Jayananda honored with title Thakur
Sriman Jayananda dasa Thakura - A Vaishnava Acharya
Jayananda’s death is glorious. It is very good that he had stated, what is the use of such a useless body, better to give it up. He has left his body very wonderfully, and he has been transferred to Vaikuntha. I have already sent a condolence letter for publication in Back To Godhead. Everyone should follow the example of Jayananda. I am very proud that I had such a nice disciple. If possible Jayananda’s picture should be hung in the ratha of Lord Jagannatha, and in all of our temples a day may be set aside for holding a festival in his honor, just as we do on the disappearance day of the other great Vaisnavas.
Letter to: Ramesvara — New Delhi 11 May, 1977
Sankarshan Das Adhikari: Such personalities are very, very dear. Otherwise, how has Prabhupada instructed us to celebrate his disappearance day? This is Prabhupada’s order to us: “He is to be honored as a great Vaishnava Acharya.”