Aruddha Devi Dasi and her husband Anantarupa dasa began practicing Krishna consciousness in Chicago in the early 1980's, and started the ISKCON Temple in Boise, USA, in 1986 as a [...]
Aruddha Devi Dasi and her husband Anantarupa dasa began practicing Krishna consciousness in Chicago in the early 1980’s, and started the ISKCON Temple in Boise, USA, in 1986 as a small weekly program in their home.
Aruddha and Anantarupa home-schooled their children and ran the Govinda’s restaurant in Boise for 6 years. Her older son, Radhika Raman Das aka Dr. Ravi Gupta, holds a Ph.D in Hinduism from Oxford University in England, and a B.A. in Mathematics and Philosophy from Boise State University. He also wrote the “India’s Heritage” column for Back to Godhead for several years. He is now Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the College of William and Mary, and his first book, The Caitanya Vaishnava Vedanta of Jiva Goswami, has been published by Routledge, a reputable academic press.
Their younger son Gopal Hari Das aka Gopal Gupta is currently pursuing his Ph.D in Science and Religion at Oxford University. He completed a Bachelors and Masters degree in Electrical Engineering with highest honors from Boise State University. Currently, Aruddha travels to temples around the world to deliver weekend seminars on Krishna conscious homeschooling.
I very much welcome events such as this, which will help us all to celebrate the values and benefits of diversity… but also shows the positive expression of belief that is characteristic of the Krishna consciousness movement.