Sri Srimad Bhakti Srirupa Siddhanti Maharaja was one of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarsvati Prabhupada's foremost disciples.
Joined circa 1924-1925 as Siddha-svarupa Brahmacari, he once created an uproar in an assembly of followers of Vivekananda and Ramakrsna by exposing them as charlatans, inducing the people to assail him with slogans and stones. His Godbrothers reported this disturbance in their preaching to Srila Prabhupada but, to their surprise, he was thrilled to hear of such fearless and uncompromising preaching of the truth. Srila Prabhupada then himself came to that town and called for another assembly. He now called upon Siddha-svarupa Brahmacari to defeat the philosophy of Vivekananda, which he did, point for point. This time the people lauded him.
Foundation of Sarasvata Gaudiya Ashram & Mission
After Srila Prabhupada's disappearance, Srila Bhakti Srirupa Siddhanti Gosvami Maharaja and his Godbrother Srila Bhakti Viveka Bharati Maharaja, jointly founded the Sri Sarasvata Gaudiya Ashram & Mission, which has three branches. He initiated seven sannyasi disciples.
Located north of Haridas Thakur's samadhi on Satasan Road in Puri, India, this temple is very popular. It has beautiful dioromas covering virtually every inch of the temple, grounds and inside of the boundary wall.
The deity worship is very nice here. The temple has nice Radha Krishna deities, many Salagram silas and a Shiva linga on an altar behind Radha Krishna. This temple also has nice discourses on the Bhagavat that are attended by many pilgrims.
He published and wrote many important books, Guru Prestha being one of them, and others which were out of print for a long time. By translating Srila Baladeva Vidyabhusana Prabhu's Sri Govinda-bhasya into Bengali, he satisfied one of his Gurudeva's unfulfilled inner desires.
He also wrote commentaries on the twelve principle Upanisads, and translated Srila Bhaladeva Vidyabhusana's and Srila Visvanatha Chakravartipada's Sanskrit commentaries on Bhagavad-gita, for which the Gaudiya Vaisnava community remains deeply indebted He also constructed three elaborately decorated temples with permanent theistic exhibitions incorporated into the sculptures of the entire temple.
Shri Chaitanya Asana, Navadvipa, India
He is the diksa-guru of Sripad Bhaktivedanta Shridhara maharaja.