What does Krishna Das mean?
Krishna Das was born Jeffrey Kagel in 1947 on Long Island in New York.
Maharaj-ji gave him his Indian name, Krishna Das, meaning “one who serves [the Hindu god] Krishna,” and introduced him to kirtan, the Indian devotional practice of chanting the names of God.
How old is Krishna Das?
72 years (31 May 1947)
Is Krishna Das vegan?
Releasing 14 albums over the past 15 years, Krishna Das has won worldwide recognition for performing kirtan, a call-and-response chant described as meditation with music. The U.S.-born musician became vegetarian in 1967, before his initial sojourn to India over 40 years ago, when he was introduced to kirtan.
Where does Krishna live?
The 72-minute documentary, “One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das,” which was directed by Jeremy Frindel, finds Krishna Das in the foothills of the Himalayas, where he lived in the early 1970s and learned to chant and play an accordionlike organ called a harmonium.