Category: In Memoriam

Srimati Yamini Devi Dasi (ACBSP) Passed Away From This World

Srimati Yamini Devi Dasi (ACBSP) Passed Away From This World

 By Mangalananda das: My dear wife, Yamini,  left this world today, Friday the 14th of September, 2018 at 12:15 p.m. PST. She was surrounded by loving devotees chanting Hare Krishna. It was a very auspicious departure. The Krishna consciousness of our lives was intertwined in every aspect of the day. I will miss her tremendously.more>>

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What Gunagrahi Maharaja Taught Me That He Didn’t Know He Taught Me

What Gunagrahi Maharaja Taught Me That He Didn’t Know He Taught Me

By Mahatma das Dear Maharaja, You were special. I have never met anyone like you. You were so cool, totally real, and uniquely funny; and you had this unusual sixth sense for making people Krishna conscious. You just knew how to get into people’s hearts, both devotees and non-devotees, and you knew exactly what wasmore>>

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A Letter to Gunagrahi Maharaja From Giriraj Swami

A Letter to Gunagrahi Maharaja From Giriraj Swami

By HH Giriraj Swami Today was Gunagrahi Maharaja’s memorial program in Vrindavan, and I wrote him the following letter:   My dear Gunagrahi das Goswami Maharaja, Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada, to your lifelong service to him, and to your divine departure to his lotus feet. When you were leaving Dallasmore>>

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Gunagrahi Das Goswami Passes Away in Vrindavan

Gunagrahi Das Goswami Passes Away in Vrindavan

By: ISKCON News Staff for ISKCON News on Sept. 8, 2018 After years of battling with cancer, on Saturday early morning Gunagrahi das Goswami left his body in Vrindavan, in the midst of loving devotees chanting the Holy Names of Krishna.  Maharaja’s final hours were streamed on Facebook live giving people worldwide the opportunity to witness themore>>

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HH Gunagrahi Das Goswami Placed into Samadhi

HH Gunagrahi Das Goswami Placed into Samadhi

  “He reasons ill who tells that Vaisnavas die When thou art living still in sound! The Vaisnavas die to live, and living try To spread the holy name around!” The glorious departure of HH Gunagrahi Das Swami Maharaj continued today with Maharaja being placed into Samadhi at the ISKCON Goshala amongst other exalted souls.  more>>

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Eulogy for His Holiness Gunagrahi Goswami

Eulogy for His Holiness Gunagrahi Goswami

By Danavir Goswami Gunagrahi Maharaja gave everything he had to Srila Prabhupada. He served ISKCON continuously for forty-nine years. He was a master at engaging people in Krishna consciousness. He made friends quickly and for life. He was largely responsible for the successful spreading of Krishna consciousness among the straight-edge youth. He didn’t complain andmore>>

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HH Gunagrahi Goswami left his body in full Krishna consciousness

HH Gunagrahi Goswami left his body in full Krishna consciousness

By BB Govinda Swami His Holiness  Gunagrahi Goswami Maharaja, my very oldest devotee friend, the munificent kind soul who made me a devotee, passed away this morning just before 4 AM this morning at the Bhakitvedanta Hospice in Vrindavan, India. He was surrounded by loving godbrothers and devotees, singing the holy names loudly and inmore>>

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Ramai Das, a Disciple of Srila Prabhupada, Passed Away

Ramai Das, a Disciple of Srila Prabhupada, Passed Away

Ramai Prabhu, disciple of Srila AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, passed away. He recently was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer just a few days ago and initial test results had not even come back yet. He was the pujari in ISKCON Chicago for several years. His devotional service was always steady and unwavering which indicatesmore>>

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Remembering Kusakratha Das…

Remembering Kusakratha Das…

Kusakratha Prabhu’s life is an inspiration to the devotees of Lord Krishna. I first saw him in the San Francisco temple, where he was staying for a short time, just coming from the NY temple. He was sensitive to the cold weather, and so he wore pants or jeans under his dhoti. He chanted japamore>>

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Jahnava Devi Dasi Passed Away

Jahnava Devi Dasi Passed Away

Dear Friends of Vaishnavas CARE, Hare Krishna. Our dear friend and congregational member at ISKCON Philadelphia passed away yesterday on Friday, August 10, 2018. She was peacefully hearing the chanting of the Holy Name of Lord Krishna by His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada.  Jahnava performed years of devotional service and, with great enthusiasm, helped to rekindlemore>>

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