Chakra Announcements

A Tribute To the Life Of Uganda's Vrinda Dasi

by Radha Mohan das, ISKCON UK Communications

Posted January 21, 2006


With great sadness we report the passing of Vrinda dasi. She left this world on the evening of Friday, January 6, 2006 after having been struck by a car in Kampala, Uganda.

Vrinda prabhu, an English disciple of Mahavishnu Swami, was a great example of humility, dedication and selflessness. She met ISKCON devotees for the first time in the 1980s in Exeter, U.K. and soon dedicated her life to the service of Lord Krishna. Generous at heart, she offered her time, money, words, thoughts and actions to Krishna, exemplifying the principle of sacrifice. She joined Tribhuvanath das and his festival team as they travelled the country.

Vrinda prabhu travelled to East Africa each year with the festival crew. After Tribhuvanath prabhu departed from this world in 2002, she took up the responsibility of running a centre and orphanage in Kampala. Even though she was in her 60s, she was never one to sit back and relax. She would always be found worshipping, cooking, running temples, booking festivals, advertising or collecting funds. She was determined to do whatever was necessary to spread Krishna Consciousness.

A jolly and perfect lady, she inspired those around her. She left this world engaged in her vital service, yet devotees in the U.K. and Africa are saddened at their loss. On January 10 a well-attended memorial service was held at Bhaktivedanta Manor in England, with musical and spoken offerings in her appreciation.