São Paulo, Brazil
Madhava Lila Dasi (Maria Lucia V. Andrade) was born in 1965 in a small city in the country side of the state of São Paulo. In 1985 she received spiritual initiation from H.D. Goswami who has since been her guide in her bhakti-yoga trajectory. Until the mid-1990s she worked in the props confection for the local deities and of other temples. In 1995 she inaugurated the Gopala restaurant in São Paulo capital, which has been a reference for a good presentation of the cuisine in bhakti-yoga, or Krsna consciousness, where she has been giving support to various ISKCON activities.