namaḥ om viṣṇnu-pādāya
śrīmate bhakti śrīrūpa
radhāntin iti namine
namas te pradāya kṛṣṇa
dāsa bhaja namo ‘stu te
“I offer my respectful obeisances unto His Divine Grace Bhakti Śrīrūpa Radhānti, who is situated at the feet of Lord Viṣṇu, and who is very dear to Lord Gaura on this earth. He is the bestower of Divine Love (kṛṣṇa-prema), the beloved of Śrīmati Rādharani.”
His Divine Grace Sripad Bhakti Srirupa Radhanti Maharaj, is one of the most significant siksha gurus, or instructing spiritual masters of Prabhuji, and one of the most important authorities of Gaudiya Vaishnavism in South America.
He is a great Vaishnava spiritual master of the Brahma Gaudiya Sampradaya, direct disciple of His Divine Grace Srila Govinda Maharaja, and a disciple of the great acharya His Divine Grace Srila Sridhar Maharaja. His Holiness Sripad Bhakti Srirupa Radhanti Maharaja was born in the city of Porto Alegre, Brazil, on September 11, 1945.
He took sannyas directly from another disciple of His Divine Grace Srila Govinda Maharaja, His Holiness Sripad Bhakti Shoban Padmanabha Maharaj, the founder of the ”Shri Krishna Caitanya Mahaprabhu Ashram”. The relationship of Prabhuji with His Holiness Sripad Bhakti Srirupa Radhanti Maharaj is one of a great respect, love, and devotion.