November 3, 2008

HH Romapada Swami in Tirupati Oct 2008

On his arrival, HH Romapada Swami Maharaja revealed that he was glad to be in the Sri Sri Radha Govindaji Temple in Tirupati. He said that the presiding deities in the New York temple, where he is based, are also Sri Sri Radha Govindaji and therefore, he felt perfectly at home in the Tirupati temple.
During July of 1971, Srila Romapada Swami received first initiation from Srila Prabhupada at the temple located on Henry Street in Brooklyn, New York. One year later, during the summer of '72, Srila Romapada Swami received second initiation. At the time he was fully engaged as the Sankirtana Leader and the Temple Commander in a temple of 150 devotees. During that same summer, Their Most Beautiful Lordships, Sri Sri Radha Govinda, arrived in New York.