“When I was married at the age of 21 with a wife who was only 11 years old…I wanted to marry again…”

“When I was married at the age of 21 with a wife who was only 11 years old…I wanted to marry again…”

Prabhupada said, “When I was married at the age of 21 with a wife who was only 11 years old, practically I did not like my wife. And as I was at that time very young man, and an educated college student, I wanted to marry again, in spite of my wife being present. Because amongst the Hindus one can accept more than one wife (of course the law is now changed).” – Letter to Gargamuni, 5 May 1968, Allston

“I was married when my wife was only eleven years old.”

“I was married when my wife was only eleven years old.”

Prabhupada said, “I was married when my wife was only eleven years old. And at the age of fourteen years she gave birth to first child. And next generation, when my eldest daughter was married at the age of sixteen years — it is little increased — but I was also very much upset that the daughter is sixteen years old.” – Lecture on SB 1.8.51, 13 May 1973, Los Angeles