Mahant Sri Krishna Balaram Swami appeared in a family of enlightened Gauda-Brahmana Vaishnavas who scrutinized the Yajurveda, one of the four highly recognized ancient Vedas. Swamiji’s father, a highly respected Guru of many in the Vrindaban area, began tutoring his son at the tender age of four at their home in Vrindaban, India. At the age of eight, Swamiji’s father enrolled him in Vrindaban’s renowned Nimbarka Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya College, where he lived in the dorm and studied continually for eight years. There he became fluent in Sanskrit. A brilliant student, he then transferred to an English college, where he learned to translate the ancient Vedas into English.
Swamiji’s birth dynasty dates directly back to Kasyapa Muni (one of the seven mentally conceived sons of the first created being, Lord Brahma). His dynasty is called the Khajiri Dynasty (one of the seven ancient dynasties), since the time of his ancestors. In the past one of his ancestors daily blessed the king. One day, due to an overload of managerial duties the day before, the king was absent from the palace where the blessing was to take place. When the Pundit (Swamiji’s ancestor) realized that the king was not going to attend the blessing of that day, he decided not to waste the blessing paraphernalia and auspicious moment, and left the palace. Outside the palace he came upon an old dry Khajura tree on which he performed the blessing. The next day the king awoke on time and was awaiting the Pundit’s arrival. When the king saw the Khajura tree to be fresh and green with vigorous life, he asked his servant how this has come about. The servant replied, “Since you were not present yesterday for the blessing, the Pundit blessed the tree instead, thereby the tree has flourished.” Since then Swamiji’s Dynasty is known as Khajiri.
Swamiji is preaching the unchanged, age old science of God around the world. He has written many books in Sanskrit and English to develop a foundation to further spread the science of God. In 1990 he registered Bhagavat Dharma Samaj, a society dedicated to enlightening the illusioned people of the world. Recognized as a genuine authority of Vedic Knowledge, Swamiji was awarded the title Mahant (Archbishop) in 1991 by the four Vaishnava Sampradayas (traditional Vaishnava Schools), and is also well respected by elected officials as well.
Swamiji is currently writing Vrijabasi commentaries on the Srimad Bhagavatam, which we hope will enlighten the readers on the transcendental path.
Jay Sri Radhe!