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

Our Approach to the Higher Plane

Krishna with the Gopis
Sep 17 2021 - Krishna Talk 233
Not to minimise the rāsa-līla of Kṛṣṇa, but one should not jump over all that Kṛṣṇa has said, and all that Kṛṣṇa has done, and arrive at the most esoteric part of Kṛṣṇa's līla. If one does this, then one will face problems and even possible destruction. » more

On Hankering and Satisfaction

May 14 2021 - Krishna Talk 231
Don't feel satisfied, try to feel an increased necessity. Within this hankering comes the feeling of fulfilment also. Just fulfilment, as it stands alone, is not in our favor. It will not bring us and keep us in touch with the devotees in this life. It will not enable us to substantially remain in... » more

The Divine Intervention of Sri Nityananda Prabhu

Feb 25 2021 - Krishna Talk 229
If someone says I accept the divinity of Mahāprabhu but not the divinity of Nityānanda Prabhu, then he is a philosopher of this half-hen philosophy. The whole thing is spoiled. So from Nityānanda Prabhu, our fortune begins. » more

Keeping the Vision

Jan 9 2021 - Krishna Talk 228
By the constant process of hearing, chanting and associating we will grow more and more to that more substantial plane where faith is the most important thing and where we find ourselves always in the position of surrender and catching everything coming from above instead of just struggling up the... » more

The Vision of Govindaji Gardens

Aug 15 2020 - Krishna Talk 227
You've come here to put to practice what you read about in Śrīla Śrīdhara Mahāraj's books and Śrīla Puri Mahāraj's and in Śrīla Prabhupāda’s books. That's the reason you've come here, to put it into practice. To live it. To become a deep thinker. To try to enter into the substantial realm of Kṛṣṇa... » more

Mahāprabhu as Prabhupāda

Feb 4 2020 - Krishna Talk 224
Prabhupāda is not a title applicable only to Śrīla A. C. Bhaktivedānta Svāmī Prabhupāda or even to only Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Gosvāmī Prabhupāda. » more

Giants—Myth or Fact?

Jun 28 2019 - Krishna Talk 222
Could giants have walked the Earth in bygone ages? » more

Vedic Global Culture

Jun 23 2019 - Krishna Talk 221
In ancient times there was indeed a shared culture and technology/knowledge that originated as part of Vedic culture. » more

A Few Words on the Rasa of Srila Prabhupada and the ‘Suicide Squad’

Mar 17 2019 - Krishna Talk 219
Such intimacies are better kept secret - not to be told here and there and certainly not to be forced upon others. » more

Srila Puri Maharaja's Pranama Mantra

Oct 12 2018 - Krishna Talk 218
Uddhava said the gopis were the greatest devotees of Krsna. Similarly, in his adult life, Srila Puri Maharaja carried the message of krsna-bhakti to the world. » more

Books

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

When Wise Men Speak Wise Men Listen

When Wise Men Speak Wise Men Listen
In the articles presented in this book, Swami B. G. Narasingha writes on a variety of topics from the Vedic viewpoint in particular from the theological perspective of Gaudiya Vaishavism, the philosophical school founded by Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu in the 15th Century. Among the subjects covered in... » 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

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 principal 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 Month of Karttika & Govardhana Puja

Nov 6 2021 - Video
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A class by Swami B.G. Narasingha Maharaja on the day of Govardhana Puja, in 1999, VT, USA. » more

The Month of Karttika & Govardhana Puja

Nov 4 2021 - Video
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A class by Swami B.G. Narasingha Maharaja on the day of Govardhana Puja, in 1999, VT, USA. » more

The Bhāgavatam Takes Us To Vṛndāvana

Nov 1 2021 - Video
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In this class given at Yamunā Devī’s āśrama at Śaraṇāgati in B.C. Canada on June 29th 2001, Śrīla Narasiṅgha Mahārāja begins by speaking about Ratha Yātrā and it’s connection with the Śrīmad Bhāgavatam. » more