A BRIEF HISTORY OF ÁNANDA MÁRGA 1955-1990

Wherever possible the day and the month of the various historical events have been indicated. In cases where such information was not available, or the event extended over several days or months, then only the year is indicated.

1921 – VAISHAKHII PURNIMA

BIRTH OF SHRII PRABHAT RANJAN SARKAR(SHRII SHRII ANANDAMURTI)  PRECEPTOR - ÁNANDA MÁRGA AND THE HARBINGER OF A NEW SPIRITUALLY-BASED CIVILIZATION.

1939 – AUGUST

SHRII SHRII ÁNANDAMÚRTI INITIATES FIRST DISCIPLE, KALICHARAN BANDOPADHYAY IN CALCUTTA.

1954 – 7 NOVEMBER

ÁNANDA MÁRGA AS AN ORGANISATION WAS OFFICIALLY FOUNDED.

1955 – 9 JANUARY

THE NAME ÁNANDA MÁRGA PRACÁRAKA SAḾGHA WAS GIVEN TO THE ORGANISATION. FIRST DHARMA MAHA CAKRA (GREAT SPIRITUAL CONGREGATION) WAS HELD IN JAMALPUR, BIHAR STATE, INDIA.

1957

FIRST ÁNANDA MÁRGA JAGRTI (CENTRE) WAS BUILT IN JAMALPUR.

1959

SOCIO-ECONOMIC PHILOSOPHY – “PROGRESSIVE UTILISATION THEORY” (PROUT) WAS PROPOUNDED BY SHRII P.R.SARKAR, DURING A SEMINAR DELIVERED TO HIGHER TATTVIKA TRAINEES IN JAMALPUR.

1960

AN ORDER OF YOGIC MONKS WAS CREATED BY SHRII SHRII ÁNANDAMÚRTI.

1962

THE ANCIENT AND HIGHLY ESOTERIC KAPALIKA MEDITATION WAS INTRODUCED BY SHRII SHRIIÁNANDAMÚRTI.

1963

THE EDUCATION RELIEF AND WELFARE SECTION (ERAWS) OF ÁNANDA MÁRGA WAS STARTED. First Ananda Marga School was opened. The ÁNANDA MÁRGA Board of Education was established at Ananda Nagar (City of Bliss) in West Bengal.

1965

The Womens Welfare Department (WWD) was established.

1966

First Avadhutika (Yogic nun) initiated.

ÁNANDA MÁRGA Degree College started at Ananda Nagar.

Tribal and Backward People’s Welfare(TBPW) section was founded.

First Missionary worker sent outside India to begin ÁNANDA MÁRGA in Nairobi, AFRICA.

1967 – 5th March

Attack by Communist-inspired mob on Ananda Nagar. Five workers killed.

In the same year 1967, First missionary worker establishes ÁNANDA MÁRGA units in the Far East, Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines

1968

BA’BA’s first visit to Maha’rlika’ — JUNE 20 TO 27, 1968. BA’BA’ gave first DMC or Dharma Maha’ Cakra — on the night of June 23 at the Masonic Temple of Taft Avenue, 1968 in Philliphines and the topic of Discourse was ” THE GOD OF HUMAN BEINGS”.

ÁNANDA MÁRGA Engineering College was established at Ananda Nagar. Ananda Nagar was attacked and demolished by a big contingent of Police at the instigation of the Communist Govt.

A strong Vibratory Supra Aesthetic Science called “KIIRTAN” was introduced in the year 1968 for the collective elevation inventing “BÁBÁ NAM KEVALAM” near Ranchi, India. “BA´BA´ NA´M KEVALAM” is the Siddha Mantra for Kiirtan. It originated from among the devotees at RANCHI in 1968,  then Head Quarters of A.M.P.S. Officially it got recognition by BÁBÁ as a Siddha Mantra on the 10th October of DEEPAVALI DAY in 1968, and was announced as such that very evening.

1969

First Missionary worker establishes ÁNANDA MÁRGA Units in North America.

BA’BA’s SECOND VISIT TO MAHA’RLIKA’ APRIL 20 TO 25, 1969 (in Manila Sector, PHILIPPINES).

Second DMC on 24 April, 1969 Manila and the topic was” LONGING FOR THE GREAT”.

Indian Central Government tried to ban Civil servants joining ÁNANDA MÁRGA. The Supreme Court of India later stayed this order.

August

Attack of ÁNANDA MÁRGA in Cooch Bihar, Open act of violence instigated by local communists.

First missionary worker arrives in Europe.

1970

AMURT WAS ESTABLISHED …. & Bangalesh Refugees – AMURT was on the scene with 17 cheap and free kitchens serving 2000 people daily.

1971 – May

More violent communist inspired attacks – this time in Ranchi.

June

Police raided Ranchi headquarters but found nothing. BA’BA’ arrested but later released as Police were unable to produce charges.

July

16 points – ÁNANDA MÁRGA’s program of YOGA and personal hygiene particles for all round self development introduced by Shrii Shrii ÁNANDAMÚRTI - Tandava, Shiva’s 7000 year old dance.

29 December

Shrii Shrii ÁNANDAMÚRTI arrested by India’s CBI (investigatory) police branch) on the basis of false and concoted cases wth political motivation

1972 – May

First missionary worker reaches Australia.

1973- 12 February

Shrii Shrii ÁNANDAMÚRTI poisoned by jail officers in Patna.

March

AMURT getting international recognition for its work with victims of earthquake in Managua. Nicaragua.

1st April

Shrii Shrii ÁNANDAMÚRTI begins historic fast taking two cups of liquid daily. BA’BA’ was demanding an official inquiry into the the February 12 poisoning incident. The Indian government did not comply with his demands and the fast continued until 2 August 1978 i.e. 5 years, four months and 2 days.

9th and 24th April

IMMOLATIONS IS A SUPREME ACT OF SACRIFICE RESORTED TO BY MANY SPIRITUAL ASPIRANTS ESPECIALLY MONKS AND NUNS OF THE PAST IN TIMES OF INJUSTICE AND PERSECUTION BY THE IMMORALISTS. HEARTS THAT INTENSELY BURNED WITHIN BODIES THAT WERE ENGULFED BY FLAMES, INCLUDED THOSE OF THREE INDIAN, TWO GERMANS, A SWISS, AN AUSTRALIAN AND A MAHA’RLIKAN.

The Self immolation of two disciples in India – a dramatic protest against the Indian government’s inhuman torture of Shrii Shrii ÁNANDAMÚRTI in jail.

1974

Mr. William Wells, Queen’s Counsel and former Member of the British Parliament visits India and submits a report on the case of Shrii Shrii ÁNANDAMÚRTI pointing the loopholes in the case and expressing his concern over His ill-health, the mal-treatment and injustice meted out to Him in the jail.

11 December

The third self immolation

1975 – June

State of Emergency declared in India. All civil rights suspended.

4 July

ÁNANDA MÁRGA officially banned in India. Worldwide it enjoys tremendous growth, having spread to 85 countries.

1976 – August

Representative of the International Commission of Jurists visits India and files report on trial proceedings in Patna. He delivered report before the U.S. Congress in Washington.

ÁNANDA MÁRGA registered in several African countries and spread to 94 countries all over the world.

The committed court during the state of emergency sentenced Shrii Shrii ÁNANDAMÚRTI and his co accused (disciples) to life imprisonment.

1977 – March

Indira Gandhi and her Congress Party defeated in elections. She resigns. State of Emergency comes to an end. The ban on ÁNANDA MÁRGA is lifted and the case of Shrii Shrii ÁNANDAMÚRTI is reopened in the higher court.

1978 – 4 July

The Patna High Court summarily quashed the entire case and all charges against Shrii Shrii ÁNANDAMÚRTI and His 4 co-accused are dismissed. The final outcome exposed the inconsistencies of the government witnesses who had been carefully tutored by the CBI.

2 August 1978

Shrii Shrii ÁNANDAMÚRTI released from jail with a clear verdict that evidence against Him was false, inconsistent and apparently framed up.

1979 – January-February

Relief continues in West Bengal after massive floods. Shrii Shrii ÁNANDAMÚRTI recovers from the effect of his five years, 4 months and 2 days fasting and plans a world tour.

1979 – May to September

Shrii Shrii ÁNANDAMÚRTI holds DMC in Fiesch, Switzerland and tours Germany, Holland, Sweden, France, Spain, Jamaica, South America (Venezuela), Copenhagen, Iceland, Middle East (Tel Aviv, Istanbul and Athens) and the Far East (Thailand and Taiwan where BA’BA’ is given a V.I.P welcome by the Taiwanese Government).

1980 – August

Shrii Shrii ÁNANDAMÚRTI begins first of a series of Discourses on the life of Kr’s’n'a. When finally completed in April 1981 the series is complied as a book, Namámi Krśńasundaram. The Book presents a new perspective on Indian Philosophy and Religion.

1981

Dharma Samiks’a of over 2000 workers and selected margiis conducted by Shrii Shrii ÁNANDAMÚRTI for the improvement of discipline and morality.

September

First Annual Global Conference held in Russelsheim, West Germany.

1982 – 1st January

Global Jagriti in Tiljala attacked by Communists. Two monks injured and some workers hospitalized.

March 1982

Shrii Shrii ÁNANDAMÚRTI gives Neo-Humanism philosophy and exposes all pseudo-approaches to social change.

Massacre of 16 monks and one Margii brother by Communists in Calcutta.

14 September 1982

First song PRABHÁT SAḾGIITA composed by Shrii Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar and gave discourses of Shivology, the First Father and Taraka Brahma and complied has the book : Namah Shiváya Shántáya.

1983 – October

Tandava case victory – ÁNANDA MÁRGA is recognized as a religious denomination by the Supreme Court of India.

1984 – Januray – April

Shrii Shrii ÁNANDAMÚRTI goes on hurricane three and one half month DMC tour of North India and reveals hidden and forgotten chapters of Human History, Civilization and culture dating back to Prehistoric times.

Shrii Shrii ÁNANDAMÚRTI begins lectures on Varńa Vijiṋána (“The Science of Letters”), 1984-1985 Varńa Vicitrá (“Various Uses of Letters”), 1985-1990 Shabda Cayaniká (“A Collection of Words”), 1989 Vyákárańa Vijiṋána (“The Science of Grammar”. These discourses present a fresh approach to Philology.

1985

Shrii Shrii ÁNANDAMÚRTI begins discourses on Shabda Cayanika

1985- 23rd March

Two thousand five hundred songs of PRABHÁT SAḾGIITA completed.

1986

Reporting system for LFT’s, BP’s, UBP’s etc introduced.

Personal contact for Lft’s, BP’s, UBP’s etc resumed.

1987 – Saḿgiita – song, dance & instrumental music

1987  – Shrii P.R.Sarkar’s English grammar

1987 – Birds and animals, our neighbours

18 July 1988 – University of Beijing academy of arts and sciences in China invited Ba’ba’ to an International symposium on the future. Ácárya Raghunath represented Ba’ba’ in china. Many took initiation

August 1989 – president of Burkina Faso visited India to see Ba’ba’, but the West Bengal communist government refused to give him permission

2 April 1990 – Ácárya asiimananda Avadhúta and four margiis killed by the communists in Anandanagar.

June 1990 – Ba’ba’ gave a general Darshan in which Ba’ba’ gave the practice of Gurusakásha to an audience of workers, margiis and very new margiis. This was his last gift for the collective humanity.

September 1990 – Ba’ba’ started giving ”Gurkula” program.

20 October 1990 – 5018 PRABHÁT SAḾGIITA song completed

21 October 1990 – Ba’ba’ took his last Samkalpa from this planet to leave HIS physical body.