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By her friends

Everyone, I have to let you all know that our beloved Wendy aka Gandharvika Dasi is extremely ill and is preparing to leave her Earthly body. Gandharvika has late stage oesophageal cancer. She is at her Melbourne home with loved ones and is reasonably comfortable and is in excellent spirits. She has been surrounded by loving friends who are chanting with her. Gandharvika has accepted the fact that she is soon to be free of this body and make no mistake, she is leaving with joy

May 26, 2013 -- 4,673 views
By Krishna Mangala das

The May 23 is Jayananda’s disappearance day. We compiled the film about Jayananda Thakur. Also we put his Bhagavad-Gita Class

May 21, 2013 -- 2,194 views
By Syamarupa dasa

It is with sadness that I inform you all that our dear Mother Isa devi dasi has departed from this world. By the desire of Niranjana Swami and the devotees, we have begun the process of planning a wonderful festival honoring Srimati Isa devi dasi

April 9, 2013 -- 4,246 views
By Nartaka Gopala dasi

I feel so blessed that we were able to have Siddha Vidya Prabhu’s association at ISKCON Miami for thirty years. Steady devotees are such a benediction and they are precious like jewels

April 7, 2013 -- 3,842 views
By Sankarsana das

As is apparent in other devotees recollections of Siddhavidya prabhu I am also very grateful that Lord Krishna steered my life into the friendship and association of such a unique empowered blessed soul

March 26, 2013 -- 2,315 views
By Michael Kelly

At the 2004 funeral of Phil Sokolof, son Steve — or Siddha Vidya Prabhu — got up to speak. The congregation at Temple Israel, where Steve had been bar mitzvahed in the Jewish faith at 13, sat in tense anticipation of what he might say...

March 25, 2013 -- 3,531 views
Hare KrishnaBy Bhusaya dasa

After spending three days in jail with Siddha Vidya prabhu, he shaved me up and I moved into the small Houston Temple of 6 devotees with him. We had been thrown in jail when Guru Maharaji (boy Mayavadi guru) pressed "disturbing the peace" charges against the devotees

March 14, 2013 -- 2,753 views
By Nartaka Dasi

Our godbrother and great Vaishnava sankirtan devotee, Siddha Vidya das, left his body Monday, March 11, 4:58 PM, in Miami, Florida, in the presence of many devotees and well wishers, among those included were his godbrothers Dharma Prabhu, Visal Prabhu, Jayadhvaja Prabhu and god nephews and nieces

March 12, 2013 -- 3,408 views
By Giriraj Swami

Yesterday at 7:45 p.m. Rupa Sanatana dasa, a disciple of Romapada Swami and a former temple president of ISKCON St. Louis, left his body at Bhaktivedanta Hospice in Vrindavan, surrounded by devotees chanting Lord Krishna’s holy names

March 2, 2013 -- 3,079 views
By Parasuram dasa

On Saturday the 9th of February 2013 in London City we had a Harinama in honour of his grace Jiva Pati prabhu, who recently left his body. His glories have been retold in other articles and an attempt from me would likely not improve on those

February 13, 2013 -- 1,850 views
By Radha Mohan Das

Jiva Pati Prabhu was born John Boehnen in 1944, Milwaukee, USA and became an initiated disciple of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada in January, 1977. He came to Bhaktivedanta Manor from Chicago in 1979 and was immediately engaged in serving Sri Sri Radha Gokulananda. He remained Their diligent and faithful servant for the rest of his life

February 10, 2013 -- 2,370 views
By Jayadev Das

I must have completely driven dear Krsna nuts with my incessant prayers beseeching Him to allow me the last precious moments with her, where I could ensure she was either chanting the Lords' Names or at least hearing Them

February 9, 2013 -- 2,376 views
By Radha Mohan Das

Jiva Pati Dasa Brahmacari passed away peacefully at 10.22 am 0n February 8th in Watford Hospital. He was surrounded by devotees

February 9, 2013 -- 2,319 views
By Parasuram das

The following video took place in Nairobi during the mid 90s. Tribhuvanath prabhu and his team were putting on dozens of festivals in East Africa. This particular one took place in Nairobi's biggest slum

January 21, 2013 -- 2,333 views
By Ramacandra das

We would like to thank from the core of our hearts the devotees all around the world for their loving support and we humbly request to pray and bless Madhavananda's soul so that he can achieve the supreme goal

December 1, 2012 -- 2,950 views
By Vaisnavananda das

For those of you who knew Ramakeli prabhu, there are many wonderful things to be said by everyone about this jubilant and very friendly devotee. Although he was a rather large man and would initially appear intimidating, he was a "gentle giant"

October 6, 2012 -- 2,170 views
By Shyamasundara dasa

Last Monday, September 24, 2012 was the 36th anniversary of the day I first met Ramakeli Prabhu. I vividly recall it, because it was the day I surrendered to Srila Prabhupada

September 30, 2012 -- 2,982 views
By Mandali Dasi

Recently, in January 2012, as many of you know, I suffered the loss of my husband, Nitai Das. I have therefore chosen to dedicate the most recent collection of haute couture dresses I was working on at that time to him, and to the selfless love that he embodied for me

April 30, 2012 -- 4,436 views
By Nityodita dasa

As devotees, we accept that everything is under the control of The Supreme Lord, Krsna. Still, it is difficult, actually impossible to know why and how this sudden passing of Nitai and Bhakta Tim and Yadupati is His desire

February 23, 2012 -- 3,428 views
By Nityodita dasa

Nityodita dasa, a longstanding member of the New Vrindaban community remembers his nephew, Nitai Prabhu, a young enthusiastic community member, who recently lost his life with two other devotees in a tragic car accident in Florida. The final rites at the river Ganges took place on Feb. 15. His article follows

February 23, 2012 -- 3,190 views
By Ananda Tirtha das

The following is my impression of the events of March 15. March 15 began as any other day during the Festival in Mayapur: a sweet and crowded mangala-arati spent wriggling and weaving through crowds of devotees, especially around Nrsimahadeva's altar and during Tulasi-puja. Little did anyone know what was to come

February 22, 2012 -- 3,867 views
By Tukaram Das

On one hand, I'm writing for myself (out of necessity), to grieve and give shape to myriad thoughts that are inspiring (and vexing) me. On the other hand, it's also my hope that, by writing, I might be able to share my love, appreciation and understanding of Nitai with others. In some way, I'm just attempting to keep Nitai alive with my words, lest his memory be lost

February 6, 2012 -- 4,255 views
By Piyush Gupta

I met Nitai in the summer of 2003 at the Festival of Inspiration in New Vrindavan, that was before I pod or I pad came, it was the time when MP3 players were big and Nitai had recorded lots of classes of HH Radhanath swami and HH Hridyananda das Goswami on MP3's. He was so enthusiastic about sharing them and he wanted every one to have them, I bought almost everyone of them

February 3, 2012 -- 5,028 views
By Siddhanta das

Video from several interviews of Yamuna Devi

December 28, 2011 -- 3,438 views
By Giriraj Swami

At about 6:30 in the morning on December 20, Yamuna’s constant companion and spiritual confidante, Dinatarini dasi, found that she had left. Her hand was in her bead bag, and a slight smile was on her face. She looked completely at peace—even blissful. She had not been afraid of death. She had been confident that she would again be with Prabhupada, or somehow engaged in serving his mission

December 26, 2011 -- 4,294 views
By Shyamasundara Dasa

In 1995 the year before Srila Prabhupada’s centennial there was some controversy about what Srila Prabhupada’s actual birth time and horoscope were. In order to address that I did extensive research and compiled a book entitled “The Transcendental Horoscope of Srila Prabhupada”. The research included interviews of several devotees who were close to Srila Prabhupada

December 26, 2011 -- 4,052 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

December 24, 2011 -- 4,167 views
By Kalakantha das and Jitamitra dasi

We became close to Yamuna and Dinatarine Prabhus over the last five years. We run a busy college outreach program in Gainesville and, in 2006, looking for a getaway during the summer breaks, we decided to visit Saranagati, as we had lived and served in Vancouver temple years ago and had many friends there

December 24, 2011 -- 4,545 views
By Bhakti Madhurya Govinda Goswami

It is with mixed feeling that I find myself again writing a brief eulogy so soon for a departed God brother or God sister, in this case Yamuna Devi Dasi. I say mixed feelings because I understand that her health has not been good for a long time, which means suffering to one extent or another

December 24, 2011 -- 3,637 views

Yamuna Devi was one of the most influential devotees during ISKCON’s fledgling years. She was among a handful of people who established ISKCON’s first. Those who came to ISKCON in later years joined an established society, but Yamuna Devi was one of the few who established that society

December 24, 2011 -- 4,058 views
By Prahladpriya das

I am blessed and fortunate to have known you. You changed my life in ways that few others have. Your life was a myriad of service to Our Beloved Spiritual Master. Your love for Srila Prabhupad was palpable. By your kindness and mercy, for some years, you allowed me to accompany you on your journey in devotional service

December 23, 2011 -- 3,700 views
By Govinda dasi

It is with great sorrow that I wish to express my heartfelt grief and bereavement for the loss of our beloved Godsister Yamuna devi dasi. Yamuna devi has always been a stalwart beacon of pure Krishna Consciousness. Daily we are inspired by her transcendentally beautiful voice as she sings the “Govindam” prayers at the time of greeting the Deities at every ISKCON temple in the world. This morning song always gave our beloved Master Srila Prabhupada great joy, and so we can k...

December 23, 2011 -- 3,424 views
By Malati Devi Dasi

With immense sorrow and deep regret, I beg to report the departure of Her Grace Yamuna devi dasi, premier disciple of Srila Prabhupada, known for her deeply spiritual qualities and connection with His Divine Grace, for her glorious offering of the Govindam prayers that we hear and chant daily, for her love of pure kirtan, for her ecstatic award winning cook books which were infused with spiritual anecdotes, for greatly inspiring and encouraging the younger generation of ISKCON...

December 20, 2011 -- 17,490 views
By Indradyumna Swami

Thirty four years ago today you departed from our material vision. Although the departures of pure devotees are celebrated as glorious in the vaisnava tradition, I honestly have never felt this to be a day of festivities. Instead of celebrating, I feel more comfortable spending time alone remembering your pastimes amongst us and reflecting on my service to your divine mission

October 30, 2011 -- 3,071 views
By Ananda Tirtha Das

I attended the recent samadhi ceremony and memorial service for Gopiparanadhana Prabhu at Govardhan. It was an emotional ceremony, full of memories of a most dedicated servant of Srila Prabhupada. I also had the fortune to visit the apartment next to the Govardhan Palace where he left this world

October 21, 2011 -- 2,892 views
By Vaishnavanghri Sevaka Das

Recently on the occasion of release function for Telugu (South Indian language) version of Srimad Bhagavatam, I wrote a special article in Bhagavad Darshan (Telugu BTG) describing the events leading to the completion of Srila Prabhupada’s Bhagavatam

October 18, 2011 -- 3,516 views
By Deena Bandhu dasa

With great sadness in our hearts we inform the Vaisnavas that our Bengali Godbrother Purnachandra left this world in Vrindavan on the Ekadasi night, Oct 7th. His cremation was done at the Yamuna on the very auspicious Paksavardhini Mahadvadasi day. When I was Temple President of Krishna Balarama Mandir, he was the Vice President and Head Pujari.

October 12, 2011 -- 3,363 views
By Kiśora Dāsa

Is it really true that my teacher and hero has left us? I am still waiting that someone would wake me up and tell me that everything is all right and that it was just a bad dream. While waiting, I try to console my greaving heart with memories

October 5, 2011 -- 2,269 views
By Radhanath Swami

I am beside myself with grief and am speechless while trying to digest the reality that His Grace Gopiparanadhana Prabhu has been taken away by Krishna. Krishna’s plan is always perfect but when it manifests in the passing away of such an intimate, loving Godbrother as Gopiparanadhana Prabhu it is painful. But our solace is in our deep confidence that he has attained the ultimate perfection of life, entrance into Radha Giridhari’s eternal lila

October 5, 2011 -- 2,586 views