“Remembrances of Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada” By Sriman Nabadwip das Adhikari

1 Walking with Prabhupad NY 1971

Walking with Srila Prabhupada in New York. I’m in the back wearing a dark jacket. 1971

 

2 Airport NY 1972

At the New York airport. 1972

 

3 Goswami Maharaj

Henry Street Temple. Gosvami Maharaj holding mrdunga. I’m in front with head turned. 1972

 

4 Holding umbrella 1973

New York airport. 1972

 

5 Tape Recording 1973

Setting up tape recorder for Srila Prabhupada to record “Jaya Radhe, Jaya Krishna, Jaya Vrndaban…” 1974

 

6 playing mrdunga

Prabhupada laying down second track for Jaya Radhe… recording.

 

7 Recording 1973

Listening to the recording of Jaya Radhe.., I’m on the far right of Srila Prabhupada. That was a great relief for me that the recording (by Krishna mercy) came out perfectly. I never recorded anyone before and when I was asked to record Srila Prabhupad I just grabbed the recorder and ran to Srila Prabhupada’s room. When I was laying down the second track I thought that I was erasing the first track. I was in incredible anxiety. I felt I was going to faint! Finally when I played the finished recording–to my eternal relief–the recording came out perfectly. Whenever I hear that bhajan it brings me back to that relishable memory.

 

8 Henry Street 1974

Prabhupada having darshan of Radha Govinda. I’m on the altar with chamara whisk. 1974

 

9 Radha Govinda

Radha Govinda at the Henry St. Temple in New York. 1973

 

10 New Vrindaban 1972

In New Vrndaban. Gosvami Maharaj and I are on Srila Prabhuada¹s right hand side next to the stage. We were recording Srila Prabhuapda’s lecture. 1972.

 

11 BBT LA 1975

At the BBT layout dept. in LA looking at the transparencies for the CC. book. 1975

 

12 LA 1976

Srila Prabhupada having darshan of Rukmini and Dwakadhisha in LA. I’m doing artik for Rukmini and Dwarkadhias 1976.

 

13 Mayapur 1983

Doing aratik for Radha Madhava in Mayapur. This is before the gopis were installed. 1983

 

14 Mayapure 1983

Doing aratik to Jagganath, Baladev, and Subadra in Mayapur. 1983

 

About Nabadwip das:

“Joined ISKCON in the fall of 1970, took harinam initiation in 1971 and diksa in 1972. Served at ISKCON press from 1971-1974 doing paste up and design work on Prabhupada¹s books and Back to Godhead magazine. Also during that time I was the head pujari for Sri Sri Radha and Govinda. Went to LA in 1975 to serve at the BBT as Art Director for BTG and also as head pujari for Rukkmini and Dwarkadhis. Started Govinda Restaurant in LA 1978-1981. Had my first darshan and association of Srila Sridhar Maharaj in 1981. Served in Mayapur for a year 1983-1984 at ISKCON temple and during that time would visit Srila Sridhar Maharaj every Sunday spending the day at the Math although it was forbidden by ISKCON GBC to do so. Served Govinda Maharaj and the Math from 1993-2010? printing Srila Sridhara Maharaj and Srila Govinda Maharaj books via Ananta Printing.”

– Nabadwip das

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