- When I fortunately
came to Srila Guru Maharaj's lotus feet in 1946, after two months
Srila Guru Maharaj took me from here to Sridham Puri to the Car
Festival of Sri Jagannathdev. At that time I met Sripad Bhakti
Vichar Jajavar Maharaj for the first time.
- Sripad Jajavar
Maharaj was the last sannyasi disciple of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta
Saraswati Thakur. A few months before Srila Saraswati Thakur disappeared,
he gave sannyas to Jajavar Maharaj.
- At that time
Jajavar Maharaj had fear to take sannyas. Srila Prabhupad (Saraswati
Thakur) asked him why does he hesitate. Jajavar Maharaj replied
that sannyas is very heavy, he is very young and if he can't maintain
it then it will be very difficult and therefore he has much fear.
Srila Saraswati Thakur said that you are going to take shelter
at Abhay-Charan, the fearless feet of Godhead, so why hesitate.
Sannyas means you will deny everything, and closely take shelter
of the seva of Guru-Vaishnava. Prabhupad gave him sannyas, and,
right up to the end, Jajavar Maharaj maintained his sannyas nicely.
- I composed
several slokas about several Vaishnava pranam, maybe 30 years
ago or more. At that time I composed a sloka about Sripad Jajavar
Maharaj's pranam in Sanskrit.
- (Quotes the
sloka.) Guru Maharaj and Jajavar Maharaj were very happy with
- I met Jajavar
Maharaj several times, with the blessings of Srila Guru Maharaj.
Jajavar Maharaj from time to time came to Srila Guru Maharaj,
and he said I am coming not only for your darshan but when I come
here I get my Guru Maharaj's sanga (association). He felt Srila
Sridhar Maharaj and Srila Saraswati Thakur are non-different.
- After the
disappearance of Srila Saraswati Thakur, many of the Godbrothers
of our Guru Maharaj always wanted to come here for the loving
association of our Guru Maharaj, Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami.
- Jajavar Maharaj
joined Srila Saraswati Thakur's Gaudiya Mission at a very young
age. He could sing the songs very nicely, He was very simple.
My composed sloka says he is looking very simple and that there
was no inauspicious shadow in his body, always he appeared very
auspicious, and he tried his best always to serve Srila Saraswati
- He was not
a great pandit, but he had many pandits as his disciples. Why?
Because he was a simple and great Vaishnava.
- I have seen,
like a shadow, Sripad Jajavar Maharaj always going with our Guru
Maharaj. Jajavar Maharaj gave much relief to Srila Guru Maharaj
at a time of much difficulty here. Headed by him we went to many
places for collection to pay off a loan for Srila Guru Maharaj.
Sripad Goswami Maharaj also went for collection. Srila Guru Maharaj
was very happy.
- Jajavar Maharaj
also sometimes threatened us (chastised us) as to why we are not
doing our seva properly to Srila Guru Maharaj.
- After joining
the Mission, Srila Saraswati Thakur gave Jajavar Maharaj some
opportunity to learn Sanskrit. He gave a unique type of Srimad-Bhagavat
pat and kirttan.
- I heard from
Jajavar Maharaj that after the disappearance of Srila Saraswati
Thakur their only shelter is Srila Guru Maharaj, and Srila Guru
Maharaj is the only person who can distribute the nectar of Rupanuga
Sampradaya. Sripad Madhusudan Maharaj also came here the other
day and said like that. Swami Maharaj, Goswami Maharaj, everybody
told it: "When Srila Sridhar Maharaj is speaking we are thinking
our Guru Maharaj is speaking."