Mukunda Goswami is an American religious guru who is thought for being the chief of the Worldwide Society for Krishna Consciousness in England which is popularly generally known as ISKCON or the Hare Krishnas.
Mukunda Goswami was born as Michael Grant on Friday, 10 April 1942 (age 80 years; as of 2022) in Portland, Oregon. His zodiac signal is Aries. He pursued his commencement at Reed Faculty, Portland, Oregon. He needed to develop into a musician for which he moved to New York after his commencement.
Peak (approx.): 5′ 4″
Hair Color: Bald
Eye Color: Black
Dad and mom & Siblings
There’s not a lot details about his mother and father. His brother’s identify is Tom Grant, who’s a musician.
Mukunda was married to Janaki, however they obtained divorced within the Eighties. After his divorce, in 1982, he took up Sannyasa from Jayapataka Swami.
He follows Hinduism.
Mukunda used to work as knowledgeable jazz musician earlier than turning into a religious chief.
In 1966, he was a outstanding a part of the Hare Krishna motion.
Later in 1966, he helped Bhaktivedanta Swami to arrange the primary Hare Krishna temple in New York. In 1967, he established the primary Hare Krishna temple in San Francisco. He additionally organized a music occasion, the Mantra-Rock Dance through the opening of the temple.
In 1968, he went to London alongside together with his spouse to start ISKCON in England. In 1971, he was one of many composers of the devotional music album ‘The Radha Krsna Temple’ launched on Apple Data. The album was produced by Beatle George Harrison. The track ‘Hare Krishna Mantra’ gained numerous recognition and entered the UK Singles Chart.
In 1977, he began the ISKCON Communications Workplace in Los Angeles. He has written some publications and books together with Chant and be Pleased … The Story of the Hare Krishna Mantra (1982), Coming Again: The Science of Reincarnation (1982), The Larger Style: A Information to Connoisseur Vegetarian Cooking and a Karma-Free Weight loss program (1983), Divine Nature: A Non secular Perspective on the Environmental Disaster (1995), Contained in the Hare Krishna Motion: An Historic Japanese Spiritual Custom Comes of Age within the Western World (2001), and Miracle on Second Avenue: Hare Krishna Arrives within the West (1966).
- In 1965, he determined to change his occupation after he met Hare Krishna founder AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. He joined the primary group of initiated disciples in 1966. After becoming a member of the group, he was given the Sanskrit identify Mukunda Dasa.
- He served because the ISKCON Minister of Communication on the Governing Physique Fee from 1984 to 1999.
- He lived in numerous international locations together with San Diego, New Zealand and Australia.
- On 23 October 2015, he was admitted to the hospital for hip surgical procedure after he slipped in his rest room. Whereas he was within the hospital, he suffered a coronary heart assault. His devotees organized kirtans at numerous locations and prayed for his restoration.
- In 2022, Mukunda remains to be serving as an ICJ Advisory Board Member.
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