My dear godbrother Lokanath Swami.
Please accept my humble obesiances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada
I wish you a very happy Vyasa Puja on this day of sayana ekadashi. I’m glad that you observed your 69th Vyasa Puja today. I know for sure that you are very dear to Srila Prabhupada. You have shown tireless dedication and continuous enthusiasm in Srila Prabhupada’s service. Maharaj you came to Mumbai for perceiving your higher studies but got captivated by Srila Prabhupada’s movement. Since then you have shown a great example for all ISKCON devotees. When you asked Srila Prabhupada about taking sanyasis he said ” you are preaching so you are already a sanyassi”. Later he did give you a sanyass in Sri Vrindavan dham. You were fortunate.
You are our padayatra minister I remember you being instructed by Srila Prabhupada to take padayatra all over India.I was in Dwarka when you started off your padayatra, eventually you happened to come with deities to Mayapur and I requested you to take another set of deity along and keep yours in Mayapur, as the deities became unfit, sort of loose on bullock cart. You agreed and left Krishna Caitanya and Nityananda pr with us which we still worship in Srila Prabhupada bhajan kutir.
I remember Srila Prabhupada inquiring from you about going on bullock cart ride in Sridhama Vrindavan circumambulating Sri Govardhana. There were two parties and you happened to lead one of them to carry out Spiritual master’s instruction. You all arranged a bullock cart but circumstances started becoming unfavorable since Srila Prabhupada became even more sick so you dropped the plan.
You are not only a Great support of our movement but even outside Sadhus celebrate you as a Mahanta- at kumbha mela. You are a needed leadership in our ISKCON movement. Your are leading us in various ways. You are specialist on taking devotees in ecstacy by your kirtan crescendo. Everyone relishes your melodies kirtans.
In 2007 you were kind enough to host our annual SAFARI YATRA at your place- Arvade, maharashtra. Welcoming devotees from all over the world with blissful heart and welcoming smiles. A perfect gesture of vaisnavism. Everyone was so joyful. I thank you for being present in this year’s SAFARI at Bangladesh and giving your valuable discourses to enlighten all who were present. Also very thankful that you were present in annual Malaysian convention this year to give your association.
I pray to Sri Radha Madhava, Sri Panchattava, Sri Prahlada Narasimhadeva for your good health and unstoppable services to Srila Prabhupada.