Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Goswami
His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Goswami Maharaja is the present President / Acharya of the Sri Chaitanya Gaudiya Math, and Founder/ Acharya of GOKUL. is the 11th Acharya in the preceptorial channel (Guru-Parampara) of Lord Sri Krishnachaitanya Mahaprabhu. Born on April 24,1924 at Amlapatti-Gwalpara, Assam, India, Srila Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Goswami Maharaja joined the institution in 1947 after completing His Masters Degree in Philosophy at Calcutta University (India). He served the Sri Chaitanya Gaudiya Math as its Secretary and took Sannyas in 1961.
After the disappearance of His beloved Gurudeva, Founder / President / Acharya, His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Dayita Madhava Goswami Maharaja, as per His nomination and direction, Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Maharaja became the President \ Acharya of the Math in 1979. Working eighteen hours a day, He is incessantly engaged in the propagation of the Divine Message of Sri Krishnachaitanya Mahaprabhu.
For the last five decades, Srila Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Goswami Maharaja has been engaged in the propagation of the all-embracing doctrine of transcendental divine love of Lord Sri Krishnachaitanya Mahaprabhu, to counter the present trend of violence and cruelty, and to bring about unity of hearts among all, irrespective of caste, creed or religion.
At the behest of His Beloved siksa-guru, His Divine Grace Nityalila Pravishta Om Visnupada Paramahamsa 108 Sri Srila Bhakti Pramode Puri Gosvami Maharaja, He has now embarked upon preaching the message of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu throughout the entire world, beginning with an American tour in 1997. Since that time, He has continued to bring the yuga-dharma of the Divine Name throughout the world. To date, His preaching engagements have taken Him to England, Holland, Italy, Austria, Germany, France, Spain, Russia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Austalia, Singapore, Bali, the Hawaiian Islands and throughout the length and breadth of the continental US. During this time, He also maintains an extremely heavy preaching schedule, of three to four programs a day, as He continuously travels to the devotees throughout the Indian subcontinent. His Divine Grace is also presently engaged in writing articles and books of a profoundly spiritual nature in His native languages as well as in English, for the eternal benefit of the conditioned souls of the world.
His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Goswami Maharaja is beloved by thousands of devotees throughout the world as the very embodiment of humility and spiritual affection.