About Srila Prabhupada – Founder of ISKCON

Many of us dont know about Swami Prabhupada, here in this article we tried to provide the little information of prabhupada…..

Abhay Charanaravinda Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada was born in a Brahmin family on 4 September 1896 (in Calcutta). His parents, sriman gour mohan de & srimathi rajani de they were devotees of Lord Vishnu. He was married to Radharani Devi when he was 22 years he had 3 sons (Prayag Raj, Vrindavan Chandra De, Mathura Mohan De) and daughter (Bhaktilata De) and owned a small pharmaceutical business.

He completed his graduation on 1920 with majors in English, philosophy and economics. Prabhupada first met Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami in 1922, he is a prominent devotional scholar & the founder of 64 branches of Gaudiya Mathas (i.e., The Vedic institutes). Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami took a liking towards the Swami prabupada & asked prabhupada on their very first meeting to spread the Vedic knowledge through the English language in the West.

In 1959 swamy prabupada took a strong vow of renunciation & started writing commentaries on the Vaishnava scriptures. In 1965, at the age of 69, to fulfil swamy prabhupada spiritual master’s request that he teach will the science of Krishna consciousness throughout the English-speaking world. He became an influential communicator of the Gaudiya Vaishnava theology to India & specifically to the West through his leadership of ISKCON, founded in 1966.He was a Vedic spiritual teacher (i.e., guru) & the founder preceptor of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, commonly known as the “Hare Krishna Movement”. Members of the ISKCON movement view Prabhupada as a representant & the messenger of Sri Krishna Caitanya Mahaprabhu.

In a dozen years prabhupada published some 70 volumes of translation and commentary on Indian’s Vedic literature and these are now standard in the universities worldwide. Meanwhile, travelling almost nonstop, swamy prabupada moulded his international society into a worldwide confederation of temples, ashramas, schools & farm communities.

He passed away on 14 November 1977 at the age of 81 years in vrindavana, it is the most famous and holy place of lord Krishna. Even after the death of swamy prabhupada his disciples & followers are carrying forward the movement he started.

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