Giriraja Swami

Giriraja Swami is based in Carpinteria, California, where he is focusing on Srila Prabhupada’s instruction to him to write. He is the author of Watering the Seed and Many Moons: Reflections on Departed Vaishnavas and is working on several publications, including books about his search for a spiritual master and his early days in the Boston temple, his travels with Srila Prabhupada in India and Srila Prabhupada’s monumental efforts in Bombay, and Vaishnava holy days. He wasinstrumental in acquiring and developing the Bhaktivedanta Ashram in Govardhan and led the development of the Kirtan Ashram for women, the Bhaktivedanta Hospice, and the Vrindavan Institute of Palliative Care, all in Vrindavan.