Srila Prabhupada departs for the USA, 1965

Srila Prabhupada departs for the USA, 1965
By ISKCON News Staff   |  Aug 23, 2021

On this date in 1965, on the age of sixty-nine, Srila Prabhupada left India on a steamship certain for the United States, with the intention of bringing the teachings of Krishna and Chaitanya Mahaprabhu to the English-speaking world. With him was a trunk filled with his translations and commentary on the First Canto of the Srimad-Bhagavatam, and about forty rupees in money.

Within a 12 months, he had attracted a couple of dedicated followers prepared to assist him unfold his mission. Over the following decade, Srila Prabhupada had initiated 1000’s of disciples, made “Hare Krishna” a family phrase, and established over 100 facilities of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness worldwide.



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