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The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) is a branch of the monotheistic Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition within Hinduism dating back 5000 years to Lord Krishna Himself. ISKCON was established in the West in 1966 by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (Srila Prabhupada) and has since developed into a worldwide confederation of over 500 temples, centers, communities, schools, and restaurants with some 250,000 devotees. Read more on ISKCON.org

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H.H. Jayapataka Swami-Official Uealth Update

Friday 15th Jan 2021 22.00 hrs (Indian Standard Time) Dear God-family, disciples and well-wishers of H.H. Jayapataka Swami Maharaja, Today, as everyday, Guru Maharaja met with the doctors' team during sunbathing. Guru Maharaja slept well last night. This is very...

H.H. Jayapataka Swami-Official health update

Sunday 10th Jan 2021 22.00 hrs (Indian Standard Time) Dear God-family, disciples and well-wishers of H.H. Jayapataka Swami Maharaja, Guru Maharaja’s parameters are looking good today except for sugar levels which are high, possibly due to some medications he is on. He...

H.H. Jayapataka Swami-Official Health Update

Friday 8th Jan 2021 22.00 hrs (Indian Standard Time) Dear God-family, disciples and well-wishers of H.H. Jayapataka Swami Maharaja, Guru Maharaja today is a little weak and having elevated sugar levels but is holding up quite well. The next few days are crucial and...

H.H. Jayapataka Swami-Official health update

Thursday 7th Jan 2021 22.00 hrs (Indian Standard Time) Dear God-family, disciples and well wishers of H.H. Jayapataka Swami Maharaja, Guru Maharaja is feeling slightly better than yesterday Since there are no major visible symptoms at the moment, doctors are closely...

H.H. Jayapataka Swami-Official Health Update

Wednesday 6th Jan 2021 22.00 hrs (Indian Standard Time) Dear God-family, disciples and well wishers of H.H. Jayapataka Swami Maharaja, Today is day 6 after Guru Maharaja was tested positive and he has begun to show slight symptoms thou clinically stable. So this...

H.H. Jayapataka Swami-Official Health Update

Tuesday 5th Jan 2021 22.00 hrs (Indian Standard Time) Dear God-family, disciples and well wishers of H.H. Jayapataka Swami Maharaja, Guru Maharaja has been stable today. he is just a little dehydrated so doctors are administering oral and intravenous fluids. His...

Health Update – 4th Jan 2021 AM

Two additional devotee attendants tested positive. At first, we had a bubble, for 9 months, we were under quarantine. Somehow in the Conch building, where half of my servants were staying, some devotee became positive, and all his roommates became positive. And then,...

H.H. Jayapataka Swami-Official health update 3rd Jan 2021 22.00 hrs

Sunday 3rd Jan 2021 22.00 hrs (Indian Standard Time) Dear God-family, disciples and well-wishers of H.H. Jayapataka Swami Maharaja, Guru Maharaja’s viral load has increased but presently he is stable and continuing with his activities, taking the medications and...

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Saturday, January 9th, 2021 at 2:48pm
H.H. Jayapataka Swami-Official health update
Saturday 10th Jan 2021
22.00 hrs (Indian Standard Time)

Dear God-family, disciples and well wishers of H.H. Jayapataka Swami Maharaja,

Guru Maharaja is doing well today . His parameters are also better.

Question Bank

Get help by reading important Questions and Answers by His Holiness Jayapataka Swami on various topics.

My daughter want to Be initiated, she is 11 years old.

Once she reach 12 years of age she can take initiation. If she chants 16 round and follows the 4 regulative principles she can take shelter otherwise she can take aspiring. Please check the following link and write to jpsofficedatabase@gmail.com....

Temple of Vedic Planetarium Exhibits and Planetarium Wing

The west wing of the Temple of Vedic Planetarium is a special exhibits and planetarium wing known as “Museum of the Vedic Planetarium” and we had our meeting today. We are waiting for HG Rameshwar Prabhu to regain his health and we discussed things like finalizing the...

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Japa Counter for Global Chanting

Gaura Purnima Message from His Holiness Jayapataka Swami – 8 March 2020

My dear Diksa and Siksa disciples, Please accept my blessings. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. Tomorrow on Gaura Purnima, we would be completing Gourabda 533. The following day which is Jagannath Misra's Feast day would be the first day of Gaurabda 534. This is our...

My daughter want to Be initiated, she is 11 years old.

Once she reach 12 years of age she can take initiation. If she chants 16 round and follows the 4 regulative principles she can take shelter otherwise she can take aspiring. Please check the following link and write to jpsofficedatabase@gmail.com....

Temple of Vedic Planetarium Exhibits and Planetarium Wing

The west wing of the Temple of Vedic Planetarium is a special exhibits and planetarium wing known as “Museum of the Vedic Planetarium” and we had our meeting today. We are waiting for HG Rameshwar Prabhu to regain his health and we discussed things like finalizing the...

Question: We understand from your classes how Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu promoted Harinam sankirtan, Kali yuga dharma. During initiation, we promise to do japa, that stressed the importance of japa and we are doing daily. But we don’t do kirtan everyday. Is japa also a form of kirtan? Also a yuga dharma? How performing japa can connect to kirtan?

Jayapataka Swami: Connect to kirtan. Japa is also a type of kirtan. And to do sankirtan, you need a large group of people. But to chant japa, we just need ourselves! So, we say, is to chant 16 rounds of japa. 16 rounds of japa takes maximum 2 hours. And if you are...

Question: When we see our guru or other senior disciples of Srila Prabhupada, what should be our mood when we talk to them? Can we seek blessings from the senior devotees for our preaching, or should we earn that blessing from our guru and other devotees?

Jayapataka Swami: You can ask for blessings. Lord Caitanya would give His blessings by saying: Krsner Matir astu! May you be Krsna conscious. For those already in Krsna consciousness, to stay Krsna conscious, Krsne matir rahu! Krsne matir astu! Krsne matir rahu!...

Question: Couple of days back it was mentioned that Ramanujacarya’s servant told his wife that everything a disciple has belongs to his or her guru. In our parampara, Srila Prabhupada gives the example of Rupa Goswami, 50% to be given to guru and Krsna, to be followed by Iskcon devotees. My question is, is there any sastric injunction in this regard, or the standard differs from parampara to parampara?

Jayapataka Swami: We accept that - when I stepped on a nail and got foot infection, Srila Prabhupada wrote me a letter, and said, you have given your body to Krsna, at the time of initiation. So you should take care of it. So, although we think that everything is the...

Question: We understand that Navadvip is non-different from Vrindavana. We know of pastimes in Vrindavana like manifesting Radha Kunda and Shyama Kunda. How do we understand its manifestation in Navadvip dham?

Jayapataka Swami: You see, when Radharani created the Navadvip dham, Krsna accepted the Navadvip dham and said that it was non-different from Vrindavana. So He blessed that all the holy places would be present here. So, that is why different holy places are manifest...

Question: How to engage my daughter into spiritual life, Krsna consciousness as I am afraid she will lose interest. We, as parents, are trying our best. We need your guidance in parenting our kids in Krsna consciousness.

Jayapataka Swami: How old is your daughter? 16. So we have different programs for different youths, different age groups. So, if she can be involved in one of those programs, then it may be more interesting for her. At 16 she needs some devotee peer association as...

Question: I desire to serve Jagannath deity at home, What do you think, I will be able to do?

Jayapataka Swami: This devotee wants to worship Jagannath deity! What do I think about that? Write to me what worship you want to do and who will do the worship? How many people in your family are following the principles? They should write down what worship they will...

Question: While Lord Caitanya fell to the ground, the devotees were in anxiety. Similarly, when we perform devotional service like book distribution, cooking, etc. we have anxieties. Does anxieties in such service purify us or help us in reviving our lost relationship.

Jayapataka Swami: Sometimes anxiety helps. Mother Saci, she would feel anxiety that her son was walking on the hard rocks in Vrindavana. Similarly, mother Saci was feeling some anxiety, out of motherly affection. It depends on what your anxiety is for? If one is...

Question: Who specifically composed Srila Prabhupada’s pranati mantra and when was it composed?

Jayapataka Swami: I think that it was composed before I came. But in any case, I wasn’t involved! Maybe Mukunda Swami knows. Or Shyamasundar, he is here. They were initiated before I was. I noticed that Shyamasundar prabhu flew to India in Brothers’ Airway. That is...

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સમાજને ગેરમાર્ગે દોરવામાં આવી રહ્યો છે

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જો તમે ભગવાનનો અનાદર કરો છો, તો પ્રકૃતિ અથવા સૃષ્ટિ તમને ઘણી બધી રીતે તકલીફ આપશે. અને જેટલા જલદી તમે વિનમ્ર બનો છો, પૂર્ણ પુરુષોત્તમ પરમેશ્વર, કૃષ્ણને શરણાગત થાઓ છો, ત્યારે વધુ કોઈ પ્રાકૃતિક ઉપદ્રવ નહીં થાય. મેં ૧૯૦૦, ૧૮૯૮ માં સાંભળ્યું છે - મારો જન્મ ૧૮૯૬ માં થયો હતો...

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ભક્તિ ચારુ સ્વામીના દીક્ષિત, આશ્રય અથવા આકાંક્ષી શિષ્યો મને લખી શકે છે. અમારી પાસે તેમના માટે એક ખાસ ઇમેઇલ છે, bcs.jpscare@gmail.com. જો તમે શ્રી શ્રીમદ્ ભક્તિ ચારુ સ્વામીના કોઈપણ શિષ્યોને જાણો છો, તો તમે તેમને આ સુવિધા વિશે જણાવી શકો છો. હરે...

શ્રી શ્રીમદ્દ જયપતાકા સ્વામી તરફથી તાત્કાલિક સંદેશ

"કૃપા કરીને આ સમયે શ્રી શ્રીમદ્દ ભક્તિ ચારુ સ્વામી માટે ગહન પ્રાર્થના કરવા માટે પ્રોત્સાહિત કરો." એલોપેથી ડોકટરોએ જણાવ્યું છે કે તેમના શરીરમાં એસિડની માત્રા વધારે છે અને આગામી ૪૮ કલાક નિર્ણાયક છે, તેથી આ ખૂબ જ મહત્વપૂર્ણ સમય છે કે દરેક વ્યક્તિએ જપ કરવો જોઈએ. આપણે...

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"હું આપ સૌને વિનંતી કરું છું કે તમારી એકાદશીનાં ફળ પ.પૂ.ભક્તિ ચારુ સ્વામીને સમર્પિત કરો." શ્રી શ્રીમદ્ જયપતાકા સ્વામી શ્રી માયાપુર ધામ ૩૦ જૂન,...

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"જે વાસ્તવમાં આધ્યાત્મિક ગુરુ પ્રત્યે સમર્પણની ભાવનાનો સ્વાદ અનુભવે છે તે એક અબજ ડોલર માટે પણ વ્યાપાર નહીં કરે! અથવા કંઈપણ ભૌતિક અથવા મુક્તિ માટે, કારણ કે ગુરુ-શિષ્યના આદાન-પ્રદાનથી જ્ઞાન પ્રાપ્ત થાય છે કે આવો સંબંધ જ વાસ્તવિક છે. અન્ય બધા સંબંધો ભૌતિક છે." શ્રી...

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Question: We understand from your classes how Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu promoted Harinam sankirtan, Kali yuga dharma. During initiation, we promise to do japa, that stressed the importance of japa and we are doing daily. But we don’t do kirtan everyday. Is japa also a form of kirtan? Also a yuga dharma? How performing japa can connect to kirtan?

Jayapataka Swami: Connect to kirtan. Japa is also a type of kirtan. And to do sankirtan, you need a large group of people. But to chant japa, we just need ourselves! So, we say, is to chant 16 rounds of japa. 16 rounds of japa takes maximum 2 hours. And if you are...

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Question: When we see our guru or other senior disciples of Srila Prabhupada, what should be our mood when we talk to them? Can we seek blessings from the senior devotees for our preaching, or should we earn that blessing from our guru and other devotees?

Jayapataka Swami: You can ask for blessings. Lord Caitanya would give His blessings by saying: Krsner Matir astu! May you be Krsna conscious. For those already in Krsna consciousness, to stay Krsna conscious, Krsne matir rahu! Krsne matir astu! Krsne matir rahu!...

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Question: A lady who is new to Krsna consciousness called Iskcon Kolkata to book a room at the guest house. But she was told no single lady could stay in an Iskcon guest house! She asked how to understand this, when devotee women are to be protected and sheltered. She also asked me why they don’t have the same rules for men? If they were to restrict any sinful activity, why only restrict women? It gives the impression that there is a lot of discrimination.

Jayapataka Swami: I don’t know the rule in the Mayapur guest house. He says the same rule is there for men and women. No single person can stay. We can ask the guest house why they have this rule. Apparently they must have faced some trouble! It is a government rule...

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Question: Couple of days back it was mentioned that Ramanujacarya’s servant told his wife that everything a disciple has belongs to his or her guru. In our parampara, Srila Prabhupada gives the example of Rupa Goswami, 50% to be given to guru and Krsna, to be followed by Iskcon devotees. My question is, is there any sastric injunction in this regard, or the standard differs from parampara to parampara?

Jayapataka Swami: We accept that - when I stepped on a nail and got foot infection, Srila Prabhupada wrote me a letter, and said, you have given your body to Krsna, at the time of initiation. So you should take care of it. So, although we think that everything is the...

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Question: How to engage my daughter into spiritual life, Krsna consciousness as I am afraid she will lose interest. We, as parents, are trying our best. We need your guidance in parenting our kids in Krsna consciousness.

Jayapataka Swami: How old is your daughter? 16. So we have different programs for different youths, different age groups. So, if she can be involved in one of those programs, then it may be more interesting for her. At 16 she needs some devotee peer association as...

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Question: Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur and you also said that by liberating in the Navadvip Mandal parikrama, you liberate the whole world. Could you explain how this is possible? For 30 years Navadvip Mandal Parikrama has been performed by the Iskcon devotees, but it seems like only the world is getting worse! If more devotees participated, would that help purify the world more? Does camping throughout the parikrama intensify the potency of this yagna?

Jayapataka Swami: Yes! You asked simple questions. If more people attended the parikrama, will that help? Yes! If they stay out in the holy dham, will that help? Yes! You see, just like the sages did sacrifice in Naimisaranya, which is considered the hub of the...

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Question: While Lord Caitanya fell to the ground, the devotees were in anxiety. Similarly, when we perform devotional service like book distribution, cooking, etc. we have anxieties. Does anxieties in such service purify us or help us in reviving our lost relationship.

Jayapataka Swami: Sometimes anxiety helps. Mother Saci, she would feel anxiety that her son was walking on the hard rocks in Vrindavana. Similarly, mother Saci was feeling some anxiety, out of motherly affection. It depends on what your anxiety is for? If one is...

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Question: Guru maharaj you mentioned that anything good we do in Mayapur we get 1000 times the benefit, however what if someone offends residing in Mayapur and become lazy thinking just because I am in Mayapur, and everything will work fine. How do we see it?

Jayapataka Swami: Srila Prabhupada was saying, what is a thousand times zero? If we don’t do any devotional service, then we get a 1000 times 0. Being here we should do as much service as we can. Then it makes sense if we get thousand times the benefit. But if we...

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Question: If we have no intention to hurt any vaisnava, but a vaisnava gets offended due to our behaviour, we don’t want to offend, but devotees feel offended because of their own expectations, how can we overcome from such vaisnava offence when we even don’t know who got offended?

Jayapataka Swami: Srila Prabhupada would ask a question of his senior vaisnavas. He said if you ask as a question, technically it is not an offense. If you say to someone oh, you are fallen or something. That is offensive. But if you ask a question. Prabhu, why are...

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