Srimati Syamarani has lived a life of Pure Bhakti, totally devoted and surrendered to her spiritual masters. After graduating from Music and Art School in 1964, Syamarani dasi became a student at New York City College, majoring in art and history. In 1966, at the age of 19, she met her spiritual master, His Divine Grace, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada,world-famous preacher of Krsna Consciousness and Vedic culture, and the saintly spiritual master of millions of spiritual seekers. She served him with Pure Love & Devotion, and continues to do so, after her Guru's departure from the vision of the world in November 1977.
Jai Srila Prabhupada!
Jai Srila Gurudeva!
Jai Srimati Radharani!
Srila Prabhupada had taught her the philosophy of Krsna consciousness, also known as Sanatana-dharma and bhakti-yoga – the timeless ancient wisdom of spiritual India. He sent her to various yoga groups, schools and universities, including Harvard University, where she represented his words in his mission to spread the science of God. In 1992, Srimati Syamarani found Srila Prabhupada's successor, Srila Narayana Maharaja.
Under Srila Narayana Maharaja’s guidance, she and her assistants painted bas-reliefs, which are now famous throughout India. Srimati Syamarani is truly a Saint, and has lived the life a renunciate for more than 40 years, unsurpassed in her humility.
Jai, Srimati Syamarani, ki Jai!
All Bhakti Art enthusiasts have an open invitation!
Windows to the Spiritual World
by gary grunstein
Enjoy Art | Painting
The art of Syamarani Dasi is a glimpse into the spiritual world. To date, she has completed over 200 divinely inspired works for her gurus' temples and books which have appeared in almost every language throughout the world. Her paintings include: Krishna and His divine consort Srimati Radharani as well as their eternal associates and her vivid creations have graced classic spiritual books such as the Bhagavad Gita and Srimad Bhagavatam.
In 1966, at the age of 19, she met her guru, Srila Prabhupada, the founder and spiritual leader of ISCKON, The International Society for Krishna Consciousness. She was soon initiated and became one of his first disciples. He taught her the philosophies of sanatana dharma, the eternal wisdom of mankind as well as bhakti, the path of devotion. In 1967, she became the first art director of ISCKON and Srila Prabhupada announced to his disciples, "These paintings are windows to the spiritual world. They will be like the rain after the draught of mundane art." He left the world ten years later.
Syamarani later met and took further instruction from another God-realized soul, Srila Narayana Maharaja, Srila Prabhupada's successor. Under his guidance for the last 20 years, she has created many other paintings. He once asked her, "Can you paint my heart?" He then guided her through all the details of a work that became the internationally famous Seva Kunja. The original is presently in Vrindavana India where it is now worshipped as a diety in a Krishna temple.
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