Srila Bhakti Gaurava Narasingha Maharaja first came in contact with his spiritual master, His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Svami Prabhupada in the summer of 1967 in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California, but it was not until 1970 that he took hari-nama initiation from Srila Prabhupada in Los Angeles, thus becoming his duly initiated disciple. At his initiation ceremony, Maharaja received the name, Jagat-guru Dasa Brahmacari.
After his initiation, Narasingha Maharaja engaged himself in the process of studying Srila Prabhupada's books, sankirtana,and book distribution as his life and soul.
In 1971 Maharaja received mantra-diksa (gayatri initiation). In 1972 Maharaja was requested by Srila Prabhupada to go to Africa for preaching.
In 1976 Maharaja traveled to Sridhama Mayapura, the birth site of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, where Srila Prabhupada awarded him the status of sannyasa and the title of Svami.
In October of 1988 Srila Narasingha Maharaja went to Vrndavana accompanied by his dear Godbrother Sripada Bhakti Bhavana Visnu Maharaja and together they established the Rupanuga Bhajana Asrama. In 1992 Maharaja established the Sri Krsna Caitanya Asrama at Trivendrum and in 1995 he and Sripada Visnu Maharaja established the Sri Narasingha Caitanya Matha at Srirangapatna, Mysore.
At present Srila Narasingha Maharaja preaches in India, USA, Mexico and Brazil.
He has written many articles for such spiritual journals as Back to Godhead, Clarion Call, and Gaudiya Vedanta. His articles are regularly distributed via the Krsna Talk emailing subscription list. Maharaja has also authored several books such as Vaisnava India, Kumbha Mela, Evolution of Theism, The Authorised Sri Caitanya-Sarasvata Parampara, The Meaning of Sannyasa, Sri Damodara-katha, Sri Gayatri Mantrartha Dipika, Prakrta-rasa Aranya-chedini, as well as a commentary to Srila Sarasavti Thakura's Prakrta-rasa Sata-dusini.
Wherever he travels, Srila Narasingha Maharaja preaches Krsna consciousness enthusiastically and enlivens all those who come into his holy association.