Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu in boat

KEY EVENTS IN THE LIFE OF SRI CHAITANYA MAHAPRABHU

(1486 – 1533 A.D.)

(47½ years)

Feb. 18, 1486                            – His birth in Sri Mayapura.

Aug. 1486 (age 6 months)      – Ceremony of giving first grains, and ceremony of offering coins or
                                                      the Srimad-Bhagavatam – He chose the Bhagavatam.

1494 (age 8)                              – He begins His schooling under Ganga dasa Pandita.

1496 (age 10)                            – He becomes a scholar; His brother Visva-rupa takes sannyasa.

1500 (age 14)                            – He marries Srimati Laksmi-priya.

1502 (age 16)                            – He starts His own school, teaching grammar.

1503 (age 17)                            – He travels to Gaya and accepts initiation from Isvara Puri.

1509 (age 23)                            – Pushing on the sankirtana movement; delivering Chand Kazi.

1510 (age 24)                            – He formally accepts the renounced order of sannyasa.

Feb. 1510 (age 25)                   – He travels to Puri, Orissa; visits Deity Saksi-gopala.

March 1510                               – He meets with Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya and converts him.

April 1510                                  – He continues on towards South India; meets Ramananda Raya.

Aug – Nov. 1510                        – He spends Catur-masya in Ranga-ksetra.

June 1511 (age 25)                   – His return to Jagannatha Puri.

Oct. 1514 (age 28)                    – He travels to Bengal and meets Rupa and Sanatana Gosvami.

June 1515 (age 29)                   – Return to Puri via Santi-pura; starts for Sri Vrindavana.

Jan. 1516 (age 29)                    – He leaves Vrindavana for Allahabad; meets Rupa Gosvami.

Feb. 1516                                  – He sends Rupa to Vrindavana, and leaves for Benares.

April 1516 (age 30)                    – He returns to Puri permanently (final 17½ years to 1533).

1516 – 1522                               – He pushes on active preaching work, based in Puri.

March 1517 (age 31)                 – Sri Rupa Gosvami arrives from Vrindavana; then Sanatana.

July 1517                                   – Raghunatha dasa Gosvami is freed from family and comes to Puri.

March 1518 (age 32)                 – Sanatana is sent to Vrindavana; Vallabhacharya arrives.

1520 (age 34)                            – The passing away of Srila Haridasa Thakura is celebrated.

1532 (age 46)                            – His separation from Lord Krishna increases markedly.

1533 (age 47½)                         – His disappearance pastime in the temple of Tota Gopinatha.