Syamarani Dasi (aka Jadurani Dasi) is a master painter of Bhakti Art and one of the most stalwart teachers of bhakti-yoga in current times. She is among the first disciples of Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the world-renowned founder-acharya of ISKCON (the International Society for Krsna Consciousness), and she is also a prominent student of Srila Prabhupada’s close associate, Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja. Under their expert spiritual guidance, she has created nearly 300 works of devotional art and is recognized as one of the most influential artists to emerge out of the Hare Krsna Movement and its subsequent school of art.
After meeting Srila Prabhupada in Tompkins Square Park in New York City in 1966, her life quickly evolved into a vibrant whirlwind of devotional service and sacred art which has expanded over the past five decades, touching the lives of millions around the world. She is also a senior editor for Srila Narayana Gosvami Maharaja’s lectures and books with Gaudiya Vedanta Publications, and she continues to produce vivid canvases which serve as windows into the spiritual world.