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PILGRIM CARE

Any person who ever visits our temple should feel so personally welcomed that they feel they have made a true friend.

The Pilgrim Care Department consists of ministers and volunteers who receive guests from all over the world and see to their needs, ensuring that they have a favorable experience, taking care of them spiritually and encouraging them in their Krishna consciousness.  Read on for details about members of this department.

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Minister of Religion

Sri Rupa Das

Sri Rupa Das joined ISKCON Juhu in Mumbai in 1989 and served as a manager for the kitchen, prasadam distribution, and purchases. Before joining the temple, he worked as an assistant manager in the Cooperative Bank. In 2015 he joined ISKCON New Vrindaban, serving as a Minister of Religion. He is well known for cultivating new families that visit New Vrindaban. He is a disciple of His Holiness Bhakti Swarup Damodar Goswami.

srirupa@newvrindaban.com

304-312-7110

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Minister of Religion

Shubananda Das

After completing a diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and a bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Shubananda joined ISKCON Ujjain in 2004 and then studied a youth preaching course in ISKCON Pune in 2007. There he served in various capacities for 13 years under the guidance of his spiritual master, His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami. He served as temple commander and guesthouse manager, receiving his first training and experience in guest care. He was also the gift shop manager and manager of Govinda’s Restaurant. Thereafter he became a temple counsellor and a member of the Temple Executive Committee. In 2017, Subhananda moved to ISKCON New Vrindaban and has been serving as Minister in the Pilgrim Care Department, taking care of visitors’ needs and cultivating interested candidates in bhakti-yoga.

subhananda@newvrindaban.com

+1-304-312-6549

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Minister of Religion

Amita Das

Amita Das completed his bachelor’s degree in business studies and joined ISKCON in 2008 in Nepal. As a disciple of His Holiness Mahavishnu Swami (England), he served in ISKCON Kathmandu as head pujari and harinama sankirtan leader. Since 2017 he has been serving as Minister of Religion in the Pilgrim’s department in New Vrindaban, visiting families in the community and encouraging them in their Krishna consciousness. He speaks Nepali, Hindi, and English.

amita@newvrindaban.com

304 312-4177

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Minister of Religion

Sri Badarayani Das

Sri Badarayani Das 

badarayani@newvrindaban.com

304 312-6539