Feb 10 2011 Farewell Bhadra Priya!

By Bhaktimarga Swami

Shelly Cook became a nun in the latter part of '72 or early '73 in the Krishna Consciousness movement. She joined the ashram, a rented Victoria home on 187 Gerrard Street, in what was known as the Cabbagetown section of Toronto


Jan 2 2011 Condolences on the Departure of Sripada BV Narayana Maharaja

By The GBC Executive Committee

We, the Executive Committee of ISKCON's Governing Body Commission, wish to hereby express our bereavement on hearing of the passing of Sripada Narayana Maharaja. At this time we remember Sripada Narayana Maharaja as a dedicated and powerful preacher. He traveled around the world to deliver the message of Srimad-Bhagavatam and spread Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu's mission. He also translated important Vaisnava texts


Dec 19 2010 There Are Too Few Like You

By Indradyumna Swami

It was with great sorrow that I heard about your sudden departure from this world. Although we regularly hear about these things in sastra and are constantly preparing ourselves for such inevitable events, somehow when they actually happen we seem totally unprepared. And so it is that I can hardly believe you are no longer among u


Dec 18 2010 Marutvati Devi Dasi passes away

By Kancana-valli Devi Dasi

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing away of Marutvati Devi Dasi, a lovely disciple of Srila Prabhupada. She left this world on the morning of 15th December at her home in Soest, Netherlands. Her departure follows a long brave battle with cancer


Nov 29 2010 Appreciating Purnacandra Goswami

By Su-gita Vani devi dasi

His samadhi will come up in the gosala gardens of the Krishna Balaram Mandir in Vrindavan. To those who were familiar with Maharaj’s personality, this venue, with its peace and quiet, complete with cows and monkeys, appears to be the perfect choice for his samadhi


Nov 17 2010 HH Purnacandra Maharaja

By the GBC Executive Committee

Maharaja was a dedicated disciple of Srila Prabhupada, and he had worked hard to spread Prabhupada's message in different parts of the world, in a number of services. He was a dedicated ISKCON sannyasi, preaching enthusiastically and effectively, particularly in the former Soviet Union.


Nov 11 2010 The Last Darshan of Purnachandra Swami

By Jaya Madhava das

He spend many of his later years in iskcon preaching in the former Soviet Union, Moscow in particular. I personally knew him for many years and I will miss him. I was always so happy to have his kind friendship, humble and genuine association, Purnachandra Swami really cared about his Godbrothers and Godsisters and lived his life for serving and helping the devotees and later in his life serving the Russian iskcon devotees


Sep 29 2010 Srila Prabhupada Memories

By Gauridasa Pandita Dasa

I used to take care of Srila Prabhupada's garden in Sri Vrindavan Dhama in the summer of 1977. Srila Prabhupada used to come into the garden every morning and chant japa or listen to some devotees chant Bhajans or read his books outloud


Sep 29 2010 New Vrindaban Remembers Hladini devi dasi

By New Vrindaban Communi - cations

Sunday, October 3, is the anniversary of the day on which Hladini devi dasi was brutally gunned down by an extra-judicial firing squad in war-torn Liberia in western Africa. The death squad arrived at the Hare Krishna temple in the capital city of Monrovia in the early morning hours, and ordered the devotees to come out


Sep 25 2010 Your Name Will Be There

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


Sep 18 2010 Memories Of Citra Devi Dasi

By Gaurangi dasi

The following article is a condensed version of the memories of Citra Devi that devotees shared the day of the ceremony we did in her honour in New Mayapur, France, on Sunday July 26


Aug 18 2010 Letter From New Mayapur France GBC

By Hrdaya Caitanya das

We are profoundly saddened that in New Mayapur on Friday 23 July in the early morning hours (around 1:00 am) Citra mataji committed suicide by setting her body on fire


Aug 18 2010 Samadhi Ceremony held for His Grace Sripad Aindra Prabhu - pics

By Adi Kesava das

The 15th of July 2010 commemorated 30 days since the passing of His Grace Sripad Aindra Prabhu. His room was just renovated covered with fresh cow dung. All the deities were moved back in and a ceremony was held establishing his Samadhi. Some of his god brothers were present; they glorified his services and activities


Aug 7 2010 My meeting with HG Aindra Prabhu…

By Caitanya Caran Dasa

It was in 1999 when I visited Sri Vrindavan Dhama for the first and only time, 3 years after I joined ISKCON. I was living in Amsterdam-temple as a brahmacari, and my temple president at that time asked me to bring a nice clay Mrdanga for our temple


Aug 7 2010 An Offering Of The Heart

By Radhanath Swami

As the effulgent sun of Sri Aindra Prabhu’s divine personality has risen in the spiritual world of Goloka Vrindaban, the sun of his physical presence has set in Gokula, the Vrindaban of this world. And we cry in separation


Jul 28 2010 Understanding Glorious Departure of Sripad Aindra Prabhu

Vibhava Krsna Dasa: It was amazing to read offerings of various devotees on the sudden departure of Sripad Aindra Prabhu. As I read, I was happy to see so many people receiving his personal association and instructions

Jul 22 2010 Aindra Prabhu in Eternity

By Abhaya Mudra Dasi

Who would not miss Aindra Prabhu? Even the dham of Vrindavan will miss him. Whoever has listened to his bhajan has been transferred into the Vaikunta realm by a unique and outer-worldly sound vibration. I remember the times in Bulgaria when we were living under very austere temple conditions: taking baths in snow water, freezing in the winter and squashing body to body in the small rooms.


Jul 22 2010 Appreciating Aindra Prabhu

By Giriraj Swami

Hearing the news of Aindra Prabhu's sudden departure was a great shock, and I could feel what a great loss it was for us all. He was a dear friend and well-wisher of all, and through his kirtana he gave shelter to devotees throughout the world. Ultimately, he gave protection and life to the whole planet


Jul 22 2010 HG Aindra prabhu

Krishna Gopal das: Many devotees around the world have come to cherish Aindra prabhu’s kirtans and uncomplicated nature. I got chance to visit Vrindaban two years ago and one of the things I cherished most on that visit was to sit with my old god brother from Washington, DC and chant the holy name

Jul 21 2010 In Memoriam

By Indradyumna Swami

We, the members of the Festival of India in Poland, would like to express our extreme sorrow and lamentation over your untimely departure from this world. We know that the Lord has a plan for all His devotees, but nonetheless we are finding it most difficult to accept that you are no longer here


Jul 21 2010 His Grace Aindra Prabhu

By the members of the GBC Executive Committee

It is with deeply sad hearts that we have come to know about the sudden passing of His Grace Aindra Prabhu. There is possibly no devotee in the entire world of ISKCON who has not heard one of Aindra Prabhu's kirtans, either live or from a recording, and has been left wondering whether this celestial singing was coming from this earth or from another world.


Jul 21 2010 HG Aindra Prabhu

By Ananda Tirtha Das

Alas, for reasons unknown to us, his worshipable Lord chose to take Aindra Prabhu in sudden and apparently unfortunate circumstances. His absence is reverberating throughout ISKCON in ways few, if any, others could have affected


Jul 20 2010 HG Aindra Prabhu - Final Update from Vrindavan

By Lakshman das

HG Aindra Prabhu often performed bhajan until the dead of night. On the night of 16th July 2010, he probably did the same, and never knew it was his last day. Probably to cook some bhoga to Deities, he ignited the gas stove unknowing the gas leakage.


Jul 20 2010 Aindra Prabhu´s Instructions

By Muniraja dasa

Here in Vrndavana so many people come to the temple for darshan and we can do kirtan here. But in the west you don´t get that many people to the temple, you have to go out to do kirtan. How often do you go out?


Jul 20 2010 My Aindra Story

By Devala Das

There's much to be sad about these days, but so many good memories to cherish. As I write this I constantly listen to the amazing recordings of his, that can only give a small taste of what it was like to sit beside him while he poured his heart out to their Lordships


Jul 20 2010 Vrindavana Will Never be the Same

By Dhanesvara Das

It was with great shock and sadness that I received the news of his unexpected departure from this world. Over the days that have followed, whenever I was somehow reminded of the event I would feel the same shock again, followed by emptiness and woeful lamentation. Why did he have to go *now*!


Jul 20 2010 Aindra and Padmalochan Prabhus

Vrindavan Lila Dasi: Aindra Prabhu has now joined nitya-lila... he was the closest friend of my husband, Padmalochan Das. Few days before my husband left his body, Aindra Prabhu called from Vrindavan...

Jul 19 2010 Offering from H.H. Lokanath Swami to H.G. Aindra Prabhu

By Lokanath Swami

Aindra had left us behind. I was shaken, shattered and shocked. I thought of flying to Vrndavan, but the arrangements could not be made in time


Jul 19 2010 HG Aindra Prabhu I know

By Thulasi das

We were a small patch of devotees before, but as soon as Aindra Prabhu arrived, the hall in front of the temple Deities zoomed to its full capacity. A temple pujari adorned him with a thick flower garland...


Jul 19 2010 A Note On Aindra Prabhu

By BB Govinda Swami

You gave your life in “dedication with conviction” for sharing the ocean of transcendental happiness of Sri Krishna nama sankirtan with countless souls suffering the miseries of material existence. You dedicated your life to present the “Only and Final” solution for ending the sins and tribulations of Kali Yuga through the performance of Sri Krishna Nama Sankirtan


Jul 19 2010 ISKCON Namacharya Aindra Prabhu

By Amogha das

"When devotees announced we should pray for him, I thought "rather we should pray TO him, that we might also get dedication to chanting Krishna's holy name and go back to Godhead."


Jul 17 2010 HG Aindra Prabhu attains the spiritual realm - Update 3 - videos and pics

By Rasamrita Das

In the morning when Aindra prabhu didn't come to the temple to dress Sri Sri Radha Shyamasundara, the devotees then could understand that something serious had happened. With difficulty they broke open the trap door, and only one devotee, Adi Kesava Das, was small enough to enter the room


Jul 17 2010 Departure Of Ayendra Prabhu

Bhakti Madhurya Govinda Goswami: The news this morning of the sudden departure of Ayendra prabhu certainly comes as a great shock, as I am stunned along with all the devotees of the movement.

Jul 17 2010 How HG Aindra Thakur Instructed me to Perform Damodara Vrata

Santi Vardhana Caitanya Dasa: Then just one day before the Damodara month started, I was seated at the Bhagavatam class near Gaura Nitai Deities. Someone was giving class that day. At the end of the class, HG Aindra Prabhu appeared and sat at the pillar opposite me and looked directly at me

May 11 2010 My Journey with Amekhala Devi

By Jamuna Devi Dasi (BCS)

How can one really express their short and special journey; traveling with Amekhala during her final months, on the planet, the last and most important journey of her lifetime, the final test?


May 11 2010 Offering To Amekhala Devi

By Srutirupa devi

Amekhala and I begun our friendship while I was living at Bhaktivendanta Manor over 20 years ago. Amekhala stood out to me for she was one the ‘special ‘ones..


May 11 2010 A tribute to Amekhala devi dasi

By Srutakirti das

It has been two weeks since my wife left this world under the protection of Srila Prabhuapda. I have wanted to write my offering, my homage to her, but I haven’t been able to do it. I haven’t been able to think very clearly.


Apr 29 2010 Auspicious passing of Amekhala devi dasi ACBSP

By Patita Pavana das

Our longtime friend and Godsister Amekhala Dasi left this world on 23 April 2010 in London apparently from the effects of cancer. She was surrounded by her devotee friends including her husband Shrutakirti das. Hundreds of devotees had visited her in her last days. From the language of astrology we can see just how special she was to Lord Krishna


Mar 29 2010 Padmalocana Prabhu was not of this world

By Shyamasundara Dasa

Doubtless Padmalocana Prabhu was not an ordinary soul, he was definitely not of this earth but had descended from a higher region to fulfill the tasks assigned to him by the Lord and finish up his worldly existence.


Mar 28 2010 Grahila Prabhu ki jaya!!!

By Niranjana Swami

Grahila Prabhu then went on to tell me that he could not possibly describe how fortunate he was in all respects. He said that his constant meditation and prayer to Srila Prabhupada and Krsna was that they would engage him in Their service eternally.

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