His Holiness Haladhara Swami Maharaja

Disciple of Srila Gour Govinda Swami and Founder of Taptajivanam

Haladhara Swami Maharaja

His Holiness Haladhara Swami

We offer our repeated obeisances unto the lotus feet of His Holiness Haladhara Swami Guru Maharaja, our spiritual master, our eternal shelter, and well-wisher. We are grateful and indebted to Sri Guru Maharaja for being our guide in this material world, which is compared to a deep dark well. He guides us through the light of the teachings of the previous acaryas and holy scriptures, instructing us in the secrets of nama-seva and guru-seva, and setting a divine example for us to follow.

His Holiness Haladhara Swami was born and brought up in Odisha, India. He came into contact with the devotees at ISKCON Bhubaneswar temple in 1992 and was initiated in 1994, receiving the name Halayudha Dasa. Soon after joining the temple as a full-time devotee, he rendered service in the traveling sankirtana party. He also served as the head pujari of Sri Sri Krishna-Balarama Temple in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. Following the personal instructions of his spiritual master, he began preaching the teachings of Srimad Bhagavatam in Oriya. His Holiness Haladhara Swami primarily preaches in Oriya, Hindi, and English.

Preaching Mission

His selfless mood, loving service, and inspiring dedication led to his acceptance of the renounced order of life, sannyasa, on March 20th, 2016, from His Holiness Radha Govinda Swami Maharaja at the Sri Sri Krishna-Balarama Temple in ISKCON Bhubaneswar.

His Holiness Haladhara Swami frequently travels to various European and Asian countries to propagate the glories and teachings of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada and his revered spiritual master, Srila Gour Govinda Swami.

Throughout his 30 years of devotional life, His Holiness Haladhara Swami has exemplified the principle of 'simple living, high thinking' and strongly emphasizes the utmost importance of serving the spiritual master (sri guru-seva) and chanting the holy names of the Lord (sri nama-seva) without compromise.

Founder of Taptajivanam

In 2019, during His Holiness Haladhara Swami’s European tour in France, at ISKCON New Mayapura, His Holiness Haladhara Swami expressed his cherished desire to create a platform where all audio lectures of his spiritual master would be available for everyone. He aimed to explain the mission of his spiritual master, emphasizing that everything is present in Srila Prabhupada's books and that there is no need to seek teachings outside of ISKCON.

In 2020, with the assistance of his disciples and followers, His Holiness Haladhara Swami curates daily selections of quotes and lectures. These lectures are then transformed into small audio clips that capture the essence of his revered Gurudeva's teachings.

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