OM VISHNUPAD PARAMAHANSA
108 Sri Srimad Bhakti Prasad Puri Goswami Thakur
Srila Bhakti Prasad Puri Goswami Thakur, an eternal intimate associate of Sri Sri Gour-Krishna, appeared on 25th August, 1895 and disappeared on 8th March, 1958, He descended from Golok (the Eternal Abode of Krishna) to Bhulok (this earth) at the behest of the Supreme Lord in order to preserve the Divine Line of Thakur Bhaktivinode. After the disappearance of his most beloved Gurudeva, Om Vishnupad 108 Sri Sripad Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Goswami Thakur in 1937, he emerged as the next Spiritual Head of the Mission . He was unanimously accepted as the worthy Successor to Srila Saraswati Thakur.
Srila Bhakti Prasad Puri Goswami Thakur (His Brahmachari-name being Srila Ananta Vasudeva Paravidyabhusan Prabhu) appeared as a God-sent Jagat-Guru or Universal Master in the Preceptorial Line of Succession that started from the Supreme Lord Sri Krishna Himself. He came as a Divine Messenger in the “Amnaya Dhara” carrying the lofty truths direct form the Lord to the people of this world. He was lovingly called “Srila Acharyadeva” by his devotees.
Details about his holy life will be found in the book, The Preceptorial Line of Succession and Srila Acharyadeva by Prof. R. P. Sasmal.