Śrī Dāmodara Kathā - Swami B.G. NarasinghaMaṅgalācaraṇa

Śrī Dāmodara Kathā

Introduction

The holiest abode on the earth is Śrī Vṛndāvana-dhāma and the most sacred temple in Vṛndāvana is the Śrī Śrī Rādhā-Dāmodara Mandira. Crores of devotees visit the Rādhā-Dāmodara temple every year to have a darśana of Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa’s transcendentally beautiful forms — such a darśana charms the heart and gives one the perfection of life.

Throughout the centuries many saints have resided at the Rādhā-Dāmodara temple, most notably Śrī Rūpa Gosvāmī, Śrī Jīva Gosvāmī and Śrīla A.C. Bhaktivedānta Svāmī Prabhupāda.

The purpose of this small book is to place before the devotees and pilgrims some of the histories of Śrī Śrī Rādhā-Dāmodara and their illustrious devotees. The book contains histories with reference to very old documents, verses, poems and bhajanas along with recollections, letters and interviews.

We pray at the lotus feet of Śrī Śrī Rādhā-Dāmodara, Śrī Rūpa Gosvāmī, Śrī Jīva Gosvāmī, Śrīla A.C. Bhaktivedānta Svāmī Prabhupāda and all the assembled Vaiṣṇavas to kindly bestow their mercy upon us and to accept our humble service offering. Jayate Śrī Śrī Rādhā-Dāmodara Jeu!

Śrī Dāmodara Kathā - Swami B.G. NarasinghaMaṅgalācaraṇa
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.