On November 1, after presenting us with her grandfather’s books, Smt. Srilekha Bose had a brief but happy reunion with HH Jayapataka Swami.
She recalled how in 1996, when her brother Tarun Kanti Ghosh passed away,
Jayapataka Swami came with a group of brahmacaris from Mayapur and did kirtan at his cremation. For the sraddha ceremony all the family members came out to Mayapur. Tarun Kanti Babu had left instructions in his will that his ashes should be strewn on the pathways of Mayapur so that the pilgrims would walk over them and bless him.
Jayapataka Maharaja however told the family members that because he was a genuine devotee there was no question of putting his ashes on the roads. As a solution he had the ashes sprinkled around the base of the trees and everyone was happy.
Srilekha mataji expressed her deep appreciation for Maharaja’s care and attention during that difficult time and Maharaja was very happy to see her at our temple.
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