Srila Bhakti Vijay Trivikrama Maharaj
His Divine Grace Om Visnupad Srila Bhakti Vijay Trivikrama Maharaj is the Acharya of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math in Brazil, nominated to this post by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
He was born in August 12, 1964 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
In 1991, Srimati Rohini Shakti Devi, a famous Brazilian devotee, met Sripad Tapasvi Maharaj, a very active sannyasi-preacher, and they developed a strong friendship, which produced many wonderful results - several Gaudiya Vaisnava books were printed and many lectures were given in all the Brazilian centers.
For example, “The Religion of the Heart” by Srila Govinda Maharaj, compiled by Sripad Siddhanti Maharaj, was translated into Portuguese by Srila Trivikrama Maharaj and published by Sripad Tapasvi Maharaj.
In 1994 His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj, at the invitation of Sripad Tapasvi Mahraj, came to Brazil with his disciples and sannyasis.
Sripad Tapasvi Maharaj organized a beautiful festival in Vargem Grande - Sao Paulo, and at that time Srila Trivikrama Maharaj met His Divine Grace Srila Govinda Maharaj for the first time.
In 1998 Srila Govinda Maharaj returned to Brazil, again, at the invitation of Sripad Tapasvi Maharaj. Srila Govinda Maharaj, his companions and all the devotees were invited by Srila Trivikrama Maharaj and Srimati Rohini Shakti Devi to Campos do Jordao situated in a beautiful area surrounded by mountains, with pure water and air.
Srila Gurudeva said that he really wanted to establish one ashram there, and he named the future center “Sri Chaitanya Sridhar Govinda Seva Ashram».
His Divine Grace felt that the place was so beautiful and all the animals and trees there were waiting for mercy of the Holy Name and Mahamantra chanting.
In 1998, during the second visit of Srila Govinda Maharaj to Brazil, Srila Trivikrama Maharaj received his first initiation and the name “Ananga Krisna Das”.
During his visit to Brazil, Srila Govinda Maharaj also established the deity of Sriman Mahaprabhu – Sri Gauranga Sundar – in the Sri Chaitanya Sridhar Govinda Seva Ashram.
In 2000 Srila Trivikrama Maharaj became a personal bodyguard of His Divine Grace. Due to this he got an opportunity to receive many personal instructions, as well as the great affection of Srila Gurudeva.
On several occasions, His Divine Grace expressed his affection for Srila Trivikrama Maharaj and high appreciation for his service. In 2003 Srila Govinda Maharaj initiated Srila Trivikrama Maharaj as a sannyasi (monk) and asked Brazilian devotees to follow Srila Trivikrama Maharaj as the leader of the Brazilian mission.
In 2010 Srila Govinda Maharaj disappeared from this world. Prior to his departure he appointed Srila Trivikrama Maharaj as the Acharya of Brazil.
Since then, Srila Trivikrama Maharaj has been traveling throughout Brazil to share the teachings of his masters in line of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.
Recently he for the first time visited Russia, Ukraine and Latvia, where he was welcomed by local devotees and their friends with great love and affection.