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The Biography of Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura
Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura, born as Bimala Prasad Dutt, was born on February of
Due to his profound knowledge and his thesis on the solar system, he was awarded the title as "Siddhanta Sarasvati." With great recognition in the material knowledge, his conquest for spiritual knowledge began. He began his search for a spiritual master. Through his father's recommendation, Siddhanta Sarasvati approached his father's disciple, Gaurakisora Dasa Babaji. However, he rejected Siddhanta Sarasvati three times, until finally he accepted him as his only disciple. Gaurakisora Dasa Babaji initiated as "Varsabhanavi-devi-dayita Dasa." Later, he accepted sannyasa and named "Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati." He kept a high order of standards in living his spiritual life. He used to chant hundreds of rounds daily, and observe very strict rules in sadhana. Using his vast knowledge, he wrote many articles and books. The most notable works is the translation of "Sri Brahma Samhita" and the magazine called "The Harmonist." He also used technology all over India to preach the teachings of Lord Caitanya. From this he began sixty-four Vedic institutes called the Gaudiya Matha.
Since the formation of the Gaudiya Matha, he had initiated many disciples. The most famous disciples are Srila Prabhupada, Sridhara Maharaja, and Kesava Maharaja. To the 1930s, despite having spread Krsna Consciousness throughout India, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura was displeased at the disintegration and quarrel of the Gaudiya Matha. He gave his final desire and dream to spread Krsna Consciousness in the Western nations to his disciple, Abhayacaranaravinda dasa, and left the earth in 1937. Ever since his disappearance, his glories have increased more than ever. Abhayacaranaravinda dasa, later known as His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, was very devoted to his guru and would worship him constantly.
UPDATED: July 26, 2010