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Dandavats! All Glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga!

Hare KrishnaBy several devotees

On the 4th of November 2010, 22:25 PM Moscow time Purnacandra Goswami passed away. It is a great loss for the entire ISKCON community. Purnacandra Maharaja joined Srila Prabhupada’s movement when he was 17 years old. For more than 38 years he served ISKCON with great dedication. His knowledge of the Vedic scriptures was vast and profound. For many years he was teaching Bhakti-sastri course and many other courses to the devotees. He had very deep attachment to Sri Vrindavana-dhama. He divided his preaching time between Russia and Balkans, but Karttik he would always spen...

Nov 4, 2019 -- 3,483 views
By Bhakti Caru Swami

That night, Srila Prabhupada called me. I was attending Srila Prabhupada – actually one of us used to always be with Srila Prabhupada for two hours. My shift was 12am-2am. So it must have been around 1am. Srila Prabhupada called me, and told me: “The time has come for me to leave this planet, therefore you should make arrangement to take me to Vrindavan immediately.” He wanted to leave his body in Vrindavan. I was completely shocked and immediately ran downstairs to wake up Tamal Krishna Maharaj.

Oct 30, 2019 -- 4,696 views
Hare KrishnaBy Niranjana and Jayapataka Swamis

He said, "Oh, my Lord. The destined time for my life span in this world is now exhausted. Now it is time to depart from this world and go on to my next destination. Who is anyone's son? Who is anyone's father? We are all living beings meant to go on in our journey from one body to the next. Oh my Lord, I simply pray to Your lotus feet. Please forgive me for any offenses I may have committed in your presence, and please allow me to continue to my next ...

Sep 1, 2019 -- 2,309 views
Hare KrishnaBy Giriraj Swami

Sridhar Swami: “When I leave, we can be together in more significant ways.” He said that love in separation was actually stronger. And we do experience that when we are with people we love, we may take them for granted but that when they are gone, we realize how valuable their association was and how much we loved and still love them. And the feelings become more intense than when we were with them.

Sep 1, 2019 -- 1,498 views
By Indradyumna Swami

My dear godbrother Sridhar Maharaja, numerous godbrothers, disciples, friends and well-wishers have gathered around the world and are enjoying sweet memories of your glorious activities in spreading the samkirtan mission of Lord Caitanya. I miss you a lot. I miss the times we spent traveling together in the early days of the movement. It was fun and enlivening to be in your association. No matter how difficult the situation, you always said something humorous to make us laugh. And the next moment you could speak so candidly about the illusory nature of ma...

Sep 1, 2019 -- 6,229 views
By Giriraj Swami

His Holiness Sridhar Swami has given me a lifetime of work in service to Srila Prabhupada. Although jivo va maro va, to live or die is the same for a devotee—and certainly that was true of Maharaja—my own feelings are mixed. I think, “He has left so much service for me, given me so many instructions. So I must stay and execute his mission.” I think the same about Tamal Krishna Goswami. Even though part of me misses them terribly and wants to be with them, mainly I think, “They left me so many instructions. I have so much service to do for them here.” Of course, how long we have ...

Sep 1, 2019 -- 5,293 views
By Niranjana and Radhanath Swamis

I am lost for words upon hearing of her disappearance. But her living example resides in our hearts. I am forever grateful to you Anandini Devi. Your lifetime was a glorious offering of love. Now you have entered into Radha Shyamasundar's loving embrace. With our tears of separation from you, we will celebrate your beautiful life and your auspicious destination.

Sep 1, 2019 -- 1,156 views
By Padmapani das

Nikhilananada and I were arrested together. A bomb blew up one of the PLO offices near where we were distributing and a van full of heavily armed militiamen arrested all foreigners in the area by gunpoint. They took us to a dilapidated building in the center of Beirut, separated us and led us to the basement where we were each cramped in dirty cells filled with a dozen or so other prisoners. There was no light or ventilation and we didn’t know if it was day or night. Bomb blasts were shaking the ground above us and it was anyone’s guess if we would ever get out alive. But eventually we ...

Jul 12, 2019 -- 2,442 views
By various devotees

Mahadevi Dasi: Over the last week, I compiled and edited about 30 tributes from our Godbrothers and sisters and those were read yesterday, as not many Prabhupada disciples are here in Vrndavana right now. For the last 20 years serving in Vrndavana, I've had the great pleasure of organizing programs to glorify devotees. How could we leave out Brahmananda prabhu, who was also like a brother and very dear friend to me, as well as Prabhupada's dear son..

Jun 23, 2019 -- 1,121 views
By Karuna Dharini Dasi

A full-time distributor of the seventies and eighties, Lavangalatika was very devoted to Srila Prabhupada and would go out seven days a week on sankirtana. Although we would see her at managla-artika we rarely saw her for the rest of the day. She did a lot of books, she averaged in the thousands of dollars every week in her collection, and with her proper English accent, she was very personal, with a funny high spirit and bright blue eyes. Her father was an officer in the military during the British occupation of India. She took the support of the temple and the BBT as a personal respo...

Jun 3, 2019 -- 946 views
By Kishori Jani

Yesterday, we lost one of the pillars of the Iskcon movement, one of the stalwart female pioneers in Srila Prabhupada's mission- in the most glorious way! Her service to SP in the US, Kenya, Mumbai and Vrindavan is almost unparalleled. The stories and glories go on and on... But the true test comes at the end.. And the whole affair at the end for her was SO beautiful and uplifting! Witnessing it gives me so much courage and confidence that this path is real! Experiencing such a glorious passing is a true and rare gift that I'm indebted to her for sharing with us.. Something I will cherish fo...

May 16, 2019 -- 1,778 views
By Sangita devi dasi

On Sunday, April 21, 2019, Her Grace Savitri devi dasi, a beloved member of our ISKCON Philadelphia Temple peacefully passed away. Surrounded by her closest friends who were chanting the Hare Krishna mantra at her bedside, Savitri departed from this world with a Deity of Lord Nrsimhadeva above her head, a small Deity of Lord Jagannatha and a photo of Srila Prabhupada on her heart, Srila Prabhupada chanting in her ear and a photo of Radha Krsna to her right.

Apr 25, 2019 -- 1,263 views
Hare KrishnaBy Danavir Goswami

January 5, 2019: we just learned of the passing of our dear Godbrother, Kaliyaphani dasa Prabhu. I would like to give a little eulogy based on my association with him. I first met Kaliyaphani Prabhu at the Bhaktivedanta Manor in London, October, 1976—I had just arrived from Los Angeles. He was a brahmacari in his early twenties, doing full time traveling sankirtana book distribution very enthusiastically. His younger brother was also a devotee and an excellent book distributor named Satyavak dasa brahmacari, he, however left this world a few years later. Kaliyaphani was...

Jan 6, 2019 -- 1,353 views
Hare KrishnaBy Adikarta das

It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected loss of our dear godbrother and friend Kaliyaphani dasa, who was killed in a motorcycle accident Thursday night in Alachua Florida. I knew Kaliyaphani since he joined ISKCON in 1975. He was from an upper class English family, had expensive private schooling and an aristocratic upbringingAlmost from the day he joined he became a traveling sankirtan devotee. In fact he was the rock on which the great British sankirtan army was built. He and his deceased brother Satyavak prabhu were both very helpful in establishing the B...

Jan 4, 2019 -- 1,557 views
By Gurudas

I am saddened by my feeling of separation from you, that I will not see you again on this planet, yet I still feel close to you. Our relationship transcends material boundaries and You are in my, and many peoples hearts . Let us all pray for your continued spiritual journey, which makes me happy, as you are not in pain anymore, and with our beloved Spiritual Master, and Radha and Krishna

Jan 1, 2019 -- 8,909 views
Hare KrishnaBy Jaganmohini Devi Dasi

As a founder director of Bhaktivedanta Institute, HH Bhaktisvarupa Damodara Swami, was able to lay the foundation of the Bhaktivedanta Institute under Srila Prabhupada's direct guidance. During Srila Prabhupada's final days and even before that HH Bhaktisvarupa Damodara Swami was very enthusiastic and had adopted versatile and dynamic approach to reach to intellectual community. And Srila Prabhupada very much approved and appreciated it. There are several conversations between them in this regard. Thereafter, for nearly three decades, HH Bhaktisvarupa Damodara Swam...

Dec 13, 2018 -- 773 views
Hare KrishnaBy Damaghosa das

Sukadeva spent his life dedicated to the service of his spiritual master Srila Prabhupada and was greatly attached to reading his books daily. He and I would have many long discussions over the years over the Krsna Conscious philosophy based upon those books and personal realizations. He also worshiped over 300 Salagrams Silas as part of his daily program. Myself and hundreds of others will miss his association when they learn of his passing. He was a wonderful, always laughing, happy, and totally determined devotee.

Nov 27, 2018 -- 950 views
Hare KrishnaBy Pradhana-gopika Devi Dasi

Nimai Pandit Das, one of the frst devotees in Italy after the disappearance of Srila Prabhupada, passed away on the 13 th of November at the age of 71. „He was one who never stepped back“, says Parabhakti Das, temple president of Villa Vrindavana (ISKCON Florence). „He was always available, and we could count on him.“ Nimai Pandit was not only the treasurer, but also the secretary of the temple board of Villa Vrindavana since almost 30 years. „He w...

Nov 17, 2018 -- 930 views