His Holiness Bhanu Swami Maharaja was born in
Canada on the 26th December 1948 to the most
fortunate Japanese parents. He is one of the senior
disciples of His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta
Swami Srila Prabhupada, founder acarya of ISKCON,
the International Society for Krishna Consciousness.
He holds a BA Degree in Oriental fine arts history
from the University of British Colombia. He joined
the Hare Krishna movement in India in 1970. Initiated in 1971 by Srila
Prabhupada, he took sannydsa vows in 1984. Bhanu Swami was
personally instructed in the art of Deity worship by Srila Prabhupada,
and within ISKCON he has become an authority on the topic. He is a
great inspiration for many devotees around the world and he preaches
Krishna consciousness in India, Japan, Malaysia, Australia and Russia.
By 1972, His Holiness Bhanu Swami Maharaja had already earned credit
from Srila Prabhupada for his exact Sanskrit pronunciation, expertise in
cooking and excellence in deity worship. He also began to translate Srila
Prabhupada’s books into Japanese.
A scholar in Sanskrit and Bengali, Bhanu Swami has translated more than
fifty significant works of the Gaudiya Vaisnava canon. Many of these
works are commentaries from primary members of the Gaudiya
Bhanu Swami is a quiet achiever and has studied a variety of disciplines
including martial arts, Reiki healing, Carnatic music (specifically veena).
He is a reputed astrologer.
Bhanu Swami’s depth of scholarship has enabled him to create
presentations on topics like karma, reincarnation, yoga and Srimad
Bhagavatam. He continues with this translation service to this day, giving
us the nectar from the Bengali and Sanskrit works of the previous
Vaisnava acaryas to enhance our understanding of the Gaudiya Vaisnava
philosophy. He is also a member of the Governing Body Commission
(GBC) of ISKCON.
Laghu Vaisnava Tosani was completed by Jiva Gosvami in Sakabda 1504, as a summary version of Santana's commentary on the Tenth Canto.
The commentaries on first eight chapters of the Tenth Canto are virtually the same but after that point there are increasing differences.
Ultimately this commentary is approximately same size as the Brhad vaisnava tosani.
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