• The aim and object of this preaching centre is to serve the objectives of our Srila Gurudeva – Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja and the entire guru-parampara.
Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaj
• To propagate Krsna consciousness for the benefit of the sincere seeker of spiritual truth as propounded by Sri Krsna Caitanya Mahaprabhu.
Sri Sri Radha Govinda Gaudiya Math was established in 1999. Before its establishment, devotees used to conduct nama-hattas (house programs) in Sriman Achutananda Prabhu's and Sriman Bal Kishen Prabhu’s houses.
Most devotees at that time expressed their heart felt wishes to have a preaching centre but was not able to do so.
Sripad Bhakti Prakash Hrishikesh Maharaj giving a class at Sri Sri Radha Govinda Gaudiya Math, 53A, Jalan Tanjung 5/4, 46000 Petaling Jaya.
Srila Gurudeva requesting Sripad B.P. Hrishikesh Maharaj to speak something during Srila Gurudeva’s visit to a devotee’s house on the occasion of the disappearance day of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur Prabhupada.
Around the end of 1998, Sripad Bhakti Prakash Hrishikesh Maharaj, a sannyas disciple of Srila Bhakti Pramode Puri Maharaj came into contact with devotees here. Some devotees expressed their idea of having a preaching centre and constant festival programs. It was then that Sripad B.P. Hrishikesh Maharaj with the help of some devotees managed to secure a bungalow in Petaling Jaya. Although the rental was RM3,000.00 per month, Maharaj went head strong into establishing the centre. The fact that most local devotees were not well off did not deter Maharaja from single handedly securing the money for the rental by distributing books. He would go on a marathon of sorts by traveling from Malaysia to Singapore to print and distribute books to pay for the centre’s upkeep.
After taking instructions from Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja, (Srila Gurudeva) the preaching centre was named Sri Sri Radha Govinda Gaudiya Math. Many nice programs were held there.
Sripad Bhakti Prakash Hrsihikesh Maharaj has since passed on and we are forever grateful for his magnanimous contributions.
Devotees performing kirtan at the Sri Radha Govinda Gaudiya Math, 53A, Jalan Tanjung, 5/4 Petaling Jaya.
Photo credit: Vishva Vaishna Raj Sabha (Journal of Prema Nama Sankirtana, issue 2000, page 73)
The preaching centre has since moved to its present premise, also in Petaling Jaya. The centre was graciously donated by one of Srila Gurudeva’s dear disciple, Sriman Parameshwari Prahu.It is now managed by Sriman Vijay Krsna prabhu.
Devotees performing kirtan with Sripad Bhaktivedanta Vana Maharaja at
Sri Sri Radha Govinda Gaudiya Math, 48, Jalan Gasing, Petaling Jaya. (Photo credit: Sriman Krsna Karunya prabhu)
Children performing kirtan before the start of a drama. Photo Credit: Ashalata devi dasi