About Sivarama Swami

Sivarama Swami was born in Budapest, Hungary, in 1949, and his family emigrated to Canada during the failed 1956 Hungarian revolution. In 1973 he became a disciple of A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the Founder-Acarya of ISKCON, and entered the renounced order of life (sannyäsa) in 1979.

Sivarama Swami is well known for his deep knowledge of Vaisnava literature, and has written many books on Gaudiya Vaisnavism. The publications in his “Krsna in Vrndavana” series includes Nava-vraja-mahima, a nine-volume treatise on the sacred land of India through the Vaisnava perspective of pastime, pilgrimage, and philosophy.

Maharaja served for over three decades as a member of ISKCON’s Governing Body Commission and was responsible for projects in Hungary, Turkey, and Romania. He has spent his life travelling and speaking internationally, and since retiring from active management, is now dedicated full-time to his writing. He resides in both New Vraja-dhama (Krishna Valley), a replica of Vrndavana and self-sufficient farming project in Hungary’s countryside, and in Mayapur, ISKCON’s headquarters on the banks of the sacred Ganges River in West Bengal.

You can follow his podcasts in his website: sivaramaswami.media