Today is Sunday. The roads are icy. The temperatures are below freezing, with hailstorms and scattered windstorms. There are only a handful of local devotees attending the evening Sunday bhajans. However, surprisingly, a dedicated family has come all the way from Frisco. It took them an hour and a half from their home.
Sriman Renuprasad and Srimati Ragini Bonthala travel each week from a long distance to worship Sri Sri Radha Kalachandji. Their dedication to see the Lord and serve His devotees is something to aspire for.
The first time they entered was in 1999, when they were completely enchanted by the beautiful darshan of Sri Sri Radha Kalachandji. They started regularly attending the programs and festivities around 2006, cementing the commitment to make Krishna the center of their lives. “It has been the best thing in our lives.” Renuprasad Prabhu confirms.
During the day, Renuprasad works as a software consultant for Micro Strategy. His sadhana practice of japa meditation and study of the scripture provides the foundation for his other duties. Ragini also joins in, chanting 16 rounds daily. She relishes studying Bhagavad Gita with her friends. They are active members of the Bhakti Vriksha group, which meets each Friday, discussing practical application of the Krishna conscious philosophy. Their only aspiration is to serve the devotees as much as possible.
Their two children, Geethika 12, and Ram, 7, attend the Kalachandji’s Sunday School. Githika has grown to be a beautiful kirtaniya, singing her heart out with the harmonium, whenever given the opportunity.
We are grateful to have Renuprasad Prabhu and Ragini Bonthala as part of our TKG Academy family. When asked why they have been Monthly Supporters to TKG Academy, their humble response? “This is just our small effort to support the high ideals that TKG Academy stands for.”
Haribol, aspiring to follow in their footsteps.