His Holiness Mahavishnu Swami appeared in this world on 10 February 1945, in Birmingham, UK. In 1971 he became a full-time temple renunciate and the same year he was initiated by his spiritual master, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. In 1976 he first visited India and traveled extensively throughout India with the BBT Library party.
In 1977 Maharaja became involved in various projects throughout Nepal and India, he also traveled widely in the world to raise funds to build temples in Bangladesh and Nepal, including the beautiful Rupa-Sanatana Temple in Jessore, Swamibagh in Dhaka, and the Sri Radha-Govindahari temple in Kathmandu, Nepal. In 1984 he accepted the sannyasa order of life from his senior Godbrother Jayapataka Swami Maharaja. Presently he is preaching extensively in the much-neglected African continent, as well as in India, Nepal and the UK and parts of Europe