanta’ from his God-brothers of the Gaudiya Math

  • 1947

    July 12 - Writes a Letter to Mahatma Gandhi advising: “you must immediately retire from active politics if you do not desire to die an inglorious death”.

  • 1949
  • 1949

    February 28 - Writes a Letter to Sardar Patel (Deputy Prime Minister of India)

  • 1950
  • 1950

    September 10 - Wrote and published:Solution of Present Crisis by Bhagwat Geeta

  • 1951
  • 1951

    Accepts vanaprastha (retirement from family life)

  • 1952
  • 1952

    January 20 - Writes a letter to Jawaharlal Nehru - 1st Prime Minister of India

  • 1952

    February 16 - Publishes ‘Back to Godhead’ Volume 1 Part 08

  • 1952

    March - Publishes ‘Back to Godhead’ Volume 1 Part 09

  • 1952

    June 08 - Wrote an: Essay on His Divine Grace Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Maharaja

  • 1953
  • 1953

    Jhansi - Initiates first disciple - Acarya Prabhakar

  • 1953

    March 30 - Wrote the essay: Divinity of Lord Caitanya

  • 1953

    May 16 - Incorporates the League of devotees in Jhansi

  • 1955
  • 1956

    age 60 on August 30

  • 1956
  • 1956

    Moves to Vṛndāvana

  • 1956

    March 01 - Publishes ‘Back to Godhead’ Volume 3 Part 01

  • 1956

    March 16 - Publishes ‘Back to Godhead’ Volume 3 Part 02

  • 1956

    April 05 - Publishes ‘Back to Godhead’ Volume 3 Part 03

  • 1956

    April 20 - Publishes ‘Back to Godhead’ Volume 3 Part 04

  • 1956

    May 05 - Publishes ‘Back to Godhead’ Volume 3 Part 05

  • 1956

    May 20 - Publishes ‘Back to Godhead’ Volume 3 Part 06

  • 1956

    June 05 - Publishes ‘Back to Godhead’ Volume 3 Part 07

  • 1956

    June 20 - Publishes ‘Back to Godhead’ Volume 3 Part 08

  • 1956

    October 05 - Publishes ‘Back to Godhead’ Volume 3 Part 09

  • 1956

    October 20 - Publishes ‘Back to Godhead’ Volume 3 Part 10

  • 1956

    November - Delhi

  • 1956

    November 05 - Publishes ‘Back to Godhead’ Volume 3 Part 11

  • 1956

    November 20 - Publishes ‘Back to Godhead’ Volume 3 Part 12

  • 1957
  • 1958
  • 1958

    Writes Vrndavana Bhajana

  • 1958

    August 04 - Writes a Letter to Jawaharlal Nehru (Prime Minister of India)

  • 1958

    October 20 - Publishes ‘Back to Godhead’ Volume 3 Part 13

  • 1958

    November 20 - Publishes ‘Back to Godhead’ Volume 3 Part 14

  • 1958

    December - Writes Viraha Astaka (Eight Prayers in Separation From My Spiritual Master)

  • 1959

    Begins translating Śrīmad Bhāgavatam

  • 1959

    July - Vṛndāvana - moves into an upstairs room at the Rādhā-Damodar temple

  • 1959

    September 17 - Awarded Sannyasa in Mathura by one of his Godbrothers, His Holiness B.P. Kesava Maharaja

  • 1960
  • 1960

    Publishes first book - ‘Easy Journey to Other Planets’

  • 1960

    February 20 - Publishes ‘Back to Godhead’ Volume 3 Part 15

  • 1960

    March 20 - Publishes ‘Back to Godhead’ Volume 3 Part 16

  • 1960

    April 05 - Publishes ‘Back to Godhead’ Volume 3 Part 17

  • 1960April 20

    Publishes ‘Back to Godhead’ Volume 3 Part 18

  • 1960May 05

    Publishes ‘Back to Godhead’ Volume 3 Part 19

  • 1960May 20

    Publishes ‘Back to Godhead’ Volume 3 Part 20

  • 1960June 05

    Publishes ‘Back to Godhead’ Volume 3 Part 21

  • 1960July 05

    Publishes ‘Back to Godhead’ Volume 3 Part 22

  • 1960July 20

    Publishes ‘Back to Godhead’ Volume 3 Part 23

  • 1960August 05

    Publishes ‘Back to Godhead’ Volume 3 Part 24

  • 1960September 05

    Publishes ‘Back to Godhead’ Volume 4 Part 01

  • 1961
  • 1961February 06

    Vyāsa-pūjā Offering to Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Gosvāmī Mahārāja

  • 1962
  • 1962July

    Vṛndāvana
    Moves into downstairs rooms at the Rādhā-Damodar temple

  • 1962September

    Publishes Volume 1, Canto 1 of Śrīmad Bhāgavatam

  • 1963
  • 1963February 09

    Vṛndāvana
    Presents the Śrīmad Bhāgavatam to his Excellency Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, (President of India)

  • 1963July 09
  • 1964
  • 1964

    Publishes Volume 2, Canto 1 of Śrīmad Bhāgavatam

  • 1964February to April

    Delhi

  • 1964May

    Vṛndāvana