A brand new devotee youngsters’s ebook, ‘Nimai’s Adventures’ primarily based on the childhood pastimes of Lord Caitanya, written by Mandakini Devi Dasi is ready to be launched in March 2022.
The 200-page ebook with greater than 70 superbly illustrated photos relies upon the scriptures, Chaitanya Bhagavat and Chaitanya Charitamrita. It is written in a story model revolving across the protagonist who’s a ‘traveler’ mouse touchdown in Navadwip. On his journey, he meets many ‘devotee dhamvasi’ animals, who inform him numerous childhood pastimes of Nimai that had taken place in Navadwip.
The creator of the ebook, Mandakini Devi Dasi, who’s presently ending the ultimate yr of her Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature and Language, shares her journey in Krishna Consciousness and what precisely intrigued her to put in writing within the youngsters’s style.
Born and raised within the United Kingdom until the age of twelve, Mandakini Devi Dasi moved to Sridhaam Mayapur in 2013. Since her childhood, she has been engaged in Krishna Consciousness actions beneath the steerage of her dad and mom and elder brother. She says her personal experiences have laid the muse of the writing of this ebook.
”Growing up as a ‘devotee’ little one, there are a lot of challenges and benefits that you simply face. I personally skilled discovering it difficult to steadiness my schooling in addition to my Krishna Consciousness. I additionally skilled generally wishing there was extra for kids to learn that may entertain my curiosity in addition to hold me engaged. I, subsequently, wished to create one thing distinctive that might serve the aim of each and hopefully assist even just a few youngsters within the journey in Krishna Consciousness.”
She considers youngsters and youth as probably the most essential side of ISKCON and the way vital it’s to nurture and maintain them. She explains,” A specific curiosity I’ve all the time had was how you can have interaction youngsters and youth in Krishna Consciousness, and make their expertise enjoyable and fascinating. Since I’m learning English, I believed writing a devotional ebook for kids was a technique to make the most of my research in one thing devotional. As a toddler, I liked studying devotional youngsters’ books; nevertheless, when it got here to studying for varsity, I must swap to novels to enhance my studying and writing expertise. My fundamental intention was to create a ebook that integrated an academic side that assisted youngsters of their vocabulary growth and inventive writing expertise and enhanced their religious information in a enjoyable manner. My household, husband, and pals had been additionally very encouraging which motivated me additional.”
Mandakini Devi Dasi additional provides,” My Gurumaharaj, His Holiness Subhag Swami Maharaj, was my largest inspiration, and I wished to supply one thing as his disciple to him that may please him.”
Nimai’s Adventures covers nearly all of Nimai’s childhood pastimes in order that youngsters can turn out to be nicely educated and conversant in the lifetime of Lord Chaitanya!
Writing is an integral a part of Mandakini’s life and she or he intends to put in writing extra. She says,” I write as a pastime and for instructional functions frequently. However, that is really the primary ebook that I’ve written for public launch! I intention to put in writing extra sequel books to the Nimai Adventures sequence and extra books that may help devotee youngsters’s English language and speech expertise in a Krishna Conscious manner within the close to future.”
In addition to this, Mandakini Devi Dasi endeavors for extra such service sooner or later,” After I end college, I intention to contribute extra to youth and youngsters’s growth in ISKCON. Along with just a few different youths, I’m presently concerned in working a Mayapur youth growth group, the place we attempt to have interaction youth in preaching, devotional and leisure actions. I need to increase this ultimately and share our experiences and strategies with different temples the world over whose youth might require these companies. We need to be of some help to them.”