The Spiritual Master Srimad Bhakti Vaibhava Puri Goswami Maharaj who appeared on this material plane on the 5th day of the waning period of the moon of Magha in 1913, in the house of his grand-father, in the village fulta, which is 5km away from Berhampur in Ganjam District of Orissa State in India, Bharata Varsha, the most sacred place in the world. His mother’s name is Smt.Devi and his father’s name is Sri Damodar. Maharaj is then named as Sri Nrusingha by his beloved parents.
Study, Education, & Youth
Maharaj has completed his higher education in Berhampur and received his B.A., degree. He was beneficial, noble, truthful and unenvious from his student career. Gradually he developed interest in Ayurveda and decided to learn it. He successfully completed his study about Ayurveda from the renowned Kaviraj Spripad Madhusudan Shara who took initiation from Srila Bakthi Sridhanta Saraswathi Prabhupada, the spiritual master of Sri B.V. Puri Maharaj. At the encouragement of Sri pad Madhusudana Sarma our Maharaj received his initiation from the world spiritual master Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Goswami Prabhupada, on 3rd August, 1936, the advent day of Lord Balaram in Sridham Mayapur.
- Incharge of the Kowur Gaudiya math, 1937-1942.
- Stay at Mayapur during 1942-1948.
- Grand celebrations of the 10th anniversari of Shrila Prabhupada made a great success.
- Took sanyas in 1966 from Srila Giri Maharaj.
The aged sanyasis who were loving Maharaj wanted to make him their sannyasi desciple seeing Maharaj’s great devotion, service to Vaishanavas, and his thoroughness in Scriptures. He consulted with Srila Baikhanas Maharaj about taking sannyasa and on 7th February, 1966 he took Sannyasa in Mayapur at Sriman Mahaprabhu’s Birth place according to the spiritual injunctions, from Srila Bhakti Swarupa Giri Maharaj in the presence of his Vaishanava circle.
Formed The Present Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mission Eventually
In 1996 he formed registered board and modified it to present shape in 1983 at I.tota in Sridham PURI making Sri Chaitanya Chandra Ashram the centre place of the Mission and Srila Purusotam Titha Maharaj become the Secretary of the registered body. From that time onwords this body is functioning and the number of maths under the mission raised to 18.
Eyes With Tears:
Srila Maharaj comes into trance with full of tears in his eyes while narrating the pastimes of Gauranga or commenting on the verses of Srimad Bhagavata. He does with utmost care the service to Tulsi, circumambulating the temple of the Lord, worshipping the deities or singing the glories of the Lord.
Affectionate Towords Desciples Both For Gruhastas & Thyagies
Srila Maharaj is affectionate to his disciples. He is eager to dispel the doubts of his disciples. He asks disciples how do they chant, what do they feel and so on !He never tries to disrespect others. He also does not tolerate any kind of desrespect to others.
Good Command On Discourses In Different Languages:
Srila Maharaj has a great power in delivering speech without a pause in Oriya, Telgu, Hindi, Bengali and English languages. The listeners are wonderstruck by hearing his speech.
Visits Abroad In His Pursuit Of Preaching
He went on tour for two months to the Western countries like Italy, Spain and etc., on 5th May, 1997 as per request of the foreign devotees and delivered devotional discourses on unalloyed devotion in the religious meetings arranged in Schools, Colleges, Universities and public places.
Intimate Friendship With Shrila A.C. Bhakti Vedanta Swamy Maharaj
The founder Acharya of ISKCON, Srila A.C. Bhakti Vedanta Swami Maharaj (Our Guru Maharaj calls him affectionately as ‘Swamy Maharaj’) was an intimate friend of our Mharaj. They liked each other very much among all the God-brothers of prabhupad bhakti siddhanta saraswthi of Gaudiya math.