Name / Initiated name
Krsnanandini Devi Dasi
Daily number of rounds of Hare Krishna mahamantra.
at least nineteen
When, where and how did you come into contact with the Hare Krishna Movement?
Was given Bhagavad gita by my mother who is also an initiated disciple of Srila Prabhupada. Got initiated on Radhastami, September 12, 1972 and Srila Prabhupada installed Their Beautiful Lordships Sri Sri Radha Kalachandji also on this same day!
Name the nearest or most frequently Visited ISKCON temple/ centre and name few of the devotees whom you know.
We have a Cleveland Nama Hatta Program that meets every Sunday. Some devotees I know are KamaGiri devi dasi, Arcana-siddhi devi dasi, Malati devi dasi, HH RadhaNatha Maharaja, Kaunteya das, Annuttama das, Karnamrta das, Mantrini devi dasi,
Please describe yourself so that other like minded devotees can find you.
I am just praying to carry out my Srila Prabhupada's instructions. He told me in a dream shortly after he departed, to "show the world how to have a real Krsna conscious marriage." Currently, I am serving as Senior Minister in this area and I am the President of the GVT or Grhastha Vision Team, dedicated to strengthening marriage and families in ISKCON. My husband, Tariq Prabhu and i are Co-directors of the Dasi-Ziyad Family Institute (www.dzfi.org) which teaches healthy relationships skills to couples, individuals and families. We present workshops and are the authors of several related articles. I have written the First Book of Hare Krsna Puzzles, Quizzes and Riddles and am co-author of Heart and Soul Connection: A Devotional Guide to Marriage Service and Love as well as co-author of All-In-One Marriage Prep: 75 Experts Share Tips to Help You Get Ready Now. We have published a curriculum: Parenting for the 21st Century, a comprehensive, interactive guide for a variety of childcare providers. Together, my husband and I have 19 children and I have given birth to ten, 5 boys and 5 girls.
What are your expectations from this community?
Describe any specific service you would love to offer to Lord Krishna & His devotees?
Help to strengthen marriages, relationships and families. We offer the Vaisnava Marriage Services Registry to help devotees find compatible mates: http://dasiziyadfamilyinstitute.org/courses-and-projects/vaisnava-marriage-services-registry/