His Grace Kratu Prabhu is the disciple of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the founder Acharya of International Society of Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). His Grace Kratu Prabhu is one of the present initiating spiritual masters/Guru in ISKCON. He has his disciples in India, Damodardesh, America, Canada and various places around the world.
Following the most important instruction of His Guru, HH Kratu Das ji Maharaj made spreading the teachings of Lord Chaitanya, the prime aim of his life at an early age. Despite of receiving higher education and a job, HH Kratu Das ji Maharaj followed the instructions of His Guru and started preaching round the globe, round the clock. Till date, he visits different countries every year, conducts Bhakti Retreats, Bhajan Sandhyas, Kirtan mela and other devotional activities in these countries.
He is the author of the book ‘Sadhu Sanga’ which is a compilation of evidences and proves from the scriptures as well as his life experiences to establish the importance of association of Vaishanavas and devotees.
His permanent abode is in Sri Dham Vrindavan while he visits various places throughout the year for constant preaching activities.
HH Kratu Das ji Maharaj was born in aristocratic Gujarati Gaudiya Vasihnava family on July 5, 1944. His father was an ardent vaishnava and his mother persistently chanted 16 rounds of Hare Krishna maha- mantra. His wife Her Grace Amrita Devi Dasi is also initiated disciple of Srila Prabhupada.
His first exposure to ISKCON happened in 1970, at St. Louis. He later joined full-time in 1974, in Toronto. He met his Guru, His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada in 1976, from whom he received a direct order for preaching Krishna consciousness. He and his wife were initiated by Srila Prabhupada in 1977 in Toronto, Canada.
While in West, he worked as professional engineer for five years in Toronto In Chicago he worked for Chicago temple as director of congregational preaching. He then become temple President of Vancouver temple in 1987. In 1993, he moved to Baroda, Gujarat and conducted college and school preaching. He also started a book distribution program by Bullock Cart for every town and village. In 1997, he became temple President of ISKCON, Delhi and continued house and pandal preaching programs.
In 2002, he became an initiating spiritual master in ISKCON and is ever since vigorously traveling and preaching all over the world.
At present he is travelling across the world and regularly visiting USA, Canada, UK, Europe and continuously preach in India, conducting pandal programs, educational programs and devotional tours.
In footsteps of previous acharyas, Sat Goswamis and Srila Prabhupada, he is vigorously preaching the gospel of Lord Caitanya. Source: Iskconleaders.com