New Vrindaban’s Transcendental “Throwback Thursday” – 03/06/14

NV TBT 03-06-14

New Vrindaban’s Transcendental “Throwback Thursday” – 03/06/14.

Each week we highlight an earlier era of ISKCON New Vrindaban.

This week’s challenge: In the photo, with Srila Prabhupada, are nine devotees whose faces can be seen. Can you correctly identify them all?

Extra credit: Who is the person directly behind Srila Prabhupada (whose face can’t be seen, but is wearing a yellow shirt and white vest)?

Post your guesses on the “who, what, when & where” in the comment section at the New Vrindaban Facebook Page.

Technical stuff: We share the photo Thursday and confirm known details Sunday. Let’s keep it light and have a bit of fun!

Special request: If you have a photo showing New Vrindaban devotees in action, share it with us and we’ll use it in a future posting.

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Follow Up For New Vrindaban’s Transcendental Throwback Thursday – 03/06/14.

While no one correctly guessed all the devotees in the photo, people were able to identify many of them. That list includes: Pitambar, Hrishikesh, Soma, Mankumari & Devadatta.

Hrishikesh & Hari Sauri both correctly identified the person directly behind Srila Prabhupada as none other than Hari Sauri himself.

As an added bonus, Hari Sauri prabhu shared an excerpt from his Transcendental Diary, describing the scene in the photo:

“Picture was taken on June 27, 1976: Right after his short class Prabhupada visited the cow barn. Four new calves have been born since his arrival, and as he stood next to their stall chatting with devotees, he let one lick his hand. The New Vrindaban cow protection program is impressive. The devotees derive about one thousand pounds of milk per day which they turn into various products like ghee, cheese and buttermilk. Srila Prabhupada enjoyed the visit.”

Here’s the info we have:

Who (front row, from left to right):

Unknown (left, head near wooden pole, hand in bead bag)

Jaya (or Vijaya) (youth, his face is down low, squeezed between the red gate and wooden pillar)

Param Brahma (looking down at calves, wearing light colored chaddar)

Syamakunda (to the left of Srila Prabhupada)

Srila Prabhupada

Amburish (wearing white chaddar and glasses)

Second row, from left to right:

Atmabu (male head, wearing glasses)

Unknown (male head wearing glasses)

Taru (not wearing a shirt)

Hari Sauri (whose face can’t be seen, but is wearing a yellow shirt and white vest)

Soma (looking down)

What: Visiting new born calves.
When: July 27th, 1976.
Where: Bahulaban Cow Barn, New Vrindaban.

Photographer unknown.

Thanks for participating. Let’s do it again next week!

Special Request: If you have a photo showcasing New Vrindaban residents in action, from the ’70s, ’80s, ’90s and ’00s, please send it to us and we can share it in a future posting.