Chakra Announcements

Mother Ganga Comes to America - Author's Tour

by Thakur Haridas das

Posted May 10, 2004

Join the author of Our Merciful Mother Ganga on a wonderful expedition at your temple or home.

H.G. Jaya Vijaya Dasa, author of Our Merciful Mother Ganga and the former Padayatra leader in India, will be travelling and offering programs for the next several months in North America. He can visit your temple or home and give a nice presentation with slide show about the Ganges River, Padayatra, and various regions of India. With Padayatra he walked the entire Indian sub-continent three times (32,000 miles) in eleven years. He has many adventurous stories and colorful slides to share.

He has appeared at many ISKCON Sunday programs, Nama-hatta meetings, Hindu Temples, and schools, as well as for TV, radio and newspaper interviews.

His book, Our Merciful Mother Ganga, is on special at 1/3 off the regular price, with a free 200 ml. foil pouch of Gangotri Gangajal, Ganges water from Gangotri, 8,500 feet up in the Himalayas. The book is hard cover with color dust jacket, two ribbon markers, 405 pages of text, 40 original paintings, 100 photographs, and a foldout color map. Regularly $30, now only $20 with free Gangajal. Please note that shipping is extra.

Anyone interested in hosting programs or in this special book offer should contact Krishna Culture at 1-800-829-2579 or email

About Our Merciful Mother Ganga

Our Merciful Mother Ganga is a compilation of the pastimes of Sri Ganga-devi taken from Vedic literature with an emphasis on her significance to Gaudiya Vaishnavism. Starting from her identity as a maidservant in Goloka Vrindavan, we then learn of her origins as a sacred river and follow her course throughout the three planetary systems.

The book is presented in two sections. The first contains narrations about Sri Ganga-devi from the Puranas and about her exalted nature and glories. The second section lists her transcendental pastimes from Gomukha, her glacial beginning high in the Himalayas, to Ganga-sagara, where she meets the Bay of Bengal.

Comment by Gopiparanadhana Prabhu, BBT Sanskrit editor and translator of Sri Brhad-Bhagavatamrta: "My dear friend Jaya Vijaya Prabhu has done a wonderful job of presenting in this book the story of mother Ganga, including elaborate descriptions of her history and the reasons why she is so great. The author's involvement with the Ganga is more than just theoretical. In the service of his spiritual master, His Holiness Lokanatha Swami, he helped lead the ISKCON Padayatra party for years walking all over India on pilgrimage, traveling the course of the Ganga from one end to the other several times. Having had the good fortune to join him for bath in mother Ganga once (at Sukatala, where Srimad-Bhagavatam was spoken), I can vouch that his devotion to her is very real. Just as mother Ganga has been giving herself selflessly for millions of years, so Jaya Vijaya Prabhu has dedicated four years to work hard on this book, not with expectation of much wealth or fame, but just the desire to glorify our mother Ganga. I am very glad, therefore, to commend this book to its readers; I wish them good luck on their pilgrimage, only asking that while taking their sacred bath of reading these pages, they offer Ganga a palmful of her own water with a prayer for their guide Jaya Vijaya Prabhu, and maybe one for me also. In addition, it was a pleasure to contribute to this publication in the area of Sanskrit."