Sri Krishna Prem | First European Vaishnavite Saint



Sri Krishna Prem (1898–1965), was a British national who was interested in Hindu Philosophy, visited India, and founded an Ashram with his Guru Sri Yashoda Mai. He was considered as one of the best Krishna Devotee and pursued Vaishnavite Hinduism. His birth name was Ronald Henry Nixon.

He was a strict Gaudiya Vaishnavite and he had many Indian disciples due to his great interest in Hinduism and for his high spiritual knowledge. His foremost disciple was Sri Madhava Ashish, who remained with Krishna Prem for many years, and sincerely served him.

Krishna Prem, was born in England, in the year 1898 to a pious Christian family. He studied English literature and also studied Hindu philosophy and Advaita Vedanta.

In 1928, his friend and well-wisher Monika, who was interested in Hinduism, become a Hindu Saint, and adopted the sainthood name of Sri Yashoda Mai, and she also initiated Nixon in spiritual path, and renamed him as Krishna Prem as his sainthood name.

In 1930, Sri Yashoda Mai and Krishna Prem together founded an ashram at Mirtola, near Almora, in the state of Uttarakhand. In the Ashram, they strictly followed the principles of Vaishnavism. After the death of Yashoda Mai in the year 1944, Krishna Prem had become the head of the ashram. He travelled to South India, and met Sri Ramana Maharshi, Sri Aurobindo and Annai Mirra Alfassa, and received their divine blessings. Krishna Prem died in the year 1965.


1. The yoga of the Bhagavat Gita
2. Initiation into yoga
3. The yoga of the Kathopanishad
4. The search for truth

Let us worship the great saint and be blessed.

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