His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami was born in Bengal in 1945, His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami spent most of his early life in the city of Calcutta. In 1970, he left India to study in Germany. Coming across Vedic literatures while in Germany, he discovered the richness of India’s spiritual heritage. In 1975 he returned to India to wholeheartedly pursue the spiritual path.After thoroughly studying the Vedic scriptures, His Holiness became aware of the need to find a spiritual master who could lead him on a sound spiritual course. After searching for one year without coming across a spiritual master to whom he could fully surrender, he felt despondent and disappointed. When he almost gave up his hope to find his spiritual master, he came across a book called The Nectar of Devotion by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.Becoming engrossed in the depths of that literature, he realized that he had found his spiritual master and the path for which he was searching. As he continued to read Srila Prabhupada’s works, his conviction grew stronger, as did his desire to meet Srila Prabhupada. At that time, Srila Prabhupada was in America. His Holiness joined the temple in Mayapur and became more involved in devotional service to the Lord, all the while awaiting Srila Prabhupada’s return to India.When Srila Prabhupada returned to India at the end of 1976, the meeting between His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami and Srila Prabhupada finally took place. From their very first meeting, Srila Prabhupada gave His Holiness the assignment of translating his books into Bengali and made him his Secretary for Indian Affairs. Within only a few months, Srila Prabhupada gave him initiation into the disciplic succession and soon thereafter, awarded him the order of Sannyasa.Along side his official responsibilities, His Holiness translated all of Srila Prabhupada’s works on major Vedic literatures, consisting of more than fifty volumes of books, into Bengali, as Srila Prabhupada had instructed in their very first meeting. Subsequently, he became a member of the Governing Body Commission of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness and served as the Chairman of the Governing Body in 1989.In 1996, His Holiness took on the mammoth task of making a biographical video epic on the life of his spiritual master, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada. This video series, entitled Abhay Charan has been seen all over the world, as well as on Indian National Television. At present His Holiness is currently developing projects in Ujjain, India. In February 2006, His Holiness bhakti charu swami constructed a beautiful temple in Ujjain. The temple has three huge alters for the worship of Sri Sri radha Madan Mohan, Sri Sri Krishna Balaram and Sri Sri Gaura Nitai.

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    It is our great pleasure to announce that H.H Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaja is coming to New Orleans from 21st May, 2012 to 2nd June, 2012. Last time Guru Maharaja came to New Talavan (New Orleans) in the end of June, 2011. That was his first visit to New Talavan

    It is our great fortune that Guru Maharaja will be giving us his Divine association in form of Lectures, Harinaam and much more.

    We would like to invite all the devotees around the world to come to New Orleans and take his association.

    Following is an excerpt from a class by Guru Maharaja:

    Hare Krishna. I am very happy to be here. This is my first visit to New Talavan.

    Devotees [Clapping]: Hari Bol!!

    Many times devotees from here requested me to come but I couldn’t come earlier. I feel very happy to be here. It must be very nice here, peaceful at the lotus feet of Sri Sri Radha-Radhakanta and Gaur-Nitai. Thank you all very much.

    Read full class here

    Guru Maharaja's tentative schedule is as follows:

    May 21st - Arrival and Guru Puja (worship to the spiritual master) in the temple

    May 22nd and May 23rd - Seminar for the devotees in New Orleans temple

    May 24th - Harinaam Sankirtan in French Quarter

    May 25th - personal darshan with friends,well wisher,disciples

    May 26th and May 27th - Two days seminar in Ganesh Temple

      Topics:  TheTimess wisdom of Vedic Literature

                  Krishna's Vrindavan Pastimes.

    May 28th till May 30th -  Visit to Alabama

    May 31st - Bhima Nirjala Ekadasi

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    Please visit to read the original report at http://bhakticharuswamipreaching.blogspot.in/

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HH Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaja visiting New Talavan [New Orleans 21st May to 2nd June]

HH Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaja visiting New Talavan [New Orleans 21st May to 2nd June]It is our great pleasure to announce that H.H Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaja is coming to New Orleans from 21st May, 2012 to 2nd June, 2012. Last time Guru Maharaja came to New Talavan (New Orleans) in the end of June, 2011. That was his first visit to New TalavanIt is our great fortune that Guru Maharaja will be giving us his Divine association in form of Lectures, Harinaam and much more.We would like to invite…

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