Srila Prabhupada’s 2014 Vyasa Puja book
This is our final reminder to submit your offering to Srila Prabhupada for his Vyasa Puja book.
The standards for submitting an offering to the traditional Vyasa-puja book (the one published by the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust) are as follows:
*Absolutely no offerings will be accepted after April 15, 2014.*
Offerings must be in English.
Please restrict the length to a maximum of 3,000 words.
Please omit all diacritics on words that can be found in the VedaBase.
It’s easier for us to put them in. If you quote a verse from outside the
VedaBase or compose original Sanskrit, please include diacritics.
Do not “recycle” an offering — no offerings from previous years will
The Vyasa-puja book is meant for glorifying Srila Prabhupada, not
venting grievances. The BBTreserves the right to reject an offering it
deems inappropriate or to ask for a rewrite.
When writing an offering on behalf of a temple or other unit, please try
to write in such a way that the other devotees in your unit can also
identify with the offering.
Who may write an offering?
1) Governing Body Commissioners
3) Authorized representatives of ISKCON temples, preaching centers,
farms, gurukulas, BBToffices, and “others,” such as BTG magazine and
ISCOWP (this is not a complete list). If there is some doubt, we will
request you to send written authorization from your GBCrepresentative.
4) No multiple offerings. For example, a temple should not enlist all
its bhaktas to write offerings under the temple heading. Joint
authorship (2-4 devotees) of a single offering is fine.
5) Please make sure you tell us where the offering originates. For
example: New Vamsi-vata (the Madagascarfarm community), NOT just New
Vamsi-vata. If we don’t know where the offering comes from, we will not
6) Always leave a double space between paragraphs. If you want some
special formatting, submit your offering as an attached file in
Microsoft Word or RTF format.
7) Submit your offering by emailing it to Dravida Dasa at
Offerings may be submitted any time from now until April 15, 2014. We
will confirm receipt of your offering by e-mail. If you do not receive a
confirmation, resend it.
The BBTis not responsible for lost offerings.
Hoping this meets you well, I remain