Read And Explore
Below are some of the devotees who have left our association here at Bhaktivedanta Manor. Our aim is honour and celebrate them.
Is this a complete list? No – the list is a work in progress; we know many devotees have passed away over the years. So, we have made a start.
Do you know someone who is missing from the site? If you would like to see someone added to the list please let us know.
A dedicated servant of Radha Gokulananda and the Vaisnavas for over four decades.
Son of Lila Purushottama das & brother of Jahnava dd.
A disciple of Srila Prabhupada, whose real lifelong love was the distribution of Srila Prabhupada’s books, a service he performed throughout his life until just months before his passing
She embraced the teachings and loved to dance, and enjoyed participating in the Saturday night Harinam Sankirtan.
Charu Krishna das a disciple of Radha Govinda Swami passed away on 13 Oct 2022.
Akinchana das a disciple of Gaur Govinda Swami passed away on 8th April 2022
Anil ji was a member of the Car Parking team at the Festivals. He was there every Janmashtami and other festivals helping visitors park cars.
Revatinandan joined ISKCON in San Francisco in 1969 at the age of 23. That very same year he moved to Los Angeles to open a temple there. In 1971, Revatinandana helped Srila Prabhupada establish ISKCON across India. In 1972 he was mainly based in the UK, and Srila Prabhupada personally encouraged his pioneer preaching work there 1972-1974.
Raghunath das a disciple of Srila Prabhupada passed away on 27th September 2021
Mr Murti was a great cook, pujari, and made all the outfits for his deities. He had endless energy for devotion and the worship of his deities went on everyday
Janakinath Das was a much loved member of the Bhaktivedanta Manor Brahmachari Ashram. An adventurous and vibrant personality, he gave himself fully to helping and guiding people from all walks of life. He was known for his wonderful sense of humour and caring nature and will be sorely missed by the whole community
Manu das Prabhu, was initiated in London in 1971 by Srila Prabhupada. In the early days, he would drive Srila Prabhupada for his London engagements. He spent his life serving Prabhupada’s mission, and spent most of his later years in Vrindavan.
Sunil ji was a member of the Pot Washing team at the Festivals. He was there every Janmashtami and other festival helping wash the pots happily.
In 1988, after moving from Mauritius into Bhaktivedanta Manor’s ashram, she focused on cooking in the main kitchen as well as for the Deities. After marrying she moved to Bristol, where she had two loving children and helped run a sanga group. After moving back to the Manor area, she became known for cooking generously for the many devotee guests she hosted, as well as for foster children.
Anada Kishori devi dasi (Anita Desai) served at Bhaktivedanta Manor for many years, teaching children in Krishna club and looking after Volunteers as part of the VCC.
Bhava Bhakti Devi Dasi was often immersed in taking darshan of Sri Sri Radha Gokulananda, and could be seen in the temple room completely focused on the form of the Lord . She had a deep connection with their Lordships and often stood in meditation, while chanting japa. She was highly devoted to her Guru Maharaj, His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami. She also greatly valued her family, friends and the community of Bhaktivedanta Manor.
Ramadevi left this world in Sridham Mayapur on the appearance day of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura. At the time of her departure, her Giriraja Sila was next to her and Srila Prabhupada was chanting japa. She learnt how to sew as a young girl and when Srila Prabhupada first went to Edinburgh she began using her skills in his service. In 1973, shortly after Sri Sri Radha Gokulananda were installed at Bhaktivedanta Manor, she began making Their outfits. Between 1973 and 1986 she made over 100 outfits for Sri Sri Radha Gokulananda and other deities.
Sadhana mataji served at Bhaktivedanta Manor for many years helping in the the Kitchen to Cook the Sunday lunch prasad and helping in the Gift shop during the week and on festivals.
From the late 1970s, Krishnananda das served at Bhaktivedanta Manor and for the whole of ISKCON UK in the area of Public Relations / Communications. He was known as a hard worker and did some excellent service which included television documentaries and meeting Royalty. He was also excellent at public and legal matters.
Mahesh Dhokia was an unassuming devotee with a big heart. Whether it was the pilgrims he met at the temple, the customers who came to his shop, or the family and friends who attended his unique spiritual gatherings at home, everyone was conquered by his care, compassion and kindness. He exuded positivity and goodness, spreading spiritual hope and inspiration wherever he went.
Naresh Prabhu will be remembered for his regular attendance on Sundays. Particularly, for his dedication in serving prasadam regularly and bringing offerings for their Lordships.
Priya Sakhi Dasi (Panna Rasiklal Mulji) lead a life of devotion to Krishna and selfless service. She was loved by everyone and was a committed member of the community where she used to bake cookies for Radharani’s bakery on a weekly basis, as well as lead the bakery tent at Janmastami.
A very prominent and committed member of Bhaktivedanta Manor, whose extraordinary contribution of over 35 years of service spans throughout the UK, Europe and India.
Srutidharma Das gave his life selflessly and wholeheartedly in the service of Srila Prabhupada and Radha Gokulananda. For forty years he was a major pillar of the activities and achievements of Bhaktivedanta Manor, a genuinely warm and affectionate brother and spiritual teacher to thousands, and a sadhu who united all in service to Krishna, the Lord of his life.
Manohar Krishna’s smile, laughter and sense of optimism will be sorely missed by many devotees in the community of Bhaktivedanta Manor. He would often invite devotees to his home and offer to help them in some way. That especially applied to devotees that may have been struggling or just wanted to talk to someone. He became well-known to the temple devotees and wider congregation.
Ram Tirtha Das always was serving in the Japa area during festivals helping people take up chanting.
Ishvari dasi was always thinking about what new preparations to make for Lord Krishna and would then serve them to the devotees. She used to cook for the deities on Sundays and at festivals.
Smita was a dedicated devotee serving in Radharani’s Bakery & Gift Shop for over 25 years. She was the Team Leader for the Bazaar area at Janmashtami.
Devakanya mataji was known as a very strong and determined devotee.
She completely dedicated the latter years of her life to Krishna consciousness and was devoted to her spiritual master. Naturally austere, she had excellent sadhana (spiritual practice) and loved going on pilgrimage. Indeed, nothing could stop her serving at the Temple or travelling to holy places, regardless of the circumstances.
Kamlesh Prabhu was always helping in Radharani’s bakery in the weekend and on festivals he was helping people take darshan of the deities.
Vrajanath prabhu passed away on 11th October 2017 in Sri Vrindavan Dham during the auspicious month of Kartik. Vrajanath, a long standing devotee for over 38 years, was a pujari to their Lordships and spent years tending to Krishna’s gardens at the Manor.
A quiet, kind, multi-talented devotee who was loved and respected by many.
A Life and Legacy of Devotion
Bhadranga loved singing in kirtan not only within the temple, but also at house programs and events, he also loved going out on Harinam. Indeed, he was very musically talented and could play a variety of instruments and sing nicely. He also engaged in book distribution, and took part in some plays with the Bhaktivedanta Players drama group.
Padmavati devi dasi was a dedicated, mother, disciple and servant of Sri Sri Radha Giridhari and Sri Sri Gaura Nitai.
Bhajahari das met Kula Shekar and Sukarma in Cardiff in 1971, then came to London with them where he met Srila Prabhupada for the first time and dedicated his life to him. He was the first president of Bhaktivedanta Manor, and was passionate about prasadam distribution and Harinam. He opened Gokula Vegetarian Cafe in Watford in 2010.
Sankirtan devotee and enthusiastic preacher, Acaryavan Das risked his life to spread the glories of Krishna Consciousness across North Africa. A devoted father, good friend, master cook and so much more, he lived with an open and generous heart, touching the lives of many.
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.
A devoted father, loving husband, kind friend and faithful devotee of Lord Krishna.
Passed away on – 2nd June 2013
Maintained the beautiful gardens at Bhaktivedanta Manor and helped out at Ratha Yatra festivals around the UK and Europe.
Beloved Pujari of Sri Sri Radha Gokulananda, Sri Sri Sitarama Lakshman Hanuman & Sri Sri Gaura Nitai at Bhaktivedanta Manor for thirty-three years – eleven hours a day, seven days a week.
Beloved son, devoted father, loving husband, kind friend and faithful devotee of Lord Krishna.
Vicitravirya prabhu was one of the pioneers of ISKCON in the UK – he served as Temple President of Bury Place and Bhaktivedanta Manor. He was a brilliant philospher, kirtan enthusiast with an angelic Welsh voice and an absolute gentleman who cared for all the devotees.
A larger than life character, very passionate about preaching and distributing Srila Prabhupada’s books, Sanjaya das was fully dedicated to Srila Prabhupadas sankirtan mission. He was loved by many and was a very dedicated family man. He loved Bhaktivedanta Manor, the community and of course Sri Sri Radha Gokulananda very much.
Purnamasi devi dasi, formerly known as Parvatiben Patel, was a beloved mother, grandmother, spiritual guide and mentor to the devoted “Patel family” of Bhaktivedanta Manor..
Ratnaranjini Dasi, A disciple of Srila Prabhupada, was considered the mother to all the devotees in Karuna Bhavan. She was always busy and happy in her service and others could feel that when associating with her. She was a good example of a sincere, simple devotee who always did the needful when asked.
Served in the maintenance team at the manor and started prasadam distribution to the homeless at Kentish town, Camden Town and Kings Cross.