31st October to 4th November 2017

Subject: Guru Maharaja (Jayapataka Swami Sisya Sammuha) Bhishma Panchaka gathering at Sri Mayapur Dhama

Dear God brothers & sisters,
Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and to our beloved Guru Maharaja.
After last year’s (in 2016) celebration of Guru Maharaja’s Vyasa Puja, he clearly instructed us, “I would like you all to meet again during Bhisma Pancaka in Mayapur”. During that time he observes the Bhisma Pancaka Vrata by worshiping Grandfather Bhisma with special fasting and offering ‘tarpana’ to Mother Ganga. It is a joyous time since many devotees from various parts of the world come to Sridhama Mayapur and the atmosphere is filled with excitement in honouring such an auspicious devotional vow. During previous meetings we had an overwhelming response from devotees participating from over 12 countries and from many states in India.
This year again we want to fulfil the order of Guru Maharaja by having the Jayapataka Swami Sisya Sammuha (JSSS) and we want to kindly request for your participation. In such meetings the focus is on the service to Guru Maharaja and his various zones, projects, disciples and offices (JPS Office, Archives, Publications, Media, the Congregational Ministry, etc.). Reports and opportunities for services will be presented to the participants and leaders from around the world. But most importantly, there is an emphasis on devotee care, especially for our God brothers and sisters.

These meetings are very useful since we all have the chance to learn from each other’s experience and together plan how to improve our services for Guru Maharaja. We would request that you confirm your participation –and if unable- please inform us about someone else that can represent your temple or congregation at the meetings. We require that each of the representatives brings information of their Yatras and their services for Guru Maharaja. GM also attends some sessions and we report our progress to him at the end of the event.

Please find below a brief report on the recent meeting in Sridham Mayapur during the Bhisma Pancaka which will give you an idea on the events that happen in such meetings.

• Every day we had 2 to 3 hour meetings at the GBC conference room.
• Daily Ganga-snana with Guru Maharaja.
• Gaura-katha with Guru Maharaja on Lotus rooftop every evening.
• Bhishma Panchaka roots-and-fruits prasadam with Guru Maharaja.
• Ghee lamp Offering to Radha Madhava and all the other deities.
• We meet with Guru Maharaja as a group for updating him on the resolutions and outcomes (+ group photo).
• HH Bhakti Purushottama swami Maharaja, other sannyasis and many Yatra (South and North India, Gujarat, Middle East, Malaysia, South America and from the USA) leaders generally attend the meetings during this time

Please view the following videos created for the pleasure of all by JPS Archives :
– https://youtu.be/a_JxrorpAQA
10 minutes sample of JSSS meetings in Mayapur.

– JSSS in action videos :

Videos created by HG Pandava prabhu. ( JPS Archieves)

Hoping you are able to participate in these meetings. Please confirm or contact us for more information.
Your servants
H.H. Jayapataka Swami Seva Committee

Guru Maharaj ki jai!!!
Srila Prabhupad ki jai!!!