Murari Sevaka Asrama would not exist without the Grace of our entire Guru-parampara, The divine vision of Bhaktivinoda Thakura, our Paramagurudeva His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, His Holiness Aindra Prabhu, and our Gurudeva, Sri Srimad Gadi dasa Prabhu, who have given their whole heart and soul to fulfilling the innermost hearts desire of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabu. Additionally, we have made a small dedication to George Harrison, who gave his whole being to Srila Prabhupada’s service. This page is dedicated to Their glories.
Nitya-lila Om Visnupada Paramahamsa Parivrajakacarya Astottara-sata Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (Srila Prabhupada)
Nitya-lila Om Visnupada Astottara-sata Sri Srimad His Holiness Aindra Prabhu
Who is Aindra Prabhu? Gadidas…. an offering…June 2017 It was love at first sight, as I poured yogurt over the body of Lord Nityananda… Quite a start isn’t it? As I looked down from the exquisite altar of Krishna Balarama mandir… onto all the devotees intensely chanting the mahamantra…and as I was pouring yogurt over the body of Lord Nityananda, I glanced up, and our eyes met.. big smiles exchanged, he was doing what he did best- HariNam Kirtana…certainly this was a special person, and he became more special than I could ever have imagined. It was GauraPurnima 2006 or 7. Later Aindra and I were introduced… there was something that resonated between us that I have never felt before. The forthcoming months and years would reveal the purpose of our meeting. In an instant, I knew he had what I wanted…and I knew that there was plenty of it to go around, and he and I did share very private conversaions. He knew that I was someone he could trust with his life, and I could trust him with mine. We shared talks of sweet emotions. He is my dearest of dear associates… there are no words to describe his absence in my life. But he left me with the greatest gift, he left me with pure love in separation for him, centering our loving service to his dear most RadheSyama. He parted this world, but only partly.. for he lives on in my heart and soul, and person , and in every move I make, every kirtan I sing, and in every mantra I chant.. he is here with me… and my duty is to glorify him to the world… This is a big part of Murari’s Kirtan Valley…a very big part, but not broadcast indiscriminatly. Let it be known, that if I had been in Vrindavan at the immeasurably painful time of his departure, I would have done everything possible to get him samadhi’d. It is a most regrettable thing that he was no put into Samadhi. If anyone was qualified for samadhi, certainly he was. He told me, not long before he left…perhaps 3 or 4 months, whatever you do, if I were to die, do not let them put me in a Samadhi on this property…or the goshalla area…I did not think very seriously of his statement at that time…I failed him in so many ways…this was one more. Even if I had been there, I may not have been able to function effectively, becauset my complete body, mind and soul went into shock at the reception of that news. I was heading for the temple in Alachua to lead gurupuja, and was informed while entering the temple. It was so painful, I just remained stunned… I could not allow myself to hear his voice for 2 years. I am better now, as time has that way of doing. But I can feel that original pain if I make a certain recall. This is also proof of the disappearance of a great soul. I have never gone through anything like this. Still , to this day, the pain is fresh. He was a special, elevated rasika Vaisnava of the topmost level. He emulated Krishna prema, and was in perfect union with Radha and Syama. It did not take me very long to realize this when our friendship blossomed. I miss him dearly… and even as I write these words, tears are forming in my eyes. I’m sure you all have similar emotions…. This is really the gift he has given to the world, and now it is my gratitude and love that will keep his gift flourishing. Push on with the 24hr kirtan, knowing it is so pleasing to him and to Prabhupada… because Harinam Prabhu is everthing! He will give you your hearts desire… the gift that Aindra so fervently wanted everyone to have. I will close here, I believe I have made my point… Dear beloved Aindra Prabhuji… my eternal dandavats…may our hearts always be one,…. one with each other, and one with Prabhupada and all the Gaudiya Vaisnava Acaryas…. Jai Sri Radhe Syama… a million times over…. Your servant because of his mercy..Gadidas You have my permission to post this anywhere you like, if you so desire…
Srimad Gadi Das Prabhu was initiated by His Divine Grace Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada in 1971. He traveled throughout America with Visnujana Swami, on the Radha-Damodara bus, distributing the holy name, form, qualities and pastimes of Radha-Krsna to one and all. Throughout his younger years, he opened preaching centers, and in 1977 helped establish Murari-Sevaka Dhama, a temple-farm community in Tennessee. Gadi Prabhu traveled to Navadwipa to bring Sri Sri Nitai-Gaurasundara to Murari Sevaka, where he would remain serving for sometime. Gadi Prabhu also was one of the originators of Krsna House and the Krsna Lunch Program in Gainsville, Florida. Later on, in 2005 Gadi Prabhu recieved the fruit of Hari, Guru, and Vaisnava’s mercy as he was sent to Vrndavana Dhama by the most merciful Sri Sri Nitai-Gauranaga. While in the Dhama, Gadi Prabhu’s heart was overflooded with deep love for Sri Sri Radha-Syamasundara, coinciding with His meeting with His Beloved friend and siksa-guru Sripad Aindra Prabhu. The two Sadhus shared a pure transcendentally surcharged realtionship, constantly glorifying the Divine Couple and discussing Vaisnava Siddhanta while in each other’s company. They were deeply connected from the Spiritual Realm, as Aindra Prabhu said once, “Gadi Prabhu may be my older Godbrother in this life, but in the next, I’m his older sister.”
Following His 4 year stay in Vrndavana, His heart now swimming in the ocean of Vraja-Prema, Gadi Prabhu was called and inspired to fulfill the inner-heart’s desire of His beloved Srila Prabhupada to spread the treasure of Vraja-Bhakti all over the world by establishing Vrndavana Villages; where life with the devotees is simple, honest, caring, and loving, all because the mutual focus is centered, 24 hours a day, around humble service to each other and hearing, chanting, glorifying, and remembering the names, forms, qualities, and pastimes of Radha-Krsna and their eternal associates in Vraja. After arriving at Murari Sevaka in 2009 Gadi Prabhu has unceasingly endeavored to fulfill this desire of His Spiritual Master. Not a day goes by without Gadi Prabhu compassionately distributing the sweet names, forms, qualities and pastimes of Radha and Krsna to the residents of Murari for hours a day. His steadfastness and exemplary behavior of rendering menial service to juniors, seniors, one and all is truly inspiring. Please come and hear the heart melting Krsna-Kirtan and Katha from our beloved Srimad Gadi Prabhu.
We have special and enduring love for George Harrison, who although never initiated by Srila Prabhupada, has changed the hearts of countless souls by his love-soaked songs, yearning to be re-united with his dear Sri Krsna. Just recently we were contacted by a new devotee who is coming to Krishna simply because he heard one of George’s songs playing in a parking lot, and then decided to investigate. For this, and countless other services he performed for Srila Prabhupada, he is to be revered and greatly loved. His music is saturated with bhavas that will melt the heart immediately. His power to express these divine moods he received from his great devotion to Srila Prabhupada. We would all do well to revisit such beautiful songs as My Sweet Lord, I Live for You, Isn’t It a Pity, The Art of Dying, Hear Me Lord. We cannot even imagine how many people George has inspired to chant the Holy Name. How can we ever repay the debt we owe to him for this? With deep gratitude, I humbly offer this small dedication to this most worshippable Vaishnava in our line.