Divyarupa Radhika Devi Dasi (damiyanti)

1954 – 16 November 2014

Divyarupa Radhika was a kind soul who saw the good in everyone. She served at Bhaktivedanta Manor for many years making garlands regularly, doing deity service and helping in the gift shop.

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Our Mother passed away on 16th November 2014.  She was a loyal devotee who spent many years of her life inspiring others on their spiritual journey.  She was born in India in 1954 and settled in the UK in 1972. She married in the same year, and had 2 children Sailen and Bina and four grandchildren. We would all visit Bhaktivedanta Manor as a family regularly.  She taught us all that knowledge of Krishna consciousness was a very important aspect of life, so we had acquired a lot of awareness through her.Our Mother passed away on 16th November 2014.  She was a loyal devotee who spent many years of her life inspiring others on their spiritual journey.  She was born in India in 1954 and settled in the UK in 1972. She married in the same year, and had 2 children Sailen and Bina and four grandchildren. We would all visit Bhaktivedanta Manor as a family regularly.  She taught us all that knowledge of Krishna consciousness was a very important aspect of life, so we had acquired a lot of awareness through her.
She read a lot and loved to learn more. Every day she used to quote from the Bhagavad-gita and sit with us to explain its meaning and respond to our questions. No one could explain the way she did.
She enjoyed her service to Krishna. Her devotion grew over time as she became more active in Krishna consciousness during the last 10 years of her life.  She had many devotee friends who enjoyed her company. One of my fond memories of her was the genuine kindness and laughter she exhibited when she was with us.  She enjoyed cooking for friends and family, and loved experimenting with different cooking techniques, never giving up until she mastered the dish. Sharing food was a passion and her way of expressing love. Another one of her passions was to keep fit and loved swimming, yoga, eating healthy and inspiring others to live in a better and healthier way.
She received first initiation from His Holiness Bhakti Caru Swami in 2009/2010, she was named Divyarupa Radhika dasi, and her second initiation took place thereafter.  This was a very proud moment for her, it was a celebration of new beginnings and continued commitment.
Divyarupa Radhika dasi took part in many forms of service, including:
  • By making garlands and cooking for Krishna.
  • she also enjoyed attending and hosting many kirtans.
  • Attended Jagannath Radha Yatra every year in London
  • Visited Vrndavan 3 times, where she danced, prayed, meditated and spent time with those who loved her.
  • She also performed seva in the bazaar tent during Janmastami every year, helping and assisting others during that auspicious time.  Her face would light up when we would come to spend time with her and celebrate.  She would take us around the temple showing us all the wonders of the day. 
  • She did book distribution with Devakanya to share her knowledge and inspire others.
    Our mother was a kind soul who saw the good in everyone. Her inner strength was to be admired as she faced many challenges in life that moulded her character.  She had a wisdom that was irreplaceable, offering impartial advice in all life situations. She had strong family values and affection that was felt by all.  She was also a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend who is missed by everyone that knew her.  

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