Founder Acharya His Divine Grace
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

53rd Edition of Sri Vyasa-puja Book Honoring Srila Prabhupada Now Available Online
By Thomas Haribol, ISKCON News Managing Editor   |  Aug 17, 2023

In advance of the Appearance Day of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Founder-Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), the 53rd edition of the Sri Vyasa-puja book is now available online.

The first volume of this kind was published in 1969, with homages from seventeen ISKCON temples. This latest version includes tributes from 155 temples, ISKCON leaders, and organizations, spanning nearly 450 pages.

The Introduction notes, “It has been 36 years since Srila Prabhupada enacted his disappearance pastimes, but perhaps his greatest achievement is still unfolding before our eyes: that his disciples, grand-disciples, and great-grand disciples have wholeheartedly imbibed his missionary spirit and dedication to spread the message of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu to every town and village.”

The new Vyasa-puja book team, composed of Ananda Tirtha Dasa, Mukhya Devi Dasi, Praghosa Dasa, and Satyamedha Gauranga Dasa, expressed their appreciation to “Srila Prabhupada’s disciple, Dravida Dasa, who for decades has been the rock upon which the annual Vyasa-puja book has been constructed.” This year, Dravida passed on this responsibility to the new team of grand-disciples of Srila Prabhupada while still being available to guide them through this service. The 2023 publication includes Dravida’s insightful article entitled “The Meaning of Vyasa-puja.”

You can download or read the purifying publication by clicking the link here.

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