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Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Ambarish Prabhu Portrait Painting

He is an initiated disciple of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (Srila Prabhupada) since 1974. He first met Bhaktivedanta Swami in Dallas, USA. Alfred Ford joined the International Society for Krishna Consciousness in 1975 and that same year he made his first trip to India with Prabhupada. He assisted in the establishment of the first Hindu temple in Hawaii and also donated $500,000 to help establish the Bhaktivedanta Cultural Center in Detroit which was completed in 1983. Alfred Ford has made many significant donations to ISKCON over the years which have assisted ongoing projects to build the Pushpa Samadhi Mandir of Prabhupada. He is the chairman of the Sri Mayapur Temple of the Vedic Planetarium.

Monday, 21 August 2017

Mother Kulangana Portrait Art

Born in 1932 in Poland as Krystyna. She experienced many traumatic incidents, such as being separated from her mother as a young girl. She was a lover of animals and often missed class to play with the animals on her farm. Despite her missing a few classes, she still excelled in her studies and qualified as a Physiotherapist. On a shopping trip in London, she came face-to-face with the harinam party.  Soon after received initiation from her spiritual master, H.D.G. Srila Prabhupada. She took to the early morning routines with full enthusiasm, and soon became adept at distributing books.

Mother Kulangana had a special affinity for milk products from childhood as a result of keeping cows on her family farm. Thus, she was naturally attracted to cooking the milk sweets the devotees offered to Krishna every day. She quickly became an expert cook, mastering the various recipes. Her artistic depictions of Krishna’s pastimes and the various scenes of Vrindavan, indicated the spiritual vision Mother Kulangana inspired a new generation of sweet makers, passing on her techniques and recipes Beautifully painted sweets have become the very symbol of the Manor. In her departure she only wanted to listen Srila Prabhupada's chanting. She taught us how to overcome adversity, how to become absorbed in devotional service, how to maintain complete chastity and enthusiasm in our spirituality, and most of all, how to dedicate one’s mind, body and words in the service of the Lord.