Sripad Bhakti Sharan Vaisnav Maharaj
One of the first disciples of Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami, dedicated their lives to the Mission of their spiritual master.
After Swami Prabhupada’s departure he was one amongst those fortunate people, who received mercy of associating with Srila Sridhar Maharaj. Service to Srila Sridhar Maharaj’s Mission gave Srutasrava Prabhu a new spiritual impetus: he started to study his spiritual heritage and establish preaching centers in the USA and Mexico.
He was the first editor and publisher of the Sri Vaisnava Tosani magazine, and the compiler of several publications of Sri Caitanya Saraswat Math.
Besides that, he was the head of our Mission’s center in California. He played this role for several years. Later, following Srila Govinda Maharaj’s personal will, he started visiting Russia and Ukraine, where he acted as Srila Gurudeva’s rittvik.
Sripad Srutasrava Prabhu took sannyas on the 5th of June 2011, and was named Bhakti Sharan Vaisnav Maharaj.
His Holiness left this world on the 9th of January in 2012.