Bhakti Vighna Vinasa Narasimha Maharaja was initiated by Srila Prabhupada in London in 1971. A year later he received second initiation. He has been preaching for the last twenty years in Asian countries such as India, Philippines, China and Thailand. Through his years of preaching he has given countless souls practical guidance and deep inspiration. Taking sannyasa in Mayapur in 1994 from Tamal Krishna Goswami did not mean much of a change in his lifestyle, since Maharaja has always been strict in his sadhana. Whoever gets to know Maharaja admires and respects his sincere and faithful practice of chanting the Holy Names of the Lord. He truly "walks his talk". Maharaj has been teaching with the MI since it's inception.