The members of the WVA deeply regret the sudden departure of Srila Bhakti Swarup Damodar Maharaja. He passed away on October 2nd, 2006 around midnight in Kolkata due to a massive cardiac arrest.
With November well underway and the blessed month of Kartika behind us, the annual festival of Madhusudana Das Babaji Maharaja of Surya-kunda is approaching. The event is one of the largest happenings at Vraja.
B.S. Damodar Maharaj was one of those exemplary souls who preached for the sake of a higher consciousness. His absence brings a certain degree of sadness, especially for those whose hearts feel shattered today.
I never understood why I was given this great fortune, but one day something new occurred to change my service to His Divine Grace. Yamuna Devi was in Srila Prabhupada's kitchen preparing his lunch.
Sunday, October 3, is the anniversary of the day on which Hladini devi dasi was brutally gunned down by an extra-judicial firing squad in war-torn Liberia in western Africa.
When Srila Prabhupada first came from the west I discriminated againgst the western born Vaishnavas. I thought they were not real Vaishnavas. Srila Prabhupada invited me to come to the west.
Can you imagine a New York cabdriver becoming a Vaishnava? Uncle Puru was a lover of the Vaishnavas and their works. He collected items of his Gurudeva and created the Bhaktivedanta Memorial.
Submitting my separation grief for Sripad Puru Das Prabhu to all devotees, his family members and friends, I am shocked to hear about the sudden demise of Sripad Puru Das Prabhu.
Srila Bhakti Saranga Goswami Maharaja preached the gospel of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu throughout India and immensely contributed to the vigorous missionary work of the Gaudiya mission in India and abroad.
At 9pm IST on March 3, 2009, Srila Bhakti Vaibhava Puri Goswami left this world at Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, where he had been brought for medical treatment. He had just reached his 96th year two months before.