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Swamiji had announced to his students that he would be conducting a formal initiation ceremony when they would have to take vows to chant 16 rounds of Hare Krishna mahamantra everyday of their lives and follow the regulative principles – no meat eating, no intoxication, no illicit sex and no gambling. There was a Vedic fire sacrifice and Swamiji handed the devotees beads that he had chanted on. Swamiji then announced the initiate's spiritual name.

Reference: Illustration by Bhaktisiddhanta Dasa