Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (1896 – 1977) The year 2021 marks the 125TH Birth Anniversary of Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. For millennia the teachings and the rich culture of bhakti-yoga, or Krishna Consciousness, had been hidden within the borders of India. Today, millions around the globe express their gratitude to Srila Prabhupada for revealing the timeless wisdom of bhakti to the world. Abhay Charan De (Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada) born on September 1, 1896, in Calcutta. Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati asked Abhay to bring the teachings of Lord Krishna to the English speaking world. Abhay, later known by the honorific A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, spent the next 32 years preparing for his journey West. In 1965, at the age of sixty-nine, Srila Prabhupada begged a free passage and boarded a cargo ship, the Jaladhuta, to New York. The journey proved to be treacherous and he suffered two heart attacks aboard. In July of 1966, Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami established the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) for the purpose he stated of “checking the imbalance of values in the world and working for real unity and peace”. He authored over 70 volumes on the Krishna tradition, which are highly respected by scholars for their authority, depth, fidelity to the tradition, and clarity. His writings have been translated into 88 languages. Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada passed away on November 14, 1977, in the holy town of Vrindavana, surrounded by his loving disciples who carry on his mission today.
UNC – 125TH Birth Anniversary of Srila A.C. Bhaktivedant
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