Jayapataka Swami:  If she qualifies, it is ideal if they take together. (Audio break) for brahminical are usually more. I require they have Bhakti Shastri and read up to the 5th Canto Srimad Bhagavatam and read Bhagavad-gita two or three times. And many other things, but those are not required for the first initiation. They have to read Bhagavad-gita, they have to read First Canto Srimad Bhagavatam, they have to read Srila Prabhupada’s biography, certain books. But if husband and wife have the same guru and take together, it is nice. When I give initiation, I always say that husband or the wife depending on who is being initiated, even if they are not receiving initiation, they should come up at the same time. Because, (Audio break) the husband and wife become one. Each one is a half. So therefore, it is not complete unless both of them come. But the wife is known as the ardhaangini, the better half. Sometimes, husband may delay, sometimes wife, if they qualify, then it is the ideal thing that they both take together.
16-JANUARY-2020 ISKCON JUHU, MUMBAI, INDIA