The epic video serial was produced to present Srila Prabhupada’s life and achievements through a screenplay that would bring out his struggles, triumphs, and disappointments, and tell his story in detail.
The serial, based on the biography Srila Prabhupada-lilamrta by His Holiness Satsvarupa Dasa Goswami, is entitled Abhay Charan (Srila Prabhupada’s birth name). It was originally shot and edited for Indian television in episodes of twenty-five minutes. The first episode aired on September 7, 1996, the day after Srila Prabhupada’s Centennial Appearance Day. The episodes were then broadcast every Saturday, reaching millions of people all over India.