Initiations at the Seva Ashram
May 14, 2011
Srimati Kumkum Didi places Tulasi neckbeads on Kushmati.
Srila Bhakti Pavan Janardan Maharaj places Jonathan's neckbeads.
Srila Acarya Maharaj's picture is garlanded.
Srila Janardan Maharaj also receives a garland,
as well as Sripad Bhakti Madav Puri Maharaj
and our beloved Guru Varga.
Jonathan has been following Sripad Puri Maharaj's online classes and through his association he has come from Missouri to the Seva Ashram to receive connection. Srila Janardan Mahahraj explains what it means to take initation.
He also reveals that the beads have already been chanted on by His Divine Grace Srila Acarya Maharaj.
From this day forth your name will be Jadhu Krishna Das.
Kushmati has also been following Puri Maharaj's online classes and travelled from the other side of the country to be here for this blessing.
With affection Srila Janardan Maharaj gave much guidance for the benefit of all present.
Initiation is always a family event and the devotees were happy to welcome new members.
From this day forward your name will be Kushum Devi Dasi
Flowers were offered to the lotus feet of Srila Acarya Maharaj and also our Guru Varga.
Srila Janardan Maharaj leads the devotees in kirtan.
Srimati Kushum Didi and Jadhu Krishna Prabhu.
Under the benelvolent glance of Their Divine Lordships
Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Gandharvika Giridhari jiu.
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare