Srila Prabhupada - At various times people have called him a scholar, a philosopher, a cultural ambassador, a prolific author, a religious leader, a spiritual teacher, a social critic, and a holy man. In truth, he was all these things and more.
Over five hundred years ago, Lord Sri Krishna appeared as Chaitanya Mahaprabhu in Navadvipa, a village in West Bengal. The purpose of His appearance was to inaugurate the Sankirtana Movement, the Yuga Dharma for this age of Kali. He declared that the chanting of His holy names would spread beyond the shores of India to every town and village in the world. He predicted that His commander-in-chief would appear to accomplish this mission. Yes… Srila Prabhupada appeared to fulfill this prophecy.
Srila Prabhupada – A Biography
You can read a brief biography of Srila Prabhupada by following the links below.
- Childhood in Calcutta
- Meeting His Spiritual Master
- Preaching the Message of Krishna
- Journey to America
- The Prophecy Fulfilled
You can start by watching a video that gives a biographical introduction to Srila Prabhupada.
If you are interested in knowing more you can read the book Srila Prabhupada Lilamrita – As it is. This book is compiled from the lectures, conversations and letters of Srila Prabhupada. You can also download the following e-books from our site:
Srila Prabhupada and His Books
Of all his contributions, Srila Prabhupada considered his books to be of utmost importance. These books present the timeless wisdom of Vedic scriptures in modern English with startling clarity and a convincing, simple eloquence that proves the relevance of the science of self realization to our modern world and our own lives. These books have changed the lives of millions.
We have more resources here for your consumption.
- Srila Prabhupada and His Books
- Catalog of Srila Prabhupada’s Books
- Scholars appreciate Srila Prabhupada’s Books
Srila Prabhupada encouraged the devotees to distribute this literature profusely. These books are translated in most of the major languages and are widely distributed across the world.
Teachings of Srila Prabhupada
The Philosophy section of this website presents a few pages based on the teachings of Srila Prabhupada. We also plan to include various articles on different aspects of his teachings. However, we realize our limitation in capturing the teachings of Srila Prabhupada in a few pages on the website. Srila Prabhupada presented it very extensively in his books and we request you to make it a habit to read Srila Prabhupada’s books and be benefited by them.
Accomplishments of Srila Prabhupada
Srila Prabhupada’s attempts to propagate Krishna Consciousness were not well received by the Indian community. At the age of 69 (1967) he went to the United States and incorporated the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). He left this world in the year 1977. Here is a video about his accomplishments during the brief period of 11 years from 1967 – 1977.