Gauranga Das Family And Early Life
He was born and brought up in Bhilai, Chhattisgarh in 1971 and he is 50 years old now. Details about his father and mother are still unknown and he also has one brother. He completed his schooling in English Medium Middle school Sector 9, and later completed his high school in Delhi Public School, Bhilai. Gauranga Das was an Engineering graduate and did his graduation from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay in the stream of Metallurgical Engineering (1989-1993). He and his family belong to the Hindu religion and he follows a vegetarian menu. He never got married and he is a Celibate.
Gauranga Das won the trophy in school days
Gauranga Das spent his childhood completely in his village, Bhilai and he had a lot of good memories with that place. He has been a bright student right from his childhood. Gauranga Das always scored good marks in studies and also in sports. He is one of the top rankers in his class.
Career of Gauranga Das
While doing his engineering graduation in IIT Bombay his attention was drawn towards Lord Krishna and he used to visit the ISKCON temple regularly. Then later he began to read Bhagavad Gita in his college days and he learns the life things like birth, death, and more about soulful life.
His career turning point occurred when he was studying in his college. When one of his batchmates tried to attempt suicide for not getting a gold medal in academics rather than he bagged a silver medal. The boy hangs himself by a rope, but the rope broke and he was saved from committing the blunder. The reason for his suicide attempt is not getting a gold medal and he always scored a gold medal in all other exams. So that he could not able to handle his failure pressure. He also finds some of his friends roaming happily who have failed in 3 to 5 subjects. So he came to a conclusion that
“Certainly, it is not an achievement that makes you happy or unhappy. It must be something more. “
Then he came up with an equation of stress i.e. Stress = Expectation – Reality and Happiness = Attainment – Desire.
Explanation: Indeed expectations are attached to those achievements that define whether a person is happy or not. This made him gather more knowledge about life and inspired him to join ISKCON.
Career Towards Being Monk
While studying his first year and all he never thought to become a monk, rather than he wants to become an engineer. But while he was searching for answers to all his quires about the life he got much knowledge and new things, which attracts him to monk life. In the year 1993 soon after his college, he joined ISKCON as a monk.
He conducted many Bhagavad Gita seminars in all prominent engineering, medical, and management colleges. Gauranga Das also did many social works to uplift minor sections of society all over India. He also gave a lot of counseling to many cooperative organizations for senior-level managers about stress management.
He also appeared in popular TV shows like “Atma” on Star Vijay, a daily spiritual discourse. He explained a lot of messages from Bhagwat Gita to millions of Indians and to the U.K people.
Duties and Holding of Gauranga Das
- Global Duty Officer for the ISKCON Governing Body Commission (GBC)
- Trustee of ISKCON GBC College
- Member of the GBCOrganizational Development Committee
- GBC Nominations COmmittee
- Divisional Director of Devotee Care and Temple Development
- System and Administration departments of ISKCON temples Worldwide
- Director of Govardhan Ecovillage (a United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Awardwinning Eco-village community)
- Co-president of the ISKCON Chowpathy temple
- Trustee and Adminsitrative Director of Bhaktivedanta Research Centre (BRC),Kolkata
Gauranga Das started Eco-village in the year 2005 with 5 humans and 8 castles. As of now, it is having 250 humans and 100 cattle associated with the village. The main aim of this Govardhan Eco-Village is “to build living spaces, not buildings”, “to build home not house”, “to make people healthier not a doctor”.