Remembering Mother Kaulini

By Mathura Lilesvari Devi Dasi

Year after year many soldiers of Srila Prabhupada are leaving us bereft of their association. These are great Prabhupadanugas who has dedicated their lives for the mission of Srila Prabhupada. There is so much to learn from their lives. Her Grace Kaulini Devi Dasi was born on August 30, 1946 in Sacremento, California. She grew up there and joined ISKCON in 1972 in San Francisco with her then husband, Keshava Bharati Prabhu (now Keshava Bharati Swami). While in San Francisco, she was initiated by Srila Prabhupada in May 1973. During that time, her family lived in the same home as Jayananda Prabhu. In fact, her first service was going on Harinam with Jayananda Prabhu's sankirtan party. Over the next three years, she continued to serve in San Francisco, Saint Louis and Florida. After her husband took sanyasa, Kaulini devi put on white cloth and as Satsvarupa Maharaj noted, "flourishes in chaste renunciation". In 1976, she moved to Gita Nagari, where she lived and served for over 30 years.

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