Radhanath Swami was born in Chicago in 1950. In his teenage years, the longing for knowledge about God lead him on a journey throughout Europe and the Middle East, during which he undertook a careful study of the scriptures of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. This journey ultimately led him to India, where he lived for several years, met Srila Prabhupada, and came to reside in Vrindavan. Maharaja moved from Vrindavan to New Vrindavan. His dedicated efforts in congregation preaching developed the Sri Sri Radha Gopinath Mandir at Chowpatty, Bombay and the ISKCON Belgaum temple. Radhanatha Swami takes thousands of devotees on pilgrimage to holy places of the Vaishnava tradition. Radhanatha Swami is a trustee of Bhaktivedanta College, by providing his spiritual suppport and encouragement.