The Sri Sri Radha Govinda Gaudiya Math members follow the Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition based on the disclosed Vedic literature. The Vedic Writings are considered the oldest written works of mankind and yet their teachings and knowledge are still studied, taught, practiced and realized to this day.
Sripad Bhakti Sadhak Muni Maharaj has been leading the temple and ashram with great dedication and great personal commitment for over twenty years.
SRI SRI RADHA GOVINDA SEVAKAS
Top left to right: Sanak Das, BS Sadhu Maharaj, BS Muni Maharaj, BC Narasimha Maharaj
Below left to right: Urmila Dasi, Rohini Dasi, Sevananda Das, Dhruva Das, Damodar Das, Ramananda Raya Das
Vaishnavism means worshiping the Supreme Lord, Vishnu. Gaudiya refers to Gaudadesa, today's Bengal. The Gaudiya Vaishnva tradition was founded by Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, who appeared in Bengal in 1486 AD. The appearance, the place, the parents and the work of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu were announced in various Vedic writings thousands of years before.
The Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition is the original form of spirituality given in the Vedic scriptures disclosed. Chaitanya Mahaprabhu has restored this form of worship and attainment of the Supreme, the purity of which has been lost over time.
DISCIPLIC SUCCESSION - GURU PARAMPARA
The disciplic succession of the Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition ensures that the knowledge or the disclosed Vedic scriptures are passed on to the next generation in an unadulterated manner.
Here is an overview of the most important representatives of our disciplic succession, from Śrī Kṛṣṇa, the Supreme Lord Himself, to the present Ācārya, Śrī Bhakti Sādhak Muni Mahārāja.
The Supreme Lord is the original spiritual master, the origin and goal of discipleship.
īśvaraḥ paramaḥ kṛṣṇaḥ
anādir ādir govindaḥ
The Supreme Lord is Kṛṣṇa, His body consists of eternity, knowledge and joy, He has no beginning, but He is the beginning of everything. He is known as Govinda and is the cause of all causes.
- Śrī Brahma-saṁhitā 1