Trivikrama Dasa, one of the earliest members of the Back To Godhead India team, left this mortal world on Friday, 11 September 2009.
His association with BACK TO GODHEAD magazine has been a very important one for us. Prior to joining BTG Mumbai in 1995, he was a medical representative but he gave it all up to dedicate himself to relaunch BTG locally printed from India as an offering to srila Prabhupada. Thus, Trivikrama Dasa helped start printing BTG in India.
This was one of the big offerings to srila Prabhupada for his centennial celebrations in 1996. Since we were not even in print when he joined BTG, he made immense efforts to collect advance s u b s c r i p t i o n s . This helped us in launching the magazine with practically no investment from anyone except the blessings of srila Prabhupada and his disciples.
In the later years Trivikrama Dasa put in efforts to train many devotee distributors. It was a very good idea and yielded many results. Truly Trivikrama Dasa was amongst a select group of persons, who have helped to revamp the entire publication effort of BTG India, like a professional devotee manager.
He took initiation from His Holiness Radhanatha Swami in 1995 and served as a counselor at sri sri Radha Gopinatha temple, training and guiding many devotees in their spiritual lives. He was very active in serving the devotees in many ways by doing book distribution, cooking for Sunday feasts, giving classes on srimadbhagavatam, fund raising, helping with security arrangements during special occasions and massive yatras. He is survived by his wife Madhava Priya Devi Dasi and son Aniruddha who are both integral parts of the temple and srila Prabhupada’s movement.
Says His Holiness Jayadvaita Swami,(BBT & BTG India trustee), “I remember Trivikrama Dasa very fondly. He was always mild, even-minded, brahminical, philosophical in temperament, and pleasing to associate with. He always spoke about Krsna. He was such a nice devotee.”
Trivikrama Dasa had excellent rapport with temple managements, temple presidents, liaison with BBT, and other devotee distributors. We deeply appreciate his contribution in adding Hindi and Marathi language versions of our magazine in India.
For six years he worked to give others Back to Godhead, and now we pray that Srila Prabhupada and Krsna has taken him back to Godhead.
Krsna blessed him by taking him swiftly and giving him the constant company of devotees and his spiritual master chanting Hare Krsna at the near end of his life. The circumstances of his departure were most fortunate, and he was ready. These are all signs of spiritual success in the mission of human life. We were fortunate to have his association, and offer our respects at his auspicious departure. -Yudhiñöhira Dasa,