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New ISKCON Temple Opens In Silicon Valley, California

Hare Krsna & Congratulations to all the ISKCON-Silicon Valley Temple devotees. Srila Prabhupada must have a huge smile on his face, especially for one of his dearest disciple, HG Vaisesika Prabhu, for his wonderful leadership. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu; Sri Sri Radha-Madanamohan; and Sri Sri Laksmi-Narasimhadeva ki jai!

» Posted By Jaya Vijaya Das On May 19, 2013 @ 11:03 pm

From a Disused WW 11 Airstrip to a Prasadam Distribution Day Trip A Devotional Day in the Life!

Hare Krsna….Inspiring article, though the airport idea has been lingering for some time now. Also, where’s a picture of Tommy?

» Posted By Jaya Vijaya Das On Apr 10, 2013 @ 2:26 pm

Glastonbury Festival 2011

Hare Krsna Parasuram Prabhuji…


Thank you again and again for all your invaluable seva & video postings, but we’re a little confused: “It’s just massive – like kunda mela.” What is kunda-mela? Are you referring to Khumba-mela? Whichever, thanks again and all glories to everyone. Haribol!

Jai Sri Radhe!

Ys, jaya vijaya das

» Posted By Jaya Vijaya Das On Jul 9, 2011 @ 1:27 pm

TV & Newspaper Coverage of the Holi Kirtan Fest

and CNN:

» Posted By Jaya Vijaya Das On Mar 31, 2011 @ 12:35 pm


Hare Krsna Parasuram Prabhuji…


Always love hearing/reading/viewing your continuous efforts with your “Food For All” program in London (as well as the great Harinams). But, where to all the cakes come from? I know you received a lot of donations from various food stores and outlets, so I’m speculating the same with the cakes? I don’t know about the baking business in the UK, but most baked goods here in the USA are with egg byproducts. Can someone enlighten us about this subject?

All glories to your wonderful services in the UK and may you continue serving Srila Prabhupada with great prompt! Hari Haribol!

Jai Sri Radhe!

Ys, jaya vijaya das

» Posted By Jaya Vijaya Das On Feb 6, 2011 @ 2:16 pm

It’s Kartika, Damn It!

Hare Krsna Mataji…


Thank you for your well written article how nicely you woven your personal life with sastra with reality!!! But some devotees were offended by the word “Damn It”, especially if they were brought up in a strict Catholic tradition where using those words was always a “no-no”!

Anyway, please have a happy Kartika as you are blessed being able visit Bharata-varsa during this month.

Jai Sri Radhe!

Ys, jaya vijaya das

» Posted By Jaya Vijaya Das On Oct 25, 2010 @ 12:37 pm

Bhaktivedanta Research Centre – Ist Annual Report

Hare Krsna Hari Sauri Prabhuji…

Dandavats/Pranams…AGTSP and his Bhaktivedanta Research Center.

It’s incredibly inspiring reading/seeing how the research center has developed. As soon as I finished reading your annual report, I wanted to immediately drop everything here in the West, rush off to Calcutta, and dive deeply into some research at the center. It was also exciting news how H.H. Bodhayan Maharaja was instrumental having Srila Sundarananda Vidyavinoda’s private collection given to the BRC.

Thank you so much for organizing all of this. I’m sure Srila Prabhupada is very happy with your wonderful loving service. All glories to you. Hari Haribol!

Srila Prabhupada ki jai ! BRC ki jai!

Ys, jaya vijaya das

» Posted By Jaya Vijaya Das On Oct 7, 2010 @ 1:55 am

News from Pandharpur – updated

Hare Krsna to All…

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

When we were on Srila Prabhupada’s Sankirtana Padayatra and participated in our first Dindi-yatra in 1989, we did some research on Saint Tukarama (please forgive me, but I do not have that research material with me now). Either way, if you take the current year now, Lord Caitanya appeared 522 years ago (living only 48 years) and Saint Tukarama appeared 400 years ago, so how is it possible they ever met in person? I do recall there were various opinions of Tukarama’s birth/age. When we tried connecting him to Mahaprabhu’s era, nothing matched. There was still approximately 75 years after Lord Caitanya left the world when Tukarama took birth.

In a Back to Godhead (#26-02, 1992) article entitled: Pandharpur Land of Lord Vitthala, H.H. Lokanatha Swami writes: “In his autobiography, Tükaräma says he was initiated in a dream by Räghava Caitanya Keçava Caitanya. Though not everyone agrees, Gauòéya Vaiñëavas (such as the ISKCON devotees) understand this to mean Çré Caitanya Mahäprabhu.”

During our Dindi-yatra when the local yatris inquired who was that Deity (Lord Caitanya) on the bullock cart? We would simply reply: “Caitanya Baba, Tukarama’s Guru Maharaja”, thus they were satisfied.

Srila Prabhupada also commented in a letter to Lokanatha Swami (dated July 30, 1977): “Our Lokanath Swami is just like Saint Tukaram. The whole of India and specifically your Maharashtra are enthused with Krishna. Now you have to revive their Krishna consciousness. This is Tukaram’s country, but now they are becoming bad politicians. So revive them by the process of the sankirtana movement. I am very glad that you are preaching village to village and will cover all of Maharashtra. You should train the one farmer from your native village so that he can actually become an ISKCON representative there…”

All glories to Saint Tukarama and our Lokanatha Swami!!

Your servant,
jaya vijaya dasa

» Posted By Jaya Vijaya Das On Jul 18, 2008 @ 10:35 pm

Shukratal: Where Shukadeva Goswami Explained the Srimad Bhagavatam

Hare Krsna Prabhu…

Please Accept My Humble Obesiances…All Glories To Srila Prabhupada.

Thank you Prabhu for sharing your pilgrimage realizations regarding Shukratal. This sacred place is one tirtha where the Srimad-Bhagavatam was recited. It is also known as Sukara-tala and hopefully more devotees will be inspired to have darshan in the near future.

I would like to share a few footnotes that we took during our visits that were eventually compiled in “Our Merciful Mother Ganga”…

You mentioned the following in your article: “As we make our way through the central part of this small town and to the east we come to the Ganga, which is a quiet and peaceful river here compared to the swift and powerful river we find at Haridwar. Many pilgrims take a holy bath here.”

The main branch of the Ganga is about 3-4 kilometers away from Sukara-tala, but a smaller branch flows just below the hilltop where one Ganga-ghata has been established, where pilgrims may bathe. Not only in Sukara-tala, but in several other major tirthas Ganga has changed her course and has gone her own way. Only is Sri Dhama Mayapur, she has come closer and embraces the holy site. Even in Haridwar, the main branch of Ganga is some distance away. The branch that swiftly flows through Hari-ki-pauri (where most pilgrims bathe) is actually a canal which is part of a larger dike/dam system that was built during the Rajiv Gandhi administration. This canal is drained and cleaned annually.

Interesting note, a local tradition in Sukara-tala claims that anyone who is bitten by any snake within the Sukara-tala area will certainly meet death without any chance of survival as Maharaja Pariksit did.

Also, Srila Bhaktisiddhata Sarasvati Maharaja visited Sukara-tala during his preaching tours as quoted from the following accounts:

It’s mentioned in A Ray of Visnu: “Srila Bhaktisiddhata Sarasvati later delivered some lectures in Delhi in the latter part of the year and glorified the Srimad-Bhagavatam at Sukara-tala, the place where Sukadeva Gosvami delivered the Bhagavatam to Maharaja Pariksit five thousand years earlier.”

Also in Prabhupada Srila Sarasvati Thakura: “Srila Sarasvati Thakura also went to Badarinarayana, the site of the first Srimad-Bhagavatam recitation; to Sukara-tala, the site of the second recitation of the Bhagavatam; and to Naimisaranya, the site of the Bhagavatam’s third recitation, and he preached the glories of these places.”

Now the catch! Our Srila Prabhupada states in his purports of the Srimad-Bhagavatam (1.19.5-7) that Maharaja Pariksit took shelter of the River Yamuna instead of the Ganga. When we compiled Our Merciful Mother Ganga (pages 160-168) we tried stating both statements ‘as they are’ that Maharaja Pariksit met Sukadeva Gosvami either on the banks of the Ganga or Yamuna, or both.

In conclusion, regardless where the Bhagavatam was spoken by Sukadeva Gosvami to Maharaja Pariksit, it was for the spiritual welfare of the people in general in this fallen age of Kali.

Sukara-tala ki jai! Srimad-Bhagavatam ki jai! Ganga-mayi ki jai!

Your servent,
Jaya Vijaya das

» Posted By Jaya Vijaya Das On Sep 16, 2007 @ 4:11 am

Srila Vyasadeva — Visnu or jiva?

Hare Krsna Prabhu


Thank you for the information on Srila Vyasadeva. As you already said: “his ontological status is irrelevent for the readers of SB…”

We also should remember that whenever a great personality appears, we shouldn’t get too involved with all those “where, when and who” details about that certain personality, but “why” he/she appeared.

Still (since I love details) I compiled a 24-page research-article on Srila Vyasadeva last year, I would like to share with you (if you are interested), but how do I get in touch with you? Are we allowed to share E-mail addresses on this forum?

Thanks again. Haribol!

Ys, jaya vijaya das

» Posted By Jaya Vijaya Das On Apr 19, 2007 @ 7:34 pm

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