Srila Prabhupada

(1896-1977) is widely regarded as the foremost Vedic scholar, translator, and teacher of the modern era. Srila Prabhupada came to New York in 1965 and in twelve short years made the chanting of ‘Hare Krishna’ known throughout the world.


The International Society for Krishna Consciousness was founded by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada in 1966. It belongs to the Gaudiya Vaisnava tradition, a devotional tradition based on the teachings of Bhagavad-gita and Srimad-Bhagavatam.

Guru Maharaja

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami

A disciple of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, founder-acharya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness

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The Power of Prayers

The Power of Prayers

Guru Maharaj’s long standing secretary, Mahavaraha Das writes this for you. Read on. It was in the month of May this year, just 3 months ago that Guru Maharaj faced a very serious health crisis. As Guru Maharaj is back preaching here is an article written by HG Mahavaraha prabhu , underlying the importance of prayer and a series of events that went on in those difficult days.

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Prayers and willpower are an intrinsic part of the lives of aspiring spiritualists. They form the foundation and crux of the daily lives of individuals of all faiths, whether they be Christian, Muslim, Jewish or Hindu. In fact, the prayers and willpower of devotees are so enthusiastic and determined that we sometimes forget their true potential in our fights against maya. Regardless of our short remembrance, the prayers by sincere devotees establish a direct link with the Lord that, at the very least, convince Him to hear our pleas.

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Jaladuta Festival, Kolkata

Celebration of the 50th anniversary of Srila Prabhupada coming to the West

Attended by 35,000 people, including representatives of 125 countries and many prominent politicians and VIPs

Transcendental Activities of Jayapataka Swami

18 July 2015
Written by Janaki Ramachandra Das (JPS Media)


Just now, Guru Maharaja attended the Kolkata Ratha Yatra. Thousands of devotees and local residents awaited to see Sri Sri Jagannatha, Baladeva and Subhadra Maharani.

Guru Maharaja first inaugurated Sri Baladeva’s Ratha, performing Atari and sweeping the ground. He then progressed to Subhadra Maharani’s and finally took darsan of Lord Jagannatha.

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Personal Diary

by Shyama Rasika Dasa
17 July 2015

Today morning as usual, Deva Gauranga Pr, Maha Puran Pr, and Dharesh Pr were on the morning shift. Guru Maharaja’s interaction with each shift differs and every interaction is very unique.

As last night, my luggage and Janakiram Pr’s luggage got unloaded to a different place, we went to collect it. Before I left, I gave one unit of Caitanya Lila to Deva Gauranga Pr for Guru Maharaja to do. And when I return back, Guru Maharaja was taking fruits. We thought this was the best time for Guru Maharaja to read it out so…

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Transcendental Activities of Jayapataka Swami

Written by Bhaktin Yuka
17 July 2015

Today Guru Maharaja took the longest journey since leaving the hospital after his latest health crisis. The destination was Krishna’s playground, Vrindavan. Actually, we had promised Guru Maharaja that we would take him to Vrindavan when he gets out of the hospital. It has been a few years since Guru Maharaja last visited Vrindavan so he was excited and got ready quickly.

Upon arrival, Guru Maharaja was greeted by a huge kirtan and devotees who had been eagerly waiting to see him. He had an even bigger reception when he visited the Krishna Balarama temple in the evening to take darshan and give class. Guru Maharaja is so full of sweet nectar that so many devotees were like bumble bees, busily following him around the temple as he took darshan and offered ghee lamps to each deity as well as to Srila Prabhupada at his samadhi.


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Guru Maharaja Cares

A Secretary’s Notes from the Critical Care Units

As many of you may know, on the morning of May 10th, 2015, Guru Maharaja was found having severe breathing difficulties and was rushed from Mayapur to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of a hospital in Kolkata…

From the diary of Maha Varaha Prabhu– Guru Maharaja’s Travelling Secretary

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Jaladuta Festival – Kolkata

13 August 2015
Written by Nanda Priya Nivedita Devi Dasi

Srila Prabhupada made history 50 years ago. It started with his sail on the Jaladuta. Today, fifty years later, ISKCON celebrated the Jaladuta Yatra in gratitude and honour of Srila Prabhupada.

Guru Maharaja, HH Radhanath Swami Maharaja, HH Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaj, HH Lokanath Swami Maharaja, HH Subhag Swami Maharaja, HH Bhakti Purushottama Swami, HG Praghosh Prabhu, the Governor of West Bengal, Kiran bedi were some of the dignitaries who attended.

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Jayapataka Swami visits Lord Jagannatha

19 July 15
Written by Ekanatha Gaura Das

Since we have come to Kolkatta, Guru Maharaja is attending different programs and meetings but in a way that helps him to recover his health and give him enough time to rest, do physiotherapy and preach. So today was the day Guru Maharaja visited Lord Jagannatha and give class.

Guru Maharaja came in front of the deities and offered puja and prayers. Jagannatha Lila is very sweet since during this time the Lord is in Vrindavana giving blessings to all the devotees. So coming to the Ratha Yatra is a great opportunity to get the blessings of the Lord and it is also a rare opportunity to offer some personal seva.

In Puri, the Lord goes from the Jagannatha Mandir to the Gundicha Mandir which is non-different from Vrindavana. Here in Kolkatta, the Lord goes from the ISKCON temple to Maidan Park, and there a beautiful pandal is made where thousands of people come everyday.

Guru Maharaja gave a very sweet class about Lord Caitanya and Lord Jagannatha.

Transcendental Activities of GM

17 July 2015
Written by Bhaktin Yuka

After some rest and exercise, HH Bhakti Caru Swami Maharaja came to see Guru Maharaja this evening. It was an endearing occasion as they are very close friends.

Bhakti Caru Maharaja referred to Guru Maharaja’s health as a pastime and commented, “All the medical pastimes you are creating is making the devotees’ love and affection increase for you.” Definitely, Guru Maharaja is the personification of love and affection, which is never incapacitated regardless of his physical well being, but instead ever increasing.

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Video Message from His Holiness Jayapataka Swami

5th July, 2015, Delhi

Revisiting Jayapataka Swami in ICU

Screams. Tears. Despair. Anxiety. Stress. Tension. Depression. These are some feelings that patients and loved ones share while in the midst of the ICU environment. One or two dead bodies are transported out of the ICU and past the waiting area practically on daily basis.
From the Diary of Maha Varaha Prabhu, long standing Personal Secretary of His Holiness Jayapataka Swami

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His Holiness Jayapataka Swami is famous worldwide as a travelling preacher.
In last 2 years he did


Places visited

Number of flights

Kilometres of road journey

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Temple of the Vedic Planetarium

Srila Prabhupada’s vision of a Vedic Planetarium, which would present the universe according to the Srimad Bhagavatam, the essence of all Vedic literature and Vedantic philosophy