List of Initiating Gurus in ISKCON

  1. Adikarta Das (AKD)
  2. Asita Krishna Swami TKG (AKS)
  3. Atmanivedana Swami BSDS (AVS)
  4. Badrinarayan Swami (BNS)
  5. Bhaktivaibhava Swami (BVS)
  6. Bhakti Bhagavatamrita Kesava Swami PVS (BBKS)
  7. Bhakti Bhrnga Govinda Swami (BBGS)
  8. Bhakti Caitanya Swami (BCAIS)
  9. Bhakti Carudesna Swami BTS (BCDS)
  10. Bhakti Dhira Damodara Swami BTS (BDDS)
  11. Bhakti Gaurava Narayan Swami TKG (BGNS)
  12. Bhakti Gauravani Goswami (BGVG)
  13. Bhakti Prabhupada-vrata Damodara Swami (BPDS)
  14. Bhakti Prema Swami BCS (BHPS)
  15. Bhakti Raghava Swami (BRS)
  16. Bhakti Ratnakara Ambarisa Swami GKG (BRAS)
  17. Bhakti Sundar Goswami (BSG)
  18. Bhakti Vasudeva Swami BTS (BHVS)
  19. Bhakti Vijnana Goswami RNS (BVG)
  20. Bhakti Vikasa Swami (BVKS)
  21. Bhaktivyasa Tirtha Swami BSDS (BVTS)
  22. Bhakti VV Narasimha Swami (BVVNS)
  23. Bhakti-bhusana Swami (BBS)
  24. Bhaktimarga Swami (BMS)
  25. Bhaktipada Goswami SRS (BPG)
  26. Bhurijana Das (BJD)
  27. Bir Krsna Das Goswami (BKG)
  28. Caitanya Candra Das GGS (CCD)
  29. Caitanya Candra Caran Das JPS (CCCD)
  30. Candra Mukha Swami HDG (CMKS)
  31. Candramauli Swami (CMS)
  32. Caru Das (CD)
  33. Danavir Goswami (DG)
  34. Devamrita Swami (DAS)
  35. Dhanvantari Swami (DVS)
  36. Dhirasanta Das Goswami (DDG)
  37. Drutakarma Das (DKD)
  38. Gauranga Prem Swami JPS (GRPS)
  39. Giridhari Swami (GDS)
  40. Giriraja Swami (GRS)
  41. Gopaswami Das (GSD)
  42. Gopal Krsna Goswami (GKG)
  43. Guru Prasad Swami (GPS)
  44. Haladhara Swami GGS (HDS)
  45. Hanumatpresaka Swami (HPS)
  46. Harivilas Das (HVD)
  47. Hrdayananda dasa Goswami (HDG)
  48. Indradyumna Swami (IDS)
  49. Janananda dasa Goswami (JG)
  50. Jayapataka Swami (JPS)
  51. Jivananda Das (JND)
  52. Kalakantha Das (KKD)
  53. Kavicandra Swami (KVCS)
  54. Kesava Bharati dasa Goswami (KBDG)
  55. Kratu Das (KRD)
  56. Kripamoya Das (KMD)
  57. Krsna Ksetra Swami (KRKS)
  58. Lokanath Swami (LOK)
  59. Madan Gopal Das SDG (MGD)
  60. Madhu Sevita Das (MSD)
  61. Mahadyuti Swami (MDS)
  62. Mahaman Das (MMD)
  63. Mahatma Das (MD)
  64. Mahavisnu Swami (MVS)
  65. Manonatha Das (MND)
  66. Matsya Avatara Das (MAD)
  67. Medhavi Das (MDD)
  68. Narayani Devi Dasi (NDD)
  69. Navayogendra Swami (NYS)
  70. Niranjana Swami (NRS)
  71. Partha Sarathi Das Goswami (PSDG)
  72. Patita Pavana Das IDS (PPD)
  73. Prahladananda Swami (PAS)
  74. Purushatraya Swami (PTS)
  75. Radhacaran Das TKG (RCD)
  76. Radha Govinda Das SRS (RGD)
  77. Radha Govinda Swami (RGM)
  78. Radha Krishna Das TKG (RKD)
  79. Radhanath Swami (RNS)
  80. Rama Govinda Swami KDS (RMGS)
  81. Ravindra Svarupa Das (RVSD)
  82. Romapada Swami (RPS)
  83. Rtadhvaja Swami (RTS)
  84. Sacinandana Swami (SNS)
  85. Samik Rsi Das (SRD)
  86. Sankarsana Das (SDA)
  87. Satyadeva Das (SDD)
  88. Sivarama Swami (SRS)
  89. Smita Krsna Swami (SKS)
  90. Srivas Das BTS (SVD)
  91. Subhaga Swami (SSM)
  92. Sukadeva Swami RNS (SDS)
  93. Trivikrama Swami (TVS)
  94. Vaisesika Das (VSD)
  95. Varsana Swami (VS)
  96. Vedavyasapriya Swami (VVPS)
  97. Virabahu Das (VBD)
  98. Yadunandana Swami SDG (YNS)
  99. Yamunacarya Das Goswami HDG (YDG)

[Notes: 1. initials in parentheses are the abbreviations of the initiating guru; 2. abbreviations not in parentheses indicate the initiating guru’s own spiritual master; 3. all devotees without such initials are disciples of Srila Prabhupada]

This list only gives the names of gurus currently accepting disciples, but aspiring disciples are not limited to this list in their search for a guru. Devotees in ISKCON are free to approach any ISKCON devotee in good standing for initiation, whether or not they are on this list, with the following provisos:

1) If the prospective guru is a disciple of Srila Prabhupada or a departed guru and has not gone through the nomination process, that prospective guru should go through the nomination process to accept disciples.

2) If the prospective guru is a disciple of a living guru, that prospective guru must obtain permission from his guru to initiate, and then go through the regular nomination process.

Not accepting disciples:

  1. Bhakti Visrambha Madhava Swami
  2. Bhanu Swami
  3. Ganapati Swami
  4. Jayadvaita Swami
  5. Mukunda Goswami
  6. Satsvarupa Das Goswami
  7. Vegavan Das