An Initiation Ceremony
After considering the recommendation of the temple president, these representatives may accept the devotee as an initiated disciple of Srila Prabhupada by giving a spiritual name. The newly initiated devotees are disciples of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (July 9th letter by HDG Srila Prabhupada).
Based on the guidelines given by Srila Prabhupada, HKM-Hyderabad conducted an initiation ceremony on the auspicious day of Disappearance day of Srila Madhavendra Puri on 20-03-2016.
H.G. Satya Gaura Chandra Dasa, President HKM - Hyderabad, held the Initiation Ceremony and handed over the sacred Tulasi beads (Chanted upon by a Ritvik) after announcing respective Initiated names. 26 devotees have taken Initiation on this occasion & became the disciples of Srila Prabhupada. May Srila Prabhupada bless these newly initiated devotees to progress in devotional service.
[PADA: This is great progress indeed. We simply need to make more disciples of Srila Prabhupada, and its great to see this being done. And then, these disciples will do the job of preserving Krishna's culture of India's heritage. This is what the acharyas of India have tried to do all along for millions of years, i.e. get others to follow Krishna's process, and we are happy to see this Vedic tradition is being carried forward. Good job!
We definitely have more people on board with our idea of -- worship of the bona fide acharya, especially since the GBC's alleged "parampara gurus" seem to be: flopping, failing, falling and /or getting sick and dying off. Notice that Srila Prabhupada is listed as "The Current Messenger of Lord Krishna." Right on! ys pd]