from milwaukee to mayapur Lecture – Jayapataka Swami – Panihati and Initiation ,steven j. rosen

h h jayapataka swami

We were blessed to have the association of HH Jayapataka Swami for one day here in Dallas on Panihati day. This lecture is a wonderful account of the Panihati festival along with the devotees that participated in it. He then initiated three devotees.

Veda – Veda Priya Radha devi dasi
Isha – Isha Prema devi dasi
Ashkan – Asesa Gaura Hari das

Dallas, TX


Steven J. Rosen, also known as Satyaraja Dasa (born 1955), is an American author. He is the founding editor of The Journal of Vaishnava Studies and an associate editor of Back to Godhead, the magazine of the Hare Krishna Movement. He authored more than 20 books on Vaishnavism and related subjects.including Black Lotus: The Spiritual Journey of an Urban Mystic (2007), which is the life story of Bhakti Tirtha Swami.

Steven J. Rosen has a strong view on vegetarianism and has written Diet for Transcendence: Vegetarianism and the World Religions (1997, previously published as Food for the Spirit) and Holy Cow: The Hare Krishna Contribution to Vegetarianism and Animal Rights (2004). In the former volume, he systematically explains the practice of vegetarianism in various religious traditions, such as Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism and Judaism, with special attention to the philosophical schools of India. In the latter, citing the devotee-scholar Bhaktivinoda Thakur (1838–1914) and the Hindu savant Sivaya Subramuniyaswami (1927–2001), he looks at early Vedic tradition, animal sacrifices, and the innovative contributions of the Hare Krishna movement.

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