In Memory of Rangakara Prabhu

Rangakara at Gita Nagari

Rangakara at Gita Nagari

One of our steady supporters, Rangakara Prabhu, passed away in early January. He was a disciple of Srila Jayapataka Swami, the husband of Lalita Sakhi and father of Vrindavan Lila. Many remember him as  one of the most friendly and kind-hearted men they ever met. When he lived at the Gita Nagari farm in Pennsylvania, Rangakara worked with the oxen—a service that he cherished. After moving to Alachua he quickly began giving regular donations to Save the Cow. He was one of Prajapati’s adopters and when Prajapati passed on became a supporter of another ox named Govinda.

Just before Christmas I ran into Rangakara in the Alachua Post Office parking lot. He rolled down his car window, called me over with his characteristic smile, and immediately wrote out a check to Save the Cow.

Whoever renders service unto Me in devotion is a friend, is in Me, and I am also a friend to him. . . . He quickly becomes righteous and attains lasting peace. O son of Kunti [Arjuna], declare it boldly that My devotee never perishes. —Bhagavad-gita 9.29, 9.31

His widow, Lalita Sakhi, is requesting anyone who wishes to make an offering in Rangakara Prabhu’s memory to do so by making a donation to Save the Cow in his name.


Send checks or money orders to:

Save the Cow
P.O. Box 93
Alachua, FL 32616

All contributions are tax deductible (in the USA).
ISKCON Save the Cow’s Federal Tax ID#: 59-2710464

Questions? Email us!


1 Comment »

  1. Dave Raum said

    One of my favorite devotees is Rangakar. Being the rascal that i am, i have given up the association of such wonderful souls. He surely will be missed, even by me. Jai Rangakar ~ Jai Srila Prabhupada

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