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2016 Radhastami Initiations

Dear Devotees, 
Please accept our humble obeisances! All glories to Srila Prabhupada! Happy 50th anniversary of ISKCON!
 
We would like to inform you that His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaja is planning to give initiations on the most auspicious day of Sri Radhastami (9th September 2016). Devotees wishing to take Harinam and Gayatri (Brahmin) initiation from H.H. Jayapataka Swami Maharaja on this occasion, are requested to carefully go through the following information.
 
**Date of Initiation: 09th September, 2016 (Friday)**
 
Devotees wishing to take initiation on this occasion; have to register with JPS office by no later than 1st September 2016, by submitting your details through the online registration form.
 
 
For those who do not have internet access, may register by calling us on: (+91)03472- 245277 during the office hours. You may also send a mail to jpsofficedatabase@gmail.com with your details.
 
Working hours at JPS office: 10 am -5.30 pm (Mon-Fri); (Sunday closed, Saturday 10 am – 2 pm).
 
Please note that the completion of the ‘ISKCON Disciples Course (IDC)’ 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 . Aspiring initiation candidates must show the original copy of the ISKCON Disciples Course completion certificate during the interview and submit a xerox copy of the same along with other initiation documents. NO INITIATIONS ARE ALLOWED WITHOUT IDC COMPLETION CERTIFICATE. 
 
The candidate or concerned ISKCON temple/yatra/Bhakti Vriksha authority are requested to kindly be in touch with the JPS office for any clarifications or for any further assistance.
 
We advise not to book travel tickets in advance, for the initiation purpose, or make arrangements without contacting the JPS office as we clarify your 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.
 
Thank you. 
 
For any initiation related queries please contact: 
 
JPS OFFICE
106, CHAKRA BUILDING
SRIDHAM MAYAPUR
NADIA, WEST BENGAL
PIN: 741 313
Phone: +91-3472-245277
Mobile: 09126-495-325

Initiation at Sridham Mayapur

Dear Devotees, 

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

As you know that Sri Jagannatha Rathyatra festival is very close. Like the previous years, His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Guru Maharaja will grace the festival of chariot at Kolkata. After the return rathyatra, there will be initiation ceremony at Sridham Mayapur on 19th of July on the auspicious Vyasa purnima tithi. Those who are desiring to take initiation at that time are requested to please contact (phone call or email) JPS Office by no later than 10th of July.

Contact

Mani Gopal das (initiation coordinator)

Phone: +91-3472-245277 (Mon-Fri: 10 am-5.30 pm and Sat 10 am-2 pm), Mobile: +91-9126495325

Email: jpsofficedatabase@gmail.com

Information regarding Nrisimha Caturdasi Initiations.

Dear Devotees,

Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. All glories to Sri Guru and Gauranga.

This is for your kind information that there will be no initiations during Nrisimha Caturdasi this year as Guru Maharaja will not be in Mayapur at that time.
The next initiation ceremony, as usually, will be on Radhastami. If there is any changes, we will update you by posting announcement here.

Thank you.

Registration for Initiation by HH Jayapataka Swami, Gaura Purnima – 2016

Registration for Initiation by HH Jayapataka Swami, Gaura Purnima – 2016 

Dear Devotees, 

Please accept our humble obeisances! All glories to Srila Prabhupada! Happy 50th anniversary of ISKCON!

We would like to inform you that His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaja is planning to give initiations on the most auspicious day of Sri Gaura Purnima (23rd March 2016). Devotees wishing to take Harinam and Gayatri (Brahmin) initiation from H.H. Jayapataka Swami Maharaja on this occasion, are requested to carefully go through the following information.

**Date of Initiation: 23rd March, 2016 (Wednesday)**

Devotees wishing to take initiation on Gaura Purnima, 2016; have to register with JPS office by no later than 12th March 2016, by submitting your details through the online registration form (given at the end). For those who do not have internet access, may register by calling us on: (+91)03472- 245277 during the office hours. You may also send a mail to jpsofficedatabase@gmail.com

Working hours at JPS office: 10 am -5.30 pm (Mon-Fri); (Sunday closed, Saturday 10 am – 2 pm).

Please note that the completion of the ‘ISKCON Disciples Course (IDC)’ 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 . Aspiring initiation candidates must show the original copy of the ISKCON Disciples Course completion certificate during the interview and submit a xerox copy of the same along with other initiation documents. NO INITIATIONS ARE ALLOWED WITHOUT IDC COMPLETION CERTIFICATE. 

For registration form and required instruction please click on the link 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1iJYx4CIk-ZvqfYRcnQ3kBrjR0diMidoKFpdAFGSQQfU/viewform 

The candidate or concerned ISKCON temple/yatra/BV authority are requested to kindly be in touch with the JPS office for any clarifications or for any further assistance.

We advise not to book travel tickets in advance, for the initiation purpose, or make arrangements without contacting the JPS office as we clarify your 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.

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: 09126-495-325

Registration for Radhastami Initiation – 2015

Registration for Radhastami 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 Radhastami (21st September 2015) at Sri Mayapur dham. 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: September 21, 2015 (Monday)**

Devotees wishing to take initiation on Radhastami, 21st September 2015; have to register with JPS office by no later than 12th September 2015, by submitting your details through the online registration form or sending an email to: jayapatakaswamiofficedatabase@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/147JCHegpqunCPcPZ2PSp53sL44aVtBj5rw41zNbjbcQ/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.jayapatakaswamisoffice.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 18th September 2015 (Friday)
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.jayapatakaswamioffice.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 second initiation 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.jayapatakaswamioffice.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 . Aspiring initiation candidates must show the original copy of the ISKCON Disciples Course completion certificate during the interview and submit a xerox copy of the same along with other initiation documents.

The candidates or concerned ISKCON temple/Yatra/BV authorities are requested to contact the JPS office, in this regard, by 10th September 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.jayapatakaswamioffice.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 10th September 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 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 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.jayapatakaswamioffice.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 at Mayapur in time.

IMPORTANT POINTS AT A GLANCE:
Last date of registration:12th September 2015
Last date of writing exam and interview at JPS Office: 18th September 2015
Initiation date: 21st September 2015
Website link for the initiation forms: http://www.jayapatakaswamioffice.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:+91-3472-245-277 – +91-9126-495-325

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

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