From 1977 onwards he visited Vrindavana every year until 1986. In 1987, what he calls the “Vrindavana Fever”, or the burning desire to live in permanently in Radha-Krishna’s lovely Vrindavana, totally consumed all other interests and he moved to Sri Dhama Vrindavana.
In 1998, the most kind and compassionate Srimati Radharani blessed him with Indian Citizenship.
Bhajan Life in Vrindavana
From (1989-1992) he served and did bhajan in Srila Prabhupada’s personal rooms (bhajan kutir)in Seva Kunja within the medieval temple of Sri Sri Radha Damodara. In 2002, he moved to Sri Radha Kunda, where he lives within a beautiful forest bower dedicated to Srimati Radharani.
In 2014, 108 Pandita Sri Krishna Dasa Babaji Maharaja (vyakaran-vaisnava darshana tirtha), a most respected 99 year old saint doing Radha-Krishna bhajana and lila-smarana for 77 years in Vraja Dhama, awarded him sannyasa in the traditional Gaudiya Lineage of Sri Advaita Prabhu called the “Advaita Parivara”.
His spiritual name is now Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Dasa Babaji Maharaja.
Mahanidhi Swami regularly publishes books and uploads spiritual posts on bhakti yoga, namabhajan, guru seva, the glories of Srimad Bhagavatam, raganuga bhakti and love divine. His numerous books have been translated into many languages including Russian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Chinese, Spanish, Italian, French, Marathi, Hindi, Bengali etc.
Every year since 1994, during Karttika Month (Oct-Nov), he has glorified Srimati Radharani, Her manjari maidservants, and the wonderful pastimes of Sri Sri Radha-Krishna. Often classes are also given on Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.
Whenever the Indian Adhika Mas (also known as the Purusottama Month) appears, he also speaks about sweet glories, pastimes and manjari sevas of Sri Sri Radha-Krishna. In 2012, Swamiji’s Adhika Month Katha on “Rasa Lila” was aired twice daily on India’s Sadhana TV channel, and viewed by 150 million people worldwide.
Swamiji is always writing books, and articles for the Internet on Radha-Krishna prema seva. Every Sunday (4-7pm) he conducts spiritual programs at his Radha-kunda ashram which are called “Sunday Satsanga”. These spiritual question-answer sessions with a few devotees are sourced from shastras, and sprinkled with a dose of transcendental humor. Immediately the audios are uploaded on SoundCloud and mns.audio.com. with the title, “Sunday Satsang”.
Audio recordings of these classes are available on SoundCloud and mnsaudio.com.