His Holiness Atmanivedana Swami preaches mostly in UK and Indonesia. Maharaja was born in Mozambique, of Gujarati origin. He joined ISKCON in 1979 at the age of 22 years at the Bhaktivedanta Manor in England. He accepted the order of sannyas from H.H. Bhakti Svarup Damodar maharaj in 1993. Over the past six years he has been working with Bhaktivedanta Institute specializing in spreading Krishna Consciousness in academic and scientific circles.
Atmanivedana Swami praising Bhakti Swarupa Damodara Swami's preaching to scientists and his spirit of following the cultural directions Srila Prabhupada had given him.