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Sripad Bhakti Prodip Tirtha Maharaj, Sripad Bhakti Hridaya Bon Maharaj, Sri Sambidananda Das were the three who were nominated by Srila Prabhupada to cross the ocean to reach the country of Europe to preach and propagate the teachings of Sriman Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. They left India from Bombay Port on 18th March, 1933 to represent Srila Prabhupada or the Gaudiya Mission. The Gaudiya Mission Society, UK was founded on 14th April, 1933 at West Minister Custom Hall.
Miss Daisy Cocilia Bowtwel, a young lady of a rich honourable family, was attracted among many others to the philosophy of Gaudiyas and surrendered from heart and soul to the Lotus feet of Srila Prabhupada. She was initiated through Sripad Tirtha Maharaj in the Month of February, 1937. She was graced by the name Vinod Vani Dasi.
Vinod Vani Dasi donated her residential house for the worship of Sri Gaur Radha Govinda Jiu and Sri Basudev Vigraha and simultaneously to Gaudiya Mission Society, U.K. She breathed her last in the year 1981, keeping back all her money and properties in the name of Gaudiya Mission. Her heart’s wishes were fulfilled, Sri Vasudev Gaudiya Math was established at her house at 27- Crunhurst Road, London N.W.2. Sri Kamalaksha Das Bramhachari was the Saint who, by the order of the authority of the mission, reached London in the year 1982 and took the charge of the math.
In the year 1987 the fate of the citizens of Europe raised high; when Srila Acharyapad(Srimad Bhakti Srirup Bhagbat Maharaj )made it auspicious by keeping his lotus feet on the land of Europe as the 1st Acharya of the Mission. His presence brought the flood of Harinam Samkirtam among the residents there. Seminars were held at different parts of London. Thousands of spiritual-minded citizens attended the seminars and were influenced to follow the preaching. Many Europeans and others surrendered themselves to the feet of Srila Acharyapada, even some of them were converted to vaishnava saints.
At present the prosperity of the math has increased. Every year the disciples of London comes to India. The secretary of the Mission visits the branch Math regularly; the president of the Mission also visits the branch occasionally.
Sripad Bhakti Nivas Narayan Maharaj, Sripad Bhakti Promod Puri Maharaj and others joint accompanied by the present Acharya of the mission in the year 2007, to celebrate the 25th anniversary. Numerous seminars were held at different parts of London. People of a high profile joined the seminars and were influenced by the philosophy of Gaudiyas. The High Commissioner of India at London was present in the seminar.
In the year 2006 the deities were brought from India. Sri Guru, Gauranga, Radha- Gopinath Jiu were endowed with life by Srila Acharyapada at Karimgunj Math. Later they made their auspicious appearance at London. While huge gathering of devotees and fortunate souls, performing Harinam Samkirtan, the Deities entered the temple at Vasudev Gaudiya Math. In this program Sripad Parvat Maharaj was present.