India’s PM Modi Applauds 👏👏Jagatarini (From ISKCON), For Enriching Vedic Heritage
Who is Jagtarini Dasi of Australia?
Foreigners have had faith in Hinduism and its religious texts, Gods since the beginning. Many such people came to India who were so impressed by the culture and devotion here that it remained there. Be it Mathura-Vrindavan or Banaras, you will see people from abroad absorbed in the faith of God at all Hindu religious places. ‘Jagtarini Dasi’ also came to India 13 years ago, she was so impressed with the culture and Lord Krishna here that India started settling in them too.
12 years spent in Vrindavan
Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Jagtarini had an interest in theater and art from the beginning, so she moved to Sydney at the age of 21. This was her beginning to leave home, she toured many countries of the world and finally reached India. She settled in the holy city of Vrindavan (Land of Krishna), two hours from New Delhi, where Jagtarini spent 12 years in Bhaktivedanta Gurukul.
Jagtarini won the trust of the people
The people of Vrindavan, their traditions, food and drink attracted Jagtarini. It did not take much time for them to explore and explore this holy and ancient land completely. In the 1980s it was difficult for a modern western woman to enter the culture of Vrindavan, but Jagtarini worked hard to win the trust of the people.
Jagtarini knows everything about Vrindavan
Jagtarini was also gradually adopted by the people of Vrindavan and gave them an opportunity to peep into their life and spiritual traditions. She used to listen to stories of Lord Krishna throughout the day. In course of time, she herself started taking people coming from outside the city as a guide in Vrindavan, sharing what she learned with her people. Apart from Vrindavan, Jagtarini visited many nearby shrines.
The memory of Vrindavan started haunting Australia
She used to be curious to know and learn about the local traditions of India. After moving to India, his family moved back to Australia in 1996. Vrindavan had become her home for Jagtarini, she started to be reminded of it. One day a friend of his from India sent Jagtarini an idol of Lord Krishna as small as an inch before his death.
Vrindavan made in Australia itself
This gift inspired her to take up the art again. After this Jagtarini created a small form of Vrindavan in Australia itself through her art. Having won prizes in several small competitions held in Perth, Australia, Jagtarini was then invited to exhibit her work in London. After this he started work on building ‘The Sacred India Gallery’ in Perth.
PM Modi also praised
The Sacred India Gallery in Perth, created by Jagtarini and his other associates, gives a glimpse of India’s important shrines. In Mann Ki Baat, PM Modi praised her devotion to Krishna and said that people visiting her Sacred Art Gallery in Perth will be able to see the art of Jagtarini and get a glimpse of the traditions and cultures of India’s famous pilgrimage cities of Vrindavan, Nabadwip and Puri.
Working for ‘Glory of Vrindavan Dham’
Jagtarini Dasi’s husband Bhurijana Das is the head of the project ‘The Sacred India Gallery’. He is also deeply influenced by Hinduism. Presently Jagtarini Dasi is working on a project popularly known as ‘Gopinath Dharma’, whose aim is to tell people about ‘Glory of Vrindavan Dham’. PM Modi said that the wonderful effort of Jagtarini really shows us the power of Krishna Bhakti. “I wish her all the best for this work,” he said.