If you never been to India, this is your chance to discover the treasures of Vrindavan through the eyes of Howard Wheeler, Hayagriva Das.
He was born in Pensacola, Florida and was raised in the South. He attended the University of North Carolina, The New York School for Social Research and New York University. He was a Professor at the Ohio State University till 1971, teaching English. In the 1960s and 1970s, as editor of the Back to Godhead magazine, Bhagavad Gita As It Is, Nectar of Devotion, Srimad Bhagavatam and Caitanya Caritamrta, and many other books, he conferred extensively with Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, and set a high literary standard for all ISKCON Press and Bhaktivedanta Book Trust publications.
In 1968, he helped found the New Vrindavan Community in West Virginia and served as the Temple President of this community till 1973. In Vrindavan Days, he draws on his experiences from a dozen journeys to India throughout his life.
In March 1989, he was bedridden with spinal cancer, and doctors gave him six months to live. He left his body on August, 31, 1989, while working on his last book – Die Before You Die, which never got published. Just before his death, he wrote:
“I pray to Lord Krishna and Srila Prabhupada to always engage me in Their service. I pray that wherever I go – be it heaven or hell – that I never forget the lotus-eyed Lord of us all.”