On June 28th, 2015, at 8.45 AM on the auspicious Padmini ekadasi in the greatly auspicious month of Purushottoma, amongst the sacred cows in the holy land of Vrindavan, Mathura, Kurma-rupa Das left his body surrounded by devotees, Vrajavasis, and uplifting Hare Krishna kirtan, with sacred tulasi on his tongue and head and his salagram-sila on his chest.
Kurma Rupa Das lived in the holy town of Vrindavan, India, for many decades and served as the founder and the head of ‘Care for Cows’, a network of international volunteers dedicated to awareness, education and action regarding cow protection as taught in the Vedic scriptures. ‘Care for Cows’ maintain over 500 abandoned cows, bulls, retired oxen, and orphaned calves throughout the sacred precincts of Vrindavan, India.
Kurma Rupa das the day before he passed away due to metashtased stomach cancer.
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