Born in Aravade, a small village in Maharashtra, India, he went to Mumbai for studying. In the year 1971, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada was touring India with his foreign disciples and had organized a pandal program in Mumbai.. Intrigued, maharaj attended the whole Hare Krsna Festival and heard from Srila Prabhupada. Wanting to surrender his life to Lord Krishna, he joined Juhu under the able leadership of Giriraj Swami. As he was coming from a traditional Indian family, there was some initial resistance. However, Maharaj not just made them favorable but transformed his entire village into Krishna consciousness by opening a fantastic ISKCON temple. He was been conducting Padayatra, Vrindavan parikrama and is in charge of World holy name. He travels and preaches to the remotest village in India, to cities and universities in developed countries.
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