|Nitai Das, 1980-2011|
BURNcast just learned of the passing of Nitai Das from earlier this year -- almost a year ago on January 31st to be exact. Nitai was force behind Krishna Kitchen, a prasadam distribution network that distributed food at festivals. He was most famous for feeding a 1000 people a day at Burning Man.
From their mission statement, Krishna's Kitchen "shares the ancient culture of Bhakti, through the production and distribution of sacred food." Through Nitai's expert networking, Krishna's Kitchen ended up becoming an integral part, of some of the biggest and most exciting alternative festivals of the new millennium; including Burning Man, Wanderlust and Bhaktifest.
|Nitai's wife Mandali carries his photo
in procession to the temple
You can listen our interview with Nitai from our old audio podcast episode "Burncast #064 - NYC Decom". It's available in iTunes or at Archive.org.
Krishna Camp Burning Man 2006 from Rasa Acharya on Vimeo.