1) Must be chanting minimum 4 rounds of the Mahamantra for past 1 year.
2) Must be recommended by his/her counselor or mentor
THE JOYOUS ELEPHANT- FACED DEITY known as Ganesa is revered by one billion Hindus worldwide, and though his worship has little place in the modern-day Hare Krsna movement, his personality and pastimes are part of ISKCON’s heritage.
Ganesa is often seen as the creator and remover of obstacles, as the guardian at entrances, and as a spiritually potent figure who can avert all evil influences. In popular Hindu lore he is thus the god to be worshiped first, before all religious ceremonies, public and private.
In 1971, Radhanath Swami got associated with ISKCON. In 1973, Radhanath Swami took spiritual initiation from Srila Prabhupad. In 1986, Radhanath Swami landed in Mumbai and started the Radha Gopinath temple. And now, in 2011, this beautiful temple and its flourishing community serves as a befitting offering at the lotus feet of Srila Prabhupad, and demonstrates that miracles can indeed spring from dedication and love.
On the same day, in the presence of his scientist-disciples, Srila Prabhupada met with an Indian scientist who was a specialist in nutrition. The man explained that his work benefited mankind by finding the cause of and treating protein deficiencies. Srila Prabhupada replied, “Suppose the birds and beasts have