Council of Elders
HH Smita Krishna Swami
His Holiness Smita Krishna Swami was born in Sweden in 1952. He joined ISKCON in 1970 in Hamburg, Germany and took initiation from Srila Prabhupada the following year. Maharaja is known among devotees for his kind, meek, simple-hearted nature and enlightening lectures.
His main field of interest is to encourage ISKCON farm communities into sustainability and cow protection. He has established his base in Almviks Gard, an ISKCON farm project in Sweden. He has been serving as the European Minister for Cow Protection and Agriculture since 2016.