Shri Jashomatinandan Das Ji, president of The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) temple, Ahmedabad and Zonal Secretary of ISKCON Gujarat passed away yesterday evening. He was 72 and undergoing treatment following the Covid-19 infection. Shri Jashomatinandan Dasji is known for building ISKCON temples in Ahmedabad, Kathwada and several other places in Gujarat. He had initiated and completed construction of 40 temples and centers of ISCKON.
One of major contributions of Jashomatinandan Das Maharaj was his translation of ISKCON Bhagavad Geeta and other religious books in Gujarati language. Born in Surat, Jashomatinandan Dasji completed his Masters studies in Structural engineering in the USA. He came into contact with ISKCON founder AC Bhaktivedanta swami. He was a direct disciple of Bhaktivedant Swami, on whose direction he returned to Gujarat and started preaching here.