Namacarya is a compound of two Sanskrit nouns. Nama is used in connection with the holy name of the Lord, Sri Krsna, and acarya means one who teaches by example. So one who is considered the spiritual master of the holy name of Krishna is called namacarya. Lord Caitanya, the Supreme Godhead, awarded this title to one of His intimate disciples, Haridasa Thakur.
Little is known about the birth of Haridasa Thakur except that by the will of Godhead he appeared in the late 1400's in a village of Buddan as the child of a family of Mohammedans. At an early age he renounced all conventions of Mohammedan religion and society. With shaved head and the simple clothing of a mendicant, Haridasa left the home of his parents for good and resumed his eternal position as a devotee of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krishna.
The Universal Teacher
The life and precepts of one of the most dynamic preachers of the Krishna Consciousness Movement in the first half of the 20th century
From his divine birth in 1847 to his disappearance in 1937, Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur's life was one of unalloyed devotion and dedication to spread the teachings of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu.
This documentary gives an insight into this extraordinary personality via interviews with some of his last remaing disciples as well as rare photographs and never before seen film footage of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur.
Life and Works of Srila Prabhupada
Video clips collection of His Divine grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, founder of ISKCON, International Society for Krishna consciousness.
All glories to His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda Founder-Ācārya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness.
Birthplace of Srila Prabhupada
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Grand ceremony to welcome His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Founder-Acharya of ISKCON, to the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium (TOVP) in his murti form commemorating his 125th Appearance Anniversary!
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