27th January 2020 could be called as a remarkable day in the history of ISKCON, especially for the disciples of our most beloved Guru Maharaja Om Visnupada Srimad Jayapataka Swami, who has been tirelessly spreading Lord Caitanya’s movement by the blessings of HDG AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada since last 52 years. Srila Prabhupada has given many instructions to our Guru Maharaja and one of those was to make 50,000 disciples. Today total 919 devotees took Harinam initiation at Sri Sri Radha Gopinatha Temple, Thakurgaon, Bangladesh and this has added a new feather in the cap. Guess what? Yes, Guru Maharaja has reached milestone of 50000 disciples. Starting from March 1978, Guru Maharaja has kept his mission on to take the responsibility of making disciples to guide them through in the path of Krishna consciousness and in less than 42 years’ time he has completed that instruction. A glorious life, entirely dedicated simply to serve his spiritual master’s vani, which has blessed the humanity with his unlimited compassion to the fallen souls, unwavering executions of the commitments to his spiritual master and unparalleled contribution for the Hare Krishna movement, will go down in the history without any doubt.

At the end of the ceremony, Guru Maharaja had listened to the wonderful kirtana of the local devotees and danced ecstatically where thousands of devotees were floating in the ocean of transcendental bliss by accompanying him in the sankirtana.

All glories to Srimad Jayapataka Swami Gurudeva!
All glories to his astounding selfless service!All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

– Mani Gopal das
JPS Office