His Grace Srivasa Pandit Das, departed at 3:49 in the early morning of March 13, 2022, in the holy land of Vrindavan with devotees performing Kirtan around him.
His departure has shocked many whom he trained and nurtured. He was the person who started Krishna Consciousness in Myanmar and planted the seed there under difficult circumstances with very little support and manpower. He was the GBC regional secretary of Iskcon Myanmar as well as a member of the Sannyas Committee.
HG Srivas Pandit Prabhu was introduced to Krishna Consciousness through a Back to Godhead magazine. After hearing one of Srila Prabhupada’s tapes, he decided to dedicate his life to serving Srila Prabhupada and ISKCON.
In addition to leading the ISKCON Myanmar Yatra, HG Srivas Pandit Prabhu also translated numerous books like Bhagavad Gita, Srimad Bhagavatam, Caitanya Caritamrita, and many other small books into Burmese, the local language of Myanmar. The Caitanya Caritamrita translation is planned to be launched this Gaur Purnima as an offering to Srila Prabhupada.
Whoever he came in contact with, he tried to connect them to Krishna. His sincere and reciprocating mood touched the lives of many. His life and preaching by example reminded us all of the wonderful and unlimited mercy of Srila Prabhupada which he tried to distribute. All glories to Srivasa Pandit Prabhu!
May 15, 2022
Sunanda Das, Temple of the Vedic Planetarium