namaḥ oṁ viṣṇu padāya

kṛṣna preṣṭāya bhū-tale

srīmate atulanānda

acārya iti namine

 

“I offer my respectful obeisances unto His Holiness Atulanānda Acārya, who is situated at the feet of Lord Viṣṇu, and who is very dear to Lord Kṛṣṇa on this earth.”

 

His Divine Grace Bhaktikavi Atulananda Acharya Swami (1952-), disciple of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (1896-1977) has devoted himself entirely to propagating the mission of his master, for which he founded in Chile, together with his collaborators, the Sarasvat Gaudiya Seva Congregation, with branches inside and outside the country. Since the early 1990s, he has published his books, essays on Bhakti yoga, devotional poems, and poetic translations into Spanish of essential Vaishnavism books and songs. One of his main books is English is Bhagavad Gita: A Poem for the Soul (2018).

Being the son of a diplomat, he was born in Santiago de Chile but grew up in different countries. At age 15, he embraced yoga in Belgium. Today he is a regular practitioner of yoga and director of A.Y.A, his Adhyatma Yoga Association, which trains instructors, worldwide, on the path of recovering the original practice of yoga as a path towards Bhakti yoga, whose cultivation is the primary goal of his mission Sarasvat Gaudiya Seva.

B.k. Atulananda Acharya Swami favors a presentation of the Vedas in verse to direct his audience toward this transcendental knowledge and motivate them to deepen their studies through reading the masterpieces of his gurus, in particular Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada and his spiritual brother, His Divine Grace Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaja.