Reports from around the world
Written on 24 July 2013, 15.04
HARE KRISHNA Guru Maharaj, Please accept my respectful obeisances, all glories to Srila Prabhupada, all glories to Your Divine Grace. Devotees here in Hyderabad had a very grand celebration of Your vyas puja!! More than 60 devotees attended the program amongst whom there were initiated or aspiring disciples of Yours and others were temple authorities.Program started with kirtan in the Samskar Hall. There were offerings read out by HG Muralivadan Krishna prabhu, HG Nanda gopal prabhu, HG Lokapalak Narasimha prabhu, HG Sevakapathi Shyam...
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Written on 01 June 2013, 14.17
My Dear Guru Maharaja, Please accept my most humble obeisances unto your lotus feet. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. All glories to Your Divine Grace. By your mercy, the celebration of your Vyasa-puja this year was held in my house in Foshan, China. Around thirty devotees from different parts of China came to participate in this blissful and auspicious event. It happened that a senior devotee Krsna Baladeva Prabhu was preaching in China, and we invited him to speak about the importance of Vyasa-puja. At the end of the speech, he glorified...
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Written on 08 May 2013, 09.14
My Dear Spiritual Father Gurudev,Please accept my respectful obeisances at your lotus feet,All Glories to Srila Gurudev and Gauranga Maha Prabhu!All Glories to Srila Prabhupada!Dear Gurudev , Wish you a very very Happy Vyasa Puja Celebration all over the world. Hope your doing wonderful as always distributing Nitai Kripa all over the towns, villages, cities , countries and I am sure universes . By your mercy we have celebrated your Vyasa Puja celebration at RadhaKalachandji Dham in Dallas Tx. Lot of devotees helped us in this grand...
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Written on 30 April 2013, 16.37
Hare Krisnha Guru Maharaj,Dandvats PranamPlease accept my most humble obeisances at the dust of Your Lotus Feet.All Glories to Srila Prabhupada ! All Glories to Your Divine Grace !Here in Manipal we celebrated the most auspicious occasion of Your Vyasa Puja on April 27th,Saturday in Manjula and Priyanka Matajis house under theguidance of HG Shiromani Mataji .We postponded the programme as few students from the Malaysian College in Manipal had exam.The prorgramme started with singing of Sri Guru Charana Padma and the Mahamantra, We then heard a...
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Written on 30 April 2013, 16.28
With prayers at the lotus feet of Sri Sri LakshmiNrsingadev, the blessed Vyasa Pooja-2013 of our dear Gurudev HH Jayapataaka Swami Maharaj was glorified by us on the auspicious Kamada Ekadasi day. This year Vyasa pooja was glorified at our usual venue- Yishun Sri Balasubramanyar swamy temple, where we have our weekly Friday Satsang and all the major utsavs, for several years. Devotees as per the prior planning commenced the Day with prayer and enthusiasm. While few prabhus travelled near and far for getting facility arrangements and getting the...
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Written on 29 April 2013, 08.29
Hare Krishna! We the disciples of our gurumaharaj has celebrated the 64th vyasa pooja of our beloved Gurumaharaj today in a grand way!!!We have perfomed maha abisekam to Lord Narasimha Dev dedicated to our Guru maharaj!Then we performed abisekam to the PADUKAM of Guru maharaj!Then we offered bhog to the Lord and also to our spiritual father!Finally we performed maha arathy and ekadasi prasadam to all devotees!Lots of devotees attended this programme to get the mercy of Gurumaharaj!your servantsPranasakhaDasasumanasi gopi devi dasi&Guruvayur...
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Written on 27 April 2013, 19.48
The most awaited celebration of our beloved Gurudev, His Holiness Srila Jayapataka Swami arrived! Srila Guru Maharaja’s 64th Vyasa Puja celebrationfell on 22nd April 2012 in conjunction with Kamada Ekadasi. Jayapataka Swami Sishya Samuha Kuala Lumpur with the help of many other disciples ofSrila Guru Maharaja organised the Vysa Puja celebration.His Holiness Bhakti Vighna Vinasha Nrsimha Maharaj graced the event with his auspicious presence. His Holiness also glorified Srila Guru Maharaja.His Holiness mentioned and spoke nicely about the leadership...
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Written on 24 April 2013, 07.20
It was a euphoric evening for all the devotees in Sri Sri Radha Gopinath North Sydney temple- as we celebrated 64th Vyasa Puja of our beloved Spiritual Master- His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Guru Maharaj. All initiated, sheltered and aspiring disciples participated enthusiastically this year for the overall co-ordination of the celebrations under the guidance of HG Vijay Gopikesh Das. We had dedicated teams looking after key areas like Decoration, Cooking, Kirtan, Prasadam Distribution, Gift Distribution and Cleaning.Devotees started preparing weeks...
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Written on 24 April 2013, 06.09
Dearest Guru Maharaja.Please accept our humble obeisances.All Glories to His Divine Grace Srila PrabhupadaAll glories to Your Divine Grace.Happy Appearance day ! Here in Brisbane, Australia we celebrated Your Vyasa Puja on Monday 22nd.The program started around 5:00 with kirtan led by Deva Gaura Hari prabhu and Vrajadhama prabhuSoon after Deva Gaura Hari prabhu invited the attendees to pay their homages to Your Holiness. The temple was very nicely decorated and the altar also by Sukervari Rani d.d and more devotees co-operated very nicely to...
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Written on 23 April 2013, 14.31
Vyasa puja report 2013 Dearest Guru Maharaja. Please accept our humble obeisances. All Glories to His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada All glories to Your Divine Grace. The most blessed event of 64th Vyasa puja was celebrated in 9 places in UK- Birmingham, Manor (North London), Soho (Central London), East Ham ( East London), Croydon (South London), Wembley (West London) , Newcastle, Glasgow and Reading. Altogether around 250 devotees blissfully celebrated the most auspicious Vyasapuja of Your Divine Grace. Please find the reports...
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Written on 23 April 2013, 13.11
HARE KRISHNA My Dear Devotees, Please accept my humble obeisances and all glories to Srila Prabhupada and to Srila Gurudeva. Yesterday, 22-4-13 we had a grand gathering of devotees at the residence of HG Madhur Govinda prabhu and at other 3 branches of Shyamadesh. A total of nearly 250 devotees participated in the celebrations with gusto and deep prayers for the well being of Gurudeva. Melodious kirtana followed by arti and pushpanjali was conducted. A slide show of Gurudevas pictures was shown. Various devotees read out their humble...
Written on 23 April 2013, 05.44
Hare Krsna!Please accept our humble obeisances,All Glories to Guru Maharaja!All Glories to Srila Prabhupada!Happy 64th Appearance Day Guru Maharaja!!This year our Guru Maharaja's Vyasa Puja was celebrated on Sunday, April 21st at our local ISKCON temple here in Calgary after our regular sunday program at around 12 Noon. Also this year, we had more devotees engaging in services on this auspicious day as they had the chance to help prepare for this program. Guru Maharaja's alter was nicely decorated with vibrant colors and balloons. We had wonderful...
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Written on 23 April 2013, 05.12
At Madurai in South India, over 25 initiated devotees and several guru ashraya candidates gathered to celebrate the most glorious and auspicious Vyasa Puja of Guru Maharaj. HG Balaram Govinda Prabhu and Sri Yamuna mathaji both arranged for a special yajna for the protection of Gurudev. Our godbrother Sri Bhaskar Prabhu performed Sudarshana, Nrsimha, Dhanvatari homas along with prayers to Visvaksena, Garuda, Hanuman with nine kalashas. After the purnaahuti, the yajna prasadam was offered to Srila Prabhupada and Guru Maharaj and then to all the...
Written on 22 April 2013, 19.02
Dearest Guru Maharaj, Please accept our humble obeisances.All glories to Srila Prabhupada!All glories to your Divine Lotus Feet! Happy 64th appearance day! May Srila Prabhupada and Lord Krishna continue to always shower their blessings on Guru Maharaj! yasya prasadad bhagavat prasadoyasyaprasadan na gatih kuto pidhyayan stuvams tasya yasas tri sandhyamvande guroh sri caranaravindamBy the mercy of the spiritual master one receives the benediction of Krsna. Without the grace of the spiritual master, one cannot make any advancement. Therefore, I...
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Written on 22 April 2013, 18.29
By the causeless mercy of Srila Prabhupada, Guru Maharaj & all Vaishnavas, JSSS, ISKCON Delhi organized the 64 Vyasa Puja at Seminar Hall at Sri Sri Radha Partha Sarthi Mandir, New Delhi.Senior disciples of Srila Prabhupada & ISKCON Guru HH Gopala Krishna Goswami Maharaj, HH Maha Vishu Maharaj, HH Bhakti Madhurya Govind Maharaj & senior sanyasis HH Bhakti Vasudev Maharaj, HH Bhakti Rasamrit Maharaj were present.The function started with Mangala Arti at 4.30 am followed by Darshan Arti. Recorded video Srimad Bhagawatam class was given by...
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Vyasa Puja Celebrations at Sridham Mayapur
Written on 21 May 2013, 13.57
Sri Dhama Mayapur. 2013 Vyasa Puja Ceremony for H.H. Jayapataka Swami on April 22.Bhajan led by H.G. Muktidata Prabhu. Video capture, editing and production by HG Pandava prabhu
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Written on 21 May 2013, 13.53
2013 Mayapur Vyasa Puja day morning address by H.H. Jayapataka Swami Guru Maharaja. Video by HG Pandava prabhu
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Written on 13 May 2013, 09.45
Quad screen view of H.H. Jayapataka Swami 64th Vyasa Puja Ceremony in Mayapur with bhajan and drama provided by some of the devotees who went on this years north Indian safari guided by H.G. Marici Prabhu and others. Video by HG Pandava prabhu
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Written on 22 April 2013, 19.59
I was very fortunate that I got the mercy of Srila Prabhupada. In about May 1977, Srila Prabhupad said that his pastimes were coming to an end. And he asked us to ask him some questions. So the first thing that he was asked was, “Can you please spend with us some more time”. He closed his eyes and he seemed to be praying something , Then he opened his eyes, “Krishna will allow me to stay for sometime. So ask what questions you have when I live”. That time Srila Prabhupada had very soft kirtan in his room. One time I was very fortunate, I was...
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Written on 22 April 2013, 06.48
Hare Krishna. After waiting for 1long year, with eagerness, finally we are here to celebrate the most auspicious event of our beloved, H.H Jayapataka swami Maharaj’s Vyasa Puja. Devotees arrived from all over the world to celebrate this event. Namahtta itself has around 5000 devotees. The whole Mayapur is filled with bright, illuminating faces of devotees chanting Hare Krishna and Hari bol. 19th April 2013: The whole temple and nearby areas are decorated with Lightning and flowers. Evening is filled with jubilations. Devotees are eagerly waiting...
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Written on 22 April 2013, 05.06
The position of the Spiritual master is to serve the Lord and to engage his disciples in the service of the Lord.Srila Prabhupada was carrying the message of the previous acharyas and he was completely dedicated to following his guru`s orders. I remember one time he was responding to some point and he stated - "my spiritual master is by my side at all times". He said that so emphatically. Practically he could see and feel His Divine Grace Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur by his side. We are trying to follow in his foot steps - but a humble...
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Written on 18 April 2013, 11.54
Festival Schedule - 2013 Dear God Brothers / God Sisters, Hare Krishna, Pranams. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. All glories to Srila Gurudev. The following is the schedule of the Vyasa Puja festival at Sridham Mayapur. If you are not at the holy dham, please tune into http://www.mayapur.tv for the live broadcast. Wish you all a very happy and Krishna Conscious Vyasa Puja ! 19th April, Friday - Astami Arrival of Devotees20th April, Saturday - Rama Navami08.00 AM : Srimad Bhagavatam class by Srila Gurudev05.00...
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Glorification by God Brothers
Written on 22 April 2013, 05.15
My Dear God Brother Srila Jaya Pataka Maharaj, I offer my humble obeisances to your lotus feet on this auspicious day of your appearance. May the desire of all sincere Vaishnavas, Srila Prabhupada, Sri Sri Panchatattva, Lord Nrasimha Dev and Lord Sri Sri Radha Madhava bestow upon you all good fortune of long life and dynamic preaching all over the world and establish your flag of victory in such devotional service. It is by the mercy of our spiritual father who carefully chose our names while giving us spiritual birth in Sambandha jnana of the...
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Written on 22 April 2013, 05.10
The spiritual glories of H H Jayapataka Swami are vast. I might be able to perceive a drop in that ocean. He is proving there is no material impediment to preaching. His intense desire to please Srila Prabhupada is awesome. Few so called "healthy" devotees could keep up with him. He is all heart. His compassion is bewildering. His sharp intelligence is always helping the GBC. His memory is also amazing. He even remembers visitors during his so called "coma". But he does not remember anything negative about a devotee. He sees only the good...
Written on 21 April 2013, 02.30
My dear Godbrother Jayapataka Maharaja, Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. I am happy to be able to express some words for an elevated vaisnava on his appearance day. I cannot fully say how much admiration I have for your determination in your service. In spite of very difficult physical conditions, your desire to serve, you effort to preach the glories of Gauranga and your compassion for others have allowed you to often do more than those of us who are "healthy". Although we have served together in Latin...
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Written on 21 April 2013, 02.29
vancha-kalpatarubhyas ca krpa-sindhubhya eva ca patitanam pavanebhyo vaisnavebhyo namo namah Although I am infamous for criticizing Vaisnavas, as I have been asked to send a few words on the occasion of HH Jayapataka Swami Maharaj's Vyasa-puja, I shall attempt to do so, even though I am quite unfit. Among the many services which Srila Prabhupada entrusted to HH Jayapataka Maharaj, probably the most important was to develop (along with at that time Bhavananda Goswami) a self-sufficient varnasrama community at Sridhama Mayapur. Despite travelling...
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Written on 20 April 2013, 06.35
In my mind Srila Jayapataka Maharaja is a true transcendentalist. Just like an ordinary human heart has 4 chambers, our Maharaja has 4 concerns in his huge Vaisnava heart which make it function: 1) The desire to render service to Srila Prabhupada 2) The desire to render service to Lord Gauranga 3) The desire to render service to the world wide community of devotees 4) The desire to render service to the Holy Dhama We can see that Maharaja's heart beats because of these firm desires to render service. His life is a testimony to this. It has...
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Written on 18 April 2013, 13.13
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. Thank you for the opportunity to glorify my great god brother, HH Jayapataka Swami Maharaja. Shortly after Maharaja's stroke, which would have felled any ordinary man, I happened to meet Maharaja at the Bhaktivedanta Hospital in Mumbai. With the encouragement of Hospital Director Madhavananda Prabhu, I approached Maharaja, who was getting ready for his next therapy session. Madhavananda was hoping he wouldn't travel anymore, a major precipitator of his stroke. After offering...
Written on 18 April 2013, 13.11
Jayapataka Swami is a true descendant of the GaudiyaVaishnava line of Lions. He always speaks the truth, and he exemplifies the lion-like courage of his spiritual predecessors Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami and Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Swami. I remember him as a very young boy in San Francisco: he just appeared one day at the temple in Haight-Ashbury and practically overnight he surrendered everything. I think he was the first devotee in SF to shave his head and adopt Vaishnava robes. He was very young, but always so enthusiastic to do anything; you can...
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Written on 18 April 2013, 13.07
My Dear Jayapataka Swami, Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupaeda. Thank you for being such an unflinchingly staunch dedicated preacher of Krishna consciousness. It is truly astounding that you are still traveling and preaching even though your physical body is so much incapacitated. You have always been a great storehouse of nectar and inspiration for your disciples and the entire Krishna consciousness movement. Thank you for being so wonderfully kind, in spite of undergoing so many difficulties with your...
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Written on 18 April 2013, 13.04
My dear Jayapataka Swami, beloved of Srila Prabhupada & kind God-brother to this insignificant aspiring vaishnava. Please accept my humble obeisances again and again. All glories to Srila Prabhupada &All glories to those who follow and serve Him. I am sorry, I cannot personally be present for your Vyasa-puja celebrations. It's always one of my favourite festivals during my 2 - 3 month visits to Mayapur. As always, the short time I get your association during this year's parikrama and GauraPurnima festival were very inspiring for me....
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Written on 18 April 2013, 13.01
Dear JayapatakaMaharaja, Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. All glories to your service. Your disciples have asked me to write whatever I remember about you. Actually, in those days, men and women really didn't do enough together to have memories about. But, still, I can make a few comments for your 64th year, which also happens to be my 64th too. I have deep admiration that you still travel so much. Though I came to this movement as an educated bum on the road for 4 years, and managed to travel around for a...
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Written on 18 April 2013, 12.52
Hare Krishna! The Vyasa Puja of my dear God brother H.H. Jayapataka Swami is an auspicious occasion not only for his disciples but also for all the devotees of ISKCON, as he is an example of an ideal preacher who is successfully carrying out his Gurumaharaj, Srila Prabhupada's desire in spreading Krishna consciousness. In order to carry out his preaching activities, H.H. Jayapataka Swami is continuously travelling around the globe and preaching Krishna Consciousness to all people of the world. We, in Sri Lanka, are indeed fortunate to have his...
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Written on 18 April 2013, 12.50
Once again I congratulate my dear Godbrothe rAcaryapada on the occasion of his appearance day. His irrepressible enthusiasm for preaching, his relentless determination to spread Srila Prabhupada's mission, and his kindness to thousands and millions of souls -- all of this inspires devotees around the world. May Lord Krishna bless Acaryapada more and more in his divine service. With best wishes, Hridayananda das Goswami
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Written on 18 April 2013, 12.47
My dear Godbrother Jayapataka Maharaja, Please accept my respectful obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada On the auspicious day of your appearance, allow me to single out just a few of your bhakti ornaments, including some noted by other Godbrothers. Hari Sauri Prabhu commented, "Jayapataka Swami is a real drdha-vrata mahatma, the way he pushes on his preaching despite physical impediments." Hridayananda das Goswami declared: "Just see how he's continuing onward. Obviously he utterly lacks any trace of vanity." In other words, any lesser...
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Written on 18 April 2013, 12.34
Dear Srila JAYAPATAKA SWAMI MAHARAJA, Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories toSrila Prabhuada and all glories to Your Divine Grace who is so dear to Srila Prabhupada. Srila Prabhupada recognized your devotional mood from the earliest stages of the Krishna consciousness movement and utilized you in some of the most important preaching activities. He saw that you had the dedication to the development of the ISKCON center in Mayapur and he made sure that you would be there to develop the project as Srila Prabhupada desired. He...
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Written on 18 April 2013, 12.31
My very dear senior Godbrother Jayapataka Maharaj,Please accept my most humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.First of all I want to wish you a "Very happy Vyasa Puja, and many happy Krsna Conscious returns of this day." I am sorry that I could not be personally present there in Mayapur today to celebrate this glorious occasion along with your loving disciples.When you became sick in Mumbai a few years ago, seeing you lying on your bed in the Extreme Intensive Care Unit in the Hinduja Hospital, a painful thought ran across my mind,...
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Written on 18 April 2013, 11.43
My dear senior Godbrother, Jayapataka Swami Maharaja Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. It's been a long time since we first met here in Mayapur in 1973, and now we meet again in Mayapur to serve Srila Prabhupada. You have never really left Mayapur, sticking to Srila Prabhupada's instructions to develop Mayapur. Now, with the rapid construction of the TOVP, the time for development of Srila Prabhupada's glorious magnificant Vedic city in Mayapur has reached seriously urgent levels. Srila Prabhupada will...
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Index of Homages
- Glorification by God Brothers. (17)
- Homages - Sannyasi Disciples (0)
- Homages - Asia (264)
- Homages - Africa (4)
- Homages - Australasia (17)
- Homages - CIS (12)
- Homages - Europe (7)
- Homages - Latin America (0)
- Homages - Middle East (123)
- Homages - North America (27)
- Homages - Others (12)
- Homages - Spanish (9)
- Homages - UK (49)