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.
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
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.