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Indradyumna das

Autobiography
russian version

  • Date of birth: 19 November 1974
  • Place of birth: Samara, Volga river, central Russia
  • Mundane name: Ivan Gorshkov
  • Spiritual name: Indradyumna das

With Hare Krishna movement I met on the lectures of Ashutosha prabhu at the end of February in 1993. After one week of that I already was in Moscow and on the 8th on March 1993 listened the lecture of the Srila Harikesha Swami Maharaj (follower of Founder and Acharya of ISKCON Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj).

From 1994 I was living in Samara ISKCON's temple and was in charge of head of  'Public Relations' department under the guidance of the temple president Ananda Chaitanya prabhu.

In autumn of 1995 I received harinama initiation from Srila Harikesha Swami Maharaj during the celebration of his Vyasa Puja Day in Sweden. He gave me spiritual name Dhira das.

In 1997 I visited India for the first time. It was spring season (Gaura Purnima). I visited Calcutta, Jagannath Puri, Vrindavan, Mayapur and Delhi.

In November of 1998 after Srila Harikesha Maharaj leaved ISKCON movement I went to India for the second journey. I was looking for the Guru and stayed there till the midst of January of 1999. I met my 25th anniversary in the beautiful town Jagannatha Puri.

On the 4th of January I received harinama initiation and part of diksha from Founder and Acharya of Sri Gopinath Gaudia Math His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Promod Puri Goswami Maharaj. Maharaj changed my name to Indradyumna das.

During the winter of 1999-2019 I journeyed to India for the third time. I was in Delhi, Vrindavan and Jagannath Puri. On the 15th of October I received diksa initiation during the celebrating of Vyasa Puja Festival of Srila Bhakti Promod Puri Goswami Maharaj via Srila Bhakti Bibudha Bodhayan Maharaj who is the President and Acharya of Sri Gopinath Gaudiya Math at present.

1999, the 21st of November, local time 07:00 pm, Jagannath Puri - I was on the last darshan of my beloved Spiritual Master His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Promod Puri Goswami Maharaj.

1999, the 22nd of November, local time 02:21 am, Jagannath Puri - His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Promod Puri Goswami Maharaj left this mundane world and entered the Divine Lila.

During the 1-4 of June of 2001 I was organizing the first public program of Srila Bhakti Bibudha Bodhayan Maharaj and his companion Srila Bhakti Sarvasva Govinda Maharaj in Samara.

My service is help in renovation of RVN page and translation of Vaishnava articles from English into Russian. Every Sunday I'm leading nama-hatta program at my flat.

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PS. This biography is perennially transforming. The author is not responsible for consequences caused by reading of his biography :)



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