Bhakti Charu Swami

Bhakti Charu Swami, a religious leader of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, [ [ List of Sannyasis in ISKCON April 2008] ISKCON Sannyasa Ministry, Retrieved on 5 May 2008] was born in Bengal in 1945. He is an initiated disciple of Srila Prabhupada and has translated Srila Prabhupada's literary works in Bengali and also produced a television serial on Srila Prabhupada's life entitled "Abhay Charan." He also serves as a member of ISKCON's Governing Body Commission since 1989, while simultaneously acting as ISKCON's Minister of Culture.Fact|date=February 2008


Bhakti Charu Swami joined ISKCON in 1976. During his first meeting with Srila Prabhupada, he was instructed to translate Prabhupada's books into Bengali. Soon afterwards, Srila Prabhupada awarded him first and second initiations simultaneously, and appointed him as his secretary for Indian affairs. About three months later Srila Prabhupada gave him sannyasa.Fact|date=February 2008

Bhakti Charu Swami is a member of the Governing Body Commission, the Minister of Culture and an initiating spiritual master. He has gained respect throughout the movement for his scholarship and Vaisnava qualities. In 1996, he embarked on a 104 episode television mega-series on the life of Srila Prabhupada called Abhay Caran in conjunction with the Indian National Television.Fact|date=February 2008

He is one of the pioneers of the VIHE in Vrindavan, and taught Vaishnava Etiquette in 1987 and 1988, and Brihat Bhagavatamrita in 1989.Fact|date=February 2008

Recent achievements

In February 2006, Bhakti Charu Swami built a temple with three huge altars for the worship of Gaura Nitai, Radha Madan Mohan and Krishna Balaram. This temple is situated in the holy town of Ujjain. The Ujjain ISKCON temple under the direction of Bhakti Charu Swami feeds 23,000 school children per day. To facilitate this feeding project Bhakti Charu Swami built a convert|6000|sqft|m2|abbr=on industrial kitchen. This feeding project has plans to feed up to 100,000 children by beginning of 2009.Fact|date=February 2008


External links

* [ Official website]

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