Mar 12 2013 The Passing of our Dear Godbrother Siddha Vidya Prabhu

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


Mar 2 2013 Rupa Sanatana dasa’s departure

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


Feb 13 2013 Honouring Jiva Pati prabhu

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


Feb 10 2013 Giving Thanks for the Life of Jiva Pati Das Brahmacari

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


Feb 9 2013 A personal account of my beloved Mother, Doreen Richardson’s departure two days ago (Feb 6th)

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


Feb 9 2013 Jiva Pati Prabhu- - A Life of Dedication

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


Jan 21 2013 Africa Pastimes

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


Dec 1 2012 Madhavananda’s Holy Departure

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


Oct 6 2012 Exuberant Ramakeli

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"


Sep 30 2012 My Recollections of Ramakeli Prabhu

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


Apr 30 2012 My Tribute To My Nitai

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


Feb 23 2012 An Amazing Account Of Nitai’S Life From His Uncle

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


Feb 23 2012 “Not Yet” Nitai’s Last Rites in India

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


Feb 22 2012 TKG disappearance report

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


Feb 6 2012 Remembering Nitai Das

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


Feb 3 2012 Nitai das left his body

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


Dec 28 2011 In Memory of Yamuna devi dasi

By Siddhanta das

Video from several interviews of Yamuna Devi


Dec 26 2011 Yamuna-devi and Srila Prabhupada–Vani and Vapuh

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


Dec 26 2011 Transcript of Conversation With Yamuna Devi Dasi on September 18th, 1995

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


Dec 24 2011 YAMUNA

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


Dec 24 2011 A Few Memories of Yamuna Prabhu

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


Dec 24 2011 A Tribute To Yamuna Devi Dasi

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


Dec 24 2011 ISKCON`s GBC Remembers Yamuna Devi


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


Dec 23 2011 A Letter to Yamuna Devi

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


Dec 23 2011 The Devotee Chanting ‘Neath the Tree

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 know for certain it continues to give the Lord and His Divine Associates the greatest pleasure


Dec 20 2011 Yamuna devi dasi, beloved daughter of Srila Prabhupada, departed Dec. 20th on morning of Saphala Ekadasi

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 devotees in their KC, on this morning of Saphala Ekadasi, in her Melborne Beach Florida ashram-kutir which she shared with her dearest friend and companion in devotional service, Dinatarine


Oct 30 2011 Your Deep Compassion

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


Oct 21 2011 Thoughts On Gopiparanadhana Prabhu

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


Oct 18 2011 Article Glorifying Sriman Gopiparanadhana Prabhu

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


Oct 12 2011 Purnachandra ACBSP leaves this world

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.


Oct 5 2011 A Student’s Memories of Śrīmān Gopīparāṇadhana Prabhu

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


Oct 5 2011 A Tribute To Gopiparanadhan Prabhu

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


Oct 3 2011 My Wonderful Teacher

By Bhagiratha das

Just last year I was discussing with him to arrange a program for him in Indonesia around this year or the latest will be the midle of next year, but he left us so quickly. He is a rare personality, though was a great scholar still he is humble and present himself like some one who doesn't know anything


Sep 30 2011 Gopiparanadhana’s Samadhi Ceremony

By Deena Bandhu das

On Sunday September 25th the ashes of His Grace Gopiparandhana Prabhu were placed in Samadhi by his son Gaura Mohan at the foot of Govardhana Hill just in front of the Bhaktivedanta Ashram. Earlier at the ashram there was a Smriti Sabha, Memorial Service, where many senior men and women offered their fond remembrances of him and the great service that he rendered to Srila Prabhupada, ISKCON, and the world


Sep 23 2011 Gopiparanadhana Prabhu’s departure: a shock to ISKCON’s central nervous system

By Niranjana Swami

When I think of Gopipara - nadhana Prabhu, I think of the one devotee in ISKCON upon whom all future Sanskrit translations would be resting upon. Gopiparanadhana Prabhu was singlehandedly training future Sanskritists who would carry on the tradition of producing scholarly translations and commentary. He was a jewel among Vaisnava scholars and was deeply committed to carrying on the tradition of translating and commenting in the same mood as Srila Prabhupada.


Sep 22 2011 Reminiscence about HG Gopiparanadhana dasa: Where is my prabhuji has gone now?

By Bhagiratha das

May your glories will always we remember, your teaching will always acompany me and guide me on my journey seraching the truth in this world


Sep 21 2011 Regarding Gopiparanadhana prabhu’s passing way

By Prabhava das

Our senior devotees will leave us soon or later. It is all in the hand of Lord Krsna. Krsna sends His devotees here and He can also pull them out from here without any prior notice. It is entirely up to Krsna


Sep 21 2011 Homage to H.G. Gopiparanadhana Prabhu by H.H. Lokanath Swami

By Lokanath Swami

Dear Devotees, Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. Below is the transcription of the homage to His Grace Gopiparanadhana Prabhu by H. H. Lokanath Swami. --Premanjana das


Sep 19 2011 His Grace Gopiparanadhana Prabhu

By The GBC Executive Committee

Dear Devotees, Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. It was with great sadness that we heard of the tragic passing away of His Grace Gopiparanadhana Prabhu. He was a leading disciple of Srila Prabhupada who served him faithfully since joining ISKCON in the early 1970's. Whatever service he did in Srila Prabhupada's movement he gave his whole heart to, although he is best known for his translating and commenting on different Vedic scriptures following in the footsteps of his Guru Maharaja


Sep 17 2011 Glorifications of H.G. Gopiparanadhana Prabhu

By Sannyasis, Godbrothers and other vaishnavas

What can I say about such a transcendental personality? He was surely one of the most advanced devotees. Although a great scholar he was sublimely humble and presented our vaisnava siddhanta in clear and simple ways that anyone could understand.

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