Sriman Prahlad Narasimha Das Adhikari (Pedro Napoleon Vélez Ledesma) was born in 1959, in a Catholic family, in the historic city of Cuenca, Ecuador.
He was the seventh child in the family. In his childhood, he awakens interest in eastern culture by seeing in a magazine a self-burning monk and hearing from his father words like yoga and mind control. Observing his mother's devotion to Jesus Christ, from an early age he was absorbed in thoughts about the Creator.
As a teenager, he began to practice yoga and TM meditation. Having barely reached the age of 14, he began to serve in Yogananda's Ashram, where he first became acquainted with such Vedic sciences as Jyotish astrology, Vastu, Ayurveda, having received this knowledge from a Swami, who also told him about the Maha mantra Hare Krishna and about the Radha Yatra procession in New York, where he saw Srila Prabhupada, the great saint from India.
In 1974, Prabhu first came into contact with the books of Srila Prahupada, and was fascinated by this deep knowledge, which he felt in his heart.
In 1979, he became a monk in the ISKCON movement in Bogotá, Colombia.
In 1981, Prabhu received an initiation into Brahma Madhva Gaudiya Sampradaya Yoga. His Guru, His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaja, a direct disciple of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada gave him his spiritual name of Prahlad Narasimha Das.
Having received the secret Gayatri mantra and initiation into the Brahmins, Prabhu began to share the knowledge of the ancient scriptures to others, comprehending their depth under the authoritative guidance of the Guru Parampara. From that time on, he did not stop serving the mission of his spiritual Master for a day, passing on to people of different strata the knowledge of the Absolute Truth, which was previously available only to kings and brahmanas.
In 1989, Sriman Prahlad Narasimha married a beautiful woman, wonderful vaishnavi, Manorupa. They initiated an amazing journey of serving a mission together, traveling and preaching for 25 happy years, revealing to the world two illustrious sons.
In the early 90s, Prabhu decides to donate all the family's capital to buy a farm and build a Temple nearby Cuenca city, which he documented at ISKCON Ecuador.
In 2015, in the age 57 Manorupa left this world, leaving behind a vivid memory. The life of this family is reflected in the film "Manorupa", you can see the trailer and other details about this film on the film page at this link.
Sriman Prahlad Narasimha is a multi-talented Vaishnava Brahmin, professor of classical Indian philosophy, a virtuous expert in personality psychology, a mentor and consultant to thousands of people around the world. Known for his profound realized knowledge of the scriptures, he is an internationally recognized consulting astrologer.
He conducts preaching activities in different countries, performs songs of his own composition and ancient bhajans. His album will be out soon.
("Krishna" music project)
In 2019, with the blessings of His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaja, Prabhu and his family began the construction the “Bhakti Tree” Temple of Vedic Arts.
In 2021, Prabhu began the restoration of the Temple at the “Giridhari desh” farm. Today, in this difficult time for the whole world, all his projects are successfully developing, showing the world an example of the beautiful sharing of Krishna consciousness.