Dear Friends of Vaishnavas CARE,
It is with deep sadness that I inform you that my friend and godsister, Caitanya Dasi, a dear disciple of Srila Prabhupada, passed away from this world yesterday, February 11, 2019. The doctors had just discovered a brain tumor so Caitanya Dasi was in a hospital near her home of Alachua, Florida. When she passed away she had her twin daughters, Draupadi and Gandhari at her bedside along with six godsisters. Here is what they posted:
“Caitanya Dasi studied vocals with AliAkbar Khan at his music college in 1979. She also studied north Indian vocals under Laksmi Shankar in 1980, in Los Angeles, California. Caitanya Dasi regularly performed with Shankar, while playing the tampura to the singing of Shankar’s own compositions of Mirabai’s poems. In the early seventies Caitanya Dasi was formally initiated into the practice of bhakti yoga, under the guidance of her teacher, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. She lived out her final years in Northern Florida, near the New Raman Reti Community where she spent time with her four children and five grandchildren, always singing her heart out in the spirit of Mirabai. She left us on February 10, 2019.”
Please watch the video below as Caitanya Devi Dasi tells her memories of Srila Prabhupada.
All glories to Caitanya Dasi
All glories to Srila Prabhupada.