Departed God Brothers and Sisters
This page is dedicated to remembering the disciples of Srila Gour Govinda Swami Maharaja who have left their bodies. We have tried to arrange this in order of the date they left our association. There are several more godbrothers and sisters we will be adding to this page shortly. If you have any photos or stories about any of our Guru Maharaja’s departed disciples please contact me.
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE IN NO WAY INTERESTED IN DEVOTEE POLITICS. AS SUCH, WE OFFER RESPECT TO ONE AND ALL.
Srimati Yamuna Devi Dasi
Sri Misra Purandara Prabhuji
Srila Gour Govinda Swami holding Sri Misra Purandar prabhu’s arm
Nakuru, Kenya in January 1995
Sri Simhanana Prabhuji
Sri Simhanana prabhuji in Mauritius with Srila Gurudeva, 1995
Sripad Sacinandana Dasa Prabhuji
Sri Sadhu Hrdoya Prabhuji, ‘Sadhu Prabhu’
The personal associate and servant of Sri Srimad Gour Govinda Swami, the great ‘Sadhu prabhu’, departed this world on Friday the 5th of April, 2013, at 2.30 a.m.
Sadhu prabhu was a simple-hearted village devotee. In his youth he decided that he would dedicate his life to serving a sadhu. He went to the Siva Temple just outside his village and prayed that the Lord would kindly direct him to a sadhu-acarya. He fasted for 21 days in the temple to please Lord Siva and would sleep there at night also. Finally Lord Siva came in a dream and instructed him to go to Nayapalli, Bhubaneswar and surrender to a great sadhu staying there and serve him. Getting that instruction from Lord Siva Sadhu prabhu came directly to that place and surrendered to Srila Gour Govinda Swami Maharaja. He never left him, and became his associate, his dedicated cook and servant.
Sri Tapana Misra prabhuji
Srimati Kamala Devi Dasi
Sri Bidyanidhi prabhuji
On 7th August 2004, at around 12.30 a.m. Bidyanidhi prabhu left his body on the Bhubaneswar temple property, aged 85 years old.
Srimati Lila Rupa dasi
On the 11th of December, 2003, Lila Rupa dasi left her body after a long illness. She was an Australian disicple of our Gurudeva, and was married to our godbrohter Sacitananda prabhu.
Sri Bhakti Prema prabhuji
Sri Ranganath Prabhuji
Sri Ranganath Prabhuji, Bhubaneswar
HH Sripad Swayambhu Swami
Sri Kalakantha prabhuji
Kalakantha prabhu was an early, dedicated, and learned disciple of Guru Maharaja, and was given several responsibilities by him. He was only interested in Guru Maharaja's seva, to the extent that he voluntarily lived the life of a pauper, totally disregarding, and disinterested in, his own bodily needs.
He composed the Gour Govinda Swami Carita, a book in Bengali verse about the life of Srila Gour Govinda Swami. The first chapter of this book is the sanskrit language Gour Govinda Swamyastakam, which you can find below.
Sri Syamasundara Prabhuji
Sri Raghubar Prabhuji
Srimati Aparajita Devi Dasi
Sri Jaya Gopala Prabhu
Sri Dina Syama prabhu
Dina Syama das was a devotee of Lord Hanuman who came to Guru Maharaja after hearing from him on one of his tours of North America in the early 1990s. He became a dedicated follower, but after Guru Maharaja departed this world, Dina Syama prabhu set up his own group and unfortunately became distanced from many of his godbrothers and godsisters by his teaching.
Sachimayi devi dasi
Mataji passed away around the 24th December 2020. She was the wife of our distinguished godbrother Sri Ujjvala Nilamani prabhuji, and a disciple of HH Jayapataka Swami.