Yamuna Devi Dasi, Pioneer Disciple of Srila Prabhupada, Passes from this world


All Glories to Her Service, All Glories, All Glories, All Glories

Legendary Yamuna dasi who lived a life of perfection, dear most dasi of Srila Prabhupada – with that voice that rings in the hearts of millions daily invoking love toward Their Lordships Sri Sri Radha Shyamasundara, compelling and calling us to move swiftly now toward transcendence, who’s unprecedented artistic expertise in the science of devotional cuisine was the catalyst creating an explosion in the modern universe of vegetarian cooking, who as scrib in the art, have supported (and saved!) unlimited feasts and festivities, thank you for your exemplary life lead with inspiration, dignity and grace. If somehow to follow one grain of sand in your footsteps…well done, well done…

Mohini Cox

Hare Krishna Respected Vaishnavas: With immense sorrow and deep regret, I beg to report the departure of Her Grace Yamuna devi dasi, premier disciple of Srila Prabhupada, known for her deeply spiritual qualities and connection with His Divine Grace, for her glorious offering of the Govindam prayers that we hear and chant daily, for her love of pure kirtan, for her ecstatic award winning cook books which were infused with spiritual anecdotes, for greatly inspiring and encouraging the younger generation of ISKCON devotees in their KC, on this morning of Saphala Ekadasi, in her Melborne Beach Florida ashram-kutir which she shared with her dearest friend and companion in devotional service, Dinatarine. I cannot even begin to describe this profound loss. Since poor health has been giving her so much pain and suffering there can be little doubt that Krishna gently called her back to His loving shelter. Nonetheless, please offer your loving prayers on her behalf.
I am immensely grateful that I was able to spend the auspicious occasion of Srila Bhaktisiddanta Sarasvati’s Thakur’s Disappearance in her association last Wednesday.
in Srila Prabhupada’s service, malati dd

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