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Pray for Somaka Prabhu
Please accept my most humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada! Hare Krishna
Unfortunately, yet another of Srila Prabhupada disciples has returned to His Divine Grace. His Grace Somaka Prabhu has passed away after having cancer for some months. All devotees are asked to please pray for him.
Your humble servant,
With a saddened heart, we announce the passing away of Somaka Maharaja. He was affected by an incurable disease, and in the evening of the 18th of this month, his body ceased to function.
He was Italian born and was initiated by Srila Prabhupada in 1972. He faithfully served in ISKCON almost his entire life. He was a sannyasi and an initiating guru. He relinquished his position a few years ago and retired.
He was loved and respected by everyone. The Italian devotees especially mourn the great soul who gave them so much.
Writings about him are published on the Italian web site www.isvara.it.
Das Leaves Body
Please accept my humble obeisance. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and to Srila Gurudeva.
This is to inform you that His Grace Yadunatha Das (age 63 yrs), a dedicated disciple of Srila Tamal Krishna Goswami left this world at 5:38pm on Sunday, 22nd September, 2002, at Monash Hospital in Melbourne, Australia.
Kripa das Passes Away
[reprinted from Free Forum]
Please accept my most humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
His grace Madhava Kripa das from Spain, a disciple of HH Jayapataka Swami, passed away July 20th (Ekadasi) in the hospital. He was in a very delicate situation with heart problems. Almost 10 devotees were present at the time he left his body, and they offered him Ganga Water and Tulsi leaves.
Vamana Dev Leaves Body
Dear Maharajs and Prabhus,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
This is to inform you that His Grace Vamana Dev Das (age 80 yrs), a dedicated follower of Srila Prabhupada left this world on 18 July 2002 at Mumbai.
He was in hospital for a few days. Devotees at Sri Sri Radha Rasabihari Mandir, Juhu, performed his last rites, and his body was cremated on 19 July 2002.
on the Departure
The mother of H.H.Lokanath Swami
Maharaja spent her whole life in a small
village in Maharastra, a state in India.
She was a simple and loving person, a
devotee of Lord Vitthala-Rukmini,
worshiped in Pandharpur Dhama. Every
year some members of the family used to
visit Pandharpur on foot, a walk of many
days, to pay their respects to the Lord.
Some family members walked that distance
to have the dharshan of the Lord,
whereas the rest of the family patiently
waited at home for the return of the
pilgrims to hear from them about the
Lord and to honor the Prasadam they
on the Departure
She was one of my mothers,
A simple woman from Maharasthra,
Grace Radha Pada Das Leaves Body
Dear Maharajas and Prabhus,
Please accept my most humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
Most of you know His Grace Radha Pada das, who donated the Deities of Mayapur, all the laxmi to buy the Kolkata temple, the Gurusadaya Road property, and much more. He left his body on 28th April at 8.30 pm at the age of 82.
He was fully conscious and talking to his son. He told his son to play Srila Prabhupada’s tape, as he usually listens to Prabhupada kirtan. Then within half an hour, he left his body. After getting this news, devotees from the Kolkata temple along with Their Grace Jananivas Prabhu and Dayaram das went to his house and performed kirtan. His body will be taken for cremation today on 29th at 2pm.
April 29, 2002– His Grace Radhapada Prabhu passed away peacefully in bed yesterday in Kolkata (Calcutta), India. He was 82 years old. He was fully conscious, listening to a tape of Srila Prabhupada performing kirtan.
Radhapada Prabhu donated the deities of ISKCON Mayapur and gave substantial donations for the purchase of the Kolkata temple and the property on Gurusaday Road.
On the day of his passing, Radhapada Prabhu was lying in bed and asked his son, Radhe Syam Tulsion, to put on his usual tape of Srila Prabhupada singing. A half hour later he peacefully left his body.
Upon hearing the news, devotees from ISKCON Kolkata went to his house and performed kirtan.
His body will be taken for cremation today, April 29, 2002, at 2 PM India time.
Radhapada Prabhu was well known by
many GBC members.
I am overjoyed because my dear Godbrother has returned to the spiritual world to continue his service to Srila Prabhupada and to embrace the Lotus Feet of Krishna. I am sad because I am bereft of his association.
I met Ojasvi Prabhu in 1972 or '73. He ran a small shop one or two blocks from the entrance to the famous Pike Place Market in Seattle. He sold devotional paraphernalia and, of course, Srila Prabhupada's books. I had been to India in 1968, so when I first saw him dressed in a dhoti with tilak and sikha, I thought, "Wow! He looks like those people I met in India."
I would frequently go to the shop to purchase incense and other items. Ojasvi would always greet me with a big smile. I had no idea what the devotees were about. I just knew that I enjoyed Ojasvi's warm and friendly association.
Passing Away of
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
My father, Ojasvi Prabhu, left his body at 7:47 a.m. here in San Diego, on the most auspicious Appearance Day of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu. He passed away due to complications from leukemia.
Ojasvi dasa, age 50, was an initiated disciple of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. He joined the Denver ISKCON Temple in 1972. Subsequently he served in Denver, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Seattle, the Bridesville farm in Canada, and San Diego.
Ojasvi was a skilled artist and sculptor, and while in Los Angeles he worked on a project very dear to Srila Prabhupada, the First American Theistic Exhibition, popularly known as the FATE museum. He helped make dioramas that are now on display at the Detroit temple. In Denver he assisted with the installation of Sri Sri Radha-Govinda. He also did book distribution and college preaching programs there.
Glories of the
Please accept my obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
Recently, on the 11th of March, six Mauritian devotees were killed in a car accident in the south of Mauritius. Among them, three were initiated devotees and three of them were devotee children.
Adiraj Prabhu and his wife, Vilasini Devi Dasi, two of the victims, were disciples of His Holiness Giriraj Swami. Adiraj Prabhu was a very ardent and dynamic preacher. He never liked to stay idle but wanted to preach in all circumstances, and on the eve of his death, he gave a lecture on the glories of Tulasi Devi. In fact, there is something that many Mauritian devotees are unaware of: Adiraj Prabhu is the one who sent the silas of Krsna and Balaram, who are being worshipped in our Radha Golokananda temple.
Devi Dasi Passes Away
Today I received an e-mail from Vikramini wherein she said: "I just called Shamani and she told me that Radha passed away. I didn't get any details as she was on the other line and couldn't talk to me."
Toshani’s Last Rites
[from Free Forum]
I wish to thank the many devotees who have e-mailed condolences and words of kindness and praise for my beloved daughter. It is a very difficult time for us, and your words have helped greatly.
The devotees in Kuala Lumpur saw her off with great kindness, attention, and reverence. We are forever indebted to them. Apparently the group of brahmacaris who helped us are never usually in KL, but traveling around Malaysia distributing books and preaching.
My lovely devotee daughter Madhava Toshani, age 13, has passed away in Kuala Lumpur. We came here to see Dr. Santi Rupa arriving from Singapore, but our daughter became very weak and couldn't breathe just after we arrived. Dr. Santi Rupa had a look and said to go immediately to hospital. In the van as we were driven by Simhesvara Prabhu she was gasping for breath and I was chanting loudly close to her face and she was mouthing the words with me.
Ashes Placed in Yamuna
(Vrindavan, India) - 30th July, 2001,
Pavitropana Ekadasi: In a very
touching ceremony today, Toshan Krishna
and his two younger sons, Govinda and
Naveen Krishna, sprinkled the ashes of
Sunita Mataji in the sacred waters of
Krsna Kanta Devi Dasi
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. Although the actual cause of death
is not certain it appears to be related
to an epileptic seizure. She is survived
by her husband Mahidhara Dasa and three
children; Raman Reti aged 20, Gaura
Sundar aged 18 and Rasamanjari aged
Passing of Rupa Manohara
© CHAKRA 16-July-2001
Kirtida Mataji Leaves Her Body
(Dallas, Texas) - June 26,
2001: At 3:05
a. m. on Wednesday, June 20, 2001
Kirtida devi dasi, a disciple of H. H.
Tamal Krishna Goswami, left her body in
Radha Kalachandji Dhama in Dallas, Texas
from esophageal cancer.
© CHAKRA 27-June-2001
Devotional History of Srimati Sunita
© CHAKRA 22-June-2001
of Sunita Dasi
© CHAKRA 09 June 2001
Glorious Passing of Sriman Ramadasa
© CHAKRA 12-December-2000
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