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Insisting Sridhara Maharaj for Public Preaching

Srila Sridhara Maharaja first recollected the special times he shared with Srila Prabhupada at the Sita-Kanta Banarjee Lane house and the Sarasvata Matha. Srila Prabhupada had rented two adjacent houses, one for residence and one for business, and he donated the upstairs rooms above his chemical business for the small temple. He encouraged Srila Sridhara Maharaja to come from Navadvipa and stay and preach there. Srila Sridhara Maharaja came regularly and stayed for engagements that Srila Prabhupada arranged amongst local devotees, friends, relatives and business associates. Srila Sridhara Maharaja explained how Srila Prabhupada's fervor for establishing siddhanta and spreading Krishna consciousness was legendary. He recalled the many letters Srila Prabhupada consistently wrote to all Indian leaders and dignitaries, how many sincere people he brought to their gurudeva's shelter, and how much he was engaged in sadhana, which included chanting, studying, writing literatures and distributing them. Srila Sridhara Maharaja admitted that his nature was not inclined to go out in public, but that during this time our Srila Prabhupada single-handedly pulled him out for preaching.



Reference: Srila Prabhupada - Our Friend of all by Sridhar Swami