Preaching Around the World

 

There was no question that he could not answer, and hearing from His Divine Grace on a regular basis would melt even the hardest of hearts.

Gour Govinda Swami Mahārāja spent 10 years travelling the world, preaching throughout Europe, America, Canada, Africa, Mauritius, Australia, parts of South East Asia (Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Bali) and the subcontinent of India, especially in the state of Orissa, where he constructed the glorious temples of Śrī Śrī Kṛṣṇa-Balarāma, Śrī Śrī Rādhā-Gopīnātha in Bhubaneswar and the Śrī Śrī Rādhā-Gopāla Jīu temple in Gadai Giri. Gour Govinda Swami also initiated numerous other projects, many of which are now being completed by his disciples and followers.

With his dynamic presentation of the philosophy of Kṛṣṇa consciousness, Gour Govinda Swami Mahārāja would leave audiences spellbound. He would speak up to four hours at a time on one subject and sometimes lecture on one verse of the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam and purport of Śrīla Prabhupāda for seven continuous mornings and evenings. Every morning, before speaking on a particular verse of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam he would sing verses of glorification of the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam and especially when travelling abroad he would speak for 15-20 minutes, glorifying Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, emphasising the depth of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam and that there are in each word, even in every letter of the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam many meanings.

There was no question that he could not answer, and hearing from His Divine Grace on a regular basis would melt even the hardest of hearts.