Born Joan Campanella's first encounter with ISKCON was in September of 1966 through her sister and it was then that she met with A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada. She soon became one of the first western adherents of India’s ancient Vaishnava, or devotional, culture and was given the name Yamuna devi dasi. She served as the personal cook for Srila Prabhupada for eight years which laid the foundation for what became her globally-recognized culinary abilities.
Anand Lila devi dasi and Vraj Vilas das
Founder Acarya of International Society, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada attracted many millions of souls towards the transcendental loving devotional service to the Supreme Personality of Godhead Sri Krishna. Making the words of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu very true by preaching in the western countries, Srila Prabhupada taught his disciples the art of chanting, cooking, cleaning, preaching, blissful kirtans and he always fed sumptuously all his visitors and disciples with Krishna prasadam.
Following in the foot steps of His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada, his disciple His Holiness Radhanath Swami Maharaj, through his extensive travel is preaching Krishna Consciousness eloquently with his deep insightful presentation of spiritual secrets. Anand Lila devi dasi and her husband Vraj Vilas das are disciples of HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj and have been practicing Krishna consciousness for the past few years. Many of the recipes they have learned from wherever they have traveled so far.
Here we have many varieties of recipes from all over the world to serve all the devotees so that, they can offer nice palatable prasadam to their Lordships at homes, temples or preaching centers and taste the sweet nectar of Krishna prasadam.
Madhulila Devi Dasi
DEPARTMENT OF DIETETICS AND APPLIED NUTRITION
Vaidehi Nawathe and Indrayani Hajare
Bhaktivedanta Hospital is a multispecialty hospital, situated at Mira Road, Dist. Thane, India. Department of Dietetics and Applied Nutrition is functional since 1998. The department provides “Satvik Prasad” (Nutritious and Pious Diet) to all hospitalized patients. According to Bhagavad Gita, food cooked has to be offered to The Lord and then honored as Prasadam. In Bhaktivedanta Hospital the food cooked for the patients is also offered to Lord Krishna to nourish the Soul with the mercy of The Lord.
Personalized patient diet care is the prime concern of the department. Different kinds of diets are prepared as per the patient’s clinical condition.
- Food does not contain onion, garlic, meat, tea and coffee.
- Food is prepared as per the seasonal availability of different food items.
- We try to provide homely food to the patients.
- Even though we provide diet food, we take efforts to make it delicious, which is also appreciated by the patients. We have a valuable support from Shri Sadashiv Das of Shri Radha Govind Caterers
- The dieticians specially prepare, taste and calculate the nutritive value of the recipes provided on this website. (Nutritive values are calculated according to the Indian Values. Source: Nutritive Value of Indian Foods, By Gopalan)
Madhavi devi dasi
Madhavi devi dasi is a first-year professor of education in America. She met H. H. Radhanatha Maharaja in Sri Mayapur dham and then came to America to take shelter at Maharaja's lotus feet 18 months after their first meeting. Though she had never cooked before she left Taiwan, she not only enjoys cooking for her friends and Maharaja but also making cookies for her students now. Madhavi d.d. also likes to travel; her recipes are from various parts of the world where she has visited. She is grateful to those who taught her how to cook, especially her father and mother, and Judith Mulholland, who introduced her to Krishna Consciousness.