By Lalita Sakhi Dasi
Dear Beloved Devotees and Friends,
Dandavat Pranams! All glories to Sri Sri Guru and Gauranga!
I’m sorry to have to announce that Srila Prabhupada’s disciple, Viprahita Das Prabhu, has left this world at 5:10am on May 22, 2018.
Viprahita Prabhu was initiated by Srila Prabhupada in 1974 at the Henry Street, Brooklyn, New York Temple (U.S.). He was born and raised in the Dominican Republic and his family came to New York in the 1960’s. Viprahita was a yoga teacher in New York before joining ISKCON. He did book distribution and preaching in New York then later in Hong Kong. Later he went to Los Angeles to serve in the Spanish Bhaktivedanta Book Trust (BBT) as a translator. for Srila Prabhupada’s books.
He also spent time at the Miami, Florida temple preaching Krsna consciousness and rendering Deity worship. In 1984, Viprahita went to Puerto Rico to assist in running a preaching center there where he
married his wife, Ananga Manjari. Later, they moved to Alachua in 2013.
Viprahita Prabhu was a joyful and humble devotee who loved to dance in kirtan. He was loved by all and will be remembered for his oceanic smile and ecstatic dancing, especially on Harinama Sankirtan!
Viprahita Prabhu is survived by his wife and daughter, Anne Jeanette (Anasuya devi dasi) who lives in Orlando, Florida).
All glories to Viprahita Das!
All glories to Srila Prabhupada!