|18-02-1486 -1534 A.D.|
The advent of the Lord Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu or Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (previously known as Sri Gauranga Dev) at Sree Mayapur (old Nabadwip), Nadia District (Bengal or Gaudadesh).
He is the embodiment of the unification of Sri Krishna (the Absolute Predominating Aspect) and Sri Radhika (the absolute Predominated Moiety).
The Gaudiya Mission follows and preaches the religion as propounded by Lord Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. This religion is called ‘Bhakti’ (devotion) Dharma or ‘Bhagavata Dharma (completely theistic religion)’ or commonly ‘Gaudiya Vaishnav faith or religion. Srimad Bhagavatam is the sacred Scripture of this religion. (Sajjantoshani Vol 6, page 97 & 202).
|1489-1506||Sri Rupa the first President Acharya (Patraraj) of Sri Viswa Vaishnav Raj Sabha an association for preaching Suddha Bhakti or unalloyed devotional, Sri Sanatan, Sri Raghunath Bhatta, Sri Jiva, Sri Gopal Bhatta, Sri Raghunath Das (He came of Kayastha family); They recorded in the Sanskrit language the teachings of the Lord, their writings of the holy scriptures of the Gaudiya Vaishnav School of religion. (See Harmonist Vol. XXX issue 4 page 111)|
|1507||Srila Thakur Brindabandas — author of Sri Chaitanya Bhagavata — is one of the authentic accounts of the life of Mahaprabhu.|
Srila Krishna Das Kaviraj author of ‘Sri Chaitanya Charitamrita. (Sajjantoshani Vol 3, Issue No. 3, page 40) These two Bengali books are the two authentic historical records and accounts of Lord Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and His teachings.
Srila Narottam Thakur — the greatest Acharya (Spiritual Head) of the 16th century who very ably preached the Gaudiya Vaishnav religion by reviving the Namhatta (the Church of love and devotion) of Sri Nityananda Prabhu. He originally belonged to a Kayastha family.
Sri Srinivas Acharya, a contemporary of Srila Narottam Thakur, an eminent preacher of the Lord’s teachings.
|1596-1638||Sri Shyamananda Prabhu, also an eminent preacher. He was born in Karan Family (Harmonist V0l.XXXI issue & page 180).|
|1639-1709||Sri Visvanath Chakravarty— the next Acharya and the great commentator of the Vaishnav Shastras, whose interpretation of the scriptures is accepted as authoritative(See preface of Bhagavat Gita by Prabhupad — page 9)|
|1707||Sri Baladev Vidyabhusan the next Acharya — He was born of a Kayastha family, compiled the commentary of the Vedanta on behalf of the Gaudiya Vaishnav School, well reputed as the ‘Govinda Bhashya’. It is named for the reason that it was compiled within a week inside the temple of Govindaji in Jaipur at the blessing of Govindaji. Sri Baladev Vidyabhusan vanquished the oppositionists of the Gaudiya Vaishanav School in the historical sitting of learned scholars at Galta hill near Jaipur and established the superiority of this religion. (Vide ‘‘Vashyakarvivaran’’ in Srimad Bhagavat Gita by Prabhupad)|
|1774-1895||Srila Jagannathdas Babaji was the next great Acharya. He was the Guru of Srila Thakur Bhaktivinode who showed to Srila Thakur Bhaktivinode the location of different holy sites of the sacred land Sree-Mayapur (i.e., Sriman Mahaprabhu’s birth-site, Srivas Angan and Brajapattan) where preaching centres of this Mission were gradually established. (Gaudiya Vol 17, page 494).|
Advent of Srila Thakur Bhaktivinode alias Kedarnath Dutta (2.9.1838 = 18th Bhadra 1245 B.S.) the next great Acharya (Spiritual Head) of the 19th century — the reviver of Sri Visva Vaishnav Raj Sabha or the movement for preaching the Lord’s religion far and wide, and the original founder of Gaudiya Mission. (See Harmonist Vol XXV, page 3). (Autobiography of Srila Thakur, page 1)
Srila Thakur Bhaktivinode introduced Gaurabda (Era) or Chaitanyabda dating from 1486 which era is followed by Gaudiya Mission.
Srila Thakur Bhaktivinode is also the author of number of books which constitute the literature of the Gaudiya Mission. The copy right of the said books belongs to the Mission. These books have been claimed to be the property of the Deity.
As many as six or seven original centres for preaching of the religion of unalloyed devotion were established by Thakur Bhaktivinode. The 64 Maths claimed in the suit include these preaching centres established during the time of Thakur Bhaktivinode.
|06-02-1874 (25th Magh 1220 B.S.)||Advent at Puri (Orissa) of Sri Srimad Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Goswami Prabhupad (alias Sri Bimala Prasad Siddhanta Saraswati) commonly known as ‘Prabhupad’ (son and disciple of Srila Thakur Bhaktivinode) who as the next succeeding Acharya extended the activities of Viswa Vaishnav Raj Sabha which subsequently came to be known as the Gaudiya Mission. (Autobiography of Srila Thakur, page146).|
|1879||Srila Thakur Bhakti Vinode started the Bengali spiritual magazine ‘Sajjantoshani’ as the official organ for the preaching of the Lord’s (Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s) religion (Gaudiya Vaishnav faith) (Harmonist Vol. XXV, page 86). First Editor of this journal was Srila Thakur Bhaktivinode and the next Editor was Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Goswami Prabhupad. This magazine was subsequently bifarcated by Srila Prabhupad into English monthly ‘Harmonist’ and Bengali weekly as ‘Gaudiya’.|
|1881||Srila Thakur Bhaktivinode met his Shiksha Guru Srila Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj while at Vrindaban on pilgrimage. (Autobiography of Srila Thakur Bhaktivinode, page 160; Sajjantoshani Vol XVIII, page 238).|
Sri Viswa Vaishnava Raj Sabha (the Sacred association formed just after Mahaprabhu’s time with Sri Rupa Goswami as the first president Acharya) re-established by Srila Thakur Bhaktivinode for more organised and successful preaching of the religion of the Lord (Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu). This Sabha is synonymous with Gaudiya Mission — the English name subsequently given to it by the succeding Acharya Srila Prabhupad.(Harmonist Vol XXV, page 26)
He subsequently severed all connection with the Sabha. Sajjantoshani Vol 18 issue 6 p. 241.
A lecture Hall of Sri Visva Vaishnav Raj Sabha was built (14.3.1292 B.S) at 66, Sarkar’s lane, Kansaripara, Calcutta on 14.3.1292 B.S. A Meeting of Viswa Vaishnava Raj Sabha was held in the lecture Hall at 66 Sarkar Lane, Calcutta and notices published for the same. (Sajjantoshani Vol II, Issue 7, page 134; Vol III – 1, 2-3; Vol III-5, page 41).
|1885||Srila Thakur Bhaktivinode initiated Srila Prabhupad with Nrisimha Mantra and Sri Harinam (Vide diary Srila Prabhupad) Gaudiya Vol 15, Issue 23-24, page 10).|
|1887||Srila Jagannathdas Babaji Maharaj (Guru or spiritual teacher of Srila Thakur Bhaktivinode) entrusted Archan of Sri Giridharijiu to Srila Thakur Bhaktivinode. (Diarty of Srila Prabhupad) Srila Thakur Bhaktivinode under the guidance of his Guru Srila Jaganathdas Babaji Maharaj first discovered the most sacred site of the Advent of Sri Chaitanya Mahaporabhu at Sree Mayapur (Old Nabadwip) in the District of Nadia — (Harmonist Vol XXV, page 26).|
Srila Thakur Bhakti Vinode purchased a plot or land at Swarupganj, Godrum (Nadia) and built Sri Surabhi Kunja which was used as the first preaching centre of the Viswa Vaishnav Raj Sabha. Afterwards Thakur Bhaktivinode purchased another plot of land at Godrum out of funds supplied by followers whereon was built Sananda Sukhada Kunja as the preaching centre of Srila Thakur Bhakti Vinode who along with his Guru Bhai Sri Ramsevak Chatterji Bhaktibhringa started there (at the holy site of Sri Godrumdwip) Namahatta (Church for the religion of love and Devotion) originally founded by Lord’s Associate Sri Nityananda and revived by the Acharya Srila Narottam Thakur, for wide and successful preaching of the religion.
From this centre Srila Thakur Bhaktivinode also published his preaching bulletins at intervals under the name of ‘Godrums Kalpatavi’ wherein he also explained the methods, objects and purposes of his propaganda (Autobiography of Srila Thakur Bhaktivinode, page 183, 193) and Sajjantoshoni Vol XVIII, page 243, 1246)
|1890||‘Siddhanta Saraswati’ title was conferred on Srila Prabhupad (previously known as Bimala Prasad). (Diary of Srila Prabhupad)|
|1891||Sri Ramsevak Chatterjee, Bhaktibhringa, a Guru Bhai of Srila Thakur Bhakti Vinode, joined in the preaching works of Thakur Bhaktivinode. (Autobiography of Srila Thakur Bhakti Vinode, page 190-191, Sajjantoshani Vol XVIII, page 243, Diary of Srila Prabhupad)|
|1892||Sri Amlajore Prapannasram was established by Srila Thakur Bhakti Vinode under the leadership of Srila Jagannathdas Babaji Maharaj as the second preaching centre at Amlajora in the District of Burdwan — (Sajjantoshani Vol IV, 2, page 23-24 and Vol XVIII age 244)|
The ceremony of Navadwipdham Parikrama, one of the most important activities of the Visva Vaishnava Raj Sabha or the Gaudiya Mission, was first commenced under the spiritual leadedrship of Srila Thakur Bhaktivinode and it started from the Godrum centre (Swarupganj) of Thakur Bhaktivinode.
(Sajjantoshani Vol IV, page 237-244).
|1894||Sri Nabadwipdham Pracharini Sabha formed in a public meeting held by Nefar Ch. Pal Choudhury (Zamindar) Dwarikanath Nath Sarkar (Engineer) with the approval of Kedar Babu in Krishnagar (Nadia) for protection and development and preaching of Mahaprabhu’s birth place and tenets, and discovery of the areas of Sridham Navadwip and places connected with it with His Highness maharaja Manikya Bahadur of Tripura State as the President, (Sajjantoshani Vol XVIII, page 245, and Vol V, Issue 11, page 201-207); (Autobiography of Srila Thakur Bhaktivinode, page 200), (Harmonist Vol XXV page 26).|
|18-01-1894||Purchase with public subscription in name of Nafar Pal Bipradas Pal of a portion of Sri Yogapith land in Sri Mayapur (Nadia) which was the actual birthsite of the Lord Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu whereon was established the 3rd preaching centre of the Mission and for some time the controlling office of the organisation (Autobiography of Srila Thakur Bhaktivinode page 201).|
|23-01-1894||Another plot of land, a portion of Sribas Angan in Sree Mayapur was simultaneously purchased for establishing another preaching centre of the Mission. Installation of Sri Vigrahas of Sri Guru-Vishnupriya in the said Sri Yogapith in Sree-Mayapur (Harmonist Vol XXV, page 26 Sajjantoshani Vol IV Issue 12, page 235 & Vol VI Issue 1 page 11-12.)|
|1894||Srila Thakur Bhaktivinode retired from Government Service and devoted himself entirely to the propagation and preaching of Suddha Bhakti through Namahatta and Sri Visva Vaishnava Raj Sabha (including under it Sri Nabadwipdham Pracharini Sabha, a subordinate association). (Harmonist Vol XXV, page 26, Sajjantoshani Vol XVIII, page 245; Autobiography or Srila, Bhakti Vinode page 202).|
|26-02-1895||Disappearance of Srila Jagannathdas Babaji Maharaj, the Guru of Srila Thakur Bhakti Vinode. (Sajjantoshani Vol VII, 1, 2, Diary of Srila Prabhupad).|
|Advent of His Divine Grace Sri Srimad Ananta Vasudev Brahmachari alias Sri Srila Bhakti Prasad Puri Goswami Thakur, well known as ‘Srila Acharyadeva’ who is the President and Acharya (Spiritual Head) of the Gaudiya Mission in succession to His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupad. (Puratan Panjika).|
Foundation of ‘Sri Srivas Angan’ in Sree-Mayapur as the 4th preaching centre of the Mission. (Sajjantoshani Vol IV, 12, p. 234)
Initiation by Srila Thakur Bhaktivinode of Vidyutlata Devi, Prabhupad under services of Tripura Raj as compiler of Raj Ratnakar, then he acted as tutor to heir apparent, then as Calcutta agent (p. 73-4) autobiography. 2nd Meeting of Nabadwipdham Pracharini Sabha at Kantalpota under the presidentship of Jadunath Chatterjee. (3rd Falgoon 1301 B.S.) (Sajjantoshani Vol VI, page 237-238)
|1898||The building of Godrum Sananda Sukhada Kunja at Swarupganj centre — the present building constructed under supervision of Srila Prabhupad. (Diary of Srila Prabhupad) p. 101 S.T. Vol. 18. 1232|
|1899||Srila Prabhupad was residing at this time at Sananda Sukhad Kunja and was learning Bhajan from Srila Gour Kishore Das Babaji Maharaj whose Bhajankutir (house) was inside Sananda Sukhada Kunja and who was the great and renowned disciple of Srila Thakur Bhaktivinode (Gaudiya Vol 11, page 304).|
|Jan. 1900||Initiation of Srila Prabhupad by Srila Gaurkishoredas Babaji Maharaj under the direction of Srila Thakur Bhaktivinode. (Diary of Srila Prabhupad). Title ‘Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati’ was conferred on Srila Prabhupad. (Diary of Srila Prabhupad).|
|1902||Seva of Satasan Math in Puri entrusted to Srila Prabhupad by Srila Thakur Bhaktivinode. (Diary of Srila Prabhupad).|
|1903||Land Secured at Puri in the name of Srila Thakur Bhaktivinode for ‘Bhakti Kuti’ centre of Srila Thakur Bhaktivinode whose place of Bhajan it was and which was named as Sri Purusottam Math by Srila Prabhupad subsequently in 1922. This centre of preaching of Srila Thakur Bhaktivinode was very well known. Sri Purusottam Math has since been shifted to a neighbouring place with a bigger plot of land secured from the Puri Municipality (Sajjantoshani Vol XVIII, P. 262; Saraswati Jayasri page 127).|
|1904||Srila Prabhupad began to reside in Sree-Mayapur (Nadia) at Sri Yogapith centre while learning along with Srila Thakur Bhaktivinode from this very widely known preaching centre built on the sacred birthsite of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (Diary of Srila Prabhupad).|
|23/24-12-1906||He left service of Tripura Raj. He retired on allowance. He had money in banks.|
|1905||The Seva Improvement Fund established for improvement of Sree Mayapur, the holy birth site of the Lord. This fund was being operated by Srila Prabhupad as Secretary. This fund was placed in Krishnanagar Post Office under S.B. Account No. 69799. (Diary of Srila Prabhupad).|
|27-04-1906||Purchase of the holy land of Brajapattan centre in Sree-Mayapur (which was subsequently named as Sri Chaitanya Math in 1918, being the holy residing place of Sri Chandra Sekhar Acharya (Lord’s contemporary) as pointed out by Srila Jagannathdas Babaji Maharaj and Srila Thakur Bhaktivinode as the place from where the Lord decided to take Sannyas and start for all India preaching work of His religion, Gaudiya Vaishnav faith. (Diary of Srila Prabhupad).|
|1907||Purchase of Ballaldighi Pattani Mahal containing lands in Sree-Mayapur adjoining the already located sacred site of the Lord’s birth (in the names of Srila Thakur Bhaktivinode and his Guru Bhai Sri Ramsevak Chatterjee, Bhaktibhring) These lands are still owned and possessed by the Gaudiya Mission.|
|1908||Srila Thakur Bhaktivinode accepted Vaishnav Sannyas and took Paramahamsa Vesh (holy areas of the Lord’s School) (Sajjantoshani Vol XVIII, 6, 253).|
Installation of Deities ‘Sri Gaur Gadadhar’ at Sri Syananda Sukhada Kunja at Swarupganj (Nadia). This centre was placed in charge of Krishnadas Babaji Maharaj, an ascetic disciple of Thakur Bhakti Binode.
Srila Prabhupad was placed in charge of the Brajapattan centre. He constructed house with personal fund at Brajapattan. He started residing there, carried on moneylending and litigation and managed zemindari
|1909||Mr. S. N. Bandopadhyayaji (Proprietor of Messrs. Bando & Co.) and a disciple of Srila Thakur Bhaktivinode went to Sree-Mayapur. He built a house for Bhajan within Brajapattan or Sree Mayapur Chaitanya Math where the Post and Telegraph Office is now located. (Diary of Srila Prabhupad)|
Initiation of Srilla Bhakti Pradip Tirtha Maharaj by Srila Thakur BhaktiVinode (Diary of Srila Prabhupad; Saraswati Jayasri, page 199).
Installation of the Vigraha of Deity Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu known as Sri Brajapattaneswar Gauranga Dev’ in the above Brajapattan centre in Sree Mayapur, Nadia.
|1911||Srila Prabhupad’s historic lecture on ‘Brahman O Vaishnaver Taratamya’ in a large public meeting of all Bengal Pandits at Balighai (Midnapur) under Chairmanship of M.M. Pandit Madhusudan Servahaum of Brindaban. This lecture silenced all opposition against Vaishnav religion. It was published as an authoritative book on the subject. (Saraswati Jayasri, page 155-158) (Diary of Srila Prabhupad)|
|30-12-1911||His Divine Grace Sri Srila Ananta Vasudev Brahmachari alias Sri Sri Srimad Bhakti Prasad Puri Goswami Thakur met for the first time Srila Thakur Bhakti Vinode and Srila Prabhupad in Calcutta, (Saraswati Jaysri P.1)|
|09-08-1912||Land secured in the names of Srila Prabhupad and Sri Ramsevak Chatterjee Bhaktibhringa in Bamanpukur very close to Sree Mayapur (Nadia) and the holy site of Chand Kazi’s Samadhi which is one of the 64 centre of the Gaudiya Mission. (During Srila Prabhupad era)|
|1913||Sri Bhagavat Press of the Mission first established at No. 4. Shanagar Lane, Kalighat, Calcutta for printing and publication of the literature of the Mission where Sitanath Babu (disciple of Srila Thakur Bhakti Vinode) lived with Prabhupad. (Diary of Srila Prabhupad).|
|23-06-1914 (or 09-03-1321)||Disappearance from this world of Srila Thakur Bhaktivinode on entrusting the works of the Mission to Srila Prabhupad. (Harmonist Vol XXV, page 26, also Sajjantoshani Vol XVIII, page 253). (Also Patravali Vol II page 51)|
|1914||Samadhi of Srila Thakur Bhakti Vinode laid in Godrum Sananda Sukhada Kunja (Swarupganj centre) (Sajjantosnani Vol XVIII, 1, page 14, Diary of Srila Prabhupad)|
Sri Bhagavat Press removed to Brajapattan centre in Sree-Mayapur the central controlling office for better arrangement of Mission’s publication works. (Diary of Srila Prabhupad).
Sri Bhagavat Press subsequently removed to Krishnanagar the head quarters of the District (reasons for this removal was earning something for the Mission from outside printing works) (Diary of Srila Prabhupad). Srila Prabhupad appointed as ‘Karyapati’ (Chief executive Authority) of Sri Nabadwip Pracharini Sabha in succession to Srila Thakur Bhakti Vinode and Sajjantoshani, the Mission’s official monthly journal began to be published from Sri Bhagavat Press under the editorship of Srila Prabhupad – (Sajjantoshani Vol XVIII, 1, 40-41)
|16-11-1915 (or 30-07-1322)||Disappearance from this world of Srila Gaur Kishore Das Babaji Maharaj, the great contemporaries of Srila Thakur Bhaktivinode and the Guru of Srila Prabhupad.|
Disappearance from this world of Sri Krishnadas Babaji, an ascetic disciple of Srila Thakur Bhaktivinode who was residing for a long time in Swarupganj centre and was placed in charge thereof (Syananda Sukhada Kunja) after Srila Prabhupad had shifted to Sree-Mayapur centre, and this Babaji’s Samadhi was laid by the side of his Guru Srilá Thakur Bhaktivinode.
(Sajjan-toshani Vol XVIII, 4, 174).
|Nov. 1915||‘Kulia Samaj Bati’ founded by Srila Prabhupad at the samadhi of Srila Gaur Kishoredas Babaji Maharaj in Nabadwip town. This Samadhi was subsequently shifted to Sri Chaitanya Math, Sree-Mayapur in 1932 where it exists still now in a separate temple.|
|22-06-1916||Land adjoining Yogapith secured to the name of Srila Prabhupad whereon Sri Nrisimha Mandir stands. This Nrisimha Mandir is within the compound of Sri Yogapith and form a part of the Yogapith Mandir. (Court sale)|
|1916||Pandít Vaikuntha Nath Vachaspati, disciple of Srila Thakur Bhakti Vinode appointed as professor of Bhakti Vinode Maha-Asan (a Sanskrit School) in Swarupganj centre, Godrum Syananda Sukhada Kunja. (Sajjantoshani, Vol XIX, 1, 44)|
|04-10-1916||Second disappearance ceremony of Sri Krishnadas Babaji (disciple of Srila Thakur Bhakti Vinode) was celebrated at his Samadhi in Syananda Sukhada Kunja (Swarupganj centre). (Sajjantoshani Vol XX 3, 107)|
|March-1917||A committee of 4 persons formed for collection of funds, buying of lands for the Mission and for managing them (Sajjatoshani Vol XX, 11, 349).|
|July 1917||Announcement of celebration of 4th annual disappearance ceremony of Srila Thakur Bhakti Vinode in Bhakti Kuti (Puri centre). (Sajjantoshani Vol XX, 12, 392)|
|1917||The new temple on the Samadhi of Srila Thakur Bhakti vinode at Syananda Sukhada Kunja at Godrum (Swarupganj centre) was built with public subscription raised in consequence of an appeal by Srila Prabhupad (Sajjatoshani Vol. XXI, p 3). During this year installation of Deities in 2 more centres in Sree Mayapur took place. (Sajjantoshani Vol XXI, 1, 3).|
|1918||Sj. Gaya Ram Prasad Ghosh of Calcutta agreed to bear all cost for the construction of the temple on the Samadhi of Sri Krishnadas Babaji in Syananda Sukhada Kunja at Godrum (Swarupganj centre). (Sajjantoshani Vol XXI, 5, 127).|
|March 1918||Srila Prabhupad took Sannyas with Vaishnav rituals at Chandra Sekhar Acharya Bhavan (Brajapattan) which was subsequently named Sri Chaitanya Math. (Saraswati Jayasri, P. 185). The Brajapattan centre of the Mission at Sree-Mayapur named as Sri Chaitanya Math by Prabhupad and became the centre of controlling all Maths of the organization viz., Visva Vaishnav Raj Sabha for preaching the tenets of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu as propounded by Srila Thakur Bhaktivinode through out the world. (Diary of Srila Prabhupad)|
|15-05-1918||Land secured for Sri Advaitya Bhavan as another centre of the Mission at Sree Mayapur (Nadia) in the name of H. P. Sen, a disciple of Srila Prabhupad who was for some time one of the Secretaries of Visva Vaishnav Raj Sabha.|
|21-09-1918||Another portion of the land of Sri Yogapith of Sri Mayapur the second preaching centre of the Mission (established in 1894) was purchased in the name of Srila Prabhupad.|
|November 1918||Establishment of Sri Bhaktivinode Asan at No. 1, Ultadingi Junction Raod in Calcutta as the Calcutta centre of the organization for preaching in the great metropolies the teachings of Srila Thakur Bhakti Vinode. This centre was subsequently in 1920 given the name of Sree Gaudiya Math by Srila Prabhupad and which since then till now is being used as the Head office or the controlling centre of the Mission as being shifted from Sri Chaitanya Math of Sree Mayapur (Nadia). Sree Gaudiya Math is generally used as synonymous with Gaudiya Mission, the popular name of the organization. (Sajjantoshani Vol XXI, 10, 289).|
|05-02-1919||Reorganization of Sri Visva Vaishnav Raj Sabha of Srila Thakur Bhakti Vinode, by Srila Prabhupad in co-operation with many devotees at Sri Bhaktivinode Asan or the Calcutta centre of the Mission for better organization and more successful conduct of the Mission’s preaching works, this Sabha has been functioning and controlling all works of the Misson which is synonymous with this Sabha and it began to be used to mean the organization in general. Thus the names Sri Visva Vaishnava Raj Sabha and the Gaudiya Misson began to mean the same organisation (Sajjantoshani Vol XXI, 8 & 9, 259; -do- Vol XXII, page 5) (Saraswati Jayaari 6th Baibhab, page 41)|
|February 1919||Installaition of Archa Vigraha (Image) of Srila Thakur Bhakti Vinode as the Deity in his Samadhi Temple at Godruma Syananda Sukhada Kunja in Swarupganj (Nadia), the original preaching centre of Srila Thakur Bhakti Vinode. (Sajjantoshani Vol XXII, 5 & 5, 128).|
|10-04-1919||Another 2 plots of land being portions of Sri Yogpith of Sree Mayapur the 3rd preaching centre of the Mission were acquired in the name of Gaur Govinda Vidyabhusan, a disciple of Prabhupad.|
Temple on the Samadhi of Sri Krishnadas Babaji (disciple of Srila Thakur Bhakti vinode) was constructed near the Samadhi of Srila Thakur Bhakti Vinode, with the manificent donation of Sj. Gaya Ram Ghosh, an outsider (Sajjantoshani Vol XXI, 5, page 127). Portrait of Krishndas Babaji was installed in 1920 (Sajjantoshani XXII 7 & page 218).
Foundation for the construction of Sri Advaita Bhavan (probably about this time). (Sajjantoshani XXII, page 136). In a resolution of the exceutive committee of Sri Nabadwip Dham Pracharini Sabha it was settled that Sajjantoshani Patrika, the official organ of the Misson, should be continued for ever as the official organ of the Sabha. (Sajjantoshani Vol XXI, 11 & 12, page 99). Meeting of the Executive Commitee of Sri Nabadwipdham Pracharini Sabha was held at Sri Syananda Sukhada Kunja (Svarupganj Centre). (Sajjantoshani Vol XXII, 5 & 6, 123).
Excavation of the tank Gaur Kunda at Sri Yogapith, Sree Mayapur with the donation of Babu Tinkauri Nadi of Calcutta. (Sajjantoshani Vol XXII, 1 & 2, 5).
Publication of the results of Sarbabhauma examination for Gaurabda held at Sree Mayapur by Nabadwipdham Pracharini Sabha (Sajjantoshani Vol XXII, 3 & 4, 62).
Preaching work of Namahatta in North and Eastern Bengal. (Sajjantoshani Vol XXII, 7 & 8, 206-213, 214 etc.).
A beautiful portrait of Sri Krishnadas Babaji as Archa Vigraha (Deity) installed in his Samadhi temple near that of his Guru Srila Thakur Bhaktivinode in Syananda Sukhada Kunja at Svarupganj (Sajjantoshani Vol XXII, 7 & 8, 218). ‘Gitavali’ a book of prayer songs of Srila Thakur Bhaktivinode.
Naming of the Bhaktivinode Asan or the Calcutta centre of the organization then known a Sri Visva Vaishnav Raj Sabha, as Sree Gaudiya Math for preaching the teachings of Srila Thakur Bhakti Vinode and the tenets of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu from the metropolies throughout the world which work was started by Srila Thakur Bhaktivinode in fulfilment of the Lord’s desire and then entrusted to Srila Prabhupad
Installation of the Deity of Sri ‘Gaurahari’ at Calcutta centre by Sri Visva Vaishnav Raj Sabha now known as Sree Gaudiya Math (Sajjatoshani Vol XXIII, 3 & 4, 79 also 6 & 7, 188). Installation of the Vigrahas or Deities of ‘Sri Radha Govinda’ at the Calcutta Gaudiya Math (Sri Bhakti Vinode Asan). (Saraswati Jayasri, 11th Baibhab, page 76).
Srila Bhakti Pradip Tirtha Goswami Maharaj (disciple of Srila Thakur Bhaktivinode) was given Sannyas by Srila Prabhupad as the first Tridandi Sannyasi of the Mission now known as Sri Visva Vaishnav Raj Sabha later on others followed in accepting the order of Sannyas Asram. (Sajjatoshani Vol XXIII, 5, 135) Excavation of ‘Radhakunda’ the big tank in Sri Chaitanya Math, Sri Mayapur. Construction of new buildings and installation of Gour Nityananda in Sri Adaita Bhavan, another centre in Sree-Mayapur (Sajjantoshani Vol XXIII, 5, 136, also Vol XXIII, P. 320).
|May 1920||Srila Ananta Vasudev Brahmachari (Srila B. P. Puri Goswami) began to live in Math as a Naisthik Brahmachari by totally severing the connection with the world. (Saraswati Jayasri, 11th Baibha page 70).|
Srila Prabhupad organised from Sri Chaitanya Math the ceremony of Sri Nabadwipdham Parikrama originally started by Srila Thakur Bhaktivinode from his first preaching centre at Godrum Syananda Sukhada Kunja at Swarupganj (Nadia). (Sajjantoshani Vol XXIV, 7, page 219) Foundation of Sri Madhya Gaudiya Math at Dacca by Srila Prabhupad as the Dacca branch of the organisation as the Visva Vaishnava Raj Sabha (Sajjantoshani Vol XXIV, page 86).
Installation of Deities at Sri Madhaya Gaudiya Math, Dacca centre of the organization. Name of the Deities being ‘Sri Gaur Vinode Kanta Jiu’ (Sajjantoshani Vol XXIV, page 86).
Foundation of Sri Gaur Gadadhar Math Champahati (Burdwan) (Sajjantoshani Vol XXIV, page 212).
Installation with re-instatement of Sri Vigrahas or Deities of Sri Gaur Gadadhar at the said Math. (Sajjantoshani Vol XXIV, 7, 212; Gaudiya Vol 1, 2, 12).
Land secured for Mamgachi Math, the next preaching centre of the Misson in the name of 3 Sevaits of Brajapattaneswar Gauranga Mahaprabhu.
Foundation of the Math at Modadrumdwip in Mamgachhi (Burdwan) (place of advent of Srila Thakur Brindabandas, the first authoritative recorder of the life of Mahaprabhu with the name Modarum Chhatra (still now know as such). (Sajjantoshani Vol XXIV, page 213).
Installation of the Deities of ‘Pancha Tattva’ at Sri Srivas Angan another Math in Sree-Mayapur (Sajjantoshani Vol. XXIII, 6 & 7, 185)
Installation of the Deities of ‘Sri Gaur and Nityanand at Sri Advaita Bhavan Math in Sree-Mayapur and the ceremony was done with the pecuniary help of Haripada Vidyaratna, (Sajjantoshani Vol XXIII, 11 & 12, 320 N.B. It might be in 1920)
|20-12-1921||Another portion of land of Brajapattan centre (Sri Chaitanya Math) of Sree Mayapur purchased in the name o f Brajapattaneswar Mahaprabhu Gaurangadev.|
Foundation of Sri Purusottam Math at Bhakti Kuti, Puri centre of the Mission (the place of Bhajan of Srila Thakur Bhakti Vinode and the Southern most preaching centre of the Mission (Sri Visva Vaishnav Raj Sabha) (Sajjantoshani Vol XXIV, page 248) Harmonist Vol XXV p.22.
Installation of the Deith of ‘Sri Gaur’ at Sri Purusottam Math, Puri (Sajjantoshani Vol XXIV, page 248).
Foundation of Tridandi Gaudiya Math Bhubaneswar, Orissa.
|1922||Land gifted for Sri Gopalji Math at Kamalapur, another preaching centre of the Misson in the name of Sri Gopal Devigraha.|
Starting of ‘Gaudiya’ a Bengali weekly as the official organ of the Misson (Printed from Sri Bhagavata Press of the Mission at Krishnanagar, Nadia) in place of the monthly organ ‘Sajjantoshani’ of Srila Thakur Bhakti vinode which since then ceased publication in Bengali but subsequently appeared in English under the editorship of Srila Prabhupad. (Harmonist Vol XXV P. 3)
Foundation of a Mathalaya in the town of Nabadwip (Koladwip) called ‘Aparadha Bhajan Pat’ in memory of an incident of the time of Sriman Mahaprabhu. This Math subsequently ceased to exist. This was the place where Kulia Samaj was established in 1915. (Gaudiya Vol I, Issue 26, cover page).
Foundation of Kulia Samadhi Math (Samadhi of Srila Gaura Kishoredas Babaji Maharaj). (Gaudiya Vol 1, issue 26, cover page)
Starting another very valuable printing press of the Mission at Ultadingi in Calcutta under the name of ‘Gaudiya Printing Works’ for printing the journal ‘Gaudiya’ and for more extended publication of the literature of the Mission as well as for earning something from outside job-works. This is the biggest press (called by Srila Prabhupad ‘Bigger Mridanga’ or bigger instrument for preaching) required for more extensive preaching propaganda of the Mission. The press is acquired worth about Rs. 40,000/-. It stands in the name of Sripad Ananta Vasudev Brahmachari alias Srimad Bhakti Prasad Puri Goswami Thakur as keeper, proprietor and printer of the press. (Gaudiya Vol II, issue i, page 12).
Comencement of the publicating of ‘Srimad Bhagavatam’ from Gaudiya Printing Works (Gaudiya Vol XV, Biraha-issue).
Foundation of Sri Tridandi Gaudiya Math in Bhubaneswar (Puri) (Gaudiya Vol III, 1, 18).
Foundation of ‘Sri Sarasvata Asan’ at Calcutta Gaudiya Math for teaching devotional scriptures to all learners both inmates and outsiders. (Gaudiya Vol III, 21st issue, page 11).
Eaching and publication of some literary works of Srila Thakur Bhaktivinode from the said Sri Sarasvata Asan of Calcutta Gaudiya Math.
|29-01-1925||Gauda Mandal Parikrama or going round the sacred places connected with the memory of the Lord and His beloved Associate in various districts in the province of Bengal was commenced from Calcutta Gaudiya Math by a large number of pilgrims under the lead and management of the Gaudiya Math continuing about 11/2 months. This huge ceremony was finished by the 8th of March, 1925 in Sree-Mayapur. (Gaudiya Vol III, 22nd issue, page 10-11).|
|08-03-1925||Gauda Mondal Parikrama closed on relating Sri Chaitanya Math in Sree Mayapur.|
|16-01-1926||Another plot of land being a portion of Sri Yogapith, the 3rd preaching centre of the Mission was purchased in the name of Aprakrita Das Adhikary, Secretary, Visva Vaishnava Raj Sabha.|
Foundation of ‘Sri Bhagavat Janaanda Math’ at Chirulia (Midnapur) as a preaching centre of the Mission after the sawoori centre of that district was discontinued (Gaudiya Vol IV, 21, cover page) and installation there of Deities of Sri Radha Govinda ‘and Sri Salgram Sila’ in Sri Bhagavata Janananda Math (Gaudiya Vol V, page 375).
Foundation of Sri Gadai Gauranga Math at Baliati (Dacca) Gaudiya Vol IV, 14 issue page 23) and opening of the temple and installation of Deities ‘Sri Gaur Gadadhar and Sri Radha Govinda’ there in Baliati Sri Gadai Gauranga Math. (Gaudiya Vol IV, page 228) and (Harmonist Vol XXXII, 479). Foundation of Sri Paramahansa Math at Naimisaranya (Nimaar, Sitapur district in U.P.), the place of publication of Srimad Bhagavatam, as a centre for preaching the doctrine of the Mission (Gaudiya Vol V, page 256).
Foundation of ‘Sri Sanatan Gaudiya Math’ in Benaras, U.P (Gaudiya Vol IV, page 868); Harmonist Vol XXV, page 24.
|01-09-1926||Land secured for Brahma Gaudiya Math of Allalnath, the next preaching centre of the Mission in the names of Deities of Purusottam Math, represented by Atul Chandra Banerjee and Paramananda Brahmachari disciples of Prabhupad.|
Sudha Sanatanist conference held at Sri Chaitanya Math on the invitation of Visva Vaishnave Raj Sabha (Harmonist XXV p. 24).
Foundation of ‘Sri Sanatan Gaudiya Math’ in Benaras, U.P (Gaudiya Vol IV, page 868); Harmonist Vol XXV, page 24.
|1927||Establishment of Sri Paravidyapith at Sri Chaitanya Math, Sridham Mayapur for teaching the Sastras (Scriptures) for reviving the cultural aspect of Gaudapur (oxford of India) in Nabadwip on the initiative of Sri Visya Vaishnav Rajsabha. (Harmonist Vol XXV, page 24).|
A special meeting of Visva Vaishnava Raj Sabha for 3 successive days at Sree Mayapur convened by Sri Chaitanya Math for starting the Para-Vidyapith on the occasion of installation of the Bigrahas of 4 Acharyas in Sri Chaitanya Math. (Gaudiya Vol V, page 480)
Opening of the new temple of Sri Chaitanya Math in Sree Mayapur built with the donation of Sri Madan Mohan Saha at a cost of over Rs. 15,000/- (Gaudiya Vol I, 30th issue, p. 12).
Installation of the Deities of ‘Sri Radha Govinda’ in the new temple of Sri Chaitanya Math — the Deities being gifted by one Sarat Chandra Chatterjee of Calcutta and God-brother of Srila Thakur Bhaktivionode.
Installation in the new Sri Chaitanya Math temple of Deity ‘Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu in the Role of Mohini’ in which form He danced on the Para Natya Mancha in the house of Sri Chandra Sekhar Acharya (Brajapattan) and enchanted all.
|19-03-1927||Installation in the new Sri Chaitanya Math temple of the Bigrahas of the four Acharyas, the exponents of the four schools of Theistic faiths, viz. Sri Madhva’ ‘Sri Vishnu Swami’ ‘Sri Nimbarka’ and ‘Sri Ramanuja’. (Gaudiya Vol V. p. 520-521).|
Foundation of Math at Cuttack with the name ‘Sri Satchidananda Math’ after the name of Srila Satchidananda Bhaktivinode Thakur (as he used to style himself). (Gaudiya Vol IV, p. 958).
Republication of Sajjantoshani of Srila Thakur Bhaktivinode in English under the name ‘Sajjantoshani for the Harmonist’ — the monthly organ of the Misson, under the editorship of Srila Prabhupad. It also included a portion of Sanskrit.
Foundation of ‘Sri Vyas Gaudiya Math’ in Kurukshetra (Harayana) in fulfilment of the desire of Srila Thakur Bhaktivinode. (Gaudiya Vol VI, 17th issue, list of Maths.)
Installation of the Deities of ‘Sri Gaursundar and Sri Vindoderam at Sri Vyas Gaudiya Math in Kuruksetra (Gaudiya Vol VI, page 275).
Installation of the Deities ‘Sri Radha Govinda’ in Sri Sanatan Gaudiya Math, Benares. (Gaudiya Vol VI, p. 167).
Foundation of Sri Brahma Gaudiya Math at Alalnath (Puri) (Gaudiya Vol V. page 698-699).
Installation of the Deity of ‘Sriman Mahaprabhu Sri Chaitanya in Sri Satchidananda Math of Cuttack. (Gaudiya Vol V, page 770)
Foundation of Sri Chaitanya Gaudiya Math at Dumurkonda, Dt. Manbhum. (Gaudiya Vol VI, page 129).
Foundation of Sri Chaitanya Math Charitable Dispensary for public out-door patients including Math people.
|1927||Installation of Deities ‘Sri Radha-Govinda named Sri Vinode Kishore Jiu’ at Sri Amlajora Prapannasram (Gaudiya Vol VI, page 295).|
|21-11-1927||Installation of the Deity of ‘Sri Gaurangadev’ at Sri Vyas Gaudiya Math, Kurukshetra, Dt. Karnal in Hariyana, (Gaudiya Vol VI, page 275).|
|28-08-1928||J. B. Dutt’s 1st deed of gift to Sri Gaudiya Math land at Baghbazar, Calcutta.|
|10-09-1928||Bhumi Puja and Meeting of Sri Visva Vaishnav Raj Sabha authorising construction of its Calcutta centere viz., Gaudiya Math at a cost of 3 lacs of rupees for facility of preaching works (Gaudiya Vol VII, page 129).|
|25-09-1928||Meeting of Sri Visva Vaishnav Raj Sabha conferred title of ‘Bhakti Vijoy’ on Sri Sakhi Charan Roy for meeting cost of publishing the 4th edition of Sri Chaitanya Charitamrita previously published by Srila Thakur Bhaktivinode. (Gaudiya Vol VII, page 516).|
|26-09-1928||Laying the foundation of the new Baghbazar premises of the Calcutta Gaudiya Math (Bhaktivinode Asam), the Head Office of the Mission (Sri Visva Vaishnav Raj Sabha) or the Gaudiya Mission which name now is more prevalent. (Gaudiya Vol VII, page 112)|
|07-10-1928||Assam expedition of Srila Prabhupad with a number of disciples for preaching the message of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. (Gaudiya Vol VII. Page 193)|
|1928||Foundation of Sri Bhagavat Pathasala at Nimsar, U.P. (Gaudiya Vol VI, page 272, 635).|
|07-11-1928||Opening of the Bhagavat Exhibition (theistic exhibition of a unique nature) at Kurukshetra as a method of demonstrative teaching of Srimad Bhagavata being the religion of the Mission in general, during the historical solar eclipse Mela held there. (Gaudiya Vol VII, page 234, 241, 271).|
Meeting of Sri Visva Vaishnav Raj Sabha directed the foundation of ‘Mahabharat Pathasala’ in Kurukshetra. (Gaudiya Vol VII, page 241).
Foundation of a new temple in Sri Modadrum Chhatra (Mamgachhi by Srila Prabhupad. (Gaudiya Vol VI, page 491).
Foundation of Sri Rupa Gaudiya Math in Allahbad in U.P. (Gaudiya Vol VII, page 767).
Foundation of Sri Gaudiya Math at New Delhi, the new capital of India (Gaudiya Vol VII, page 539).
Foundation of Sri Prapannasram in Brahmanapara District Howrah with the Deity ‘Sadbhuj Mahaprabhu’ installed there. (Gaudiya Vol VII. Page 539)
|01-06-1929||A departmental Sub Post Office was first opened and established as an experimental measure and from 1.11.29 on a permanent basis within the compound of a Sri Chaitanya Math for the use of the Gaudiya Mission (Sri Visva Vaishnav Raj Sabha). A guarantee bond for telegraphic connection was subsequently executed and registered by Kunja Babu as Secretary of Sri Visva Vaishnav Raj Sabha. (Gaudiya Vol VII, page 668 & VIII, page 231)|
|1929||Installation of Sri Gaur Sur of Abjan 29.9.19929 Gaudiya Vol VII 9th issue.|
|August 1929||A meeting of Sri Visva Vaishnav Raj Sabha passed a resolution for big Mahamahotsav with theistic exhibition and all World Vaishnav Conference on the occasion of the opening of the new Gaudiya Math premises. (Gaudiya Vol VIII, page 33)|
|1929||Samadhi of His Holiness Bhakti Vilas Parvat Maharaj, a Sannyasi disciple of Srila Prabhupad was given in Sri Gopal Jiu Math, Kamalapur (Dacca) of the Mission. (Gaudiya Vol. VII page 352 and Nadia Prakash Vol III, 3rd Magh, 1335 B.S.)|
|Feb. 1930||Opening on a big scale Bhagavate Exhibition (theistic exhibition of a unique nature) together with Agricultural and Industrial exhibitions at Sri Chaitanya Math in Sree Mayapur (Nadia) which was opened by Sir P. C. Ray and attended by thousands. This was an unprecedented incident in Nadia. (Gaudiya Vol VIII, page 398).|
|1930||Electric plant installed in Sri Chaitanya Math. The plaintif Kunja Babu as Secretary of Sri Chaitanya Math and of the Misson made a number of petitions to the District Magistrate and Collector of Nadia for exemption of electricity duty in respect of the Math and the petitions were granted. The electric plant is still now working for electrification of the Math. (Gaudiya Vol VIII page 230)|
|27-02-1930||Srila Prabhupad’s application to Income-tax officer for exemption of his income tax on the ground that whatever property he had were already dedicated for propagation of vaishnav religion and for religious and charitable purposes and he had no income. Income tax was exempted u/s 27 of the Income Tax Act (Vide Exhibit 13 (79) of Nadia T.S.).|
|1930||Installation of the Deities of ‘Sri Radha Govinda named Sri Vinode Kishore Jiu’ at Sri Rupa Gaudiya Math in Allahbad U.P. founded in 1929. (Gaudiya Vol VIII, page 386).|
|October 1930||Opening ceremony of the Baghbazar premises of the Calcutta Gaudiya Math (Bhaktivinode Asan) built with donation of J.B. Dutt and built at a cost of over three lakhs of rupees for being used as the head Office of the Mission (Sri Visva Vaishnav Raj Sabha) now commonly known as Sree Gaudiya Math or Gaudiya Mission. (Gaudiya Vol IX, page 177).|
Passing away of J.B. Dutt, donor of Sree Gaudiya Math premises and spelendid buildings just after a month of opening ceremony. (Gaudiya Vol IX, page 279).
Foundation of Sri Jagannath Gaudiya Math at Mymensingh. (Gaudiya Vol IX, issue 1, list of Maths).
Foundation of a new temple and a Sevak Khanda in Sree Gopalji Math in Dacca. (Gaudiya Vol VIII, page 610).
Foundation of Sri Goalpara Prapannasram, Assam. (Gaudiya Vol IX, issue, 1 list of Maths).
Foundation stone laid for the new temple of Sri Advaita Bhaban Math in Sree-Mayapur, Nadia. (Gaudiya Vol VIII, page 489).
Foundation of Sri Chaitanya Padapith temples with foot-prints of Sri Chaitanya Deva at Jajpur, Kurmakshetra, Simhachal, Kovur and Mangalgiri (in southern India) by Srila Prabhupad. (Gaudiya Vol. IX, page 407, 408).
|06-08-1930||Land gifted for Ramananda Gaudiya Math, one of the preaching centres of the Mission in the names of the 3 trustees of Sri Chaitanya Math.|
|05-10-1930||Inaguration of Gaudiya Math at 16A, Kali Prasad Street, Kolkata – 700 003.|
|16-10-1930||Another portion of Calcutta Gaudiya Math land gifted in the name of Sri Srila Prabhupad.|
Resolution of Sri Visva Vaishnav Raj Sabha authorising the Secretary Kunja Behari Vidyabhusan to stand guarantee for telegraphic installation in Sree-Mayapur Sub-Post Office (Nadia) situated in a building of the Mission within the compound wall of Sree Chaitanya Math.
‘‘This meeting of the members assembled of the Executive Committee of Sri Visva Vaishnav Raj Sabha resolves that Pandit Kunja Behari Vidyabhusan, Secretary of this Sabha, be authorise to stand annual guarantee on behalf of this Sabha, to the extent of Rs. 487/- for a period of ten years as required by the Postmaster-General of Bengal, for installing telegraphic arrangement combined with Sree Mayapur Sub Office.’’
Accordingly the guarantee Bond was executed by Kunja Babu. On a revaluation of the amount of Guarantee by Postmaster-General, a fresh Guarantee Bond was executed by Kunja Babu on 25.1.1937 and registered on the same day.
N.B.—The original resolution with Kunja Babu’s letter may be had from the Postmaster-General and a copy certified by the Postal Department is in the telegraphic guarantes file of the Mission.
On Further reduction of the amount of guarantee a fresh bond is going to be executed by the Secretary of this registered Mission.
Establishment and opening of the ‘Thakur Bhakti Vinode Institute’, as a residential public High School (affiliated under the Calcutta University) in Sree-Mayapur inside the Yogpith centre of the Mission. The Yogpith land and buildings were leased to the Secretary of the School by Srila Prabhupad as the Acharya and owner. (Gaudiya Vol IX, pp. 510, 543, 563).
Sri Ekayan Math of Krishnanagar transferred to Hanskhali (Nadia) present site of the Math (Gaudiya Vol IX page 513).
Establishment of Sri Mahesh Pandits Pat, Chskdaha, a centre of the Mission on the border of Nadia and 24 Parganas. (Gaudiya Vol IX, Page 779).
Installation of the Deity of ‘Sri Nrisimha, Vaman and Varaha at Sri Brahma Gaudiya Math, Alalnath (South of Puri). (Gaudiya Vol IX, page 802).
Foundation of Madras Gaudiya Math in Madras (Gaudiya Vol IX, page 463)
Foundation of new Purusottam Math temple at Puri laid on the land purchased for the Mission by His Highness the Maharaja of Mayurbhanj and partially gifted by the Municipality for the works of the Mission. (Gaudiya Vol X, page 13).
Opening of Sat Sikshya Pradarsani (the unique kind of theistic exhibition) in Baghbazar which continued for over a month and daily attracted about one lakh of visitors of all ranks from city and suburbs. It was an unprecendented scene in the city of Calcutta. (Gaudiya Vol X, page 113).
Starting of ‘Bhagavata’ a fortnightly Hindi Journal of the Mission from Sri Paramahamsa Math at Nimsar, U.P. (Gaudiya Vol X, page 224) (Harmonish Vol XXIX issue (page 192)
Installation of the Deities of ‘Sri Radha-Govinda’ in Sri Gaudiya Math, New Delhi. (Gaudiya Vol X, page 240).
|15-02-1931||A plot of land was gifted for Sree Gaudiya Math, Madras, one of the preaching centres of the Mission.|
|23-10-1931||Opening of ‘Sri Sri Bhakti Siddhanta Bani Seva Samity’ in Dewanganj (Jalpaiguri) for preaching the tenets of ‘Suddha Bhakti’ (pure devotion) of the Gaudiya Mission in North Bengal. (Harmonist Vol XXIX, issue 6, page 191)|
|09-10-1931||Opening of a public postal account ‘Sri Satchidananda Nath Fund’ in Cuttack to be operated by Secretary Nisi Kanta Sannyal (As in case of Gaudiya Math Fund on 25.5.1922).|
|30-10-1931||Land purchased for Sri Rupa Gaudiya Math in Allahabad one of the preaching centres of the Mission.|
|1932||Laying of foundation stone of the new temple for Madras Gaudiya Math by Srila Prabhupad and installation of the Deities (Gaudiya Vol X, 404 page 403)|
|27-01-1932||His Excellency the Governor of Madras laid foundation stone of the lecture hall ‘Sri Krishna Kirtan Hall’ of Madras Gaudiya Math, the entire cost of construction being donated by Mr. T. Ponirulu Pillai, a merchant of Madras. (Gaudiya Vol C, page 433).|
|29-01-1932||Presentation of Civic Address to Srila Prabhupad by the Madras Municipal Corporation. (Gaudiya Vol X, page 423).|
|1932||Installation of Deities at the Madras Gaudiya Math (Gaudiya Vol X, page 403).|
|17-05-1931||Publication of Paramarth, Oriya fortnightly journal of the Mission. (Harmonist Vol XXX issue I page 30)|
|June 1932||Reception of Prabhupad by His Highness Maharaja of Mysore and listening of His Hari Katha. In reply to the Sanskrit Address of welcome of University Professors an extempore lecture in Sanskrit was delivered by Acharyadeva Sri Srila Bhakti Prasad Puri. Goswami Maharaj. (Gaudiya Vol X, page 733 & Vol XI, page 87; Patravali Vol II, page 110).|
Foundation of Sri Ramananda Gaudiya Math at Kavur and installation of the Deities. (West Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh.)
Installation of Deities in Sri Ramananda Gaudiya Math at Kovur (Gaudiya Vol XII, page 623).
Gift of over one bigha of land, valued at about one lac of rupees, to the west of Calcutta Gaudiya Math premises by the two widows of J. B. Dutt (donor of Gaudiya Math land & buildings).
Foundation of Sri Sarasvata Gaudiya Math at Haridwar, Saharanpur Dt., U. P. (Gaudiya Vol XI, page 229).
Foundation of Samadhi Kunja of Srila Gaur Kishore Babaji Maharaj in Sri Chaitanya Math (Gaudiya Vol XI, page 120)
Kirtan, a monthly journal of the Mission in Assamese language published from Dhubri (Harmonist Vol XXX, issue 4 page 128).
|Oct. & Nov. 1932||Sri Brajamandal Parikrama or circumambulation in huge procession continuing for a month over 168 miles circuit of the 12 Banas (parts) of Sri Brajadham, the places sanctified with the Lila (Divine activities) of Sri Krishna as discovered by Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. (Gaudiya Vol XI, page 111-112 and page 174).|
|21-11-1932||His Excellency the Governor of U.P. laid the foundation stone of the lecture hall of Sri Rupa Gaudiya Math in Allahbad named as ‘Hailey Hall’ on the invitation of Sri Visva Vaishnav Raj Sabha (Gaudiya Vol XI, page 259).|
|1933||Opening of another theistic exhibition at Dacca. (Gaudiya Vol 11, page 350)|
|10-04-1933||The farewell meeting at Calcutta Gaudiya Math to the Gaudiya Math Preachers on the eve of their voyage to London. (Gaudiya Vol XI, page 494, 495 & 497)|
Establishment of a preaching centre in London under the name London Gaudiya Math where subsequently London Gaudiya Mission Society was formed with Lord Setland as the President. (Gaudiya Vol XI, Page 623).
Foundation of London Gaudiya Math in London. This is one of the 64 branch maths of the Gaudiya Mission established by Srila Prabhupad. (Gaudiya, Vol. XI, page 623)
Foundation of Sri Gaudiya Math Karyalaya in Bombay (Gaudiya Vol XI, page 636).
Installation of the Deities of ‘Sri Gauranga and Sri Radha Govinda’ in new temple of Sri Tridandi Gaudiya Math at Bhubaneswar in Orissa. (Gaudiya Vol XI, 750).
Theistic exhibition at Kurukshetra Vyas Gaudiya Math (Hariyana) (Gaudiya Vol XII, page 243).
Theistic exhibition at Patna (Bihar). (Gaudiya Vol XII, page 243)
Theistic exhibition at Benares (Gaudiya Vol XII, p. 319, 325)
|15-07-1933||Land gifted for Amurshi Gaudiya Math, one of the preaching centres of the Mission.|
Foundation of Sri Sarbhog Gaudiya Math in Kamrup, Assam, (Gaudiya Vol XXII, issue 9, list of Maths).
Foundation of Patna Gaudiya Math at Patna (Bihar) — (Gaudiya Vol XII, page 322)
|01-05-1934||Resolution of Sri Visva Vaishnav Raj Sabha (with Kunja Babu in the Chair) deciding opening of Postal Savings Bank Accounts in 13 centres (Maths including Sri Chaitanya Math) of Sri Visva Vaishnav Raj Sabha in the names of different Math Sevaks in charge (among whom plaintiff Paramananda was in charge of Sri Tridandi Gaudiya Math at Bhubaneswar and did correspond from there and Kunja Babu was authorised in that resolution to arrange for the same in correspondence with Postmaster-Generals of different Provinces (original in Krishnanagar Court)|
Opening of the new temple of Sri Modadruma Chhatra (birthsite of Srila Brindabandas Thakur) or the Mamgachhi Math of the Mission in the District of Burdwan. (Gaudiya Vol XI, page 468).
Installation of the deities Sri Gauranga and Radha Govinda in Patna Gaudiya Math in Patna (Bihar). (Gaudiya Vol XIII, p. 80)
Harmonist the monthly English journal of the Mission turned into a fortnightly paper (from monthly).
Foundation of Sri Mathura Gaudiya Math at Muttra, U.P. (Gaudiya Vol XIII, Issue 20, List of Maths).
|1934||Foundation of Sri Kunja Behari Math at Radha Kunda, Mathura, U.P. (Gaudiya Vol. XIII, issue 20, list of Maths).|
|09-01-1935||Land gifted for Darjeeling Gaudiya Math, one of the 64 preaching centres of the Mission in the name of the Secretary of Sri Visva Vaishnava Raj Sabha.|
|01-02-1935||Land acquired for Sri Madhva Gaudiya Math, Dacca, another important preaching centre of the Mission.|
|1935||Grand opening ceremony of the new temple at Sri Yogapith in Sree Mayapur (Nadia) under the Presidentship of His Highness the Maharaja Manikya Bahadur of Tripura State. (Gaudiya Vol 13, page 510)|
|15-01-1935||His Excellency the Governor of Bengal (Sri John Anderson) paid a visit to Sree Mayapur, inspected Sri Chaitanya Math, Sri Yogapith and the environments which pleased His Excellency highly. He had long talks with Srila Prabhupad and was given an address of welcome by Sri Visva Vaishnava Raja Sabha.|
|1935||Srila Prabhupad’s instructions to Mr. J. N. Basu, Solicitor of Messrs. B. N. Basu & Co., for drafting Memorandum and Articles of Association for getting the Mission registered under Act XXI of 1860. The draft was corrected by Srila Prabhupad several times and ultimately made over to Mr. J. N. Basu but could not be registered during the life time of Srila Prabhupad. (Mr. Basu’s deposition in Nadia Title Suit No. 28/37).|
|April, 1935||Foundation of Gaya Gaudiya Math at Gaya (Gaudiya Vol XIII, page 588).|
|01-06-1935||Gaudiya Printing Works, the biggest printing press of the Mission was shifted from Ultadingi to No. 14/4 Kali Prasad Chakravarti Street, Baghbazar, in a house taken on lease by Sripad Ananta Vasudev Vidyabhusan alias Srimad Bhakti Prasad Puri Goswami Thakur, who is the declared keeper, proprietor and printer of the press. (Gaudiya Vol XIII, page 763).|
|08-07-1935||Installation of Dieties ‘Sri Gaurangadev and Sri Radha Govinda in Bombay Gaudiya Math (Gaudiya Vol. XIII, page 763).|
|28-10-1935||Installation of ‘Sri Radha-Madhav and Sri Gaur Gadadhar’ in Sri Braja Syananda Sukhada Kunja (Gaudiya Vol XIV, 205)|
Laying the foundation stone of the new temple of Sri Madhya Gaudiya Math, Dacca (Gaudiya Vol XIII, 557, 570).
Installation of Deities of Sri Vinodebilasjiu at Sri Jagannath Gaudiya Math at Mymensingh. (Gaudiya Vol XIII 598)
Foundation of Jayadeva Gaudiya Mathalaya as another centre of the Mission in Sree Mayapur, Nadia. (Approved in Gaudiya Vol XIV, issue 35-36, in the list of Maths)
Foundation of Gaudiya Math at Darjeeling. (Gaudiya Vol XIV page 168).
Completion of the publication of the whole sacred book ‘Srimad Bhagavatam’ Gaudiya Math edition. (Gaudiya Vol XIV, page 34)
|04-11-1935||Installation of Deities ‘Sri Radha Kunja Vihari and Sriman Mahaprabhu’ at Sri Kunja Behari Math in Radha Kunda, Dt. Mathura in U.P. (Harmonist Vol XXXII, 6, 142 Gaudiya Vol XIII, issue 20, list of Maths) (Gaudiya Vol XIV, page 239).|
|06-11-1935||Laying of ‘Puspa Samadhi’ of Srila Thakur Bhaktivinode at Sri Braja Syananda Sukhada Kunja in Radha Kund (Brindaban) Dt. Muttra, U.P. by Srila Prabhupad (Gaudiya (Vol XIV, 16, 205)|
|13-11-1935||Installation of the Deities ‘Sri Radha-Govinda’ at Gaya Gaudiya Math (Harmonist Vol XXXII, 6, 143; Gaudiya XIV, page 254).|
|04-01-1936||Settlement of another portion of Kazi Samadhi Math another preaching centre of the Mission in the name of authority of Mayapur Math (Prabhupad)|
|07-01-1936||Theistic Exhibition at Allahbad. (Gaudiya Vol XIV, 25, 363-365).|
Establishment of Thakur Bhakti Vinode Research Institute at Sree-Mayapur (Nadia) for encouraging research and advanced studies in the teachings of Srila Thakur Bhaktivinode and Gaudiya Vishnav literature in general. (Gaudiya Vol XIV, p. 441)
Starting of Daiya Varnasram Sangha at Sri Chaitanya Math for purpose of protection and maintenanace of the status and character of the (practising) religion in its ritualistic aspect as taught and desired by Srila Thakur Bhakti Vinode and followed and preached by the Gaudiya Mission.
(Harmonist Vol XXII, 14, 336).
|25-02-1936||Foundation of Rudradwip Gaudiya Mathalaya in Nadia as another centre of the Mission near Sree Mayapur in Nadia. (Gaudiya Vol XIV, page 481).|
|01-03-1936||Foundation of Sri Suvarna Vihar Gaudiya Math in Subarna Vihar (near Sree-Mayapur) in Nadia – (Gaudiya Vol XIV, 481). Installation of Deities of ‘Sri Suvarna Viharji and Sri Radha Madhav’ in Subarna Vihar Gaudiya Math. (Gaudiya Vol XIV, 481)|
|05-03-1936||Foundation of Sri Sarvabhaum Gaudiya Math in Vidyanagar (near Nabadwip town) in Burdwan District – (Gaudiya Vol XIV, page 481) and installation of Deities there.|
|07-03-1936||Installation of Deities in Sri Rudradvip Gaudiya Math (Gaudiya Vol XIV, 510).|
|08-03-1936||Foundation of Sri Gaudiya Math in Rangoon (Burma) Gaudiya Vol XIV, 32, 504).|
|15-03-1936||Installation of Deities in Sri Sarbhogh Gaudiya Math in Assam (Gaudiya Vol XIV, 32, 503)|
|08-05-1936||Corporation of Calcutta exempts Gaudiya of Math Calcutta from Payment of consolidated rates under Sec 126(1) of the Calcutta Municipal Act.|
|March 1936||Opening of the new temple and the building known ‘Sri Sadhu Nivas’ (building for residence of Sadhus or holymen) at the new premises of Sri Purusottam Math, Chataka Parbat, Puri, (Gaudiya Vol XIV, page 542)|
|25-05-1936||Entry in the new Templè of the deities ‘Subarnabehari Gaurahari and Radha Madhav’ in Subarnabehari Gaudiya Math (Gaudiya Vol XIV, 759).|
|04-06-1936||Opening of Swasthya Nibash or hospital for special disease in Sri Chaitanya Math, Sree Mayapur (Nadia) (Gaudiya Vol XIV, page 742)|
|19-07-1936||Installation of the Deities ‘Sri Radha Govinda’ in Darjeeling Gaudiya Math (Gaudiya Vol XIV, 49, 760)|
Opening the theistic exhibition at Kurukshetra (Gaudiya Vol. XIV, 14, 759).
Foundation of Sri Punra Gaudiya Math in 24 Pargs. (Gaudiya Vol XV, 211)
|03-09-1936||Opening of a place of Bhajan at Sri Govardhan (Brindaban) in Mathura, U.P. as another centre of the Mission (Gaudiya Vo XV, 7, 111).|
|Sept. 1936||Foundation of Sri Sanket Vihari Math in Barsana, Dt. Mathura U.P. (Gaudiya Vol XV, 110)|
|1936 Sept to Dec.||Srila Prabhupad was feeling unwell during this period. He verbally nominated Sripad Ananta Vasudev Brahmachari alias Sri Srimad Bhakti Prasad Puri Goswami Thakur to the next Acharya and expressed his desire for electing a Governing Body from amongst the members of the Mission for its management.|
|March 1936||Construction of the new temple of Srikshetrapal Siva’ within the compound of Sri Yogapith of Sree Mayapur (Calcutta Vol XIV page 580)|
|01-01-1937||Disappearance of Sri Srila Prabhupad from this world in the early morning at Baghbazar Gaudiya Math in the presence of a very large number of disciples and the public. Many distinguished persons including H. H. the Governor of Bengal sent condolence messages.|
Governing Body of 13 members formed by election in a general meeting of disciples held at Calcutta Gaudiya Math in which the plaintiff No. 1 took a leading part for better management of the Math and properties of the Mission and for framing detailed rules and regulations and scheme of management for conduct of the Mission in the lines of instructions left by Srila Prabhupad inconformity with the customs and practices prevailing in this Mission. The thirteen members so elected were :