Swami B. G. Narasingha

Swami B. G. Narasingha

Swami Bhakti Gaurava Narasingha was born in 1946 in the USA and grew up in California, Florida and Hawaii. His first introduction to yoga was through Swami Vishnudevananda and his first contact with the Srimad Bhagavad Gita was through reading Autobiography of a Yogi by Yogananda.

In 1967, Swami Narasingha came in contact with the teachings of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada and in 1970 he became his direct disciple and student of the Srimad Bhagavad Gita. In 1976 Swami Narasingha became a sannyasi (monk) and traveled extensively for many years in India. In the period between 1986 and 1999, Swami Narasingha also studied under the renowned masters Swami B.R. Shridhara and Swami B.P. Puri.

In 1994 Swami Narasingha established Shri Narasingha Caitanya Ashrama (also known as Govindaji Gardens) and also the Kaliya mardana Krsna Ashrama in South India. At both of these centers. Swami Narasingha currently instructs students, disciples and followers in the methodology and philosophy of Srimad Bhagavad Gita. Swami Narasingha has written many articles for such spiritual journals as Clarion Call, Gaudiya Vedanta, Gaudiya Touchstone and KrishnaTalk. He has also authored several books such as

  • Vaishnava India
  • Kumbha Mela
  • Evolution of Theism
  • The Authorized Shri Caitanya-Sarasvata Parampara
  • The Meaning of Sannyasa
  • Shri Damodara-katha
  • Shri Gayatri Mantrartha Dipika
  • Prakrita-rasa Aranya-chedini
  • Commentary to Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura’s Prakrita-rasa Shata-dusini

In addition to these literary contributions of his own, Swami Narasingha has edited and published In Search of the Ultimate Goal of Life by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Words from the Guardian of Devotion, Follow the Angels, Encounters with Divinity, and Upadeshamrta by Swami B.R. Shridhara as well as the book Prabhupada Sarasvati Thakura, describing the life and precepts of Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura with many rare photos.

Swami Narasingha has also been the inspiration behind Devavision Productions, producing documentaries such as The Universal Teacher, Kumbha Mela, Gandaki and Himalayan Pilgrimage. DevaVision Productions has also produced a series of lectures by Swami B.R. Shridhara such as Gayatri, Absolute Harmony, Darshana, Ujjvala-nilamani, Fools Rush in Where Angels Fear to Tread as well as The Art of Sadhana series by Swami B. P. Puri.

Swami Narasingha spends six months of the year in India sharing his knowledge of Srimad Bhagavad Gita and in Mexico, where he also has an ashrama. Swami Narasingha visits various countries in Europe where he has students in Czech Republic, Slovakia, Italy and Germany.

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