Vrindavan, February 21, 2015: Rasikananda Prabhu was the embodiment of devotion and was merciful to the fallen souls. The saints who gathered to mark the 425th disappearance day of Rasikananda Prabhu said the above words. A spiritual event was organized in remembrance of Rasikananda Prabhu in which many dignitaries spoke about his devotional life.
Shri Krishna Gopalananda Goswami Mahant of Radha Shyam Sundar Mandir said that Rasikananda Prabhu was the most beloved disciple of Shyamananda Prabhu. He was a perfect sage, scholar and a rasik bhakta.
Shri Premdas Shashtri and Shri Tamal Krishna Das glorified him as a great preacher who preached about the message of Shri Krishna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu for 46 years. They said that he bestowed bhakti upon Yavanas, muslims, untouchables, outcastes, atheists, and agnostics. H Sacchidananda Maharaj said that Rasikananda Dev was always overwhelmed in Shri Krishna and Gaura Rasa. Dr. Girraj Shashtri mentioned that Rasikananda Maharaj had many similar qualities with Shri Krishna. He enlightened the Krishna Consciousness among many hearts.
Ladli Sharan ji Maharaj said that he was always absorbed in the holy name of Krishna and Sankirtan. Everyone was astonished to hear the wonderful sankirtan of Rasikananda Dev. Mahant Sutikshan Das cited the story when Rasikananda Dev made the rampaging elephants to bellow ‘Hare Krishna’, by humbly bowing down their heads.
Maheshananda Saraswati, Mahant Kamal Das, Jagannath Das Shastri, Radha Mohan Das, Rajesh Kishor Goswami, Raja Baba, Dr. Achyut lal Bhatt, Satyagopal Das, Radha Madhav Das and many other saints and vaishnavas also spoke about his life and the nectar he delivered to the world.
His pushpa Samadhi is present near the Samadhi of Shyamananda prabhu at Radha Shyam Sundar Temple.