So this process are there, we are observing, and our Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement is gradually making progress with these principles. We have got already eleven branches, and one of our principal students, Śrīman Hayagrīva Brahmacārī and Kīrtanānanda Swami, they are attempting to open a new social community project in West Virginia, New Vrindaban. So this Kṛṣṇa conscious movement is taking ground gradually, and we hope in future these gṛhasthas, these householders, vānaprasthas, sannyāsīs, they will implement this Vedic culture gradually, and people will be more and more happy. Thank you very much.
So one thing I forgot is the sacred thread ceremony for Hayagrīva. He is present. Is there any? I think in my bag there is a thread, so Hayagrīva can also. Oh, here. You have that mantra?
Prabhupāda: Bhūr bhuvaḥ svaḥ? And one thread? Bring. Hayagrīva?
Devotees: Hayagrīva? Hayagrīva.
Prabhupāda: Now, where is water? These garlands may be first of all put here, then one to the bridegroom and to the... (break) (oṁ apavitraḥ recitation) Again do that. Yes, chant. Those who are initiated, chant, Hare Kṛṣṇa, Hare Kṛṣṇa, Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa, Hare Hare/ Hare Rāma, Hare Rāma... I forgot to say you about the thread ceremony. Those who have passed one year's chanting, they can be offered this sacred thread. (break) ...first of all. Everyone has done? (ācamana) You have done second time. You have done second time? Then you do second time, you. Hṛṣīkeśa.
Kīrtanānanda: They have done it twice, all of them.
Prabhupāda: They have done now? Oh. (oṁ apavitraḥ recitation) Yes. Do it for the third time, circle. (oṁ apavitraḥ recitation, followed by maṅgalācaraṇa and other prayers) Now... Yes. You chant Hare Kṛṣṇa. (all chanting japa) You have... You can sit down. You are going? She is going? Your mother is going? Call her. Now we shall, function. Please sit down. (break) Come to this end, 108, then begin from here, again come to this side. In this way at least sixteen rounds you chant. And your spiritual name is already Hṛṣīkeśa. That's all right. And further instruction you'll have from Kīrtanānanda Swami and your Godbrother. So chant Hare Kṛṣṇa. Oh, is that, that...?
Devotee: (indistinct) neck beads.
Prabhupāda: Now Judy's mother, you can come here, Judy's mother.
Jadurāṇī: She can sit on the chair.
Prabhupāda: Oh. That's all right. Give her chair here.
Jadurāṇī: Oh, all right.
Prabhupāda: Sit down there. You sit down. Satsvarūpa, you sit down, this...
Satsvarūpa: Sit down here.
Prabhupāda: No. Yes. Sit down. Sit down there. Now your daughter is being married with this brahmacārī. Now you can offer this brahmacārī—his name is Satsvarūpa—that "This girl was in my charge so long. I give this daughter to you in charity to take charge." You tell like that.
Jadurāṇī's mother: I've had this daughter with me for so long. I now give her in your charge.
Prabhupāda: Yes. And you say, "Yes, I take charge."
Satsvarūpa: Yes. I take charge.
Jadurāṇī's mother: Then take here.
Devotees: Hare Kṛṣṇa.
Prabhupāda: Then you say that "Jadurāṇī, I take charge of your life so long I shall live," in this way.
Satsvarūpa: Jadurāṇī, I take charge of your life so long I shall live.
Prabhupāda: And you say that "I shall render my services unto you throughout my life. Throughout my life." Yes.
Jadurāṇī: I shall render my service to you throughout my life.
Prabhupāda: And there is no separation. It is... There is no question of divorce or separation. In any condition of life, happiness or distress, you shall continue as husband and wife, because our main business is Kṛṣṇa consciousness. This marriage is not material marriage for sense gratification. But because there are girls and boys and we require also Kṛṣṇa conscious population, therefore we encourage this marriage. It is not for sense gratification. So in this way there is no question of separation or divorce. You admit this? Yes. You also admit this? Then you change your garland.