Pattarajni Devi Dasi, a senior disciple of Srila Prabhupada, passed away on Monday, November 18, 2019 surrounded by family and friends chanting the Hare Krishna mantra as the medical staff removed the ventilator that was helping her to breath since her brain aneurysm the previous day.
Pattarajni peacefully departed at 10:15 p.m. Not only were Srila Prabhupada and her family chanting the Holy Names, but her Lord Chaitanya Deity was present at the hospital, She wore Tulasi neckbeads and tilak, and was surrounded by pictures of Srila Prabhupada, Radharani and Lord Krishna, Krsna Balarama, Gaura Nitai & Lord Nrsimhadev. Her hand was in her beadbag,. On her wrist she wore a bracelet from Srimati Radharani, on her heart was a Nrsimha Kavacha, and Radha Kunda japa mala beads. She wore two beautiful Deity garlands from the temple and Radharani’s shawl. She had Ganga water and Radha Kunda water on her head, dust from Vrndavan and forests of Vrindavan, Govardana Hill dust, Prabhupada samadhi dust. As she was departing Kalindi her daughter put Ganga water in her mouth, both her sons Dhruva & Raman put Tulasi Manjari in her mouth, and Vrindavana dust was placed on her head. Pattarajni’s departure from this word was very auspicious.
We at Vaishnavas CARE offer our sincere condolences to her family members and close friends. May Srila Prabhupada and Lord Krishna give each of them strength to carry them through this difficult time of loss.