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Gaur Gopal Das

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His Grace
Gaur Gopal Das
Gaur Gopal Das at an Event in 2017
Born (1973-12-24) 24 December 1973 (age 50)
LineageBrahma-Madhva-Gaudiya Sampradaya
(Gaudiya Vaishnavism)
Notable work(s)Life's Amazing Secrets: How to Find Balance and Purpose in Your Life
The Way of the Monk: The Four Steps to Peace, Purpose and Lasting Happiness
Alma mater
Other namesGaur Gopal Prabhu
PhilosophyAchintya Bheda Abheda
Religious career
TeacherRadhanath Swami
Period in office1996–present
InitiationDiksha: 1996

Gaur Gopal Das (IAST: Gaura-Gopāla dāsa) is an Indian Hindu monk, lifestyle coach, motivational speaker and former electrical engineer. He is a member of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON).[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Gaur Gopal Das was born in Vambori town in Ahmadnagar District, Maharashtra, India. He has a diploma in electrical engineering from Cusrow Wadia Institute of Technology, Pune and a degree from College of Engineering, Pune.[2]


He worked as an electrical engineer at Hewlett Packard for a brief period, before leaving the company in 1996 to become a monk.[3]

After a few years, he left his job and joined the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) as a monk, where he was given the name "Gaur Gopal Das".[4][5] He has remained there for twenty-two years, learning ancient philosophy and contemporary psychology, to become a life coach.[6]

Ever since then he has been speaking at various academic institutions and corporate firms in India and abroad for over 2 decades and has even spoken at the United Nations and thrice at British parliament. He has also spoken at many charity events to raise funds for social initiatives in the field of education and rural development.[7]

In 2018, he published the book Life's Amazing Secrets,[8] and received an honorary doctorate by Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT).[9] He collectively has over 17mn followers across social media.[10]

Published works[edit]

  • Das, Gaur Gopal (1 January 2003). Revival[11]
  • Das, Gaur Gopal (8 October 2018). Life's Amazing Secrets: How to Find Balance and Purpose in Your Life. Penguin Random House India Private Limited. ISBN 978-93-5305-268-3.
  • Das, Gaur Gopal (6 February 2020). The Way of the Monk: The Four Steps to Peace, Purpose and Lasting Happiness. Penguin Random House. ISBN 978-1-84604-625-4.
  • Das, Gaur Gopal (17 January 2023). Energize Your Mind: A Monk's Guide to Mindful Living. Sourcebooks, Inc. ISBN 978-1-7282-6539-1.

Awards and recognitions[edit]

In February 2023, Gaur Gopal Das received Asia's prestigious "Golden Book Awards" for his work - "Energize Your Mind: A Monk's Guide to Mindful Living".[12][13]


  1. ^ Patwa, Priyadarshini (24 October 2019). "Gaur Gopal Das Talks About 3 Support System Entrepreneurs Need To Beat The Odds". Entrepreneur. Retrieved 17 March 2020.
  2. ^ "The monk who HAM-ed it up". www.thehindubusinessline.com. 18 January 2017. Retrieved 9 May 2023.
  3. ^ "The monk who HAM-ed it up". The Hindu. Retrieved 18 January 2017.
  4. ^ "Know Gaur Gopal Das, the spiritual Guru of billionaire Yashovardhan Birla, the head of the Yash Birla Group". Financialexpress. 12 June 2023. Retrieved 7 January 2024.
  5. ^ "พระเครื่อง". Retrieved 14 January 2024.
  6. ^ "Monk and lifestyle coach Gaur Gopal Das to release his first book this month". The Times of India. 26 September 2018. ISSN 0971-8257. Retrieved 9 May 2023.
  7. ^ "Speaker Profile : Gaur Gopal Das - London Speaker Bureau India". London Speaker Bureau. Retrieved 9 May 2023.
  8. ^ "Crossword Bookstores hosts Juhi Chawla at Monk Gaur Gopal Das' book launch - 'Life's Amazing Secrets'". The Hans India. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Odisha Governor Enlightens Audience Through His Oratorical Brilliance". KIIT University. 10 November 2018. Retrieved 10 November 2018.
  10. ^ "Watch | The Hindu Lit for Life Dialogue - Live your best life". The Hindu. 10 February 2023. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 9 May 2023.
  11. ^ "Best Gaur Gopal Das Books: Find the Ultimate Inner Peace and Personal Growth (2023)". The Economic Times. 28 April 2023. ISSN 0013-0389. Retrieved 9 May 2023.
  12. ^ "Golden Book Awards 2023: Ashneer Grover, Namita Thapar, Kamlesh Patel – A look at the winners". cnbctv18.com. 3 February 2023. Retrieved 9 May 2023.
  13. ^ "Asias most prestigious book award golden book awards announces winners 2023". Lokmat.

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