Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: You mentioned once that most of the parikrama devotees, they wanted to go on parikrama but he was speaking?
Prabhupāda: Yes. So I did not go to parikrama, so he very much appreciated. There was announcement that "Now parikrama will start in the evening at five, and Prabhupāda also will speak. So anyone who wants to hear Prabhupāda, he can stay. Otherwise be ready for going." So about a dozen men remained, and all went to parikrama. So I was at that time new man—not exactly new man, but not recognized disciple. I did not go. So he saw that I am sitting, I did not go to parikrama. He very much appreciated. I preferred to hear him than go to parikrama. That he appreciated.
Hari-śauri: That was the same time that you took initiation?
Prabhupāda: Yes. After that, I took initiation.
Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Where was the initiation ceremony?
Prabhupāda: That Allahabad.
Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: In Allahabad.
Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: So from Mathurā everyone went to Allahabad?
Prabhupāda: Yes, or they went to somewhere. But I came back. From Allahabad I went to Mathurā, and I came back to Allahabad at my own place.
Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Initiation was held at that Gauḍīya Maṭha in Allahabad?
Prabhupāda: Hah. At that time that Gauḍīya Maṭha also not there. That is at a rented house.
Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Did you help to build that one?
Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Did you help to establish that Gauḍīya Maṭha?
Prabhupāda: No, majority was paid by one of my Godbrothers, that three thousand, purchasing land. Then gradually developed.