Srila Prabhupada's acceptance of sannyasa, 1959

Date: 
Tue, 2014-09-09

Today marks the anniversary of Srila Prabhupada's initiation into the renounced order of life, sannyasa. He had been living alone for some years, and trying to follow his own spiritual master's order to preach Krishna consciousness in English, but this event convinced him he would soon be able to go to America to begin his mission to bring the spiritual movement of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu to the western world.

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(The photo shows, from left to right: Muni Maharaja, Bhakti Prajnana Kesava Maharaja, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaja)

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