Category: In Memoriam

Thank You Basab For All Your Gifts

Thank You Basab For All Your Gifts

August 8, 2017 Our ISKCON Montreal community has very recently witnessed the very sudden, yet glorious, departure of our beloved devotee, 33-year old Basab, the dear son of Samir Roy Choudhury, our very dedicated Congregational Director of 40+ years. Only two weeks before his eventual demise, Basab was suddenly afflicted with an unknown condition thatmore>>

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Bhadranga Das Passed Away 

Bhadranga Das Passed Away 

(Published on dandavats.com on April 24, 2017) The cyclist who died following a collision with a truck in Napier on Friday evening was Benjamin Den Ouden, 30, from Napier. The son of Bob Stansbury and Esther Den Ouden, he died following a collision with a truck on Georges Drive, between Kennedy Rd and Thistle St,more>>

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Saradiya is at Srila Prabhupada’s Lotus-feet

Saradiya is at Srila Prabhupada’s Lotus-feet

By Vaikunthanath das It is a miracle of good fortune that Srila Prabhupada’s disciple, Saradiya dasi, should leave her physical body on the very day of the Sri Krsna Saradiya Rasa-yatra (October 5, 2017). She left at 6:15 a.m. San Diego time. The time zone in India is twelve and a half hours ahead ofmore>>

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Departure of Srila Prabhupada’s Daughter, Bhaktilata Dey

Departure of Srila Prabhupada’s Daughter, Bhaktilata Dey

    My dear Maharaj ji’s and Prabhu ji’s! Please accept my most humble obeisances! All glories to Srila Prabhupada! The daughter of Srila Prabhupada, Bhaktilata Dey left her body yesterday (Ekadashi) at 4 am. Her younger brother, Vrindavan Chandra Dey, performed her last rites. She was unmarried and was staying with her brother. Yourmore>>

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KARUNIKA DEVI DASI (February 10, 1947 – July 15, 2017)

KARUNIKA DEVI DASI (February 10, 1947 – July 15, 2017)

By Indrabarta Dasa I am writing with great sorrow to report that Karunika Devi Dasi left her body on July 15, 2017, after experiencing a massive heart attack in her home in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. I first met Karunika in 1966 shortly after Srila Prabhupada incorporated ISKCON in the United States. She was Adele backmore>>

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Praharana Devi Dasi (ACBSP) Requests Prayers for Her Departed Mother

Praharana Devi Dasi (ACBSP) Requests Prayers for Her Departed Mother

Praharana Devi Dasi, a disciple of Srila Prabhupada in Toronto, Canada, is asking for blessings and prayers for her dear mother, Helen McFarlane, who just passed away at age 93.  Praharana’s mother was born in 1923 in Northern Ontario. At first she had not been very favorable to Krishna consciousness but then she received a greatmore>>

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Kurma Rupa Prabhu’s Wisdom

Kurma Rupa Prabhu’s Wisdom

Here is an insightful quote from my godbrother, Kurma Rupa Prabhu, who cared for the cows in Vrindavan for decades. He has since passed away from this world, but his wisdom lives on…   “I’ve noticed that most people have a tendency to overestimate themselves… and after a prolonged period of doing so they fashionmore>>

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The Hare Krishna Movement’s Unknown Soldier!

The Hare Krishna Movement’s Unknown Soldier!

By Sesa Dasa (Shyama Priya Devi Dasi (ACBSP) Passed Away) Although I was born the eldest son to a career US Army officer who served during two wars, and attended a well known military academy with over two centuries of tradition, I never really understood all the pomp and circumstance evoked by the Tomb ofmore>>

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A Poem in Memory of Her Grace Mother Kulangana

A Poem in Memory of Her Grace Mother Kulangana

Written by Jayadev  Das (John Richardson) As it is Mother Kulangana’s memorial service today (being held at Bhaktivedanta Manor.) I thought I would write a little poem about her instead of singing a Saturday Club song..I hope you don’t mind Love, Jayadev Fare thee well our Polish milk maid As you cross Samsara’s might Uponmore>>

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Her Grace Kulangana Prabhu Passed Away at Bhaktivedanta Manor

Her Grace Kulangana Prabhu Passed Away at Bhaktivedanta Manor

Dear Devotees, Please accept my humble obeisances. All Glories to Srila Prabhupada. With great sadness we announce the departure of Her Grace Kulangana Prabhu, fondly known to all as Mother Kulangana. She had taken darshan of the small Radha Gokulananda deities in her room and then passed away at 6:45 p.m. surrounded by loving devotees chantingmore>>

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