World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Lokanatha Swami

Article Id: WHEBN0027237369
Reproduction Date:

Title: Lokanatha Swami  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: List of International Society for Krishna Consciousness members and patrons, Lokanatha
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Lokanatha Swami


Lokanath Swami (born 1949, Aravade, Maharashtra) is an ISKCON guru from India.[1][2][3] He is a senior disciple of A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (the founder of ISKCON).[4][5] Lokanatha Swami oversees ISKCON activities and preaching in Maharashtra and Noida,[6] and serves on the Governing Body Commission of ISKCON as a Minister of Padayatra.[7] Lokanatha Swami is involved with various worldwide ISKCON preaching activities.[8] He travels in India and in the West, giving discources on Bhagavad Gita and other Hindu texts.[4][6]

Lokanatha Swami was born in Aravade, a small village Maharashtra, India.[5] In the year 1971, after meeting A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada and his western disciples at a preaching program in Mumbai, he "forsook his study of chemistry in favour of studying the Bhagavad Gita" and joined ISKCON.[4] He took sannyasa (renounced order of life) in 1975.[4] In 1976 he inaugurated the Padayatra walking pilgrimage tour of India where, together with a group of Hare Krishna devotees, a cart and religious books, "he treaded his way on foot across India, preaching the knowledge of sanatana dharma".[4] In 1989 he inaugurated the same preaching program in America.[9] Since then, Padayatra has become instrumental in propagation of Krishna consciousness.[10] In 1986 Lokanatha Swami was appointed an initiating guru in ISKCON.[11] In 1996 he was responsible for organizing a celebration of 100th Anniversary of A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada in India.[12]

Bibliography

In English
  • Lokanāth Swami Festivals: Śrīla Prabhupāda at the Māyāpur-Vr̥ndāvana festivals. — Noida: Padayātrā Press, 2001. — 244 p. — ISBN 81-901132-1-6
  • Lokanāth Swami Kumbha: Festival of Immortality. — Noida: Padayātrā Press, 2001. — 136 p.
  • Lokanāth Swami My Prabhupāda. — Noida: Padayātrā Press, 2007. — 159 p.
In Russian
  • Локанатха Свами Обратно к Богу. — М.: Философская книга, 2003. — 96 с. — ISBN 5-8205-0022-9
  • Локанатха Свами Кумбха-мела. Праздник бессмертия / Пер. с англ.: Анируддха дас. — М.: Философская книга, 2003. — 144 с.
  • Локанатха Свами Фестивали. — М.: Ведабук, 2007. — 350 с. — ISBN 978-5-902399-14-8
  • Локанатха Свами Мой Прабхупада. — М.: Философская книга, 2008. — 240 с.

References

External links

  • Lokanath Swami Website
  • Lokanath Swami Blog
  • Lokanath Swami Media
  • Bhajans of Lokanatha Swami
  • ISKCON Aravade
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.