We the Executive Committee of ISKCON’s Governing Body Commission, wish to hereby express our bereavement on hearing of the passing of Sripada Narayana Maharaja.
As a disciple of His Divine Grace Bhakti prajnana Keshava Goswami Maharaja, who was the Godbrother and sannyasa guru of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, founder-acharya of ISKCON, Sripada Narayana Maharaja had been a long time acquaintance of our Srila Prabhupada. He assisted him in his early days in the United States, assistance for which Srila Prabhupada expressed his appreciation.
At this time we remember Sripada Narayana Maharaja as a dedicated and powerful preacher. He traveled around the world to deliver the message of Srimad Bhagavatam and spread Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s mission. He also translated important Vaishnava texts.
Sripada Narayana Maharaja lived a long and fruitful life in devotional service and was an inspiration to many. We pray the Lord will give comfort to his disciples and followers in this difficult time.
On behalf of all the members of ISKCON, we offer him our respectful obeisances.
The GBC Executive Committee:
Madhu Sevita Dasa, Hrdaya Caitanya Dasa, Bhakti Caitanya Swami