Sivarama Swami was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1949. His family immigrated to Canada during the failed 1956 Hungarian revolution when he was eight years old. In 1970 he first came in contact with Srila Prabhupada’s teachings, via Prabhupada’s transcendental books. He became an initiated disciple of Srila Prabhupada in 1973 and accepted the renounced order of life in 1979.
After serving ISKCON in both Canada and the USA – where he opened and managed temples, Sivarama Swami moved to the UK and became temple president at Caitanya College, and the UK national sankirtana leader. He was requested to accept the responsibility of GBC member in 1986 while serving in the UK. He later became GBC for Hungary having spent time preaching there since 1987.
Then later in the year 1997 he came forward and very generously extended the best possible financial support in bringing up the great unparallel supreme divine pastime site of Lord Caitanya (The Dandabhanga pastime site) into limelight.
At that time, the result achieved, by our humble endeavor, was quite below the expected level greatly on account of poor financial condition. But it was during this crucial need of the hour, that His Holiness Srila Siva Rama Swami Maharaja came forward, by the arrangement of providence, and made all the necessary arrangements. He provided the best possible financial support for the project during the period of mid of 1997 till almost the end of the year 2000. In that way, he served as the vital medium of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu in trying to bring His most merciful, sacred and supremely eternal pastime site to the limelight.