Mankind known holy person, belonging, both to the west and to the eastern religious traditions. However, the holy Jayananda - one of a kind. He was born in the West and was the first servant of God, received the status of a saint in the Eastern spiritual continuity, namely, in the ancient tradition of bhakti, or devotion to Lord Krishna.
Without exception, all the saints as a magical philosopher's stone graces affect people's hearts, even when they leave this world. Jayananda Das (Jim Short) one of them. Contact with this extraordinary person, very simple people feel the changes taking place in the depths of their hearts. But even after his retirement he continues to be an inspiring example, able to influence many.
A simple character, ability, with equal warmth and caring attitude to everyone, the quality of true holiness made him equally expensive as a decent people, so the scoundrels. His unwavering commitment to the organization and conduct of the first in the Western world, the majestic chariot festivals Ratha yatra has enabled thousands of ordinary people to feel the sweet taste of the eternal feast, coming into contact with spiritual reality. His devotion and loyalty to God and the spiritual master Srila Prabhupada allowed to write about him: "I am very proud that I had such a good student" and "Everyone should follow the example of Jayananda."
Let the narrative collected at this site will be a source of inspiration and spiritual strength for everyone who comes in contact with a beautiful life Jayananda Thakur.
Samadhi for Jayananda Thakur
In recognition of the merits of Sriman Jayananda Prabhu, Srila Prabhupada who has had the unique honor, commanding every year to celebrate the day of his departure and to arrange the day a holiday in his honor, ISKCON's Governing Council (GBC-B) in a formal resolution for 2011 year, gave his blessing to build a Samadhi for Thakur Jayananda Sridhama in Mayapur.
Memorial for Jayananda Prabhu
Whereas the GBC Body has been approached by Vishoka Das and Krishna Mangala Das for blessings of their plan to establish a memorial for Sriman Jayananda Prabhu in Sridham Mayapur, and we understand that the Mayapur Samadhi Committee is ready to work with them on such a project;
Whereas Sriman Jayananda Prabhu was uniquely honored by Srila Prabhupada, who instructed his disciples to list his disappearance anniversary on the ISKCON calendar and hold a festival in his honor on that day. Srila Prabhupada also instructed that his photograph should be placed on the cart during all ISKCON Rathayatras;
Therefore the GBC Body hereby thanks Vishoka Das and Krishna Mangala Das for their kind endeavors in this regard and offers its blessing for the successful completion of the project.