Bhakti Tirtha Swami gave instruction to his disciples (Mohan & Adbhuta) to open center just like temple in Mumbay, India, which is considered to be one of the best temples in the world… Name of that temple is Radha Gopinatha mandir. It is established by Radhanatha swami… Mohan das and his wife traveled to Mumbay where Radhanatha Swami has accepted them as his own disciples and helped them in training which is sufficient to get to open the temple… He is also one of the meritorious persons and without his mercy they will not be able to fulfill mission which was given to them by Bhakti Tirtha Swami… Because of that all of us are infinitely grateful to him. Here you can find short biography of his tremendous spiritual success that he achieved in his life.
Radhanatha swami is one of the leading members and gurus of International society for Krishna consciousness. His quarters are in Bombay, India, but he is also regularly traveling through Europe and America. First of all he is well known by his classes at psychology of Gaudiya vaisnavism.
He was born in America as Richard Slavin. Searching the spiritual truth, in his young days he had followed different religious paths as Judaizam, Christianity and Islam. At the age of nineteen he decided to widen his investigation by travelling through Europe and Near East. Finally he ends up on Himalaya mountains. There he followed Shiva’s tradition. That was the time when he first met Krishna devotees in the city close by Delhi. Year 1971. during ISKCON festival in Mumbai he came in contact with A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Several years later he became his disciple and received name Radhanatha das.
Most of his early days he had spent as a pujari (priest) on the farm known as New Vrindavan. After eight years of that service and care for cows he began to preach in local and national universities in America. 1982. he accepted renounced order of life, sannyasa. After that he dedicated his time to traveling and preaching. Right now, his schedule is based on holding classes, supporting and inspiring other devotees inside of movement.
Year of 1986. he established Radha-Gopinath temple in Chowpatty, Mumbai. Main purpose of temple is to be a preaching center based on studying scriptures as Bhagavad-gita and Bhagavata Purana. It is one of the most amazing ISKCON communities with innovative counseling system, which the whole movement is applying. In the property of temple is vegetarian restaurant which is facilitating Bhaktivedanta hospital in Mumbai. Their community in Mumbai is also holding their own school, kindergarten, farm with 20 or so cows, their own bank. Community counts about 3000 members.
We hope that we will be able to do here at least the small part of what they succeeded to do in India… Radhanatha swami once sad that he would like to came to visit us in Karlovac, so we do truly hope that this will happen one day to great pleasure all of us.