Yamuna devi dasi was one of the first women to join ISKCON, helping to open the San Francisco centre in 1967 and the London centre later on. One of her first services was to assist Srila Prabhupada in cooking, and she had become one of the foremost experts on Vedic cooking.
Also famous for her singing voice, Yamuna devi dasi's voice can be heard as the lead vocalist in the famous "Govindam" prayers that are played in all 400+ Hare Krishna centres around the world every morning.
We invite devotees to post their comments of gratitude and sympathy.
There will be a memorial service taking place in Alachua, Florida on Tuesday, December 27 at 7pm. There will also be a live broadcast of the event.
In our Hare Krishna (Vedic) culture, it is customary to sing a traditional bengali song (bhajan) for the passing away of devotees of Krishna. The name of the bhajan is Je Anilo Prema Dhana (seen below).