H.G. Suhotra Prabhu's Cremation
Posted April 14, 2007
Last night 11.4.07 between 6.30 pm and 10 pm a wonderful cremation took place.
Suhotra prabhu's body was released by the Police and brought from the Krsnanagar hospital to the burning ghat at Navadvipa. HG Gaura Hari prabhu from the Goshal, who has assisted in many cremations for devotees over the past 10-15 years, was the chief pujari.
Observing all the rituals, including removing the plastic wrapping and replacing it with fine new cloth, he arranged a funeral pyre of wood on the banks of the Ganges. In attendance were 6 western disciples/well wishers and around 100 devotees from Mayapura. The fire was lit just before sunset and to the accompaniment of sweet Hare krsna kirtan, Suhotra prabhus remains burnt to ashes.
Comments were made "that the fire was practically smokeless", indicating a soul in pure consciousness. And the roaring 6meter high flame attracted many onlookers. Another group of Vaisnavas had arrived around 9pm to burn another body but inspired by the kirtan they left aside their charge and joined our kirtan for over 1 hour.
Now the ashes are staying at the BA in 3 urns waiting for the descision on where the samadhi will be. Also Suhotra prabhu's sister is coming from US to take some ashes and get the mercy of her illustrious brother and the Holy Dham of Sri Mayapura.
We plan to have a memorial class, including excerpts from Suhotra prabhu's last Srimad Bhagavatam class he gave, on Tuesday 17th April followed by a sponsored feast for the whole Mayapura community of devotees. This day is 11 days after his departure.
Any sponsors towards the feast and upcoming Samadhi are welcome and can be
forwarded to HG Jagganatha misra pr. contact firstname.lastname@example.org