Śrīla Bhakti Gaurava Narasiṅgha Mahārāja (Jagat Guru Swami) appeared on Annadā Ekādaśī at Corpus Christi, USA in 1946. After studies in haṭha-yoga, he took initiation from his guru, Śrīla A.C. Bhaktivedānta Swami Prabhupāda in 1970 and preached in the African continent for 3 years before accepting sannyāsa in 1976. After Prabhupāda’s disappearance, Śrīla Narasiṅgha Mahārāja took śīkṣā (spiritual instruction) from Śrīla B.R. Śrīdhara Deva Gosvāmī and Śrīla B.P Purī Gosvāmī. Although he spent most of his spiritual life preaching in India, Narasiṅgha Mahārāja also travelled to Europe, Mexico and the United States to spread the message of his spiritual masters. He penned over 200 essays and 13 books delineating Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava siddhānta. He left this world in his āśrama in South India in 2020.
The following article is adapted from a class on Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 4.68, given by Śrīla B.G. Narasiṅgha Mahārāja on Rādhāṣṭamī, September 10th 1997. Mahārāja systematically explains the process of bhakti starting with śraddhā and culminating in prema, which is personified as Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī.
This article is based on a class by Śrīla B.G. Narasiṅgha Mahārāja, give on Śrīla Prabhupāda’s appearance day at Myrtle Beach, USA on August 29th, 1994. Mahārāja speaks about the song “Sri Rūpa Mañjarī Pada’ and how this song is related to His Divine Grace, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda
The following article is based upon a letter exchange between Śrīla Narasiṅgha Mahārāja and a godbrother-guru which took place in 1998. His godbrother asks what hari-nāma initiation actually is and what transpires between the guru and disciple at that time.
'Rational Vedānta' was written by Swami B.G. Narasingha in October 2006 as an opening statement for a new website he had begun which compared western philosophies with eastern thought. In this article, Narasingha Maharaja explains the meaning of 'Rationalism' and 'Vedānta'. Vedantic and Pythagorean thinking, the stages of realisation according to Vedānta philosophy, and the defects of the so-called Rationalism in today's world.
‘Sannyāsa Re-initiation’ was first published on VNN on January 13th, 1999. In this open letter, Swami B.G. Narasingha explains the circumstances of his change of name, answering the question whether or not he was ‘re-initiated’ by Śrīla Śrīdhara Mahārāja.
This short article, “The White Bead Bag” was written by Śrīla B.G. Narasiṅgha Mahārāja in December 2010. Mahārāja explains the significance of why Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇavas use a white bead bag and how this is not just an external tradition without meaning.
In this short article, ‘The Colour for Sannyāsīs’ from December 2010, Śrīla Narasiṅgha Mahārāja describes the original colour of the cloth used by sannyāsīs in the line of Sarasvatī Ṭhākura and how in modern times, this has become obsolete.
The following excerpt is from an upcoming publication of questions and answers with Śrīla B.G. Narasiṅgha Mahārāja. In this selection, Śrīla Narasiṅgha Mahārāja answers various questions concerning the chanting of the Holy Name.
In honour of the upcoming disappearance day of Śrīla Bhakti Pramoda Purī Gosvāmī, we present a transcript of a talk, 'Śrī Jagannātha Deva Shook the Heaven and the Earth' by Śrīla B.G. Narasiṅgha Mahārāja given at the virāha-mahotsava of Śrīla Purī Mahārāja at Śrīdhāma Māyāpura on 24th November 1999.
The following article, from the forthcoming book “Prabhupāda Vijaya Volume II” is from a talk given on January 16th 2000 in South India. Narasiṅgha Mahārāja explains how Śrīla Prabhupāda’s eternal service may be perceived through his activities in this world.