His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Goswami Maharaja is the present President / Acharya of the Sri Chaitanya Gaudiya Math,and Founder/ Acharya of GOKUL. is the 11th Acharya in the preceptorial channel (Guru-Parampara) of Lord Sri Krishnachaitanya Mahaprabhu. Born on April 24,1924 at Amlapatti-Gwalpara, Assam, India, Srila Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Goswami Maharaja joined the institution in 1947 after completing His Masters Degree in Philosophy at Calcutta University (India). He served the Sri Chaitanya Gaudiya Math as its Secretary and took Sannyas in 1961.
Srila Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Goswami Maharaja is acknowledged by Vaishnavas around the world as one of the most exalted spiritual personalities of the second generation (Prashishya-Varga) of preceptors decending from His Divine Grace Nityalila Pravishta Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Goswami Thakur. His Divine Grace is an authority on Gaudiya Vaishnava philosophy. He never deviates even one centimeter outside the four corners of the prescription of the shastras (holy scriptures). "Example is better than precept" is His way of preaching.
For the last five decades, Srila Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Goswami Maharaja has been engaged in the propagation of the all-embracing doctrine of transcendental divine love of Lord Sri Krishnachaitanya Mahaprabhu, to counter the present trend of violence and cruelty, and to bring about unity of hearts among all, irrespective of caste, creed or religion.
At the behest of His Beloved siksa-guru, His Divine Grace Nityalila Pravishta Om Visnupada Paramahamsa 108 Sri Srila Bhakti Pramode Puri Gosvami Maharaja, He has now embarked upon preaching the message of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu throughout the entire world, beginning with an American tour in 1997. Since that time, He has continued to bring the yuga-dharma of the Divine Name throughout the world. To date, His preaching engagements have taken Him to England, Holland, Italy, Austria, Germany, France, Spain, Russia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Austalia, Singapore, Bali, the Hawaiian Islands and throughout the length and breadth of the continental US. During this time, He also maintains an extremely heavy preaching schedule, of three to four programs a day, as He continuously travels to the devotees throughout the Indian subcontinent. His Divine Grace is also presently engaged in writing articles and books of a profoundly spiritual nature in His native languages as well as in English, for the eternal benefit of the conditioned souls of the world.
His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Goswami Maharaja is beloved by thousands of devotees throughout the world as the very embodiment of humility and spiritual affection.