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
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
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
His samadhi will come up in the gosala gardens of the Krishna Balaram Mandir in Vrindavan. To those who were familiar with Maharajâs 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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…
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
As the effulgent sun of Sri Aindra Prabhuâs 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 22 2010 Aindra Prabhu in Eternity
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
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
Jul 21 2010 In Memoriam
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
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
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
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 PrabhuÂ´s Instructions
Here in Vrndavana so many people come to the temple for darshan and we can do kirtan here. But in the west you donÂ´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
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
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
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
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
You gave your life in âdedication with convictionâ 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 âOnly and Finalâ 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
"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."
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
May 11 2010 My Journey with Amekhala Devi
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
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 âspecial âones..
May 11 2010 A tribute to Amekhala devi dasi
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 havenât been able to do it. I havenât been able to think very clearly.
Apr 29 2010 Auspicious passing of Amekhala devi dasi ACBSP
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
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!!!
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.
Mar 28 2010 Padmalocana Pastimes
One of the first books I came across in that process was Padmalocana's Cintamani-dhama. There weren't very many books in English, but "Padma" had learned to read and speak some Hindi, even back then, and we soon began traveling together throughout Vraja visiting places where Lord Krsna had performed His divine lilas