Friday, 25 November 2011

Bhakti Purushottam Swami performs Ritvik initiation on behalf of Jayapataka Swami

Prabhupada dasa: Ok now tell me who initiated on behalf of Jayapataka swami n where. How many took initiation?
Devotee: yday I told na
Prabhupada dasa :tell me again
Devotee :On November 14 In Puri ,Bhakti Purushottam Maharaj initiated on behalf of Jayapataka Swami
Prabhupada dasa :how many devotees took initiation?
Devotee:around 50 devotees .It was announced like devotees who take initiation will remain, and other devotees can go for temple visiting
Prabhupada dasa:was they trying to keep it secret?
Devotee: No no .Actually the prabhuji who told me left for temple darshan .Otherwise he would have seen. But it is sure that JPS was not present
Prabhupada dasa: How can u say it was on behalf of JPS?
Devotee: because it was announced as such, because it was announced as such
And devotees who took initiation were aspiring from JPS.

I dont know why they have problem with Srila Prabhupada ritvik initiation process?????


  1. Ken McLEOD

    Earlier this year Janananda Swami also performed a ritvik initiation ceremony at the ISKCON Melbourne Australia Temple "on behalf" of Jayapataka Swami, so this is certainly going on.

  2. They would say that they are still on the planet. Once they leave, then this should not be done. The one performing the ceremony is the diksha guru. No one knows what Jayapataka Swami would think or do once he leaves his body. Now, we know he has indicated this arrangement.