Our Hindu Hero
Prabhupada was known as Abhay Charan before he took on the name Prabhupada. He was told about Krishna by his spiritual master, Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura, in 1922 when he first met him. He was requested by his guru to spread Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's message in the West because he had recieved an European education. Prabhupada was around the age of 69 when he first came to America on the shipJaladuta. Over the course of his trip to America, he survived 2 heart attacks and he landed in New York in 1965, where he opened the first temple, starting the ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Conciousness) movement. In 10 years, he managed to make 108 temples all over America..