Aindra Prabhu leaves Suddenly

An American-born disciple of ISKCON's founder-acarya Srila Prabhupada, Aindra moved to Vrindavana in the 1980s and was best known for his commitment to and love of kirtana chanting of the Hare Krishna maha-mantra.

He was largely recognized as the heart and soul of the famous 24 Hour Kirtan Mandali in Vrindavana, and over the years his name became synonymous with deep, soulful chanting. Aspiring kirtaniyas and admirers traveled from around the world for the opportunity to chant with him and bask in his personal presence. He was also known for his scholarship in the realm of Gaudiya Vaishnava theology, expertise in deity worship, and exemplary spiritual practice.

On the morning of 17th July, Aindra prabhu suddenly departed from this world. He had suffered an accident caused by a gas leak and was found offering obeisances to his Sri Sri Gaura-Nitai deities. It is in this position of prayer to his lord that Aindra prabhu left his body. It is largely felt that Aindra prabhu returned to Goloka Vrndavana to serve his beloved Sri Sri Radha Syamasundara there.

Adapted from ISKCON News Staff for ISKCON News

You may watch an address about the chanting of the holy names given by Aindra prabhu, to the worldwide community of devotees, in Sri Mayapur Dham in 2010 here