His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Rakshak Sridhar Dev-Goswami
Maharaj and His Divine Grace Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj
Prabhupad sharing the same Vyasasana at the opening ceremony of
Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj's Sri Mayapur Chandrodoy Mandir.
At the lower left is His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda
Dev-Goswami Maharaj, who is now the President Acharya of the Sri
Chaitanya Saraswat Math.
In this photograph, Srila Govinda Maharaj is seen leading
the kirtan by singing the Sanskrit prayer, Sri
Sri Prabhupadapadma Stavakah, a devotional prayer to His
Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Goswami Prabhupad
[the guru of both Srila Sridhar Maharaj and Srila
Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj]. This prayer was written by Srila
Sridhar Maharaj, and is venerated and sung in Gaudiya Vaishnava
Temples throughout India and the world.
On this most memorable occasion, Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami
Maharaj declared: "I consider Srila Sridhar Maharaj to be my Siksha
Guru, and Sripad Govinda Maharaj to be my dear-most son." He sang
the glories of Srila Sridhar Maharaj by saying "Jai
Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Srila Bhakti Rakshak Sridhar Maharaj ki
jay!" -- a glorification that is only ever offered to one's
The following is an extract
from The Guardian of Devotion, a booklet
printed in 1985 by the Guardian of Devotion Press in San Jose, California,
as a chronicle of the transcendental relationship between Srila Sridhar
Maharaj and Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj.
Editor's Note: His Divine Grace Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta
Swami Maharaj is affectionately addressed by his disciples as "Srila
Prabhupad," and His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Rakshak Sridhar Maharaj
is known to his disciples as "Srila Guru Maharaj." However, since
they both refer to their spiritual master, Srila Bhakti Siddhanta
Saraswati Prabhupad, as "Guru Maharaj" and "Prabhupad" throughout
the text, in order to avoid ambiguity we have referred to them by
their sannyas names.
||Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj and Srila Bhakti Rakshak
Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj first met sometime in the year 1930 in
Allahabad, India. In a taped conversation recorded in a 1973 meeting
at Srila Sridhar Maharaj's Math at Nabadwip Dham, Srila Bhaktivedanta
Swami Maharaj recalls: "So, we are very fortunate to hear His Divine
Grace, Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajkacarya Bhakti Rakshak Sridhar
Maharaj. By age and by experience, in both ways, he is senior to me.
I was fortunate to have his association since a very long time, perhaps
in 1930, something like that. At that time, he did not accept sannyas;
he just left home, and as a vanaprastha,
in his white dress, he went to Allahabad.
"Maharaj [To Srila Sridhar Maharaj] I think you remember
the incident when you went to Allahabad? On that auspicious occasion,
we were connected . There is a long story, it will take time, but
I had the opportunity of associating with Sridhar Maharaj for several
years. Krishna and Prabhupad liked him to prepare me."
"Sridhar Maharaj lived in my house for many years, so naturally,
we had very intimate talks and he was my good advisor. I took his
advices, instructions, very seriously because from the very beginning
I know that he is a pure Vaishnava, a pure devotee, and I wanted
to associate with him and tried to help him also. Our relationship
is very intimate."
Herein, we find the history of a transcendental relationship
between these two pure devotees of the Lord. Addressing Srila Sridhar
Maharaj as "His Divine Grace" and Om Vishnupad -- forms of address
for one regarded as a spiritual master -- Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami
Maharaj has transcended the norms of social etiquette and superficial
formality. Intimately associating together for a concentrated period
of over five years, often for five to seven hours daily, Srila Bhaktivedanta
Swami Maharaj considered that "Krishna and Prabhupad liked him to
prepare me" for his future expansive missionary activities in the
Western world. While remembering their intimate talks, specifically
in regard to Bhagavad Gita, Srila Sridhar
Maharaj recalls the depth in penetration of their discussions. "Once
while discussing the verse dadami buddhiyogam
tam yena mam upayanti te ["I give them the understanding
by which they can come to Me" Bhagavad Gita
10.10] I submitted to him that here, upayanti
is indicative of parakiya rasa [paramour
relationship] . On this point he agreed with me, saying, 'Yes, at
this point there cannot be anything but the parakiya
rasa of Vraja. The conclusion of Bhagavad
Gita must come to this."
Recognizing Srila Sridhar Maharaj as "a pure Vaishnava,
a pure devotee" since the beginning of their relationship, Srila
Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj most highly valued his instructions
and advice. He would often consult with him regarding the spiritual
significance of his failing business and family relationships.
An example of how Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj tried
to help Srila Sridhar Maharaj in his preaching work is seen in his
appreciating Srila Sridhar Maharaj's uncanny ability for extracting
the essence of the scriptures. He helped to finance the publication
of Srila Sridhar Maharaj's original Sanskrit-Bengali work entitled
The Nectar of Surrender. The book, as well as containing original
Sanskrit verses composed by Srila Sridhar Maharaj, is a compilation
of verses from various Vaishnava scriptures such as Srimad
Bhagavatam, and includes excerpts from the works of Rupa
Goswami. It is divided according to the six divisions of surrender.
||Constantly associating, whether in Allahabad, Calcutta, or
other parts of India, Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj and Srila
Sridhar Maharaj's relationship continually developed. Srila Bhaktivedanta
Swami Maharaj continues to recall their meeting:
"In my householder life I had opened an office in Bombay
for our business. The Bombay Gaudiya Math was established by Sridhar
Maharaj and myself. We made two parties for begging, collecting
alms. Sridhar Maharaj, myself, and Bhakti Saranga Goswami Maharaj.
So, I took them to my chemist friends and I collected about five
hundred rupees. Sridhar Maharaj would speak, I would introduce,
and Goswami Maharaj would canvass."
In the Srila Prabhupad Lilamrta,
Satsvarup Das Goswami writes: "Abhay would often accompany Sridhar
Maharaj and his assistants at preaching programs, where he would
play the mrdanga. And when Sridhar Maharaj fell ill, Abhay led the
other devotees on preaching engagements, performing kirtan, playing
mrdanga, and giving lectures on the
While still in Bombay, Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj
and Sridhar Maharaj were the receiving party for a Gaudiya Math
sannyas upon his return from Europe. Although dismayed by his changed
appearance which was missing the tridanda
of a Gaudiya Sannyasi, the sikha of
a Vaishnava, as well as the traditional robes, they still eagerly
inquired in regard to the preaching field in the West. The sannyasi
remarked, "They ask questions that cannot be answered." Concerned,
Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj inquired further as to the nature
of those questions. One after another Srila Sridhar Maharaj answered
them all. At last, the sannyasi was left dumbfounded and Srila Bhaktivedanta
Swami boldly declared, "Today, Europe has been defeated by Asia!"
During the lifetime of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati
Prabhupad, Srila Sridhar Maharaj once composed a poem describing
the ontological positions of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur and the line
of disciplic succession stemming from Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.
Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Prabhupad was so pleased with the
poem's ontological depth and its happy style that he remarked: "Bhaktivinoda
Thakur has written this through him. Now I am satisfied that although
I may go, at least one man remains behind who can represent my conclusions."
In further appreciation of Srila Sridhar Maharaj's writings, Srila
Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Prabhupad informed the editors of the
Gaudiya Math's periodicals, "If you include articles written by
Sridhar Maharaj, the quality of your publications will be greatly
After the disappearance of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati
Prabhupad, the Gaudiya Math gradually diverged. With full knowledge
of the events surrounding the disintegration of the Gaudiya Math,
Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami told his disciples in the same 1973 conversation,
"Our relationship is very intimate. After the breakdown of the Gaudiya
Math, I wanted to organize another organization, making Sridhar
Maharaj the head."
Reciprocating the appreciation, Srila Sridhar Maharaj advised
the leaders of the Gaudiya Sangha to confer the title "Bhaktivedanta"
upon the then Abhay Charan. Later, his sannyas-guru, Sripad Bhakti
Prajnana Kesava Maharaj, one of the senior-most disciples of Srila
Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur, and the first sannyas-disciple
of Srila Sridhar Maharaj, gave sannyas to Abhay Charan, retaining
the title "Bhaktivedanta," and conferring the sannyas name "Swami."
Additionally, when Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj returned
to India in October of 1967, after his successful preaching initiative
in America, he stayed with Srila Sridhar Maharaj in Nabadwip, and
observed his Vyasa Puja celebration. At that time, Srila Bhaktivedanta
Swami Maharaj wrote a letter to a disciple saying, "Yesterday, we
have all come to Nabadwip Dham. This place is an establishment of
one of my Godbrothers. It is a very nice and extensive place, and
my Godbrother B.R. Sridhar Maharaj has spared one entire house for
our stay. He has also agreed to cooperate with our society. We shall
observe his birthday celebration, and the brahmacaris
shall learn how to celebrate the spiritual master's birthday." Shortly
afterwards, Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj asked Srila Sridhar
Maharaj to be the president of his newly formed society -- the International
Society for Krishna Consciousness.
|If I were to tell you,
you would faint
During the Vyasa
Puja celebration, one of Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj's disciples
saw Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj and Srila Sridhar Maharaj
fully absorbed in a deep discussion in Bengali. The disciple inquired
from Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj what was the nature of their
talk, and he replied, "If I were to tell you, you would faint. Sridhar
Maharaj has very high realizations."
That Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj continually regarded
Sridhar Maharaj as his advisor throughout his life is clear in the
following letter written by him to one of Srila Sridhar Maharaj's
disciples, Sripad Govinda Maharaj. Concerned about his failing health,
he had written Sridhar Maharaj asking whether he should continue
living in the United States or return to India to live his last
days in Vrindavan. After receiving Srila Sridhar Maharaj's reply,
he wrote: "What Sripad Sridhar Maharaj has directed, I take it on
my head. He is my always well-wisher. After the departure of Prabhupad
it is appropriate that I should accept his direction. I got direction
from him that I shall live in this country forever."
Sometimes it is said that one's preaching contribution
can be judged according to the number of temples established, devotees
converted, and books published and distributed. Srila Sridhar Maharaj
travelled and preached extensively all over India, personally accompanying
Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur for many years. Nearly fifty years
ago, he established the Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math on the banks
of the Ganges in Nabadwip Dham, which is now a thriving institution.
His followers have established temples in major cities throughout
the world. His Sanskrit and Bengali writings have been appreciated
by both scholars and devotees for their originality, depth of realization,
and happy poetic style. Published and widely distributed throughout
the world, they are now available in English, Spanish, Hindi, Portuguese,
German, French, and are being translated into other languages.
Throughout his life, Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj
always maintained the highest respect and confidence in Srila Sridhar
Maharaj. He considered that whenever it was not possible for his
disciples to proceed directly under his guidance, that they should
take direction from Srila Sridhar Maharaj. He once wrote in a letter
to one of his students: "Because you are my disciple, and I think,
a sincere soul, it is my duty to refer you to someone who is competent
to act as a Siksha Guru. For spiritual advancement of life, we must
go to someone who is actually practicing spiritual life. So, if
you are actually serious to take instructions from a Siksha Guru,
I can refer you to the one who is the most highly competent of all
my godbrothers. This is B.R. Sridhar Maharaj, whom I consider to
be even my Siksha Guru, so what to speak of the benefit that you
can have by his association. So, if you are serious about the advancement
of your spiritual life, I will advise you to go to Sridhar Maharaj.
It will be very good for your spiritual benefit, and I will feel
that you are safe. When I was in India with the others, we lived
with Sridhar Maharaj. You can also make arrangements for your other
Godbrothers to go there in the future. So, live peacefully with
Sridhar Maharaj, and thereby you will be spiritually enlightened."
|I consider Sridhar
Maharaj to be my Siksha Guru
||In this passage, Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj describes
Srila Sridhar Maharaj as "the most competent of all my Godbrothers,"
"someone competent to act as Siksha Guru," and in an astounding statement,
he declares, "I consider Sridhar Maharaj to be my Siksha Guru, so
what to speak of the benefit that you can have from his association"!
What Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj means by Siksha
Guru is best explained in his own words. In his purports to the
Adi-Lila of Chaitanya Charitamrta,
he states: "One should know the instructing spiritual master to
be the Personality of Krishna. Krishnadas Kaviraj Goswami states
that there are two kinds of instructing spiritual masters. One is
the liberated person fully absorbed in meditation in devotional
service and the other is he who invokes the disciple's spiritual
consciousness by means of relevant instructions. There is no difference
between the shelter-giving Supreme Lord and the initiating and instructing
spiritual masters. If one foolishly discriminates between them,
he commits an offense in the discharge of devotional service." [Chaitanya
Charitamrta - Adi Lila 1.47]
Although it may be said that Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami
Maharaj encouraged his godbrothers in general, no one anywhere can
produce a similar statement of endorsement. The fact is that Srila
Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj possessed the highest respect and appreciation
for Sridhar Maharaj, and Srila Sridhar Maharaj is unparalleled in
his understanding and admiration of Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj,
as evinced in the following eulogy:
"So our Swami Maharaj has done a miracle! Thakur Bhaktivinoda
conceived and Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur began to translate
this conception into action. And we find that through Swami Maharaj,
in his last days, it has been fulfilled to such a great extent.
We are happy, we are glad, we are proud!"
In response to this, Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj
with great humility, his voice choked with emotion, tearfully replied,
"So, by guru and Vaishnava, whatever position I have got it is by
guru's mercy and the blessings of the Vaishnavas. Otherwise, how
I may have? So, I wish that Sridhar Maharaj may bestow his blessings
as he was doing always, and may Guru Maharaj help me so I can do
some service. By his grace it has become successful. I have no credit.
I do not know how things are happening, because I am not at all
qualified: chadiya vaisnava seva, nistara
payeche keba. [Without serving an ideal Vaishnava, who can
be delivered from the clutches of maya?]"
And after the disappearance of Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami
Maharaj, Srila Sridhar Maharaj declared: "I consider him to be saktyavesa
avatara, and it is confirmed in his writings on his spiritual
journey through the Atlantic. How he landed there in America, and
the nature of his beginning the movement, his intense degree of
dedication to Krishna and dependence, and how much he made himself
empty of any other desire than the order of his Gurudev, quite empty
that Krishna came down to help him, and it is corroborated that
Krishna worked on his behalf. In his poem, Prayer to the Lotus Feet
of Krishna, we find him pleading with Krishna, "My dear Brother,
Your good fortune will come to You only when Srimati Radharani be
comes pleased with You." Seeing his Gurudeva Srila Bhakti Siddhanta
Saraswati as Radharani's delegation and his order as Her divine
service, he humbly submitted that he did not feel himself worthy
or fit to discharge the divine service, so he enlisted Krishna in
the service of his guru. He had completely dedicated himself to
the purpose, he was so earnest in his prayer to Krishna that he
may discharge the duty that he has been given by his Guru Maharaj,
that divine force, power, came down to help him. Otherwise, it is
impossible. It is not a thing of the ordinary level that anyone
will do, but the highest thing has been taken down to the lowest
position so extensively. It cannot but be the divine power, embodied
and in a great intensity and magnitude! So, saktyavesa
avatara, I cannot but take him to be so."
|Last Recorded Meeting
||With such appreciation, there should be little doubt why
Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj had implicit faith in Srila Sridhar
Maharaj. He had even heard directly from Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati
Prabhupad of the exceptional qualifications of Srila Sridhar Maharaj.
In their last known recorded meeting in 1977, just prior to Srila
Bhaktivedanta Swami's leaving this mortal world, we find him imploring
Srila Sridhar Maharaj to take up residence at his temple in Sridham
The conversation that ensues is a transcript of their taped
conversation of March 1977.
Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami: I do not know for how long I
will be able to carry on. So, I came to see Sridhar Maharaj.
Devotee: If you all go away, then the world will become
Srila Sridhar Maharaj: [to Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami] It
is so wonderful that the will of the Lord becomes manifest through
Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami: I want very much, Maharaj, that
you come and stay at Mayapur. Because Prabhupad always desired that
you preach. He told me quite a few times, "Why don't you pull him
out?" [They both laugh.] You know, I also tried to some extent before,
but somehow or other it did not work out. Now, why don't you come
and stay at Mayapur? Srila Prabhupad told me also, "Sridhar Maharaj
is one of the finest preachers." I want to take you everywhere.
At least at the place we have in Mayapur, people are coming from
all over the world. Why don't you come and stay there? If you just
agree, then whatever kind of building you want, I will arrange it
for you. They are trying to build a house for me. So both of us
will stay there. And whenever you want, you can come here to your
Srila Sridhar Maharaj: Yes, as long as I am alive to fulfill
Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami: This is my earnest desire. Since
you could not go around the world and preach, at least stay there
and people will come to you. I shall make that arrangement. If you
stay, then it will be helpful to me also. Sometimes I need to consult
with someone but there is no one. There is no one that I can consult.
I feel this deficiency very greatly.
Devotee: If he stays in Mayapur, then, all kinds of people
will get to hear from him.
Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami: Yes, that's right.
Srila Sridhar Maharaj: Yes, people from all kinds of cultural
backgrounds will come there.
Bhaktivedanta Swami: Yes, and they are already coming.
And in that house I will make arrangements for an elevator so that
you won't have to go through the difficulty of walking up and down
the stairs. You won't even have to move a step yourself. I'll make
arrangements for a car and a lift. My disciples are telling me that
they will build a house for me. So, both of us will stay in that
house. Most of the time I am travelling around, so if you are there,
then they can get some guidance. So, Maharaj, please, give me the
order and I will make all the arrangements for you. That Planetarium
[The "Temple of Understanding"] also will be built under your direction.
My idea is to combine the Indian culture and the American money
-- the lame man and the blind man policy. I tell them also that
this will be very beneficial for the world.
|Mentality of a pure
||Here, in their final meeting, Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj
prophetically refers to his imminent disappearance and reveals that
it is in this connection that he has come to see Sridhar Maharaj.
In friendly jesting, they discuss Srila Sridhar Maharaj's reticence
regarding large-scale preaching work. Of himself, Srila Sridhar Maharaj
has remarked, "I did not want to become a big person. That is not
my nature. I did not want to move around with many people. I am just
satisfied with whatever I have. My spiritual thinking is my life.
The conclusions of the scriptures, the advices of the mahajanas,
to relish them and practice them and to discuss them in a small confidential
circle, that is the main goal of my life." In the Ninth Canto of Srimad
Bhagavatam, Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj, quoting Dhruva
Maharaj, writes: "'My dear Lord, I am fully satisfied with whatever
you have given me. I have nothing else to ask from You, for I am fully
satisfied to be engaged in Your service.' This is the mentality of
a pure devotee who does not want anything material or spiritual from
the Personality of Godhead. Our Krishna Consciousness Movement is
therefore called krsna bhavanamrta-sangha,
the association of persons who are simply interested in thoughts of
Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj testifies to his having
personally heard Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Prabhupad mark the high
qualifications of Srila Sridhar Maharaj, whom he had once requested
to go to the West. In this regard, Srila Sridhar Maharaj once remarked,
"My Guru Maharaj wanted me to go to the West for preaching, but
I don't consider myself a fit person to preach in the West. Because,
you see, I can't follow your intonation. So, [laughing] I must listen
clearly, then I shall tell. So, in this way, I told that if you
order, I must go, but I don't think that I am fit to preach in the
West. Anyhow, it was stopped, and Goswami Maharaj was sent to the
West." When Srila Sridhar Maharaj had been selected, one of his
godbrothers came to him and revealed the reason why Bhakti Siddhanta
Saraswati Prabhupad had chosen him to preach in the West. This godbrother
explained, "Do you know why Prabhupad wanted you to be sent to the
West? He said, 'Because he can't be converted.'"
And just twenty-four hours before his departure from this
mortal world, Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Prabhupad called for his
beloved disciple Srila Sridhar Maharaj, and asked him to sing the
song of Narottama Das Thakur: Sri Rupa Manjari
Pada [the lotus feet of Rupa Manjari are my treasure]. Srila
Sridhar Maharaj recalls: "So I did, hesitatingly. My nature is always
hesitating, pushing back. Then, Kunja Babu asked me to stop. I was
not a good singer, so as soon as he suggested, I stopped. Then,
Kunja Babu asked Puri Maharaj of Kalna, 'You sing.' So he began.
Then, Srila Prabhupad was a little disturbed. 'I don't like to hear
the sweet tune of the song,' he said. Then, he stopped, and I had
to begin again with sri rupa manjari pada,
sei mora sampada. He wanted me to sing that song. That is
the fulfillment of life of everyone of us, to be Rupanuga -- followers
of Sri Rupa."
Senior godbrothers who witnessed this exchange have described
it as a "mystic transmission" in which Srila Sridhar Maharaj was
given admittance into the eternal entourage of Sri Rupa Manjari.
Srila Sridhar Maharaj's humble vision, however, is that he was posted
as the gatekeeper, the guardian of devotion [bhakti-rakshak],
to protect the storehouse of conclusive truths about the full-fledged
theistic conception of Sri Krishna, as given by Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.
Further expressing his appreciation for Srila Sridhar Maharaj's
"high realizations" in Krishna consciousness, Srila Bhaktivedanta
Swami Maharaj says: "I want to take you everywhere. At least at
the place we have in Mayapur, people are coming from all over the
world. Why don't you stay there?" Sometimes it is wondered why Srila
Sridhar Maharaj apparently did not take up Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami's
offer. Srila Sridhar Maharaj explains: "I said, 'Of course I shall
try to help you. Sometimes I shall go and stay there with you.'
But I really did not think at the time that I shall survive him."
|Temple of Understanding
||Finally, Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj refers to "that
planetarium." Srila Sridhar Maharaj is very fond of Sanatan Goswami's
most famous work, the Brhad Bhagavatamrtam,
in which devotees, devotional service, and Krishna are described very
scientifically. On the basis of this transcendental literature, Srila
Sridhar Maharaj had contemplated an elaborate preaching exhibition,
showing graphically, with the use of dioramas depicting the varieties
of material and spiritual planetary systems, how the ultimate spiritual
destination is Krishna's own abode, Goloka Vrindavan. Due to insufficient
funds, Srila Sridhar Maharaj humbly submitted his idea to Srila Bhaktivedanta
Swami Maharaj, who approved, saying, "It will be built under your
And just prior to his departure from this mortal world,
Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj advised his senior disciples that
in his absence, when the necessity arose to consult higher authority,
that they should consult Srila Sridhar Maharaj. In conclusion, we
humbly submit that the transcendental relationship between Srila
Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj and Srila Sridhar Maharaj be viewed
and respected in terms of their eternal spiritual positions, and
long-standing appreciation and affection for one another.
Since the departure of His Divine Grace A.C. Srila Bhaktivedanta
Swami Prabhupad, the "Guardian of Devotion," His Divine Grace Srila
Bhakti Rakshak Sridhar Dev Goswami Maharaj, has repeatedly protected
the teachings of the disciplic
succession from perversion and misrepresentation as he has done
for more than half a century, and has come to be recognized as a
jagad-guru, or World-Acharya.
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