Swami B.G. Narasingha

Srila Bhakti Gaurava Narasingha Maharaja first came in contact with his spiritual master, His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Svami Prabhupada in the summer of 1967 in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California, but it was not until 1970 that he took hari-nama initiation from Srila Prabhupada in Los Angeles, thus becoming his duly initiated disciple. At his initiation ceremony, Maharaja received the name, Jagat-guru Dasa Brahmacari.

After his initiation, Narasingha Maharaja engaged himself in the process of studying Srila Prabhupada's books, sankirtana,and book distribution as his life and soul.

In 1971 Maharaja received mantra-diksa (gayatri initiation). In 1972 Maharaja was requested by Srila Prabhupada to go to Africa for preaching. After two years of preaching in East Africa, Maharaja went to South Africa and thereafter Maharaja went to North Africa, Saudi Arabia, and the Arab Emirates preaching the message of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu.

Due to the many dangerous risks that Maharaja took on repeated occasions to serve Srila Prabhupada in Africa and muslim countries, Maharaja became known amongst Srila Prabhupada's disciples as a fearless preacher of Krsna consciousness.

In 1976 Maharaja traveled to Sridhama Mayapura, the birth site of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, where Srila Prabhupada awarded him the status of sannyasa and the title of Svami. In the year that followed Maharaja's taking sannyasa he was in close association with Srila Prabhupada in Mayapura, Hyderabad, Allahabad, and Vrndavana.

In the last days of Srila Prabhupada's manifest pastimes on the earth...

Articles

Srila Prabhupada – in a Class by Himself…?

Sep 4 2018 - Krishna Talk 217
He is not in a class by himself – he is in the top class of the servants of the Lord, who live eternally in the Lord’s company » more

The Removal of Anarthas

Aug 17 2018 - Krishna Talk 215
From Prakrta-rasa Sata-dusini by Sarasvati Thakura, with commentary by Swami B.G. Narasingha. » more

Big Fish in a Small Pond

Jun 16 2018 - Krishna Talk 213
If Srila Tirtha Maharaja had actually accepted our Guru Maharaja’s request back in 1965, then there would be no ISKCON! » more

My Diksa & Siksa-Gurus

Jun 13 2018 - Krishna Talk 212
I received hari-nama from Srila B.P. Puri Maharaja, gayatri from Srila B.R. Sridhara Maharaja and sannyasa from Srila Prabhupada » more

Guru-padasraya

Jun 10 2018 - Krishna Talk 211
“Who am I serving? Under who's asraya am I reading and hearing hari-katha?” Reading sastra without asraya of our guru is knowledge-seeking » more

Diksa & Siksa

Jun 7 2018 - Krishna Talk 209
There are probably 100 initiating gurus in the Hare Krsna movement, but a vast majority of them are simply institutional gurus » more

Adhoksaja Visnu And Srila Bhakti Saranga Goswami Maharaja

Apr 15 2018 - Krishna Talk 208
Our story begins in 1888, with the appearance of Bhakti Saranga Goswami Maharaja in a renowned brahmana Goswami family of the Nityananda-vamsa lineage » more

Instructing the Guru

Apr 7 2018 - Krishna Talk 207
How are we to understand that a disciple appears to be instructing her guru? » more

Change, Change, Change!

Apr 2 2018 - Krishna Talk 204
It seems that the conditioned souls of this world are infected with the disease of ‘change’ – addicted to changing everything—change, change, change! » more

An Open Letter to the Iskcon GBC

Nov 10 2017 - Krishna Talk 202
The following is a letter written in response to an Iskcon GBC in relation to the recent Krishna Talk article 201, “Gaura-Radha-Madhava and the Temple of Misunderstanding”. » more

Books

Prabhupada Vijaya

Prabhupada Vijaya
The greatness of Srila Prabhupada is not understood or expressed by concoction or sentimental exaggeration. The transcendental position of His Divine Grace can only be realised when one understands how Srila Prabhupada is connected to the parampara of great masters, and what qualifications earned... » more

Bhagavad Gita - Sri Krsna's Illuminations on the Perfection of Yoga

Srimad Bhagavad Gita
The Anuvrtti commentary of Srila B.G. Narasingha Maharaja provides readers with a lucid explanation of this classical ancient Sanskrit text. Simple, yet profound, this unique edition of the Bhagavad-gita is a must for practitioners and seekers alike. » more

Evolution of  Theism

Evolution of Theism
Gosai Publishers has reprinted Evolution of Theism, which delineates the progressive evolution of theistic thought starting from Lord Buddha and Adi Sankara to the great Vaisnava acaryas Ramanuja and Madhva, culminating in the appearance of Sri Caitanyadeva and His philosophy of acintya-bhedabheda... » more

Sri Gayatri Mantrartha Dipika

Sri Gayatri Mantrartha Dipika is an enlightening illumination on the essential meaning of Sri Gayatri. This publication presents the remarkable madhurya (conjugal) conception of Sri Gayatri as revealed by sastra(scripture), sadhus(pure devotees), and acaryas(bona fide spiritual masters). The text... » more

Sri Damodara Katha

Details the history and activities associated with the Sri Sri Radha Damodar Mandir, Sri Sri Radha Damodar Deities, Srila Rupa Goswami's Samadhi and Bhajan Kutir, Srila Jiva Goswami's Samadhi, Srila Krsna Dasa Kaviraja Goswami's Samadhi and Srila Prabhupada's Bhajan Kutir. Available as a book only... » more

Prakrta-rasa-sata-dusini

Written by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura with illuminations by Swami B.G. Narasingha. (A Hundred Warnings Against Mundane Mellows) Clearly illuminates the immature misconceptions of imitative devotees known as Prakrta-Sahajiyas. » more

The Authorized Sri Caitanya Saraswata Parampara

The Authorized Sri Caitanya-Saraswat Parampara expertly clarifies the proper conception of pure devotion, as received thru the divine preceptorial line of Srila Saraswati Thakura Prabhupada. The real value of this book is that the cheating of the deviant sects are exposed for what they are, so that... » more

Prakrta-rasa Aranya Chedini - Cutting the Jungle of Misconception

A thought provoking book which promises to be of interest to the devotional community. A compilation of twenty-one articles written over a period of three years. Each of the articles disputes a particular misconception prevalent in the Gaudiya Vaisnava world, and establishes the proper... » more

Kumbha Mela - The Worlds Largest Act of Faith

Once every twelve years, Jupiter enters Aries, and the sun simultaneously enters Capricorn. According to the Vedas, this astral conjunction provides a prime opportunity for spiritual enlightenment. To celebrate this event, millions gather on the banks of the Ganges, creating the world's largest act... » more

Yoga Vichar

Yoga Vichar
In this book, Swami B.G. Narasingha, based upon the Vedic version and his own unique experiences as a bhakti-yogi spanning almost six decades, cuts through the superficial hype and monistic misconceptions that surround yoga today. He brings us back to the basic understanding of what yoga truly is... » more

Audio

Gaura Purnima

Mar 22 2013 - Audio
Govindaji Gardens
When Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu appeared about 520 years ago, the Holy Name also appeared with Him. Previously the Holy Name was hidden in the Vedas. Mahaprabhu has appeared along with His topmost devotee in one form. » more

Radhastami

Sep 8 2008 - Audio
Govindaji Gardens
The worship of Krsna is not complete without the worship of His sakti, His energy, and Srimati Radharani is the principle energy. » more

Gadadhara Pandita Appearance Day

Apr 27 2006 - Audio
Govindaji Gardens
Gadadhara Pandita was born on Amavasya (the dark moon night). He represents the most submissive aspect of Srimati Radharani. Those with the divine eye consider Gadadhara Pandita to be the topmost devotee of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. » more

Video

The Case of Subhadra

Sep 18 2018 - Video
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A discussion about Subhadra, the sister of Lord Krishna. Is she Yogamaya? Does Lord Krishna actually have two sisters and both are called Subhadra? » more

The Mystery of Damodara - part 2

Sep 13 2018 - Video
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Part 2 of the Mystery of Damodara continues. » more

The Mystery of Damodara - part 1

Sep 13 2018 - Video
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It seems Damodara, Govindadeva, Vrndavanachandra and other ancient Deities of Vrndavana are changing Their color from blackish to brownish. Our research has arrived at some amazing conclusions. » more