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Registration for Nrsimha Caturdasi Initiation – 2015

Dear Devotees,

Please accept our humble obeisances! All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

We would like to inform you that His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaja is planning to give Harinam and Brahminical initiations on the most auspicious day of Nrsimha Caturdasi (3rd May 2015). Devotees wishing to take initiation from HH Jayapataka Swami Maharaja on this occasion, are requested to please go through the following information.

**Date of Initiation: May 3rd, 2015 (Sunday)**

Devotees, wishing to take initiation on this occasion, have to register with JPS office by NO later than 20th April 2015. For registration the candidates need to submit their details through the online registration form (see below) or sending an email with the information mentioned in the below form. Please write to the JPS Office initiation coordinator at: jpsofficedatabase@gmail.com; or call on: (+91)03472- 245277 during the office hours. Working hours at JPS office: 10 am – 5.30 pm (Sunday closed, Saturday 10 am – 2 pm).

The devotees who want to take initiation have to fill out the required personal data in the form given at the end of this mail and then click submit. Then your details come to us and you are registered with JPS Office.

Alternatively, you may click on the following link to fill out the registration form and submit your details to be registered for Nrisimha Caturdasi 2015 initiation:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1yv3T_CCaaKPxygl9PxLL-IUeA2NLHPKTYLzmp5D47DY/viewform

Harinam and Brahmin initiation candidates need to write the philosophical test. This test can be written either under the supervision of their concerned ISKCON Temple/Bhakti Vriksha authorities or at JPS office in Mayapur. If the candidate writes the test at the adjacent temple/BV under the supervision of the concerned authority, then the authority should send the evaluated answer sheet with their evaluation remarks to the JPS office along with the filled out initiation forms.

Initiation forms are available in various languages in the JPS office website http://www.jpsoffice.info/?page_id=3. The candidates can take a print out of the desired form and fill it out. Candidates, who wish to write the philosophical test at JPS office, have to fix up a mutually convenient date for the test.

JPS office will conduct written exams and interviews till April 30th 2015 (Thursday).

Please note that the written exam format for Brahmin initiation candidates consists of descriptive questions and Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) based on the topics mentioned in the ‘2nd initiation philosophical test’ sheet which is available in the following link http://www.jpsoffice.info/?page_id=3. ISKCON Bhakti Shastri qualified persons can opt for exemption of writing the descriptive test. In such case, the candidate has to submit a copy of the Bhakti Shastri certificate during the interview at JPS office. Answering the multiple choice test is compulsory for all the candidates irrespective of any Bhakti Shastri qualification. Please note that, the oral interview is compulsory for all 1st and 2nd initiation candidates.

(For your kind information, the completion of the ‘ISKCON Disciples Course’ is mandatory to take initiation with effect from Janmastami 2015 as per the GBC mandate. For detailed information please visit the following link: http://gbc.iskcon.org/gbc_res/GBCRES14.html)

The candidates or concerned ISKCON temple/Yatra/BV authorities are requested, regarding Nrisimha Caturdasi initiation, to contact the JPS office by 20th April at the latest. We advise not to book travel tickets or make arrangements without contacting the JPS office for the initiation purpose as JPS Office clarifies any doubts on this issue about the eligibility of the candidates and other procedures.

All are requested to cooperate with the JPS office to ensure a smooth initiation event.

Steps to be followed by the candidate:

1. Check the eligibility for the initiation with local ISKCON authority. If needed, you may call us to clarify any doubts.

2. Fill out the online form, submit it to the JPS office to register yourself for initiation. (All the checklist and forms are available in our website http://www.jpsoffice.info/?page_id=3)

3. Please contact Mani Gopal das (initiation coordinator) at JPS office to fix the date for written test and oral interview by 20th April 2015 at the latest.

4. Please submit all the required documents to the JPS office with proper approvals and recommendation. You may send your papers either through email or by personal visit to the JPS Office.
Instruction for the 1st (Harinam) initiation candidates:

Please download the following 1st initiation forms and fill them out in CAPITAL LETTERS only and avoid overwriting.

a. Cover sheet

b. Recommendation sheet (The recommendation sheet should be duly signed by the concerned temple authority along with the office stamp of that particular branch of ISKCON).

c. Biodata (in the English form this can be found in the recommendation sheet as a separate part of it).

d. Comprehensive Check list. (This should be filled out in the JPS Office at the time of oral interview)

e. Personal questionnaire: Fill out your personal information as applicable to you.

f. Essay: you should write an essay “why do you want to take initiation from Jayapataka Swami?” answering the questions asked in this sheet.

g. Initiation Oath: The signature of the candidate along with the two witness’ signatures.

h. One passport size photo.

On successful completion of the written exam of Harinam initiation, candidates will be interviewed by the JPS office and the information with the evaluation of JPS office will be sent to HH Jayapataka Swami Maharaja.

Instruction for the 2nd (Brahmin) initiation candidates:

Please download the following 1st initiation forms and fill them out in CAPITAL LETTERS only and avoid overwriting.

a. Cover sheet

b. Recommendation sheet (The recommendation sheet should be duly signed by the concerned temple authority along with the office stamp of that particular branch of ISKCON).

c. Biodata (in the English form this can be found in the recommendation sheet as a separate part of it).

d. Comprehensive Check list (This should be filled out in the JPS Office at the time of oral interview)

e. Personal questionnaire: Fill out your personal information as applicable to you.

f. Essay: You should write an essay “why I want to take 2nd initiation?” answering the questions asked in this sheet.
(Candidate has to write an essay on the above subject mentioning the purpose and objective of taking second initiation. Illiterate candidates also should get it written by somebody else, but the candidate’s personal objectives and purpose of taking the 2nd initiation must be mentioned.)

g. One passport size photo.

On successful completion of the written (descriptive and MCQ) exam of Brahmin initiation the candidate will be interviewed by the JPS office and the information with evaluation of JPS office will be sent to HH Jayapataka Swami Maharaja.

Initiation forms are available in English, Bengali, Hindi, Russian and Spanish languages at the JPS office website. To access the initiation forms please click on the following link: <http://www.jpsoffice.info/?page_id=3>

The candidates are expected to know by heart all prayers & mantras and to have read all the books mentioned the prescribed number of times.

*** Tulasi chanting beads for the Harinam initiation candidates are issued by JPS office. Therefore we strongly suggest please do not bring your own chanting beads. ***

The candidate or concerned ISKCON authority is requested to kindly be in touch with the JPS office for any clarifications or for any further assistance. After finalizing your date of exam/interview with JPS Office, kindly book your tickets and rooms in advance, so that you can be present here in time.

IMPORTANTS POINTS AT A GLANCE:

Last date of registration: April 20th 2015

Last date of writing exam and interview at JPS Office: April 30th 2015

Initiation date: May 3rd 2015

Website link for the initiation forms: http://www.jpsoffice.info/?page_id=3

Contact email: jpsofficedatabase@gmail.com (Contact person: Mani Gopal das)

Contact phone: (+91) 03472-245 277 (please call between 10.30 am – 5.30 pm), Saturday (10 am – 2pm). Sunday closed.
Thank you.

For any initiation related queries please contact:

JPS OFFICE
106, CHAKRA BUILDING
SRIDHAM MAYAPUR
NADIA, WEST BENGAL
PIN: 741 313
E-mail: jpsofficedatabase@gmail.com
Phone: +91 3472 245277, Mobile: 09126495325

Gaura Purnima Initiation at Sridham Mayapur – 2015

Gaura Purnima Initiation at Sridham Mayapur – 2015

Dear Devotees,

Please accept our humble obeisances! All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

We would like to inform you that His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaja is planning to give Harinam and Brahminical Initiations on the most auspicious day of Gaurapurnima (5th March 2015). Devotees wishing to take initiation from H.H. Jayapataka Swami Maharaja on this occasion, are requested to please go through the following information.

Date of Initiation: March 5th, 2015 (Thursday)

Devotees wishing to take initiation on Gaurapurnima, 5th March 2015; have to register with JPS office by no later than 20th February 2015, by submitting your details through the online registration form or sending an email to: jpsofficedatabase@gmail.com; or call on: (+91)03472- 245277 during the office hours. Working hours at JPS office: 10 am -5.30 pm (Sunday closed, Saturday 10 am – 2 pm).

Please click on the following link, fill out the registration form and submit your details to register your name for initiation:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1P90JoErdx0S8DvGj1Unze85EoKBoglPLMymN4sKQ2IE/viewform

The devotees who want to take initiation have to fill out the required personal data in the form given at the end of this mail and then click submit.  Then your details come to us and you are registered with JPS Office.

Harinam and Brahmin initiation candidates need to write the philosophical test. This test can be written either under the supervision of their concerned ISKCON Temple/Bhakti Vriksha authorities or at JPS office in Mayapur. The concerned authority should send the evaluated answer sheet with their evaluation remarks to the JPS office along with the filled out initiation forms. 

Initiation forms are available in the JPS office website http://www.jpsoffice.info/?page_id=3. The candidates can take a print out of the desired form and has to fill it out. Candidates who wish to write the philosophical exam at JPS office have to fix up a mutually convenient date for the test.

JPS office will conduct written exams and interviews till March 1st 2015.

Please note that the written exam format for Brahmin initiation candidates consists of descriptive questions and Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) based on the topics mentioned in the ‘2nd initiation philosophical test’ sheet which is available in the following link http://www.jpsoffice.info/?page_id=3.  ISKCON Bhakti Shastri qualified persons can opt for exemption of writing the descriptive test. In such case, the candidate has to submit the Bhakti Shastri certificate during the interview at JPS office. Answering the multiple choice test is compulsory for all the candidates irrespective of any Bhakti Shastri qualification. All 1st and 2nd initiation candidates have to attend an oral interview at JPS office.

Note:  As per the ISKCON GBC requirements the test has 2 questions regarding Srila Prabhupada’s position in ISKCON and ISKCON’s lines of authority. To answer these questions correctly, please go through the ‘GBC Resolution 303/2013: “The Position of Srila Prabhupada’ and ‘Harmonizing ISKCON’s Lines of Authority”. To get a clear idea on these topics, visit this link and read the relevant documents.  <http://www.jpsoffice.info/?page_id=3206>

Also please note that the completion of the ‘ISKCON Disciples Course’ is mandatory to take initiation with effect from Janmastami 2015 as per the GBC mandate. For detailed information please visit the following link:  http://gbc.iskcon.org/gbc_res/GBCRES14.html

The candidates or concerned ISKCON temple/Yatra/BV authorities are requested to contact the JPS office, in this regard, by 20th February at the latest. We advise not to book travel tickets or make arrangements without contacting the JPS office for the initiation purpose as JPS Office clarifies any doubts on this issue about the eligibility of the candidates and other procedures.

All are requested to cooperate with the JPS office to ensure a smooth initiation event.

Steps to be followed by the candidate:

1. Check the eligibility for the initiation with local ISKCON authority. If needed, you may call us to clarify any doubts.

2. Fill out the online form, submit it to the JPS office to register your name for initiation.  (All the checklist and forms are available in our website http://www.jpsoffice.info/?page_id=3)

3. Please contact Mani Gopal das at JPS Office to write any written test and to fix the interview date by 20th February 2015 at the latest.

4. Please submit all the required documents to the JPS office with proper approvals and recommendation. You may send your papers either through email or by personal visit to the JPS Office. 

[Harinam initiation candidates are advised to collect your initiation name card from JPS office on the next day of initiation (6th March) from 10.30 am-5.30 pm].

Instruction for the 1st (Harinam) initiation candidates:

Please download the following 1st initiation forms and fill them out in CAPITAL LETTERS only and avoid overwriting.

a. Cover sheet

b. Recommendation sheet (The recommendation sheet should be duly signed by the concerned temple authority along with the office stamp of that particular branch of ISKCON).

c. Biodata (in the English form this can be found in the recommendation sheet as a separate part it).

d. Comprehensive Check list. (This should be filled out in the JPS Office at the time of oral interview)

e. Personal questionnaire: Fill out your personal information as applicable to you.

f. Essay:  you should write an essay “why do you want to take initiation from Jayapataka Swami?” answering the questions asked in this sheet.

g. Initiation Oath: The signature of the candidate along with the two witness’ signatures.

h. One passport size photo.

On successful completion of the written exam of Harinam initiation, candidates will be interviewed by the JPS office and the information with the evaluation of JPS office will be sent to HH Jayapataka Swami Maharaja.

Instruction for the 2nd (Harinam) initiation candidates:

Please download the following 1st initiation forms and fill them out in CAPITAL LETTERS only and avoid overwriting.

a. Cover sheet

b. Recommendation sheet (The recommendation sheet should be duly signed by the concerned temple authority along with the office stamp of that particular branch of ISKCON).

c. Biodata (in the English form this can be found in the recommendation sheet as a separate part it).

d. Comprehensive Check list (This should be filled out in the JPS Office at the time of oral interview)

e. Personal questionnaire: Fill out your personal information as applicable to you.

f. Essay:  You should write an essay “why I want to take 2nd initiation?” answering the questions asked in this sheet. (Candidate has to write an essay on the above subject mentioning the clear purpose and objective of taking second initiation. Illiterate candidates also should get it written by someone, but the candidate’s personal objectives and purpose of taking the 2nd initiation must be mentioned.)

g. One passport size photo.

On successful completion of the written (descriptive and MCQ) exam of Brahmin initiation the candidate will be interviewed by the JPS office and the information with evaluation of JPS office will be sent to HH Jayapataka Swami Maharaja.

Initiation forms are available in English, Bengali, Hindi, Russian and Spanish languages at the JPS office website. To access the initiation forms please click on the following link: <http://www.jpsoffice.info/?page_id=3>

The candidates are expected to know by heart all prayers & mantras and to have read all the books mentioned the prescribed number of times.

*** Tulasi chanting beads for the Harinam initiation candidates are issued by JPS office. Therefore please do not bring your own chanting beads. ***

The candidate or concerned ISKCON authority is requested to kindly be in touch with the JPS office for any clarifications or for any further assistance.

After finalizing your date of exam/interview with JPS Office, kindly book your tickets and rooms in advance, so that you can be present here in time.

IMPORTANTS POINTS AT A GLANCE:

Last date of registration: February 20th 2015

Last date of writing exam and interview at JPS Office: March 1st 2015

Initiation date: March 5th 2015

Website link for the initiation forms: http://www.jpsoffice.info/?page_id=3

Contact email: jpsofficedatabase@gmail.com (Contact person: Mani Gopal das)

Contact phone: (+91) 03472-245 277 (please call between 10.30 am – 5.30 pm) Sunday closed

Thank you.

For any initiation related queries please contact:

JPS OFFICE

106, CHAKRA BUILDING

SRIDHAM MAYAPUR

NADIA, WEST BENGAL

PIN: 741 313

E-mail: jpsofficedatabase@gmail.com

Phone: +91 3472 245277

Radhastami Initiation at Sridham Mayapur – 2014

Radhastami Initiation at Sridham Mayapur – 2014

 

Dear Prabhus and Matajis,

 

Please accept our humble obeisances! All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

We would like to inform you that His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Guru Maharaja is planning to give Harinam and Brahminical Initiations on the most auspicious day of Radhastami (2nd September 2014). Devotees wishing to take initiation from H.H. Jayapataka Swami Maharaja on this occasion please go through the following information.

 

*** Date of Initiation: September 2nd,  2014 (Tuesday) ***

 

Devotees wishing to take initiation on Radhastami, 2014; have to register with JPS office, for which the last date is 20th August (Wednesday), by submitting your details through the registration form or sending an email to:

 

jpsofficedatabase@gmail.com; or call on: (+91)03472- 245277 during the office hours. Working hours at JPS office: 10 am -5.30 pm (Sunday closed, Saturday 10 am – 2 pm).

 

Please click on the following link, fill out the registration form and submit your details to register your name for initiation: 

(https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1fTbPk0014hYMszxZfO_qnUqE8AwehHjJZoDdRw4R1Ck/viewform)

 

The devotees who want to take initiation have to fill in the information in the form given at the end of this mail and then click submit.  Then your details come to us and you are registered.

 

Harinam and Brahmin initiation candidates need to write the philosophical test. This test can be written under the supervision of their concerned ISKCON Temple/Bhakti Vrikshas or at JPS office in Mayapur. The concerned authority should send the evaluated answer sheet with their comments to the JPS office along with the filled in initiation forms.  Initiation forms are available in the JPS office website <www.jpsoffice.info> of which the hard copy the candidate has to fill out. Candidates who wish to take the philosophical exam at JPS office have to fix up a mutually convenient date for the test.

 

JPS office will conduct written exams and interviews till 25th August 2014.

Please note that the written exam format for Brahmin initiation candidates consists of descriptive questions and Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) based on the topics mentioned in the ‘2nd initiation philosophical test’ sheet which is available in the following link http://www.jpsoffice.info/?page_id=3.  ISKCON Bhakti Shastri qualified persons can opt for exemption of writing the descriptive test. In such case, the candidate has to provide the Bhakti Shastri certificate to the JPS office. All candidates have to attend an oral interview at JPS office. Answering the multiple choice test is compulsory for all the candidates.

 

Note:  As per the ISKCON GBC requirements the test has 2 questions regarding Srila Prabhupada’s position in ISKCON and ISKCON’s lines of authority. To answer these questions correctly, please go through the ‘GBC Resolution 303/2013: “The Position of Srila Prabhupada’ and ‘Harmonizing ISKCON’s Lines of Authority”. To get a clear idea on these topics, visit this link and read the relevant documents.  <http://www.jpsoffice.info/?page_id=3206>

 

The candidates or concerned ISKCON temple/Yatra/BV authorities are requested to contact the JPS office by 20th August 2014 for initiation purpose. We advise not to book travel tickets or make arrangements without contacting the JPS office for the initiation purpose as JPS Office advice on this issue about the eligibility and other procedures.

 

All are requested to cooperate with the JPS office to ensure a smooth initiation event.

 

Steps to be followed by the candidate: 

1. Check your eligibility for the initiation.

2. Fill in the online form, submit it to JPS office to register your name for initiation.  20th August is the last date for registration.

3. If you want to write the test at JPS office Mayapur, please contact Mani Gopal das at JPS office and fix the date for the test/interview.

4. Please provide all the required documents to the JPS office with proper approvals and recommendation.

 

(Harinam initiation candidates are advised to collect, after getting initiation, your initiation name card from JPS office on the next day of initiation during office hours (10 am-5.30 pm).

 

For 1st (Harinam) initiation candidates:::

 

Please download the following 1st initiation (Harinam) forms and fill them in CAPITAL LETTERS only and avoid overwriting.

 

a. Cover sheet

b. Recommendation sheet (The recommendation sheet should be duly signed by the concerned temple authority along with the office stamp of that particular branch of ISKCON).

c. Biodata (in the English form this can be found in the recommendation sheet itself as a separate part)

d. Comprehensive Check list. (This should be filled out only in the JPS Office at the time of oral interview)

e. Practical questionnaire: Fill out your personal information as applicable to you.

f. Essay question:  you should write the answer “why do you want to take initiation from Guru Maharaja?”

g. Initiation Oath: The signature of the candidate along with the two witness’ signatures.

h. One passport size photo.

 

On successful completion of the written exam of Harinam initiation, candidates will be interviewed by the JPS office and the information with the evaluation of JPS office will be sent to HH Jayapataka Swami Maharaja.

 

 

 

For 2nd initiation candidates:::

 

Please download the following 2nd initiation (Brahmin) forms and fill them in CAPITAL LETTERS only and avoid overwriting.

 

a. Cover sheet

b. Recommendation sheet (The recommendation sheet should be duly signed by the concerned temple authority along with the office stamp of that particular branch of ISKCON).

c. Biodata (in the English form this can be found in the recommendation sheet itself as a separate part)

d. Comprehensive Check list

e. Recommending signature from three Brahmanas.

f. Practical questionnaire: Fill out your personal information as applicable to you.

f. Essay question:  “Why do you want to take 2nd initiation from Guru Maharaja?

(Candidate has to write an essay on the above subject mentioning the clear purpose and objective of taking second initiation. Illiterate candidates also should get it written by someone, but the initiation candidate’s objectives and purpose of taking the 2nd initiation must be mentioned.)

g. One passport size photo.

 

On successful completion of the written (descriptive and MCQ) exam of Brahmin initiation the candidate will be interviewed by the JPS office and the information with evaluation of JPS office will be sent to HH Jayapataka Swami Maharaja.

 

Initiation forms are available in English, Bengali, Hindi, Russian and Spanish languages at the JPS office website. To access the initiation forms please click on the following link: <http://www.jpsoffice.info/?page_id=3>

 

The candidates are expected to know by heart all prayers & mantras and to have read all the books mentioned the prescribed number of times.

 

*** Tulasi chanting beads for the Harinam initiation candidates are issued by JPS office. Therefore please do not bring your own chanting beads. ***

 

The candidate or concerned ISKCON authority is requested to kindly be in touch with the JPS office for any clarifications or for any further assistance.

 

After finalizing your date of exam/interview with JPS Office, kindly book your tickets and rooms in advance, so that you can be present here in time.

 

For any query regarding initiation please contact:

 

JPS OFFICE

106, CHAKRA BUILDING

SRIDHAM MAYAPUR

NADIA, WEST BENGAL

PIN: 741 313

E-mail: jpsofficedatabase@gmail.com

Phone: +91 3472 245277

 

Nrisimha Chaturdashi Initiation – 2014

Dear Prabhujis and Matajis,

Please accept our humble obeisances!

All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

We would like to inform you that His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Guru Maharaja is planning to give Harinama and Brahmin initiations on Nrisimha Chaturdasi (13-05-2014). Devotees wish to take initiation from H.H. Jayapataka Swami Maharaja on this occasion may please go through the following information.

Date of Initiation: 13th May 2014 (Tuesday)

Devotees willing to take initiation on Nrisimha Chaturdashi have to register with JPS office, for which the last date is 03rd May (Saturday), by sending an email to: jpsofficedatabase@gmail.com /or call on Phone: (+91)03472 245277.

Office hours of JPS Office are from 10am -5.30pm (Sunday closed, Saturday 10am– 2pm).

The devotee who wants to take initiation has to fill in the information in the form given at the end of this mail and clicks submit and it comes to us. or click on the following link to get the registration form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/12cr4xteEAA9qwLgHU3RvTTsk1f1lel47ybIDwwDblpc/viewform

Harinama and Brahmin initiation candidates need to write the philosophical test. This test can be written under the supervision of their concerned ISKCON authority of Temple/Namahatta/Bhakti Vrikshas or at JPS office at Mayapur.

Concerned Authority should send the evaluated answer sheet along with their remarks and the initiation forms to the JPS Office (forms available in www.jpsoffice.info). Candidate who wishes to write the exam at JPS office has to fix up a mutually convenient date for the written test and interview with JPS Office. The last date of written exam and interview is 11th May 2014.

Please note that the written exam format for Brahmin initiation candidates consists of descriptive questions and Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) based on the topics mentioned in the 2nd initiation philosophical test paper which is available in the following link http://www.jpsoffice.info/?page_id=3. ISKCON Bhakti Sastri qualified persons are exempted from writing the descriptive test. All candidates have to attend an oral interview at JPS office. Answering the multiple choice test is compulsory for all the candidates.

Note: As per the ISKCON GBC requirements, the descriptive test has 02 questions regarding Srila Prabhupada’s position in ISKCON and ISKCON’s lines of authority. To answer these questions correctly, please go through the ‘GBC Resolution 303/2013: “The Position of Srila Prabhupada’ and ‘Harmonizing ISKCON’s Lines of Authority”. Visit the following link to read or take a print out from here: http://www.jpsoffice.info/?page_id=3206.

The candidates or concerned ISKCON temple/Yatra/Namahatta/BV authorities are requested to contact the JPS office as soon as possible for initiation purpose. We advice not to book travel tickets or make arrangements without contacting the JPS office for the initiation purpose as JPS Office advices on this issue about the eligibility and other procedures.

All are requested to cooperate with the JPS Office to ensure a smooth initiation event.

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Steps to be followed by the candidate:

  1. Check your eligibility for the initiation as per the GBC standard.
  2. Fill in the form, submit it to JPS Office and Register your name for initiation by 3rd May 2014.
  3. If you want to write the test at JPS Office Mayapur, Please contact and fix the date for test/interview with the JPS Office initiation coordinator Mani Gopal das.
  4. Please provide all the required documents to JPS Office with proper approvals and recommendation.
  5. Please know from Office the time and venue to attend HH.Jayapataka Swami’s initiation speech on 12th May.
  6. JPS Office will communicate the time and place of initiation on 12th .
  7. Collect your initiation name card from JPS office on 14th May during office hours (10AM-5pm).

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For 1st initiation candidates:

Please download the following 1st initiation (Harinam) forms and fill them in CAPITAL LETTERS only and avoid overwriting.

a. Cover sheet

b. Recommendation sheet (The recommendation sheet should be duly signed by the concerned temple authority along with the office stamp of that branch of ISKCON).

c. Biodata (in English form this can be found in the recommendation sheet itself only as a separate part)

d. Comprehensive Check list. (This should be filled out only in the JPS Office – DO NOT fill it out by yourself)

e. Practical questionnaire.

f. Essay question: you should write the answer explaining “Why do you want to take initiation from Guru Maharaja?”

g. Initiation Oath: The signature of the candidate along with the two witness’ signatures.

h. One passport size photo.

On successful completion of the written exam, candidates will be interviewed by the JPS Office and the information with the evaluation of JPS Office will be sent to HH Jayapataka Swami Maharaja.

For 2nd initiation candidates:

Please download the following 2nd initiation (Brahmin) forms and fill them in CAPITAL LETTERS only and avoid overwriting.

a. Cover sheet

b. Recommendation sheet (The recommendation sheet should be duly signed by the concerned temple authority along with the office stamp of ISKCON).

c. Biodata (in English form this can be found in the recommendation sheet only as a separate part)

d. Comprehensive Check list. (This should be filled out only in the JPS Office – DO NOT fill it out by yourself)

e. Recommending signature from three Brahmins. (optional)

f. Practical check list (to be left blank and will be filled out at the time of oral interview)

f. Essay question: “Why do you want to take 2nd initiation from Guru Maharaja?

Candidate has to write an essay on the above subject mentioning the clear purpose and objective of taking second initiation. Illiterate candidates also should get it written by someone, but the initiation candidate’s objectives and purpose of taking the 2nd initiation must be mentioned.

g. One passport size photo.

On successful completion of the written (descriptive and MCQ) exam the candidate will be interviewed by the JPS Office and the information with evaluation of JPS Office will be sent to HH Jayapataka Swami Maharaja.

Initiation forms are available in English, Bengali, Hindi, Russian and Spanish languages at the JPS office website. To access the forms please click on the following link:

http://www.jpsoffice.info/?page_id=3

The candidates are expected to know by heart all prayers & mantras and to have read all the books mentioned the prescribed number of times.

Tulasi chanting beads for the Harinama initiation candidates are issued by JPS Office. Therefore please do not bring your own chanting beads.

The candidate or ISKCON authority is requested to kindly be in touch with the JPS office for any clarifications or for any further assistance.

Kindly book your tickets and rooms in advance, so that you can be present here in time.

For any query please contact:

JPS OFFICE

106, CHAKRA BUILDING

SRIDHAM MAYAPUR

NADIA, WEST BENGAL

PIN: 741 313

E-mail: jpsofficedatabase@gmail.com

Phone: +91 3472 245277

Gaura Purnima initiations announcement.

Dear Prabhujis and Matajis,

Please accept our humble obeisances!

All glories to Srila Guru Maharaja! All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

We would like to inform you that His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Guru Maharaja is planning to give Harinam and Brahminical Initiations on Gaura Purnima (16-03-2014). Devotees wishing to take initiation from H.H. Jayapataka Swami Maharaja on this occasion please go through the following information.

Date of Initiation: 16th March 2014 (Sunday)

Devotees willing to take initiation on Gaura Purnima have to register with JPS office, for which the last date is 3rd March (Monday), by sending an email to: jpsofficedatabase@gmail.com /or call on: (+91)03472 245277.

Office hours of JPS Office are from 10am -5.30pm (Sunday closed, Saturday 10am– 2pm).

The devotee who wants to take initiation has to fill in the information in the form given at the end of this mail and then click submit then it comes to us.

Harinam and Brahmin initiation candidates need to write the philosophical test. This test can be written under the supervision of their concerned ISKCON authority of Temple/Namahatta/Bhakti Vrikshas or at JPS office in Mayapur.

The concerned Authority should send the evaluated answer sheet along with their comments to the JPS Office along with the initiation forms available in the <www.jpsoffice.info> of which the hard copy the candidate has to fill out. Candidates who wish to take the exam at JPS office have to fix up a mutually convenient date for the test. JPS office will conduct written exams and interviews until 12th March 2014.

Please note that the written exam format for Brahmin initiation candidates consists of descriptive questions and Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) based on the topics mentioned in the 2nd initiation philosophical test paper which is available in the following link http://www.jpsoffice.info/?page_id=3. The test consists of descriptive and multiple choice papers. ISKCON Bhakti Sastri qualified persons can opt for exemption of writing the descriptive test. All candidates have to attend an oral interview at JPS office. Answering the multiple choice test is compulsory for all the candidates.

Note: As per the ISKCON GBC requirements the test has 2 questions regarding Srila Prabhupada’s position in ISKCON and ISKCON’s lines of authority. To answer these questions correctly, please go through the ‘GBC Resolution 303/2013: “The Position of Srila Prabhupada’ and ‘Harmonizing ISKCON’s Lines of Authority”. Visit this link to read or take a print out from the following link: http://www.jpsoffice.info/?page_id=3206.

The candidates or concerned ISKCON temple/Yatra/Namahatta/BV authorities are requested to contact the JPS office as soon as possible for initiation purpose. We advice not to book travel tickets or make arrangements without contacting the JPS office for the initiation purpose as JPS Office advices on this issue about the eligibility and other procedures.

All are requested to cooperate with the JPS Office to ensure a smooth initiation event.

Steps to be followed by the candidate:

  1. Check your eligibility for the initiation.
  2. Fill in the form, submit it to JPS Office and Register your name for initiation. 3rd March is last date.
  3. If you want to write the test at JPS Office Mayapur, please contact and fix the date for the test/ Interview.
  4. Please provide all the required documents to JPS Office with proper approvals and recommendation.
  5. Please find out from the office the time and venue to attend HH.Jayapataka Swami’s initiation speech on 15th March.
  6. JPS Office will communicate the time and place of initiation on 15th March and attend the initiation ceremony on 16th March (Gaura Purnima day) for getting initiation.
  7. Collect your initiation name card from JPS office on 17th March during office hours (10AM-5PM).

For 1st initiation candidates:

Please download the following 1st initiation (Harinam) forms and fill them in CAPITAL LETTERS only and avoid overwriting.

a. Cover sheet

b. Recommendation sheet (The recommendation sheet should be duly signed by the concerned temple authority along with the office stamp of that branch of ISKCON).

c. Biodata (in the English form this can be found in the recommendation sheet itself as a separate part)

d. Comprehensive Check list. (This should be filled out only in the JPS Office – DO NOT fill it out by yourself)

e. Practical questionnaire.

f. Essay question: you should write the answer “why do you want to take initiation from Guru Maharaja?”

g. Initiation Oath: The signature of the candidate along with the two witness’ signatures.

h. One passport size photo.

On successful completion of the written exam, candidates will be interviewed by the JPS Office and the information with the evaluation of JPS Office will be sent to HH Jayapataka Swami Maharaja.

For 2nd initiation candidates:

Please download the following 2nd initiation (Brahmin) forms and fill them in CAPITAL LETTERS only and avoid overwriting.

a. Cover sheet

b. Recommendation sheet (The recommendation sheet should be duly signed by the concerned temple authority along with the office stamp of ISKCON).

c. Biodata (in the English form this can be found in the recommendation sheet itself as a separate part)

d. Comprehensive Check list. (This should be filled out only in the JPS Office – DO NOT fill it out by yourself)

e. Recommending signature from three Brahmanas.

f. Practical check list (to be left blank and will be filled out at the time of oral interview)

f. Essay question: “Why do you want to take 2nd initiation from Guru Maharaja?

Candidate has to write an essay on the above subject mentioning the clear purpose and objective of taking second initiation. Illiterate candidates also should get it written by someone, but the initiation candidate’s objectives and purpose of taking the 2nd initiation must be mentioned.

g. One passport size photo.

On successful completion of the written (descriptive and MCQ) exam the candidate will be interviewed by the JPS Office and the information with evaluation of JPS Office will be sent to HH Jayapataka Swami Maharaja.

Initiation forms are available in English, Bengali, Hindi, Russian and Spanish languages at the JPS office website. To access the forms please click on the following link:

http://www.jpsoffice.info/?page_id=3

The candidates are expected to know by heart all prayers & mantras and to have read all the books mentioned the prescribed number of times.

Tulasi chanting beads for the Harinam initiation candidates are issued by JPS Office. Therefore please do not bring your own chanting beads.

The candidate or ISKCON authority is requested to kindly be in touch with the JPS office for any clarifications or for any further assistance.

Kindly book your tickets and rooms in advance, so that you can be present here in time.

For any query please contact:

JPS OFFICE

106, CHAKRA BUILDING

SRIDHAM MAYAPUR

NADIA, WEST BENGAL

PIN: 741 313

E-mail: jpsofficedatabase@gmail.com

Phone: +91 3472 245277

GM’s travel intinerary

till 26th GBC Meeting in Mumbai

27th Oct- Arriving in Vrindavan
28th, 29th & 30th Oct- Vrindavan
31st Oct – Departing from Vrindavan
1st till 5th Nov- B’desh
6th till 14th Nov – Mayapur
15th Nov – Transit in Bangkok
16th Nov – Arrival in Los Angeles
17th Nov – Los Angeles
18th Nov – Los Angeles to Orlando
19th till 22nd Nov – Orlando (TOVP Exhibit meet)
23rd till 26th Nov –         Cali, Colombia
27th till 29th Nov – Caracas, Venezuela
29th till 4th  Dec – Santiago, Chile
5th till 9th Dec – Buenos Aires, Argentina
10th till 13th Dec- Santa Cruz,Bolivia
14th till 18th Dec- Sao Paulo, Brazil
19th till 23rd Dec- Lima,Peru
23rd Dec- travel to Australia
24th Dec- Travel
25th till 28th Dec- Melbourne
28th till 1st Jan- Sydney

2013 Radhastami initiations

Dear devotees,

Please accept our humble obeisances!

All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

We would like to inform you that His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Guru Maharaja is planning to give Harinam and Brahminical Initiations on Radhastami, 2013 at Sridham Mayapur. Qualified devotees who wish to get initiation on this auspicious occasion are requested to go through the following guidelines before applying.

Date of Initiation: 13th September 2013 (Friday)

Devotees willing to take initiation on Radhastami have to register their name with JPS office. Last date of registration is 31st August, 2013.

Registration can be made either by sending an email (jpsofficedatabase@gmail.com) or phone call (Phone: +91-03472245277). Office hours of JPS Office are from 10am -5.30pm (Sunday closed, Saturday 10am– 2pm).

To access the ‘Registration Form’ please click on the following link: 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Ymf5NTWFepL3gzHDY5sOFzHxzNir02FhnYo1UMCe3Ik/viewform

Harinam and Brahmin initiation candidates need to write the philosophical test either under the supervision of the authorized temple authorities/Namahatta/Bhakti Vrikshas with which they are administratively connected or at JPS office Mayapur.

Candidates who wish to take the exam at JPS office have to fix a mutually convenient date. JPS office conducts written exams and interviews 3 days before the initiation, the 3 day period before the initiation is reserved for the other official preparations.  Please note that the written exam format consists of descriptive questions and Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) based on the topics mentioned in the philosophical test paper (Harinam and Brahmin) which is available in the following link http://www.jpsoffice.info/?page_id=3. All candidates have to answer both descriptive and multiple choice questions irrespective of their Bhakti Sastri qualification.

Note: Very recently GBC has incorporated 3 new questions for initiation candidates which are added in the initiation questionnaire available at JPS Office website. To get well-prepared on those questions please go through the ‘Harmonizing ISKCON’s Lines of Authority’ and ‘GBC Resolution 303/2013: The Position of Srila Prabhupada’. To read details on this, click on the following link:  http://www.jpsoffice.info/?page_id=3206

The candidates or concerned ISKCON temple/Yatra/Namahatta/BV authorities are requested to contact the JPS office as soon as possible for initiation purpose. We advice not to book travel tickets or make arrangements without consulting the JPS office for the initiation purpose.

All are requested to cooperate with the JPS Office to ensure a smooth initiation event.

Steps to be followed by the candidate:

1. 1. . Register your name with JPS Office before 31st August by submitting the necessary information by filling out the form given below.
2. Contact JPS Office to fix the date of written exam and interview.

3a.  For the candidates who want to write the exam at JPS Office: Bring all the required documents (initiation form, recommendation letter from the concerned authority) along with you.

3b.  For the candidates who want to write the exam under the supervision of the local authority: Bring all the required documents (initiation form, recommendation letter from the concerned authority and the evaluated answer sheet duly signed by the examiner) along with you.

4.   Finalize the exam procedure at JPS office. (The last date of exam and interview is 10th September).

5.   Attend the preliminary speech on initiation by HH Jayapataka Swami Guru Maharaja on 12th September.

6.   Attend the initiation ceremony on 13th September (Radhastami day).

7.   Collect your initiation name card from JPS office on 14th September.

For 1st initiation candidates:

Please download the following 1st initiation (Harinam) forms and fill them in CAPITAL LETTERS only and avoid overwriting.

a. Cover sheet

b. Recommendation sheet (The recommendation sheet should be signed by the concerned temple authority along with the office stamp of that branch of ISKCON).

c. Biodata (in English form this is in the recommendation sheet only as a separate part)

d. Comprehensive Check list. (This should be filled out only in the JPS Office – DO NOT fill out by yourself)

e. Practical questionnaire.

f. Essay question:  you should write the answer “why do you want to take initiation from Guru Maharaja?”

g. Initiation Oath: The signature of the candidate along with the two witness’ signatures.

h. One passport size photo.

On successful completion of the written (descriptive and MCQ) exam candidates will be interviewed by the JPS Office and the information with the evaluation of JPS Office will be sent to HH Jayapataka Swami Maharaja.

For 2nd initiation candidates:

Please download the following 2nd initiation (Brahmin) forms and fill them in CAPITAL LETTERS only and avoid overwriting.

a. Cover sheet

b. Recommendation sheet (The recommendation sheet should be signed by the concerned temple authority along with the office stamp of ISKCON).

c. Biodata (in English form this is in the recommendation sheet only as a separate part)

d. Comprehensive Check list. (This should be filled out only in the JPS Office – DO NOT fill out by yourself)

e. Recommending signature from three Brahmanas.

f. Practical check list (to be left blank and will be filled out at the time of oral interview)

f. Essay question:  “Why do you want to take 2nd initiation from Guru Maharaja?

Candidate has to write an essay on the above subject mentioning the clear purpose and objective of taking second initiation. Illiterate candidates also should get it written by someone, but the initiation candidate’s objectives and purpose of taking the 2nd initiation must be mentioned.

g. One passport size photo.

On successful completion of the written (descriptive and MCQ) exam the candidate will be interviewed by the JPS Office and the information with evaluation of JPS Office will be sent to HH Jayapataka Swami Maharaja.

Initiation forms are available in English, Bengali, Hindi, Russian and Spanish languages at the JPS office website. To access the forms please click on the following link:

http://www.jpsoffice.info/?page_id=3

The candidates are expected to know by heart all prayers & mantras and to have read all the books mentioned the prescribed number of times.

The candidate or ISKCON authority is requested to kindly be in touch with the JPS office for any clarifications or for any further assistance.

Kindly book your tickets and rooms in advance, so that you can be present here in time.

For any query please contact:

JPS OFFICE

106, CHAKRA BUILDING

SRIDHAM MAYAPUR

NADIA, WEST BENGAL

PIN: 741 313

E-mail: jpsofficedatabase@gmail.com

Phone: +91 3472 245277

 

HARE KRISHNA!

Vyasa Puja Homages for 2013

Dear God-brothers / God-sisters,

Hare Krishna!

Please accept our humble obeisances.

All glories to Srila Prabhupada. All glories to Srila Gurudeva.

This is a gentle reminder for you to please send your Vyasa Puja Homages for 2013. Devotees are requested to submit their offerings to <JPS.VP@pamho.net> by 20th March 2013 so that the offerings can be collected and the book can be prepared in time.

This year, the Most Blessed Event “Sri Vyasa Puja ” of our dear Guru Maharaj falls on 22nd April 2013.

The following is the festival schedule:

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19 Apr 2013 Fri Saptami Arrival of Devotees

20 Apr 2013 Sat Rama Navami Seminars

21 Apr 2013 Sun Dasami Seminars, Adivas

22 Apr 2013 Mon Ekadasi Vyasa Puja Day

23 Apr 2013 Tue Dvadasi Seminars, Interactive Session, Feast

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Kindly follow these guidelines:

Please pay strict attention to the below details –

– Send your Homages to <JPS.VP@pamho.net> only not to any other email address.

– Please do not send your Homages to Guru Maharaj, or his secretaries e-mail IDs or to any of the other Conferences. (Sending it to Guru Maharaj`s ID – will clog his mail box and he has to again forward it to us. He will read your homages from the conference anyway.)

– If you want to add shlokas etc please type them out. Do not copy from vedabase directly.

– In the homage Subject line please do not write your full address, tel no. etc. mention the Name of the person / s the homage is from, your Yatra, City & Country

For ex: Guru Kripa Das, Mayapur, India.

– Please send your Facebook and Twitter ID Links.

– Please send your postal address, and your present Tel.no, Mobile Numbers, to update Jps Office Database @ the end of your offering.

– Please mention (Siksha Disciple) or (Diksha disciple) or (Aspiring) or (Shelter) or Well-wisher) as the case maybe.

– Please send only one homage per mail.

– Please ** do not ** send your homages as *** attachments ***.

– Please don`t type your homages in ALL CAPS.

– Please do not use the return (enter) key at the end of every line.

– You may include a recent picture of yours as an attachment to your e-mail. (A picture of yours with Guru Maharaj – would be great!). Please use ** your Name ** as the file-name for the picture file. Please send high resolution picture for printing in book

For ex: <guru kripa das Mayapur India.jpg>

-If you want to add a report of any specific service that you are performing to Guru Maharaj, you may please do so.

– Devotees should send their offerings *only once*

– Devotees should not compare Gurudev to his Godbrothers, Srila Prabhupada, previous acharyas to his advantage.

– If you are a local JSSS Co-ordinator, Area co-ordinator – kindly forward this message to everyone under your care or make an announcement of the same in the proper forum.

Homages received would be offered to Guru Maharaj and the same posted on the website (www.victorflag.org) for everyone’s pleasure. They would be available for viewing on the website, from the Vyasa Puja day onwards.

The deadline for sending the homage is **20th March 2013 **.

Please send a separate mail to <sadasivananda.jps@pamho.net>, if you have any questions or suggestions and please don`t comment on this text.

We are looking forward to your participation and association in this year’s Vyasa Puja festival.

Further details on the program would be published shortly.

Hope this finds you in the best of health and bliss.

Thanking you.

Yours in the service of Guru Dev,

SadasivanandaDasa,

For JSSS.

PS: Homages received after the deadline may not be printed or available for viewing online on the Vyasa Puja day or immediately afterwards.

Nrisimha Caturdasi Initiation-2013

Dear devotees,

Please accept our humble obeisances!

All glories to Srila Guru Maharaja!

All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

We would like to inform you that His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Guru Maharaja is planning to give Harinam and Brahminical  Initiations  on Nrisimha Caturdasi, 2013. Devotees wish to get initiation during this occasion are requested to go through the following guidelines.

Date of Initiation: 24th May 2013 (Friday)

Devotees willing to take initiation on Nrisimha Caturdasi have to register with JPS office, for which the last date is 10th May (Friday), by sending an email to: jpsofficedatabase@gmail.com /or call on Phone: 03472-245277 during the office hours from 10am -5.30pm.

For Harinam and Brahmin initiations; candidates need to write the philosophical test either under the supervision of the temple authorities under which they are practicing devotional service or they may write the test at the JPS Office Mayapur. The temple authority should conduct the test by taking all the measures to assess the individual philosophical knowledge or they may contact the JPS office for getting the details of conducting the philosophical exam for initiation.

Candidates who wish to take the exam at JPS office have to fix a convenient date for writing the exam. Usually the candidate has to write the exam a couple of days before to enable the JPS office to supervise the test and evaluate the philosophical test followed by interview.

The last date of registration is 10th May for the 2013 Nrisimha Caturdasi initiations. The candidates or concerned ISKCON temple authorities are requested to be in touch with the JPS office before booking the tickets to Mayapur for initiation purpose.

All are requested to co-operate with the JPS Office to ensure a smooth initiation event.

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Online Vyasa Puja 21st April 10.00am (EST)

Hare Krishna,

Dandavats, Pranams, Srila Prabhupada Ki Jaya! Guru Maharaja ki Jaya!!

There are many devotees who will be missing attending the vyasa puja in person, as live in a place where no vyasa puja is held.

We are planning to hold an online vyasa puja on Sunday the 21st April at

10:00 am (EST), 9:00 am (CST) 6:00 am (PST) 7:30 pm IST (others may calculate their timings).

They will have to write to me (subuddhi@gmail.com) as I will be sending a link to join via email.

Few devotees have already given their names.

Please do it now as there is little time left.

Thank you,

Your servant,

Subuddhi Krishna das

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