Gaurakishora dasa Babaji Maharaja the spiritual master of Srila
Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura, appeared early in the
nineteenth century. He lived a strictly renounced life as a
bhajananandi, or one who performs solitary worship. He was intimately associated with Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura, whom he respected as his spiritual master, and was spiritual master of Srila
Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Goswami Maharaja.