I SKCON Mayapur Nama-hatta, under the leadership of HH Jayapataka Swami and HH Gauranga Prem Swami, developed several Nama-hatta preaching centers in & aroud West Bengal. Nama-hatta is the most traditional of the congregational programs and mirrors the organization of a regular ISKCON temple with the leader and his assistants in the center. When HH Jayapataka Swami took blesssings from Srila Prabhupada to organise Nama-hatta preaching , following the footsteps of Srila Bhakti Vinod Thaker, Srila Prabhupada expressed that you should sometime bring them to the ISKCON temple, have them stay for about 3 days, see how we do the worship and they should do the same thing in their villages. So we encouraged and they started to organize like this.
Every year, in ISKCON Mayapur, all the Nama-hatta groups visit for a 3 day sammelan, where all the nama-hatta members get sadhu sanga, take part in temple programs, in the association of senior devotees. Following Janmastami festival, we had 3 day Nama hatta sammelan of Hooghly district from 18 August and from 21st August, began Birbhum, Mursidhabad and Pakur Nama-hatta Sammelan. HH Jayapataka Swami graced the sammelan, inspired all by his visionary speech and blessed the participants. 3 day program is packed with Japa session, seminars on preaching, Bhagavad gita, Ganga puja, Go puja and Dham darshan parikrama & cultural programs in the evening.
ISKCON Mayapur Namahatta Samellan ki Jai!