Honoring Two of Mayapur’s Most Beloved Residents
ISKCON Mayapur: Srila Prabhupada once remarked, “The two brothers Pankajanghri and Jananivasa – there is no comparison. Everyone should know there is no complaint.” (1/2/76, Mayapur – A Transcendental Diary Vol.1)
The 19th of March marks the auspicious appearance day of two of ISKCON Mayapur’s most beloved and long-standing residents, His Grace Jananivas Prabhu and His Grace Pankajanghri Prabhu. Jananivas Prabhu and Pankajanghri Prabhu are the head pujaris of ISKCON Mayapur and continually inspire the Mayapur community and ISKCON worldwide with their guidance, realizations, and example of humble and loving devotional service.
The two brothers were born in England, and came to India in search of the Absolute Truth in 1970. After studying many different philosophies, Jananivas Prabhu received a copy of Bhagavad-gita As It Is while traveling alone in Jagannatha Puri. He then joined the ISKCON temple in Kolkata and was initiated by Srila Prabhupada, and was shortly followed by his brother Pankajanghri Prabhu. They began serving in Mayapur as pujaris when the Mayapur project was just beginning, and have been serving thus ever since.
All glories to these two surrendered and stalwart servants of Srila Prabhupada and Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu!