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Written on 16 April 2014, 10.29
Dear Gurumaharaj, On 10th April, on ekadasi tithi we had vyasapuja celebrations in different parts of UK - Birmingham, London(soho), Manor, East London,Nottingham,Newcastle upon Tyne, Glasgow and Reading. On 12th April , Saturday,by your mercy, the UK JPS disciples group, conducted a grand Vyasa puja celebration for Your pleasure, at the Park Inn hotel, near Watford. Like the rivers and water tributaries which meet together in the ocean, similarly, devotees from different yatras like Birmingham,Bath, East London, Central London,Nottingham,...
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Written on 15 April 2014, 15.40
We had a small celebration on the 10th of April: we offered a cheese cake in honour of Guru Maharaja Vyasa puja for the breakfast to all the devotees in the temple and at 11.00 we gathered in the seminar room where Saci Kumar Nimai prabhu led kirtan, then Madhurya Gaurangi led “Gurudeva” bhajan and following we all rotated in reading from Guru Maharaja’s new book “Touching the heart” and discussed few points and remembered few anecdotes with Guru Maharaja. At noon we had Pushpa Puja, Guru puja, offerings of preps (salad pasta, subji, cheese...
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Written on 15 April 2014, 15.36
Following disciples attended the Vyaspuja celebrations in Glasgow. Sakhya Rasa Prema Prabhu Kavita Mataji (Sakhya Prabhu's Wife) Yugal Kishore Prabhu Seva Priya Mataji Syama Premi Mataji Jagannath Priya Mataji Sumadhur Govind Das Meenakshi Gopi Devi Dasi Prerna (Aspiring Devotee) There were also 16 othere devotees. your servants,
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Written on 14 April 2014, 17.51
Guru Maharaja, ki jaya! Devotees of New Talavan farm observed the Sixty-fifth Vyasa-puja celebration of our beloved Guru Maharaja, H.H. Jayapataka Swami in our temple room. It was a beautiful spring day here as we came together to offer words of appreciation and preparations that he relishes, and our hearts to him. The Deities were gorgeously dressed in their red and silver swan outfit. Jayanti Sakhi dd decorated Guru Maharaja’s seat with the flowers and creepers of our fields and forests, as she does every year. The homages are always so...
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Written on 13 April 2014, 18.07
Jogyatā-vicāre, kichu nāhi pāi,tomāra karuṇā-sāra karuṇā nāhoile, kāndiyā kāndiyā,prāṇa nā rākhibo āra- If you examine me, you will find no qualities. Your mercy is all that I am made of. If you are not merciful unto me, I can only weep, and I will not be able to maintain my life.Vyasa Puja celebration of one’s Spiritual Master is the most important day in a disciple’s life. By the mercy of the Spiritual Master one receives the benediction of Krsna. Without the grace of the Spiritual Master, one cannot make any advancement. These profound...
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Written on 13 April 2014, 18.03
As like all over the universe also here in NVCC, Iskcon Pune we celebrated the Vasya Puja of HH Jayapataka Swami Maharaj. It was started at 10 in the morning followed by Vaisnava song "Gurudev Kripabindu Diya". Then the offerings to Srila Gurumaharaj. Also some senior disciples of HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj like HG Krishnananda Prabhu, HG Vamsigopal prabhu, HG Bal Govinda prabhu, HG Rupa Goswami prabhu and also some disciples of HH Lokanatha Swami Maharaj blessed us by their kind presence and they also had their wonderful offerings to the lotus...
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Written on 12 April 2014, 06.01
It was an evening filled with exhilaration and perfect euphoria for all thedevotees in Sri Sri Radha Gopinath North Sydney temple- as we celebrated65th Vyasa Puja of our beloved Spiritual Master- His Holiness JayapatakaSwami Guru Maharaj. All initiated, sheltered and aspiring disciplesparticipated ardently and earnestly this year for the overall co-ordinationof the celebrations under the guidance of HG Vijay Gopikesh Das. We haddedicated teams looking after key areas like Decoration, Cooking, Kirtan,Prasadam Distribution, Gift Distribution and...
Written on 12 April 2014, 05.17
VYASA PUJA CELEBRATION OF HH JAYAPATAKA SWAMI MAHARAJ The 65th Vaysa Puja celebration of our beloved HH Jayapataka Swami Guru Maharaj was celebrated with unbridled joy & enthusiasm at ISKCON Sri Sri Radha Partha Sarathi Mandir, East of Kailash, Delhi. All Godbrothers & Godsisters joined in wholeheartedly taking up various services to make this a memorable event to glorify our Spiritual Father. The excitement had been building up since over a month ago when all the Godbrothers & Godsisters had met at the JSSS meeting in Feb to plan...
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Written on 11 April 2014, 23.28
By the causeless mercy of Sri Guru and Gauranga first time in mysore we have celebrated 65th vyasa puja .of His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Guru Maharaj. Senior disciples,sheltered ,aspiring devotees,cousin god brothers assembled together and organized the festival at Jaganatha dham ( her grace utkarsini mathaji home, at jayalakshmipuram,Mysore).Around 50 devotees assembled at Jaganatha dham and the program started with recorded lecture of Guru Maharaj at 9.00am followed by glorification of Guru Maharaj at 10am.His grace Govind charan...
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Written on 11 April 2014, 14.25
Dearest Guru Maharaj, Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada! All glories to your Divine Lotus Feet! Happy 65th appearance day! May Srila Prabhupada and Lord Krishna continue to always shower their blessings on Guru Maharaj! yasya prasadad bhagavat prasado yasyaprasadan na gatih kuto pi dhyayan stuvams tasya yasas tri sandhyam vande guroh sri caranaravindam By the mercy of the spiritual master one receives the benediction of Krsna. Without the grace of the spiritual master, one cannot make any advancement....
Vyasa Puja Celebrations at Sridham Mayapur
Written on 14 April 2014, 17.40
Saturday 12/04/2014 Radhamadhava Temple , Sri Dhama Mayapur. 4: 30 p.m -7:30 p.m. Evening Bhajans, Sandhya Arati as usual. 6: 30 p.m. -8:00 p.m. A documentary film on the life of Gurumaharaja was shown in the Srila Prabhupada Samadhi Auditorium. 7: 30 p.m. - 9:00 pm Ecstatic Kirtan in Sri Sri Radha Madhava Temple hall. This kirtan and the documentary mentioned above went on simultaneously, but the kirtan went on for longer. 9 : 20 p.m- 9: 40 p.m. Distribution of Gurumaharaja's Vyasa-puja cake mahaprasadam. Hare Kṛṣṇa !...
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Written on 12 April 2014, 05.59
Friday 11/04/2014, Stage at Prabhupada Park, Sridham Mayapur. 4:45- p.m. -5:45 p.m. Mayapur Devotees sang melodious Vaishnava Bhajans. All the devotees from different parts of the world enjoyed the transcendental association of one and another. Every heart in the gathering seemed to be filled with the joy of participating in the august occasion Gurumaharaja's Vyasa-puja. 6: 00 p.m. - 7 :50 p.m. Glorification of Gurumaharaja continued. All the glorifications were in the Bengali Language, as the English speakers were given the...
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Written on 12 April 2014, 05.57
All glories to Gurumaharaja! All glories to Srila Prabhupada! Wednesday 09/04/ 14, Sri Dhama Mayapur 4: 45p.m. Devotees began decorating the road with flowers in preparation for Gurumaharaja's arrival and finished giving Mayapur a festive, welcoming look in about an hour. Starting from the Main Gate by Srila Prabhupada's Bhajan Kutir, all the way upto the Exit door to the Caitanya Exhibition on the ground floor of the Lotus Building, the pathway was carpeted with flower decorations. 5: 45p.m. Srila Prabhupada was placed on a...
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Written on 12 April 2014, 05.55
Thursday 10/04/2014, Prabhupada Park, Sri Dhama Mayapur 6:00 p.m. His Holiness Gaurangaprem Maharaja and His Holiness Bhaktipurushottama Swami spoke on Guru-tattva. 7:10 p.m. Bhajan and Kirtan was performed by Mayapur Nam Hatta devotees . 7:40 p.m. -8: 20 Puja to the Saligrama shila of the Adi Guru, Sri Sankarshan Balarama was done, while the Kirtan party continued performing Kirtan to the accompaniment of Vedic Mantra recital. 8: 20 p.m. Gurumaharaja came to the stage. Then the Adivas Ceremony began. And the pujari explained that...
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Written on 11 April 2014, 13.35
Srimad Bhagavatam 11.17.27 acaryam mam vijaniyannavanmanyeta karhicitna martya-buddhyasuyetasarva-deva-mayo guruh SYNONYMS acaryam -- the spiritual master; mam -- Myself; vijaniyat -- one should know; na avamanyeta -- one should never disrespect; karhicit -- at any time; na -- never; martya-buddhya -- with the idea of his being an ordinary man; asuyeta -- one should be envious; sarva-deva -- of all demigods; mayah -- representative; guruh -- the spiritual master. TRANSLATION One should know the acarya as Myself and never disrespect him in any...
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Written on 11 April 2014, 08.13
When Srila Prabhupada was offered some praise. Often he would say. Beauty is in the eyes of the Beholder. You are a beautiful person, that’s why you are seeing something good in me. Once, at that time our temple was where the Chaitanya Exihibit is there now. And there were not so many local devotees. There were many devotees from different parts of the world. So Srila Prabhupada addressed us – He said “I am an elder Indian and you are young people from different countries. Why is there such a loving relationship between us. Because Srila...
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Written on 10 April 2014, 17.23
Adhivas means the ceremony the day before. It is supposed to be a preparation, where one gets ready for the festival that follows.Whats the difference between the Vyasa Puja celebration and birthday? The birthday is something that everybody celebrates. And that`s the day we cut cakes and give out cakes. But Vyasa Puja means the Guru is representing his Guru and the whole disciplic succession. So we are coming in the Brahma Madhva Gaudiya ISKCON Vaishnava Sampradaya. So we celebrate this, remembering Srila Prabhupada. We remember the previous...
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Written on 10 April 2014, 02.05
HH Jayapataka Swami Guru Maharaj, travelled on a Safari Yatra starting from Sridham Mayapur after the Gaura Purnima festival, through Ekachakra Dham, Guntur (Andra Pradesh), Chennai, Kumbakonam, Srirangam, Tirunelveli, Nagercoil, Trivandrum, Madurai, Tirupati and Hydrebad, with over 150 devotees and 4 sanyasis giving out the mercy of Lord Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. He just arrived yesterday (9th April 2014) at Sridham Mayapur to an overwhelming reception by the dhamvasis. The following is an arrival address by His Holiness: A Report On...
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Glorification by God Brothers
Written on 13 April 2014, 18.12
Dear Jayapataka Swami, Please accept my humble obeisances. All Glories to Srila Prabhupada! It is my great fortune to have your association and guidance. Without your association, without hearing your transcendental words of wisdom in the service of our Guru Maharaj Srila Prabhupada, the world would seem empty and in darkness. In your class about the Deity of Vishnupur Who fired a canon to destroy the army attacking the city, you mentioned that at that time some 300 years after Gauranga, Srinivas Acharya was protecting the Sampradaya. After...
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Written on 12 April 2014, 05.43
The resounding loud chant of Gauranga-Nityananda reminds us of HH Jayapataka Swami Maharaj. At Palam Airport Delhi, I saw HH Jayapataka Swami Maharaj first time with HH Gopal Krishna Goswami Maharaj. Maharaj was spiritually inclined since childhood; once he had a skin disease, his grandfather asked him to chant Lord’s name and just by doing that, he cured himself. In terms of his education, he was exceptionally bright; he got many scholarships. Once he heard about the life of Lord Buddha and completely lost interest in studies and started looking...
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Written on 11 April 2014, 05.50
Dear God Brother,What can an aspiring bhakta say about you. If I had to say one word, I would say, “Awesome”. Of course “amazing”, and many others are still cannot really describe the intensity of your desire to serve Srila Prabhupada and increase his mission.You have always treating me very respectfully, although I am mostly a disturbance in society. I never had an older brother. I had one senior cousin, but he mostly teased me. You have always been a a perfect older brother, both by your example of determination to serve our beloved...
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Written on 09 April 2014, 11.34
Dear Prabhus, Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. It may be news to you, but in those days, the men and the women did not associate very much, so I can't really say I had too much direct association with JayapatakaMaharaj. One year, however, 1982, I happened to be in Mayapur from Bombay after the festival with my two year old. I was there during a dacoit attack in which they stole the Radharani and blew off Raghava Pandit's bad leg. I was in the guesthouse above the temple on the third floor listening to the...
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Written on 09 April 2014, 11.32
Dear Jayapataka Maharaja, Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada! Maharaja, you are very dear to Srila Prabhupada for your unending determination to preach the glories of Gaura-Nitai, and to save the fallen conditioned souls. What is accepted by a leading person, ordinary persons follow them. So by the grace of Krsna, you are our leader. Thousands are following you, on the path back home back to Godhead! This is the meaning of Guru, one who follows in the footsteps of his Guru and that you are doing perfectly. We...
Written on 09 April 2014, 11.32
Dear Jayapataka Maharaja, please accept my respectful obeisances. Jaya Srila Prabhupada! With all my affection and deepest gratitude for your devotion and full dedication unto Srila Prabhupada Mission, I honor your Vyasapuja, thanking Sri Krishna for the special gift of your spiritual friendship. I remember with joy your wonderful spiritual association during the devotional services we did together, first of all the Pushpa Samadhi for our beloved Srila Prabhupada. With spiritual affection, Your servant, Matsyavatar das
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Written on 09 April 2014, 11.30
My Dear God brother, Srila Jayapataka Swami Maharaj, Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and your service to him in fulfilling the desires of our spiritual master. You deserve the blessings of the whole world, on this auspicious occasion of your divine appearance to receive more and more empowerment so that you can contribute significantly in the prediction of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. It is only our unmotivated and uninterrupted service in Krishna Consciousness that pleases our spiritual master and you have shown...
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Written on 09 April 2014, 11.30
My Dear Jayapataka Maharaja, Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. Thank you for being such an outstanding to all of us how to always remain a dedicated preacher in any and all circumstances of life. The loving kindness you have personally shown to me is very much appreciated and will always sit within my heart as a cherished memory. Your servant who you designated as the internet guru, Sankarshan Das Adhikari
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Written on 09 April 2014, 11.27
There is no question in my mind: HH Jayapataka Maharaja is definitely an empowered personality who has only one desire in his heart - to spread the mercy of Sri CaitanyaMahaprabhu. What is that mercy? Sri CaitanyaMahaprabhu does not consider who is a fit or an unfit recipient of mercy. He just gives it freely, just like the monsoon cloud benefits every field with rain - the field of a simple farmer, the field of a sadhu, and even the field of a rascal. I have seen HH Jaya Pataka Maharaja distributing the mercy of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu in the...
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Written on 09 April 2014, 11.27
Dear Srila Jayapataka Swami Maharaja, Please accept my respectful obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. I bow my head at your holy feet on the occasion of your auspicious Vyasa Puja. Your loving service to Srila Prabhupada and the worldwide community of devotees has transformed countless hearts and is one of the greatest inspirations in my life. Throughout your devotional life and while passing through inconceivable obstacles you have personified extraordinary humility, compassion and enthusiasm to serve. I wish to express my gratitude...
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Written on 09 April 2014, 11.26
Dear Jayapataka maharaja Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. On this, your 65th appearance day celebration I surrender. I cannot catch up with you. Every year you are still ahead by 9 months. Nothing accept Srila Prabhupada's instructions can stop you. I thought at least materially I might catch up, but even there there is no chance. Spiritually you are light years ahead. You set a superhuman pace. I have never come across anyone empowered like you are to preach against all odds. You remind us again and again of...
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Written on 09 April 2014, 11.24
This year, I feel a special gratitude to H.H. Jayapataka Swami. Recently, as my health improved after years of struggle, I began a project to expand our western missionary activities. Although many devotees criticized me and my project. Jayapataka Swami, with the wisdom and maturity of a very senior preacher, understood my real intention and supported me. His support made a big difference to many devotees and encouraged me very much. Jayapataka Swami has set a unique example of selfless devotion to Srila Prabhupada’s preaching mission, and he...
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Written on 09 April 2014, 11.24
My dear God brother Jayapataka Maharaja, Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. I must offer you all respect for continuing to preach for all these years, not even deterred by a serious physical condition. Such an example is inspiring to all of us, and hopefully will give me the strength to continue my humble service in spite of all obstacles and adversities. You have been nurturing the hearts of the devotees for many years, being in the forefront of giving Gaura-katha, and we can see the effect in your service to...
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Written on 09 April 2014, 11.21
Dear Srila Jayapataka Maharaja, Please accept my obesiances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. Thank you for the invigorating example you set, the life-giving precedent you are establishing. Through your activities we can see the triumph of the desire to execute the guru- and gaura-vani. You are demonstrating that material obstacles cannot overpower the pure desire to serve the parampara. Pure devotional service has no material motivation; therefore it is unstoppable. But how to experience this foremost victory, the paramvijayatesri...
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Written on 09 April 2014, 10.52
Hare Krishna Srila Jayapataka Swami Maharaja. Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Sirla Prabhuapda. Thank you for giving all of us the wonderful example of selfless service and dedication to the service of guru and Lord Krishna. It is really a great fortune to be able to witness your tireless efforts and unlimited enthusiasm. You are never lacking in suggesting new approaches to distributing the message of Krishna. You have tirelessly served the sankirtana movement for the last 45 years. You are leading the construction of the...
Written on 09 April 2014, 10.36
Dear Maharaja, Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada, who is our guiding light and primary source of life direction in this world of darkness. It is my great pleasure to be able to submit you a Vyasa Puja offering this year on the 65th anniversary of your appearance in this world. All glories to your loving and ceaseless dedication to Srila Prabhupada and his mission, in spite of your temporary material set backs. It wondrous and enlivening to all the devotees to see your ever-present enthusiasm which has not been at...
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Index of Homages
- Glorification by God Brothers / God Sisters. (16)
- Homages - Others (15)
- Homages - North America (23)
- Homages - Middle East (13)
- Homages - Latin America (12)
- Homages - Europe (20)
- Homages - UK (19)
- Homages - CIS (9)
- Homages - Australasia (20)
- Homages - Africa (1)
- Homages - Asia (128)
- Homages - Sannyasi Disciples (2)
- Homages - Spanish (1)