Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Ritvik initiations in four countries

Damaghosha Das

The following are pictures of an initiation ceremony held recently (Narasimhadeva appearance day) in New Zealand. And below that, is a letter sent to us from another group of newly initiated Prabhupadanugas in Malaysia (also on Lord Narasimhadeva appearance day).
In Jaipur India, there is a Prabhupadanuga center where five new devotees this past week, got formal shelter under Srila Prabhupada’s lotus feet through yet another ritvik ceremony.
And very soon in Canada another initiation ceremony will be held for many more devotees who will be formally taking shelter under Srila Prabhupada’s lotus feet via the ritvik system he ordered, but which has never been followed by ISKCON.
And these are just the ones I am aware of, as there could be more elsewhere. Gradually as devotees catch on to what Srila Prabhupada ordered, they  reject the "living guru" fallacy propagated by ISKCON and accept the actual order given by Srila Prabhupada formally given in the famous July 9th 1977 letter.
As he used to say - "these things are going on....”
Dear Devotees,
By the mercy of Sri Sri Radha Krishna, Srila Prabhupada and all the Vaishnavas, we have formally connected ourselves to Srila Prabhupada and through His Divine Grace, to the Brahma-Madhva-Gaudiya Sampradaya.
In the presence of Sri Sri Radha Krishnachandra, Sri Sri Prahlada Narasimha, Sri Sri Gaura Nitai and Srila Prabhupada, His Grace Stoka Krishna Prabhu from ISKCON Bangalore officiated at the initiation ceremony held in Masai, Johor, Malaysia on the auspicious day of Sri Narasimha Chaturdashi on 24th May 2013 (Fri). A Vaishnava homa was performed thereafter.
Our initiated names are:
Mine - Jagannivasa das
My wife's - Radhika devi dasi
We thank all of you for your association and guidance and beg to have more of the same in the future.
Your servants,
Jagannivasa das (Jai Simman)
Radhika devi dasi (Rekha)



  2. OM Hare KRSNA IT IS nice to see that there are some who know how to properly follow in the foot steps of the Acarya. This servant has always been left at the door step by those who were the cause of our Acaryas demise. IT looks like the rightful have come to the fore front and carried on the real traditions as Srila Prabhupada ordered. All Glories to Sri KRSNA Caitanya Mahaprabhu and HIS devotees. Jaya Srila Prabhupada Jaya. OM.

  3. Excellent! May the Lord bless all who truly follow Srila Prabhupada's instructions! All glories to Srila Prabhupada!! ~ Brahmananda Puri dasa