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.