About Kusha Devi
She became a devotee at the age of 17, moved into the temple as soon as she turned 18 in 1969. Govinda dasi deputed Jayasri Prabhu and her to grow the first Tulasi plants in the western world. In 1970, Govinda dasi was asked by Srila Prabhupada to make Gour Nitai Deities. So she deputed Kusha Devi to sculpt the clay form of Lord Caitanya, the first in our Iskcon. She was put on the board of Trustees of the Vrinda Kund Project, maintaining a non profit corporation in which to raise funds to build the Vrinda Kund Temple. Till today she is still one of the board of Trustees to that project. SheI was instrumental in the production of the Book, “What is the difficulty!”and produced a website called Srila Prabhupada Uvacha for Srila Prabhupada’s Centennial.
She has served in Iskcon Hospice Forum for three years (2016-2019), trying to improve hospice conditions and was part of Vrindavan Management Council (2017-2019) and presently serving as the Iskcon Honolulu Temple President since April 2019.
She is a loving mother to 2 sons and a daughter, and a grand mother to five grandson’s two grand daughters, three great grand sons.