Narada

Circa 3000 B.C.

Narada is the son of Lord Brahma, and he is one of the twelve authorities on Krishna consciousness known as mahajanas. He was present during the time of Lord Krishna's appearance. He is a wandering mendicant, a spiritual preceptor who has imparted knowledge throughout the universe unto great personalities such as Prahlada, Dhruva, and Vyasadeva. Narada wrote the Narada-pancharatra, an exposition on devotional service that offers practical insight on serving the Lord, and the Narada-bhakti-sutra, eighty-four gemlike aphorisms on devotion that reveal the secrets of love of God.