Disappearance of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura
(fasting until noon)
Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura was the spiritual master of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the Founder-Acharya of ISKCON. Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura spread the teachings of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu in the early twentieth century. He preached against the deep-rooted influences of caste-ism and impersonalism. He wrote over 108 essays and books and regularly met with scholars, educators, and other leaders, presenting Krishna consciousness as a science worthy of serious study. He established 64 temples, known as Gaudiya Maths, inside and outside of India.