A Bhakti Convocation at ISKCON Coimbatore


Have you ever heard of a Bhakti Convocation? Or heard of a commencement ceremony the place the scholars met their lecturers nose to nose for the primary time since their teacher-student relationship?

It so occurred at ISKCON Coimbatore, on the twenty fourth of June 2022,  the Bhaktivedanta Academy awarded 125 Bhakti Shastri certificates to college students who had efficiently accomplished the commencement within the final two years of its operations. Approximately 250 candidates attended the course and exams, and the evaluation board might clear 125 candidates within the first part to satisfy with the occasion scheduled. This was a heartfelt providing of the Academy to Srila Prabhupada on his 125 years of delivery centenary celebrations.



Courses have been finished in English, Tamil, and Malayalam languages. The college students got here from far and vast to obtain these certificates. They have been capable of see the facilitators and workers of the academy in individual for the primary time after quite a few display screen & cellphone encounters through the COVID occasions. It was a momentous event as lots of the facilitators and workers have been additionally current in this system.

Suresvara Srikantha Das, one of many Bhakti Shastri graduates, shared his expertise through the event – “It was an insightful journey that took a yr of systematic Vedic examine of Srila Prabhupada’s books. So many Q&A periods, group actions utilizing breakout room periods in Zoom, and so on. made me expertise the affiliation of different college students even in lockdown. The assignments helped me to be introspective about my life selections with the assistance of those rules we learn and heard from the facilitators. 

My heartfelt appreciation to the Bhaktivedanta Academy crew and to the facilitators, together with His Holiness Bhaktivinoda Swami Maharaj, His Grace Srinivasa Hari Das Prabhu, His Grace Hari Lila Prabhu, and numerous different visitor audio system. I’m joyful to be a part of it and searching ahead to attending the Bhakti Vaibhav session.



The Bhaktivedanta Academy began instructional applications in 2001 after the Prime Minister of India Shri Atal Behari Vajpayee, inaugurated the Academy. Since then, quite a few college students have taken the chance to attend workshops, seminars, programs, and so on. carried out by the Academy. 

The Academy presents brief, medium & long-term certificates programs that amalgamate Vedic philosophy with its sensible utility and trains the contributors to combine the identical into their on a regular basis life. 

The programs are provided each on-line in addition to offline modes with structured syllabi created to align with the training curves of the contributors at every stage.



The Academy constantly presents programs primarily based on the timeless knowledge of the Bhagavad Gita, reminiscent of Bhagavad Gita Overview (BGO), Living the Geeta, Geeta Life, Geeta life for docs, and so on. aside from Bhakti Shastri and Bhakti Vaibhav, and so on. 

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj gave away the certificates after a keynote discuss on the “most satisfying” achievement of the Academy whereas acknowledging and recognizing the devoted workers, volunteers, and facilitators of the Academy for his or her honest service. 

His Holiness Bhakti Vinoda Swami, the Director of the Academy has been inspiring its progress with a devoted core group and spoke at size concerning the significance of assimilating the information given in these books of Srila Prabhupada.  


The subsequent session of Bhakti Sastri Courses and Bhakti Vaibhava programs in Tamil and English is quickly to start out within the coming months. Please go to www.bhaktiyoga.stay for enrolments and extra data. 


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