Festival of Inspiration

Festival of Inspiration

FESTIVAL OF INSPIRATION: MAY 6TH – 8TH, 2016

With great pleasure we would like to inform you that His Holiness Jayapataka swami Maharaj has been scheduled to attend the ‘Festival of Inspiration’ at New Vrindavan, USA.

The 16th annual Festival of Inspiration will be held Mother’s Day weekend, Fri. May 6, through Sun. May 8, 2016. This festival is dedicated to ISKCON’s 50th anniversary. There will be special presentations covering various topics i.e. ISKCON 50 year ago, ISKCON’s future in North America and a special presentation on Srila Prahbupada’s new biography by Yogesvara Prabhu.

An inaugural kirtan will be held on Thursday evening. Join us in the Appalachian foothills during the delightful mid-spring season for three consecutive days of: sadhu-sanga, tumultuous world-class kirtans, ecstatic chanting & dancing, sumptuous prasadam, transcendental entertainment,engaging presentations & so much more!

For more details visit:
www.festivalofinspiration.net

* Please note that although His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaja has confirmed his attendance at this year’s festival, his availability is entirely dependent on his health condition being stable. He is currently doing well and we hope that Krishna willing, it continues this way and we can have him with us at the Festival.

* Very soon Maharaja’s North America itinerary will be announced.

Message from Jayapataka Swami – Vaisakh Month

25 April 2016

Please accept my blessings. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

Krishna says that of all months, Kartik is the best, but some of the Puranas say that better than Kartik is Magha and better than Magha is Vaisakh. In any case, Vaisakh is a special month to do some services like charity, japa, bathing and rising early and worshiping the Lord. It is especially a blessed month for doing charity and in general to increase one’s devotional service.

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Jayapataka Swami at Vyasa Puja, Mayapur, India. 17th April 2016

Jayapataka Swami at Vyasa Puja, Mayapur, India. 17th April 2016

Vyasa Puja Photos from Sridham Mayapur, India
17th April, 2016

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JPS Diary – 20th March, 2016 Sri Dham Mayapur

By Nanda Priya Nivedita Devi Dasi

Shanthipur festival

Guru Maharaj attended the Shantipur festival on the 21st. There was something so special and unique about it. Over 50000 people attended the festival and honoured Prasad…

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Overview of the Navadwip Parikrama with HH Jayapataka Swami

By Nanda Priya Nivedita Devi Dasi

The 27th Navadwip Mandal parikrama succesfully ended on 18th March. The seven day long parikrama culminated in ‘Mahamilan’ – over 10,000 devotees particpated in this event. The event was presided by Jayapataka Swami Guru Maharaja, Kavichandra Swami, Bhakti Vigna Vinasa Narshima Swami and other sanyasis who shared their appreciation about the parikrama and the efforts put in by the devotees to complete it. It was the ‘Real United Nations’.

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Message from Jayapataka Swami

Thursday 10 March 2016

I just wanted to say that in the last few years of Tamal Krishna Maharaja’s presence he was promoting the chanting of the holy name, reading the lilas from the scriptures and dramatising those and he was adding a very spiritual side to the movement. Somehow it is appropriate on his disappearance day this Kirtan-mela is also going on. Because he actually was promoting this chanting of the holy names . He was dear to Srila Prabhupada and he would carry Prabhupada’s requests no matter how difficult they were. So we are missing very much the presence of Tamal Krishna Goswami Maharaja right now; certainly he would have a very stabilizing effect in the movement today. I know it’s late so I’ll just say a few words. And all glories to His Divine Grace Tamal Krishna Goswami Maharaja!

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaja
10th March 2016, Sri Mayapur Dham.

Tamal Krishna Goswami
Tamal Krishna Goswami has served on ISKCON’s Governing Body Commission since its inception in 1970. In January 1972, he accepted the renounced order of life (sannyasa) from his spiritual master, A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada in Jaipur, India. He served as ISKCON’s first GBC Secretary for India from 1970-74 and was appointed trustee of the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust, responsible for U.S. sales. In 1977, he served as Srila Prabhupada’s last personal secretary. Since that time, he has served as the GBC Secretary for Texas and a large number of countries in the Orient. He left the world in March 2002 . His publications include: Reason and Belief: Problem-solving in the Philosophy of Religion (Pundits Press, 1997); Yoga for the 21st Century (1991); Prabhupada Antya-lila: The final Pastimes of Srila Prabhupada (Washington, D.C.: Institute for Vaishnava Studies, 1988); Jagannatha-Priya-Natakam: The Drama of Lord Jagannatha (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Bhaktivedanta Institute of Religion and Culture, 1985); and Servant of the Servant (Hong Kong: BBT, 1984).

www.goswami.com (Official website) · Audio (Includes 3300+ files of audio lectures) · Facebook (Memories)

Guru Maharaja sent these words for everyone:
“Jay Nitay to all! My disciples are to circumambulate Tulasi Devi extra four times chanting ‘yani kani’ and offer the results to me. The first four rounds are for them and if they want, the extra four circumambulations can be offered for me. Also, be careful following the four regulative principles and chanting prescribed rounds.”
20 February 2016
Jayapataka Swami

JPS Diary‏ by Shyama Rasika Dasa

Shyama Rasika Dasa 28 February 2016 ILBS Hospital, New Delhi … When we entered Guru Maharaj called us one by one by our names and greeted us for our shift. He was fresh. And he said, … Read the full article

JPS Diary‏ by Syama Madhusudana Dasa

14/02/2016 – 22/02/2016 Camp: New Delhi, 8 p.m. This past week has swept us all into a tornado of unexpected urgency, surprise and surrender. Beginning from the holy birthplace of our Adi-guru, Lord Nityananda, in Sri Ekachakra Dhama, Guru Maharaj performed the abhiseka… Read the full article

H.H. Jayapataka Swami Maharaja’s 2016 Mayapur Vyasa Puja Adhivasa Talk

Listen to Rama Navami lecture by Jayapataka Swami

15 April 2016, Mayapur, India

Brand new Vyasa Puja Website

A one-stop vyasa-puja website that enables you to view Guru Maharaja’s vintage vyasa-puja videos and photos; to download vyasa-puja books of the exuberant earlier times, and to submit your future vyasa-puja glorifications to His Holiness!

Visit the website now to submit your 2016 Offerings!

Adivas lecture by HH Jayapataka Swami

Excerpt from Today’s Adivas lecture at Sri Mayapur
22 March 2016

Jayapataka Swami© Janaki Raman Photography

Happy Gaura Purnima!

So you have just participated in the Adivas ceremony. Adivas cermony is especially performed on Janmashtami and Gaura Purnima. So that means that the day before the actual tithi we prepare ourselves for having the adivas. 26 auspicious items are shown to the deity and these are offered to the earth, deities, tulasi. Then all are offered to the deity again and then the prasada is offered to all of you.

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দ্বিতীয় দিনের পরিক্রমায় গুরুমহারাজ আন্তর্জাতিক পরিক্রমা দলের মাঝে প্রেম বিবর্ত গ্রন্থে, শ্রীল জগদানন্দ পন্ডিত কর্তৃক বর্ণিত অলকানন্দ নদীর তীরে ঘটা একটি তোতা পাখির সঙ্গে গৌরাঙ্গ মহাপ্রভুর এই অত্যন্ত মধুর লীলাটি বর্ণনা করে উপস্থিত ভক্তবৃন্দকে গৌরাঙ্গ প্রেমের রস আস্বাদন করান।

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Video Message from His Holiness Jayapataka Swami

8 March 2016, Sri Mayapur Dham

Video Message from His Holiness Jayapataka Swami

6 March 2016, Mayapur, India

Guru Maharaj Message from Sri Mayapur Dham

Posted by Jayapataka Swami on Saturday, March 5, 2016

Video Message from His Holiness Jayapataka Swami

2 March 2016, Delhi, India

Pushpa-AbhisekaMessage from Jayapataka Swami

Pushpa Abhiseka

24 January 2016 Today, I participated in the pushpa (flower) abhiseka of Radha Madhava Astasakhis and Radha Madhava Mayapurcandra. The deities were dressed in flower outfits. The deity worship division had pujaris dressing the deities the whole night with flower dresses. Radha Madhava Astasakhis and Radha Madhava Mayapurcandra all had flower outfits. They were beautiful to behold. Utterly transcendental, fantastic, superb, wonderful – I don’t have words to describe how exquisite They were… Read full message Your well wisher always, Jayapataka Swami

Vyasa Puja 2016

Message from JPS Archives This year, the Most Blessed Event, the “Sri Vyasa Puja Mahotsava” of our dear Guru Maharaja falls on the 17th April 2016 – Sri Mayapur Dham, India

15 April 2016 Friday – Rama Navami 16 April 2016 Saturday – Vyasa-puja Adivas Ceremony 17 April 2016 Sunday – Kamada Ekadasi (Vyasa-puja) 18 April 2016 Monday – Dvadasi

This message is to request you to please send your Vyasa Puja Homage for 2016. Kindly follow these guidelines: Read full message

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New Year’s Message from His Holiness Jayapataka Swami

50 years ago from 2015, in the year 1965, Srila Prabhupada left India and came to the West. 50 years ago from this year, 2016, Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada registered the ISKCON society. Hence, this year is ISKCON’s 50th anniversary. The world has been through a lot of changes in the last 50 years and Krsna Consciousness has now spread to most countries of the world by His Divine Grace Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. We have the TOVP which needs to be finished. We have projects all over the world which need to be completed. This is a good year to establish some milestones which push ISKCON further forward. Each temple and yatra can see what new achievements they can do for this 50th anniversary year of ISKCON. Someone proposed that the prison outreach program could be established everywhere in which it is not at present. In this way, this year, to make it a major leap forward in one of our outreach areas. This is under the CDM (Congregational Development Ministry). Similarly, in book distribution, CDM TOVP, outreach, and our personal bhakti, we could be making progress this year. This is a good opportunity to let the media communications and other public figures know and understand the great value of ISKCON and how ISKCON has achieved the 50th anniversary. Yours in service to Srila Prabhupada, Jayapataka Swami

Campaign – Connect with Guru Maharaja

Iksvaku Prabhu, the outreach coordinator of the Congregational Development Ministry, speaks about how the development of Congregational preaching is one of Guru Maharaja’s main project. Therefore we are encouraging all Guru Maharaja disciples to please assist us by subscribing. There are four types of subscriptions and benefits that come with them. As we all know, Guru Maharaja is very enthusiastic about preaching and so we need your help to meet the ongoing tasks and vision that he has set for the Ministry. The Ministry is one of his main projects and so by subscribing you will connect with Guru Maharaja as you are assisting him in his mission. You will benefit immensely by helping our beloved Guru Maharaja.

Jayapataka Swami Vyasa Puja 2016

Please Subscribe and Connect! If you would like to subscribe, please visit this link: http://www.iskconcongregation.com/subscriptions CDM

JPS Diary of Shyama Rasika Dasa

(Mayapur, 08/11/15) Today I left my phone on charge and came back after an hour and saw 11 missed calls from Dharesh Pr and Sudhama Pran Pr. I called him back and he said, “Get ready, we have to go to Kolkata to receive Guru Maharaj at the Airport and we will stay in Kolkata for one day and come back to Mayapur.” It was very wonderful news, I agreed immediately. There were less servants accompanying Guru Maharaj from Damodardesh and the rest of the devotees were coming on the next flight. So I, Sudhamai Harinaam Pr and Purandhar Pr left this afternoon from Mayapur taking Guru Maharaj’s vehicles to the Airport at 3:00pm, collecting Guru Maharaj’s dinner from Ganga Pr’s home.

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We reached at 6:30pm. The flight also arrived at the right time and Prasanna Gauranga Pr called us over from the plane after landing and confirmed their safe landing and asked about the dinner. We waited for almost 1:15hours then Guru Maharaj came out effulgently and Dharesh pr gave me a big garland and asked me to offer it to Guru Maharaj. There were no devotees other than us four devotees and one Bengali devotee – as we didn’t want to delay Guru Maharaj’s program and for his early rest, it was not informed widely. That Bengali devotee bowed down to Guru Maharaj for blessings and Guru Maharaj just put his left hand around that devotees neck and pulled him and hugged him. That devotee simply became overwhelmed with such a joy, which he didn’t expect. Then Guru Maharaj asked me, “How are you?” I said, “Only by your mercy!” “How are you?” He said, “I couldn’t do Caitanya Book. I attempted to do it a few times, but whenever we start some devotees get in, and it got distracted.” I said, “it is difficult while you are travelling and preaching, as devotees were waiting for years and years after; so we can’t say anything. We will make it up in Mayapur.” Guru Maharaj said, “Sure!” Then we got into the car, and Guru Maharaj showed his new mobile to me and he was trying to check what are the features that mobile has. Later he said, “Call Sridama Pr (TOVP Exhibit Manager)” So we connected him, and Guru Maharaj asked about exhibit updates, and Sridama Prabhu was in Vrindavan. He said, “I couldn’t bring my kids to Vrindavan. They’ve never been here. After seeing Little Krsna cartoon, they wanted to come to Vrindavan and play with Krishna.” Then Guru Maharaj replied, “Yes! I too desire the same.” Then Acintya Caitanya Pr was next to him so he also spoke with him for a few mins. Then we came to Nitai Charan Pr’s flat and Guru Maharaj got ready to take his dinner. I got the fortune to feed him. When he was half way through, he got too tired that he went sleep, while eating. And Shyama Madhusudan pr immediatly started to read one mail regarding exhibit – when Guru Maharaj heard that mail, his sleep was broken and started his dinner again. Then after completing his dinner prasadam, I got sometime to talk about Caitanya Book. I said, “In this speed if we go, we can’t complete the first volume in 2016, as per Vidvan pr, we may complete it in 2017 only. But Guru Maharaj said, ” No, I will give time, we will comeplete it in 2016.” Then Dwarakadish Pr (Dum Dum Center) came and explained about Damodara Program. Then one devotee entered the room and Guru Maharaj started to sing a song in French. “Que sera sera…” Means “what happened is happened. Whatever is going to happen will happen.” (Something like this). He was very fresh, clear and wonderful. Then Guru Maharaj took his medicines and did his Gayathri. After a while, suddenly he came out from his room, and checked with Maha Varaha Pr about who is going to pick up the devotees from airport. And then he came out into the hall and checked with the servants where they are sleeping, etc. Who can be like this? Such a care and extraordinary mercy. He was sleeping while eating his dinner, and almost his body had no more energy and super tired. But, before going to bed, he wanted to check where Dr. Acyutananda pr will stay, who is going to pick up the other servants from the airport, servants place for rest, prasadam, etc. I pray at his lotus feet for keeping me under his shelter.
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May all victory be there among the readers!

Message from Jayapataka Swami Vijaya Dasami is the victory of Lord Rama over Ravana. Ravana was the personification of lust and he had conquered the three worlds. He had a boon that he could not be killed by devas or daityas but since he was a raksasa, he would eat humans and animals so he didn’t bother getting a boon to protect himself from humans or animals… Read more …

Book Marathon Message

Message from Jayapataka Swami Yesterday we had a special ceremony to felicitate the Sankirtan parties and to encourage all the other devotees to join hands for the December book marathon in December. There was a special altar with all books of Srila Prabhupada’s. Bhagavat Gitas, Srimad Bhagavtam sets and Chaitanya Charitamrita sets. It was a wonderful sight… Read more…

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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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. Read full article…

Jayapataka Swami 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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