H.G.Dravida Dasa prabhu from ISKCON San Diego will be at ISKCON Scarborough this Friday evening.
H.G.Dravida Dasa prabhu is a disciple of our Jagad guru Srila Prabhupada. He is a editor with BBT as well as is world renowned for composing wonderful poems on Lord Krishna and his pastimes.
He has narrated the whole of Bhagavad Gita in a CD including the Sanskrit verses,translations and purports by Srila Prabhupada! He has also compiled verses concerning the Holy names from various scriptures like Srimad Bhagavatam,Chaitanya Caritamrta and Padyavali and narrated the verses and the translations in a CD as well.
A little more bio on H.G Dravida Dasa prabhu
Dravida Dasa joined the International Society for Krishna Consciousness at the age of 25 in early 1973 at the temple in Brooklyn, New York. A child of the Sixties, he'd already been exploring yoga, Vedanta, meditation, and alternative lifestyles for some time. But once he read Srila Prabhupada's "Teachings of Lord Caitanya," he knew that bhakti-yoga was the path for him. The Brooklyn temple happened to be the location of the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust, the publishing arm of ISKCON,
and soon after joining Dravida Dasa was proofreading Krsna book and other books as part of the publishing team. Before long he was helping to edit the books and Back to Godhead magazine, and this service has continued to the present day. In the course of his work on the books, Dravida became attracted to the chanting of Sanskrit verses and mantras.
Having played musical instruments since childhood, he found the rhythmic beauty of the Sanskrit language mystically enchanting, and over the years he has made recordings of the Bhagavad-gita, Brahma-samhita, and selected works of the Vaisnava acaryas, and rendered some of them into English poetry. He currently resides at the New Govardhan temple in San Diego, offering regular Bhagavad Gita and Bhagavatam classes as well as leadership for the bhakta program there. His engaging multimedia presentations at Japa retreats and elsewhere are highlights of devotional gatherings.
We invite you and your family this Friday to ISKCON Scarborough to have this wonderful association with an advanced Vaishnava who will bring the roof down with his amazing poetic rendition of various verses from vedic literatures.