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.
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 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.