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Tribute song: Yamuna Devi’s 1971 prayer to Srila Prabhupada

This English prayer was offered to Srila Prabhupada in Calcutta, 1971, by Yamuna Devi. Now on the 4th anniversary of Yamuna Devi rejoining Srila Prabhupada, we offer this to Yamuna’s dearest friend, Dina, who no doubt misses her and Srila Prabhupada beyond what can be expressed. Our enormous thanks to Govinda Ghosh, who worked around…

Banabehari Mandir purchased

With 2015 ending, and our deadline to decide on the future of Banabehari Mandir over, a decision has been reached. Kar and Radha and family will purchase the ashram from Dina. This was considered the best option to keep it available to those who treasured it. While the intent is to preserve it as a…

Vaisnava Youth Bus Tour visits Banabehari Mandir

On August 10th, the Vaisnava Youth Bus Tour, led by the glorious devotees Manorama and Jaya Sri Radhe, visited Saranagati. Their only request was to have a program at Banabehari Mandir. After a fun-filled day, we gathered at Banabehari Mandir around 6:30pm. Resident milkmaid Gopalanandini led an opening kirtan, after reciting the mangalacaranam. It was…

Yamuna’s birthday celebration in Saranagati, 2015

    At Yamuna Devi’s ashram in Saranagati, Canada, called Banabehari Mandir, we celebrated her birthday anniversary. About 35 devotees attended.               We started with a kirtan, during which each attendee offered a flower on the altar.                   Following that, we…

TOVP group visits Banabehari Mandir

Hare Krishna! By Sri Sri Radha Banabehari’s sweet will, the TOVP travelling promoters visited Banabehari Mandir in Sarangati! It was not planned for, and we still don’t know who/when/where this idea came from, but the group took 24 hours out of their schedule to take the long trip here. The TOVP group consisted of HG…

1st formal book review

Yamuna Devi: A Life of Unalloyed Devotion by Dinatarine devi   2014 Unalloyed, Inc. 2 Volumes ISBN: 978-0-9914350-2-9   Review by Lavanya-mangala-devi dasi   The attractive boxed calligraphic case housing this weighty two-volume biography feels like it might contain a stash of gold bars. However Dinatarine devi’s elaborate 1000+ page chronicle of Yamuna devi’s life…

Audio book recorded!

We are thrilled that by the grace of Sri Sri Radha Banabehari, Dinatarini devi dasi, the author of the book herself, has recorded an audio version of the entire Yamuna Devi: A Life of Unalloyed Devotion set. She was determined to complete this as an offering on Yamuna Devi’s birthday: May 19th. Our fabulous volunteer…

2nd edition printed!

Dear devotees, The 2nd edition is officially available in India. It is exactly the same as the first edition, except with grammar/spelling corrections which were caught since the first printing. It is available only in India currently because there are still first edition books available in North America and Europe, whereas India has sold out…

Audio Book Begun!

Dear Devotees, please see the message below from Dinatarini devi, who is herself reading and recording the Unalloyed book at the sincere request of devotees wanting the book in audio format: Dear Friends, I offer my heartfelt obeisances, prayers and well wishes on the auspicious occasion of the Appearance anniversary of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur. All…