New Vrindaban’s Transcendental Throwback Thursday – 09/04/14

New Vrindaban Bhaktiniddhi Bahulaban

This week’s challenge: Who’s the cook?

Extra credit: Where – and when – was this photo taken?

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

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Here’s the info we have:

Who: Bhaktinidhi dasi

What: Cooking an offering for Their Lordships in the Bahulaban Deity Kitchen.

Pitambar, Tilakini, Mankumari, Madhurya Lila, Madri, Tyaga & Jayadevi all agree that Bhaktinidhi is a sweet artist, cook & seamstress “expert in everything she did.”

Jayadevi summed it best, “One of our former leaders wished we had 10 Bhaktanidhis.”

When: Mid 1970s, sometime between 1974 and 1978.

Where: Bahulaban, in the Deity kitchen that was at the bottom of the steps, below the Temple, where the parking lot was. New Vrindaban, West Virginia.