In 1875, a powerful Vaishnava acharya,
Srila Prabhupada – His Early years
September 1st, 1896, Abhay caran de was born to Gour mohan de and Rajani in Calcutta. In 1916, he graduated from Scottish Churches College and in 1922, he was introduced to his future spiritual master,
Srila Prabhupada – Missionary zeal
When Srila Prabhupada left
He established 108 Krishna temples on six continents, installed the deity of Krishna in each center and trained his disciples in the process of deity worship. Thirty-two new temples (almost three a month) were opened in a single year, between 1970 and 1971. Prabhupada also circled the globe fourteen times, visiting twenty-four countries, preaching, inspiring his followers and making countless public appearances before multitudes of people. He skillfully managed his international society simply through letters and personal meetings, virtually without the use of a telephone.
Srila Prabhupada – His contributions
Srila Prabhupada wrote approximately seventy books on the science of Krishna consciousness, sleeping only a few hours per day. Dozens of prominent scholars and educators from leading universities praised his work. The Encyclopedia Britannica proclaimed that his voluminous translations from the original Sanskrit and his lucid commentaries "have astounded literary and academic communities worldwide." This feat is even more astonishing considering the translations and commentaries were in English, which was a second language to the author.
We shall learn more about his efforts in the module, “Srila Prabhupada’s books.”
More details will be covered in the module, “Srila Prabhupada – A Visionary.”
As for the future of this movement, Bhaktivinoda Thakur predicted in his book, Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu: His Life and Precepts, on page 62, "The principle of