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HH Bhakti Charu Swami

Srila Bhakti Charu Swami Guru Maharaj is a disciple of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, who is serving Srila Prabhupada from nearly four decades. Please come and associate with this true servant of our dear Srila Prabhupada, the Founder Acharya of International Society For Krishna Consciousness. This is a group of all the disciples, aspiring ones, wellwishers and devotees connected to Srila Bhakti Charu Swami Guru Maharaj. The group invites all to share their realisations. This is an insignificant attempt to come together and glorify Srila Prabhupada and his dear son Srila Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaj.

For taking association of Srila Prabhupada please visit

http://www.prabhupadavani.org/

For more association of Maharaj please visit

http://bhakticharuswamipreaching.blogspot.in/ 

Website: http://www.bcswami.com
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Brief introduction to HH Bhakti Charu Swami Guru Maharaj

His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami is a disciple of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, the founder acharya of ISKCON. His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami, ISKCON Guru and a member of GBC, was born in Bengal in 1945. His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami spent most of his early life in the city of Calcutta. In 1970, he left India to study in Germany. Coming across Vedic literatures while in Germany, he discovered the richness of India’s spiritual heritage. In 1975 he returned to India to wholeheartedly pursue the spiritual path.

After thoroughly studying the Vedic scriptures, His Holiness became aware of the need to find a spiritual master who could lead him on a sound spiritual course. After searching for one year without coming across a spiritual master to whom he could fully surrender, he felt despondent and disappointed. When he almost gave up his hope to find his spiritual master, he came across a book called The Nectar of Devotion by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.

 

Becoming engrossed in the depths of that literature, he realized that he had found his spiritual master and the path for which he was searching. As he continued to read Srila Prabhupada’s works, his conviction grew stronger, as did his desire to meet Srila Prabhupada. At that time, Srila Prabhupada was in America. His Holiness joined the temple in Mayapur and became more involved in devotional service to the Lord, all the while awaiting Srila Prabhupada’s return to India.

When Srila Prabhupada returned to India at the end of 1976, the meeting between His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami and Srila Prabhupada finally took place. From their very first meeting, Srila Prabhupada gave His Holiness the assignment of translating his books into Bengali and made him his Secretary for Indian Affairs. Within only a few months, Srila Prabhupada gave him initiation into the disciplic succession and soon thereafter, awarded him the order of Sannyasa in 1977.

Along side his official responsibilities, His Holiness translated all of Srila Prabhupada’s works on major Vedic literatures, consisting of more than fifty volumes of books, into Bengali, as Srila Prabhupada had instructed in their very first meeting. Subsequently, he became a member of the Governing Body Commission of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness and served as the Chairman of the Governing Body in 1989. Since then he is serving ISKCON as a Governing Body Commissioner and an initiating Guru.

In 1996, His Holiness took on the mammoth task of making a biographical video epic on the life of his spiritual master, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada. This video series, entitled Abhay Charan has been seen all over the world, as well as on Indian National Television. His Holiness is also developing projects in Ujjain, India. In February 2006, His Holiness constructed a beautiful temple in Ujjain. This is a very beautiful marble temple which is built in less than 10 months! The temple has three huge alters for the worship of Sri Sri Madan Mohan, Sri Sri Krishna Balaram and Sri Sri Gaura Nitai. This temple also have an Iternational Guest House, Govinda's Restaurant, Gift and Srila Prabhupada book shops, a Prashadam shop and a separate Jagannath temple where a Mid-day Meal praject is functioning. This project in conjugation with M.P. Government and ISKCON Ujjain feads more than 30,000 students. ISKCON Ujjain is also running various other departments such as Deity dress manufacturing, temple altars construction, Murti project which make deities of Srila Prabhupada and Guru Parampara. A primary school had already started to built up in ujjain and also multistory apartments are also going to be ready for the devotees all over the world to stay.

Few  Websites

Official website of HH Bhakti Charu Swami

http://www.bcswami.com/

 

For reading about recent preaching activities of HH Bhakti Charu Swami visit

www.bhakticharuswamipreaching.blogspot.com

 

The website for transcribed lectures of HH Bhakti Caru Swami Maharaja http://www.bhakticharuswamilectures.co.in/

The website for videos of HH Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaja

The website for divine quotes by HH Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaja 

The website for divine photos of Srila Bhakti Charu Swami  http://www.bhakticharuswamiphoto.in/

Seminars by HH Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaja

The website for the divine media of HH Bhakti Charu Swami http://www.bhakticharuswamimedia.co.in/

To watch ABHAY CHARAN : A VEDIO EPIC on Srila Prabhupada

To listen out of this world, vaishanava songs, sung by Guru Maharaja

To interact with devotees connected to HH Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaja

http://www.bcswamidevoteenetwork.com/


The Official site for HH Bhakti Charu Swami Audio & Video Products

An exclusive collection of rare HH Bhakti Charu Swami Quotes

The Official 24 hour Channel for HH Bhakti Charu Swami


To read about vaishnava etiquette as inspired by Srila Bhakti Caru Swami Maharaja

 H.H. Bhakti Charu Swami is a disciple of Srila Prabhupada. He recently headed the manifestation of an ISKCON community in Ujjain India, the home of Sandipani Muni's ashram. It is centered on beautiful Krishna Balaram Mandir which was build in a record time. It facilitates not only the congregation but also the preparation and distribution of countless meals to the local school children. Maharaj is known internationally for his expertise in vaisnava behavior, his vast knowledge and his dedication to Srila Prabhupada and ISKCON.

 All glories to Bhakti Charu swami and his service to Srila Prabhupada's movement.

FROM THE GBC WEBSITE :

  • Bhakti Charu Swami is from an aristocratic Bengali family and spent most of his early childhood in urban Kolkata. He met with Srila Prabhupada at the end of 1976 after a long and intense search for a spiritual teacher. This initial meeting resulted in Bhakti Charu Swami being assigned to translate the books of the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust into the Bengali language. He was immediately made responsible as the secretary for Indian affairs and within a few months, Srila Prabhupada gave him initiation. Soon thereafter, Srila Prabhupada awarded Bhakti Charu Swami the order of sannyasa. In addition to his official responsibilities, Bhakti Charu Swami continued to translate all of Srila Prabhupada’s works, more than fifty volumes, into Bengali. Bhakti Charu Swami is an initiating spiritual master in ISKCON and has disciples all over the world.
  • He became a member of the GBC in 1987 and served a term as chairman from 1989-1990. Bhakti Charu Swami’s GBC zonal assignments include Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, India and is co-zonal secretary for Calcutta and Mayapur, West Bengal, and North Orissa and Puri.
  • Besides the significant energy Bhakti Charu Swami has spent on the development of the Mayapur project, the Hare Krishna movement’s world headquarters, he has headed the establishment and the continuing development of a large temple project in Ujjain, Gujarat, where he spends significant amounts of time. Under his direction, more than 20,000 school children in Ujjain receive a daily meal and the program is expected to expand further. Another major accomplishment of Bhakti Charu Swami is the production of an epic biographical video series, Abhay Charan. Over 100 episodes illustrate the life of Srila Prabhupada and have been televised in India and other parts of the world.
  • ISKCON members are known to appreciate Bhakti Charu Swami’s gentle ways and sweet singing of devotional songs and mantras. He assisted many devotees in understanding the etiquette of Gaudiya Vaishnavism as one of the original teachers at the Vrindavan Institute for Higher Education (VIHE) and continues to educate ISKCON’s members.
  • To read more about Bhakti Charu Swami please go to www.bcswami.com.


 

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Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaja's July 2012 preaching-travelling report

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HH Bhakti Charu Swami in India

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HH Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaja's itinerary and Seminar on Krishna's Dvaraka Pastimes in Southern California (April 2012)

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HH Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaja at Gurgaon, 17th April 2014

Last night (17th april 2014) HH Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaja did a house program at gurgoan, there His Holiness explained the first five verses of Gopi Geeta then in his most melodious voice His Holiness sang the Gopi Geeta which was followed by a wonderful class and after that His Holiness did an ecstatic kirtan which  was followed by dinner prasadam.



Here is a link of the ecstatic kirtan of HH Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaja:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtP-BQCwxhw&feature=youtu.be&hd=1

HH Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaja at gurgaon.

On 14th april 2014 HH Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaja alongwith HG Ganganarayan Prabhu and HG Vimal Krishna Prabhu arrived at Gurgaon. His Holiness gave his divine association to the devotees of gurgaon in the evening, with an ecstatic kirtan.
His Holiness will go to Sri Sri Radha Parthasarthi Temple in Delhi for GBC Meetings, he will be staying there almost till next week.





Srimad Bhagavatam classes by HH Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaja from ISKCON Ujjain Temple.


Today, 13th April 2014, HH  Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaja gave a wonderful class on verse 4.23.31 from srimad bhagavatam  in the morning.
On 14th April 2014 also His Holiness will give Srmiad Bhagavatam class from ISKCON Ujjain Temple at 7:30 A.M. which will be broadcasted live on Mayapur.tv @ Ujjain channel.

HH Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaja at ISKCON Nashik

Photographs of HH Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaja at ISKCON Nashik on 8th April 2014





HH Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaja floods Maharashtra with Krishna Consciousness!

Today(8th April 2014) on the occasion of Rama Navmi, HH Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaja is at ISKCON Juhu.
Today HH gave a wonderful Srimad Bhagvatam class in ISKCON Chowpatty Temple and also will give evening class on "Position of Srila Prabhupada" at ISKCON Chowpatty.
Tomorrow i.e., 9th April 2014 His Holiness will go to Nashik and there he will give lecture on "Art of Dying".
Also His Holiness took wada farm retreat for two days i.e, on 5th and 6th April 2014 at Goverdhan Eco Village on the topic "Vaishnava Relationships".








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Comment by kartik on January 7, 2013 at 1:10pm

[BCS Istagosthi] Evening class in Brisbane at HG Janakraj Prabhu's residence on his birthday 26th December, 2012
Excerpts from the class.
• Krsna consciousness should be exciting, enriching, enlivening.
• How many come to listen to classes is not important how receptive they are is more important.
• energy + energetic together: Caitanya Mahaprabhu.
• energy and energetic separate: Radha & Krsna.
• In Goloka Navadwip they are singing the glories of Krsna, they are always doing Nama Sankirtana.
• Srila Prabhupada created Iskcon for us so that we have the perfect situation to practice our spiritual lives.
• Wherever we go we have devotees to associate with, worship alongwith, to read, chant and dance with. Therefore because of Iskcon we have these facilities.
• When spiritual master leaves, the family is still there, this is a family of Iskcon, we are never alone.
• Never think that Srila Prabhupada has left, he is always there. He is there in vapu and vani. Real aspect of spiritual master is vani or his instructions.
• When you are following spiritual master's instructions you are with him.
• When you are serving his vani then you are actually serving your spiritual master.
• Then someday if we become eligible to enter into the spiritual world then we will again be with the spiritual master.
• Spiritual master actually allures us to the spiritual world. When you serve the vani aspect, then you become qualified to enter the spiritual world.
• Death can come at any time, we must always be prepared. No regrets for the past always looking forward.
• A devotee's prayer is, "O my dear Krsna, please never let me forget you."
• Point from Nectar of Devotion which struck Guru Maharaj and he accepted Srila Prabhupada as his spiritual master.
1. Five kinds of liberation and Guru Maharaj knew only the negative one.
2. God is a person.
• Generally a devotee doesn't want to come back. Once bitten, twice shy.
• But to be a devotee also means to be surrendered to Krsna's will. I don't have any preference, or desire. If Krsna wants I will come back.
The class was followed by a staging of Ujjain DVD and then a sumptuous feast cooked by Sripati Prabhu, Vrindavaneshwari Mataji and others constituting Pizzas, Pastas and loads of ice cream

For more visit
http://bhakticharuswamipreaching.blogspot.in/

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Comment by Servants of Bhakti Charu Swami on July 10, 2012 at 6:11pm

Hari Bol !!!

We are now on facebook :
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Please use this group to share and take all information of HH Bhakti Charu Swami Guru Maharaja's preaching activities. Please use it to give latest information/updates of Maharaja and also latest photos, media, etc. Please visit it to get the same.

Thanking you very much.


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Comment by kartik on June 19, 2012 at 4:14pm

Srila Bhakti Charu Swami came to India

HH Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaja in India


It is great pleasure to tell all the devotees that His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami Guru Maharaja came to India back from USA on 8th June 2012. It is like life came back to India. His Holiness first came to Mumbai. Guru Maharaja then visited Pune and also gave Srimad Bhagavatam class in Sri Sri Radha Kunjabihari Temple, Pune.
 
Guru Maharaja came to Sridham Mayapur on 16th June 2012. Guru Maharaja did worship of Sri Panchtattva in Magal Artik on 17th June 2012. Guru Maharaja also gave Srimad Bhagavatam classes there on 17th and 18th June 2012 and Srimad Bhagavat Gita class in the evening. Devotees can see video here
 
Guru Maharaja also gave class in the 'Gauranga Sabha' camp organised by HG Radheshyam Prabhu for the aspiring brahmacaries. 
 
Guru Maharaja will go to Calcutta for Sri Jagannath Rathayatra which is on 21st June 2012.  


Comment by Servants of Bhakti Charu Swami on May 16, 2012 at 12:24pm

HH Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaja visiting New Talavan [New Orleans 21...

It is our great pleasure to announce that H.H Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaja is coming to New Orleans from 21st May, 2012 to 2nd June, 2012. Last time Guru Maharaja came to New Talavan (New Orleans) in the end of June, 2011. That was his first visit to New Talavan

It is our great fortune that Guru Maharaja will be giving us his Divine association in form of Lectures, Harinaam and much more.

We would like to invite all the devotees around the world to come to New Orleans and take his association.

Following is an excerpt from a class by Guru Maharaja:

Hare Krishna. I am very happy to be here. This is my first visit to New Talavan.

Devotees [Clapping]: Hari Bol!!

Many times devotees from here requested me to come but I couldn’t come earlier. I feel very happy to be here. It must be very nice here, peaceful at the lotus feet of Sri Sri Radha-Radhakanta and Gaur-Nitai. Thank you all very much.

Read full class here

Guru Maharaja's tentative schedule is as follows:

May 21st - Arrival and Guru Puja (worship to the spiritual master) in the temple

May 22nd and May 23rd - Seminar for the devotees in New Orleans temple

May 24th - Harinaam Sankirtan in French Quarter

May 25th - personal darshan with friends,well wisher,disciples

May 26th and May 27th - Two days seminar in Ganesh Temple

  Topics:  TheTimess wisdom of Vedic Literature

              Krishna's Vrindavan Pastimes.

May 28th till May 30th -  Visit to Alabama

May 31st - Bhima Nirjala Ekadasi


 


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Comment by kartik on May 8, 2012 at 11:30am

HH Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaja's itinerary and Seminar on Krishna's Dvaraka Pastimes  (Updated)

Monday, May 7 - arrival into LAX at 4:30pm from Honolulu, Hawaii via Hawaiian Airlines flight HA10

Friday, May 11 - Initiation ceremony at Panihati temple, Laguna Beach at 6:30 PM- we will try to stream it live
Temple address ISKCON Laguna Temple 285 Legion St., Laguna Beach, CA 92651 www.lagunatemple.com

 

Seminar on Krishna's Dvaraka Pastimes

Saturday, May 12 -

  • (Session 1) 11:00am - 1:00pm - Seminar on Lord Krsna's Dvaraka pastimes (Guru Maharaja is going to speak on Dvarka Pastimes but he will  briefly describing at the outset Krsna's  Vrindavana pastimes first and then on Dvarka's pastimes.)

  • Lunch break 1:00pm - 3:00pm

  • (Session 2) 3:00pm - 5:00pm - Seminar on Lord Krsna's Dvaraka pastimes

Sunday, May 13 -

  • (Session 3) 11:00am - 1:00pm - Seminar on Lord Krsna's Dvaraka pastimes

  • Lunch break 1:00pm - 2:30pm

  • (Session 4) 2:30pm - 4:30pm - Seminar on Lord Krsna's Dvaraka pastimes      

  • Evening Sunday feast lecture after arati

Guru Maharaja's two day seminar is to be held at the New Dwarka Temple in Los Angeles on Saturday & Sunday as noted above.. For those that would like to view it live on the internet please go to this site http://lalive.us/

Temple Address New Dwaraka, 3764 Watseka Avenue,

Los Angeles, California, United States of America – 90034

We are thankful to HG Dvarakadish Prabhu and HG Rupanuga Prabhu for giving us this information.
Comment by Servants of Bhakti Charu Swami on April 30, 2012 at 12:32am

HH Bhakti Charu Swami

HH Bhakti Charu Swami is a Vaishnava swami and a religious leader of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). He is ISKCON Guru and a member of ISKCON Governing Body Commission.Previously he was simultaneously acting as ISKCON's minister of arts and culture.He is an initiated disciple of ISKCON's founder His Divine Grace, A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada and has translated Shrila Prabhupada's literary works in Bengali and also produced a television serial on Prabhupada's life entitled "Abhay Charan".He's also serving on an advisory panel of I-Foundation, a leading Hindu charity organisation in the United Kingdom.
Various websites on HH Bhakti Charu Swami -

Bhakti Charu Swami on Hare Krishna World

Comment by Servants of Bhakti Charu Swami on April 25, 2012 at 10:32pm

Short report on HH Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaja's Hawaii Street Sankirtan is available on

www.bhakticharuswamipreaching.blogspot.com

Please visit this site.

Also visit www.bcswamiarticles.blogspot.com to read artices from the lectures of HH Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaja.

Comment by Servants of Bhakti Charu Swami on April 16, 2012 at 8:51pm

His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaja

visiting University of Hawaii at Manoa

UH Bhakti Yoga Club is pleased to host world famous Iskcon Leader His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami to speak of the true nature and eternal dharma (duty) of the living and eternal soul. Place : University of Hawaii at Manoa, Art Building Auditorium
Date : Monday, April 23, 2012
Schedule: 3:30 - Bhajans (Music)
4:00 - Maharaj speaks
6:30 - Prasadam Distribution (ki jaya) *Anyone who would like to volunteer to help, please message Sharon or Yashoda Dulal Das. Hare Krsna. Please visit http://www.facebook.com/subal.sakha.bcs/friends#!/events/228289677278472/

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Comment by kartik on April 10, 2012 at 4:14pm

Following is HH Bhakti Charu Swami Guru Maharaja's Sydney schedule:


4th April - Guru Maharaja arrives in Sydney

5th April - Program at Govindas (www.govindas.com.au). Topic: Path to
Enlightenment

6 - 8 April - Seminar on Krishna's Vrindavana pastimes

8th April - Srimad Bhagvatam class and Initiation ceremony in the morning.
Sunday feast class in the evening

10 or 11th April - Guru Maharaja will fly to Brisbane, Australia

Guru Maharaja's disciples in Sydney will endeavor to upload photos and
provide regular updates on Guru Maharaja's activities on Istagosthi /
Facebook as much as possible.

 
 
 

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