Sripad Bhakti Sharan Vaishnav Maharaj Passes Away

After fearlessly continuing his service for nearly a year longer than doctors told him he could expect to live, Sripad Vaishnav Maharaj passed away on 9 January 2012 at about 7:15pm in California.

Sripad Vaishnav Maharaj was an extremely dear, confidential follower and friend of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj. Sripad Vaishnav Maharaj pleased Srila Govinda Maharaj greatly through his personal association, his scholarship, his publishing, his preaching, and his appreciation for the devotees. Sripad Vaishnav Maharaj travelled all over the world inspiring devotees with his charismatic lectures and open, personal behaviour. He shared with everyone the numerous fine points of understanding he learned from Srila Govinda Maharaj that represented the specific style and mood of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math. He deeply emphasised the importance of Guru-Vaishnav-anugatya, practicing devotion under the guidance of Guru and Vaishnav.

Festivals will be held in his honour in Nabadwip Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, in California at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Seva Ashram, and all over the world, by devotees who knew and loved him.

Please view his website,, to read his memoirs.