KEY DATES 

1886 Arrival of Kripasaran at Kolkata and staying at Nabin Vihara of 72/73 Malanga Lane (Bowbazar area of central Kolkata) for three years, as Nabin Vihara was cloased following a government order, Kripasaran shifted his activities at Mahanagar Vihara of 21/16 Bow Street, he stayed here for thirteen years.


1892 Establishment of the Bauddha Dharmankur Sabha (Bengal Buddhist association) / BDS (BBA).


1893 Kripasaran's visit to Allahabad and Lucknow.


1896 Kripasaran's visit to Rangamati, Chittagong Hill Tracts. Attended Coronation Ceremony of Chakma Raja (King) Bhuban Mohan Roy.


1897 Kripasaran's visit to Buddhagaya with Mahabir Bhikkhu.


1900 Purchase of Land by Kripasaran at Bowbazar area in Kolkata.


1901 Foundation of Dharmankur Vihara.
Discovery of Jetavan Vihara amidst the dense forest near Balarampur (Uttar Pradesh, India) bordering Nepal.


1903 Inauguration of Dharmankur Vihara. Arrival of Gunalankar Mahasthavir from Chittagong. Kripasaran's observance of first vassa-vasa in Dharmankur Vihara.


1905 Reception of Tashi Lama of Tibet at Dharmankur Vihara.


1907 Foundation of the Bodhisattva Vihara (branch of Dharmankur Sabha) at Lucknow by Kripasaran on the land donated by the Governor of UP.
Through the effort of Chandramoni Mahasthavir (preceptor of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar) and Varasambodhi Bhikkhu a big site (3 bigha) for a rest house at Balarampur town was secured from the generous Maharaja of Balarampur.


1908 Publication of Jagajjyoti, a monthly journal of Buddhism in Bengali.


1909 Foundation of Gunalankar Library.


1910 Visit of the His Holiness the 12th Dalai Lama of Tibet at Dharmankur Vihara while he was in Kolkata as the honoured guest of Govt. of India.
Foundation of Darjeeling branch (Gandhamadan Vihara) of Dharmankur Sabha.