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Basic Biography of Padmalocan Das, disciple of Srila Prabhupada:


Padmalocan Das was born in England, met Srila Prabhupada in 1971 (18 years old), when he was 19 he moved to India and was assisting Srila Prabhupada establishing His International ISKCON  movement in India (Kolkata, Mayapur, Vrindavan, Bombay, Hyderabad), he had also constructed ISKCON temple in Vidyanagar (Gujarat).

He spent 20 years of his life in Vrindavan, where he was researching deeply the Holy Dham, places of Krishna’s pastimes, traveled a lot all over Vraja Mandala, making friends with Vrajabasis. As the result of his travels and research he wrote books – Chintamani Dhama (Vrindavan parikrama), Madhurya Dhama (guide to Govardhana parikrama), he also wrote book about glories of Yamuna Devi (in Hindi), also translated Gita Mahatmya and Tulasi Devi Mahatmya – from Padma Purana (Sanscrit).

He also wrote book Audarya Dhama – Navadvipa Dhama parikrama.

He researched and compiled another book, called Pada Sevana – description of Lord’s Lotus feet with pictures of lotus feet and hands of Radha-Krishna and Lord Chaitanya, Nityananda and Advaita.

He also translated Udhava Sandesh  by Srila Rupa Goswami.

Besides writing books he was also actively served in ISKCON Vrindavan temple management in the mid-1970’s.

He was a temple comander at some point, he was also in-charge of ISKCON Goshala in Vrindavan (in 1980-s).

When Srila Prabhupada instructed to reduce mahaprasad offerings in Vrindavan temple, he was in-charge of kitchens and he had been accused by some of taking maha-prasad for himself – his answer to the accusations was to STOP eating grains (!), he had not taken grains since then for the rest of his life… in fact he had lived only on milk for 15 years, other times taking non-grain diet…

After living 20 years in Vrindavan, he spent 8 months traveling in Russia with wife Vrindavan Lila dasi,  then they lived for one and half year in England and then came to Mayapur in 1995, where had been living since, until the end of his body on morning 27 March, 2010, at the age of 57…

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