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Krsna Kanta Devi Dasi
By Jaya Govinda dasa (ISKCON Vancouver)
|Krsna Kanta devi dasi, a disciple of Srila Prabhupada, was very well known and loved by the devotees in Canada.|
Friday morning, the 20th of July, Krsna Kanta devi dasi, a well-known disciple
of Srila Prabhupada who lived in Vancouver, Canada, unexpectedly passed away.
the actual cause of death is not certain it appears to be related to an
is survived by her husband Mahidhara Dasa and three children; Raman Reti aged
20, Gaura Sundar aged 18 and Rasamanjari aged 13.
Kanta met Srila Prabhupada and became his duly initiated disciple in 1974 at
Geneva Switzerland, the place of her birth in 1956.
Kanta Prabhu was a dedicated mother, a dedicated businesswoman, a dedicated wife
and above all a dedicated disciple of Srila Prabhupada.
was involved closely with the Vancouver temple and maintained a visible daily
presence. She maintained a strong spiritual sadhana and oversaw the morning
Srimad-Bhagavatam class schedule. She loved to hear classes and was most
conscious of recording them and providing the opportunity for others to hear
these topics related to Krishna consciousness. One of her regular weekly
activities was the Nama Hatta preaching program that she developed and
maintained for years.
had a very compassionate nature and was always spearheading relief efforts for
the destitute victims of disasters such as flooding, earthquakes etc: She loved
to participate in kirtan and was adept at leading them as well. She was
knowledgeable in the philosophy of Krishna consciousness and a very competent
was a dedicated mother who directed her children towards a Gurukula education
and whenever possible she would take them with her during her daily activities
as well as on vacation trips to Rathayatras and other Krishna consciousness
festivals and places.
maintained her household affairs by assisting her husband with their art store
a person she was always happy and enthusiastic about progressing the actual
mission in life of developing Krishna Consciousness.
she met she would encourage them in their attempts at promoting their spiritual
life and she was very adamant at defending Srila Prabhupada's ISKCON mission.
realm of friendships is very far reaching to persons in all walks of life and
for those who had the good fortune of knowing her, she will be greatly missed.
© CHAKRA 22-July-2001
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