By Acintya Caitany: On Srila Prabhupada’s appearance day, I was chanting in Srila Prabhupada’s room in the evening. At 7.30 pm Jananivas Prabhu walked in and offered his obeisances to Srila Prabhupada. Apart from the caretaker of Srila Prabhupada’s room, there was only a Russian mataji in the room. Mataji spontaneously requested Jananivasa Prabhu to tell us a Prabhupada story. He kindly obliged and spoke not one but many stories stretching over half an hour.
Jananivas Prabhu’s service was to bring frankincense to Srila Prabhupada’s room in the evening. He mentioned that usually after you fill a room with frankincense, you open the doors and windows so that the mosquitos go out with the smoke. Srila Prabhupada however liked to keep the smoke within the room and stopped Jananivas Prabhu from opening the doors and windows. Since it was Srila Prabhupada’s darshan time, there would usually be many western devotees in the room and these western devotees would begin to cough and their eyes would water since they were not used to the smoke.