His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami is a spiritual master and a GBC in the International Society for Krsna Consciousness (ISKCON). He is a disciple of His Divine Grace AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the founder – Acharya of ISKCON and is regarded as one the most advanced devotee’s in the movement today.
His Holiness hails from an aristocratic Bengali family where he spent most of his early childhood in urban Kolkata. He went on to study at university in Germany, where he came across the vedic scriptures. This spurned in him the desire to explore and understand the spiritual reality. After completing his studies, he spent a number of years searching for a Guru to guide him on the spiritual path. His search came to an end when he came across Srila Prabhupada’s teachings in the form of one of his books – The Nectar of Devotion. As His Holiness was reading this book, he became more and more convinced that Srila Prabhupada was the person who could properly guide him on the spiritual path. Thus he accepted him as his spiritual master.1 2 3 4 5