Before leaving this world in 2020, Śrīla Narasiṅgha Mahārāja expressed his desire to spend nine months a year in Vrindavan sharing the teachings of our guru-varga alongside Śrīla Bhakti Kiśora Āraṇya Mahārāja. The reestablishment of the Rupanuga Bhajan Ashram in Vrindavan is the humble attempt of his followers to preach on his behalf and fulfil that desire.
The Rupanuga Bhajan Ashram is situated in Madana-mohana Ghera under the benign shelter of the āśrama Deities, Śrī Śrī Guru-Gaurāṅga Gāndhārvikā-Govindasundara and Śrī Girirāja who are worshipped by the devotees here.
At Rupanuga Bhajan Ashram, we practice simple living and high thinking by engaging in various activities. We take care of cows and bulls in our goshala, work towards restoring the natural forest environment of Vrindavan, cook and distribute high-quality prasadam to pilgrims, and publish spiritual literature to promote the teachings of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu as taught by His foremost follower, Śrīla Rūpa Gosvami and the succession of Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava ācāryas – in particular those of Śrīla A.C. Bhaktivedānta Swami Prabhupāda, Śrīla B.R. Śrīdhara Deva Gosvāmī Mahārāja and Śrīla Bhakti Gaurava Narasiṅgha Mahārāja.
Śrīla Bhakti Gaurava Narasiṅgha Mahārāja
Śrīla Bhakti Gaurava Narasiṅgha Mahārāja, also known as Jagat Guru Swami, was born on Annadā Ekādaśī in Corpus Christi, USA in 1946. After studying haṭha-yoga, he received initiation from his guru, Śrīla A.C. Bhaktivedānta Swami Prabhupāda in 1970 and spent three years preaching in Africa before accepting sannyāsa in 1976. Following Prabhupāda’s departure, Śrīla Narasiṅgha Mahārāja received śīkṣā (spiritual instruction) from Śrīla B.R. Śrīdhara Mahārāja and Śrīla B.P Purī Gosvāmī. While he mainly preached in India, he also traveled to Europe, Mexico, and the United States to disseminate the teachings of his spiritual masters. With over 200 essays and 13 books outlining Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava siddhānta, his contribution to the sampradaya is invaluable. He left this world in his āśrama in South India in 2020.
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Śrīla Bhakti Kiśora Āraṇya Mahārāja
Śrīla Bhakti Kiśora Āraṇya Mahārāja, a disciple of Śrīla A.C. Bhaktivedānta Swami Prabhupāda and Śrīla B.R. Śrīdhara Deva Gosvāmī, played a crucial role in the distribution of spiritual books in North America during the 1970s. He went on to become a devoted disciple of his śikṣā guru Śrīla B.R. Śrīdhara Deva Gosvāmī and served him for many years before permanently settling in Vṛndāvan in the 1990s as an Indian citizen. Today, he has re-established the Rupanuga Bhajan Ashram in Vṛndāvan in connection with the disciples of Śrīla Bhakti Gaurava Narasiṅgha Mahārāja, continuing to follow in the footsteps of his gurus.
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Fund the printing of books by our ācāryas or donate towards prasadam distribution which we do every weekend, ekādaśī, pūrṇīmā and major festival day in Vṛndāvan on the Parikramā Mārga. There is also deity seva for the ashram deities of Gaura Gāndharvikā Govindasundara and Girirāja. We also have a gośālā with many cows who provide milk for the deities and gober for cooking and the garden. You can donate towards any of these services.
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Summer Deity Darshan 2023
Pictures of Summer Season Deity Darshan in Rupanuga Bhajan Ashram. Their lordships Gaura Gāndharvikā-Govindasundara and Giriraja.
Narasiṁha Caturdaśī 2023
Photos from last night's abhiśeka of Śrīla B.G. Narasiṅgha Mahārāja's personal Deity of Yoga-Narasīmha. Narasiṁha Caturdaśī was spent in reading the 7th Canto of Śrīmad Bhāgavatam, cooking for the Deities, abhiśekha and hari-nāma saṅkīrtana.