Smita Krishna Swami
HH Smita Krishna Swami was born in Sweden in 1952. He joined ISKCON in 1970 in Hamburg, Germany and took initiation from His Divine Grace AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada in 1971. Maharaj is known among devotees for his kind and meek, simple hearted nature and enlightening lectures.
The field of his interest is mostly to encourage farm communities and self sufficiency including cow protection in ISCKON. Since 1982 when the Swedish farm project (Almviks Gard) was started he has established his base there. He has served as the European Minister for Cow Protection and Agriculture since 2016.