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Vaishnava News & Events
Honoring the Departed Vaishnavas Volume 16
His Grace Dayavira Das
Hillsborough, North Carolina (U.S.)
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HG Akinchana Krsna Das Prabhu Passed Away in Vrindavan from Covid
By Krishna Kishora
Our dear Bhakti Brothers Yogi & Ananda’s father also just passed away.
Akinchana Krsna Das was telling me that he has been giving amazing Bhagavatam classes in Vrindavan and shared this link of a class he gave two weeks ago, April 20, 2021.
What an ecstatic class!
We are so fortunate to have a large family of devotees that are tasting the nectar of Krsna Katha. I pray that I can one day have a taste like these great devotees.
Please send your love to Ananda Murti Das & Yogindra Das and their mother.
A SURRENDERED SOUL DEPARTS:
HER GRACE PADMAVATI LEFT HER BODY
Please pray for her swift journey Back to Godhead, we just heard that Her Grace Padmavati devi dasi left her body.
H.G. Padmavati devi dasi (LOK) of Audarya Dhaam Rotterdam temple lost consciousness after performing arati. She was rushed to the hospital where we learned she suffered a cerebral hemorrhage. We received the news that the doctors have indicated that she is beyond recovery and these are her final moments. H.H. Lokanath Swami asks everyone to chant for this wonderful devotee during these final moments.
His Grace Bhuvanesvara Das Prabhu (ACBSP) Passed Away!
By HH Niranjana Swami
Rarely would I make a trip to Vrndavana without visiting my dear godbrother Bhubanesvara Prabhu. I knew him from the time when I was the temple President in Boston in the late 1970's. He was Sri Sri Radha Gopivallabha's cook, and he was a great cook at that.
Anyone who knows "Bhu", as he was affectionately known to so many, knows that he loved his service of cooking for Sri Sri Radha Syamasundara. That service was his life and soul and he faithfully rendered that service for many decades.
Whenever I would visit Bhubanesvara Prabhu in his room, if he heard I was there at the temple taking darshan and also planning to visit him, Bhubanesvara Prabhu would almost always arrange to have a small plate (sometimes not so small) of mahaprasadam waiting for me in his room from the lunch offering he cooked that day. We'd then sit and talk for awhile about Vraja, he'd ask me about my preaching, we would embrace, and then I would be on my way. He would always ask me when I would be coming back again.
This picture was the last time we were together during my last visit to Vrndavana a few years ago. As I was getting ready to leave, Bhu had in his pocket a huge maha-sweet which must have been from Syamasundara's plate that day. It was probably passed down through Radharani and he was in just the right place to receive it. In this picture he was waiting for the right time to put the maha-sweet into my hand as I walked out the gate. The sweet came along with his usual "Bhu" smile which I'll be missing terribly.
I seem to remember that as soon as the sweet was put in my hand, though, there was another line of devotees waiting to get as much remnants as I was willing to give. Needless to say, although it was a huge sweet, it all went pretty fast.
There's no way I can think of Bhu separate from Srimati Radharani. I have no doubt that he will be making his next prep right there alongside Her.
Bhubanesvara Prabhu ki jaya!!
HG Balai Dasi, Disciple of
HH Giriraj Swami in South Africa, Passed Away from Covid
By HH Giriraj Swami
Today my beloved disciple Balai Dasi, from Kinross, South Africa, passed away, due to Covid. She was a kind, generous, hospitable, staunch devotee—a mother to many—and she will be sorely missed.
Please join me in praying for her auspicious onward spiritual journey.
Yours in service,