Gopiparanadhana Dasa

Gopiparanadhana Dasa was both a scholar of Sanskrit and a practitioner of devotional service to Lord Krsna. Under the guidance of His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, he developed an expertise in Sanskrit and served for many years as an editor for the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust. When Srila Prabhupada passed away, Gopiparanadhana served on the three-man team that completed Srila Prabhupada’s edition of Srimad-Bhagavatam. In 1998 he and his family moved to Govardhana, the place of Sri Krsna’s pastimes located in northern India, and an important place of pilgrimage for the followers of the Vaisnava tradition. There he spent the last twelve years of his life, translating and training a new generation of devotional scholars at the Srimad-bhagavata Vidyapitham, a school he established for this purpose. Among his most significant literary contributions are the translations of the Tattva-sandarbha, Brhad-bhagavatamrta, and Krsna-lila-stava.