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Bhakti Sastri

By Madan Sundar Das

Welcome to Bhakti Sastri Course. This course consists of the in-depth study of four books:

  1. Bhagavad-Gita
  2. Nectar of Devotion
  3. Nectar of Instruction
  4. Sri Isopanisad

Srila Prabhupada conceived of it as a part of brahminical training. It is meant for devotees who wants to get a systematic understanding of Srila Prabhupada’s books and thereby enhance both their knowledge and practice of Krsna consciousness and their ability to convey its message.

Starting on 18th June, 2022

Bhakti Sastri Course Structure
The whole course is divided into 6 units









Bhagavad Gita chapters 1- 6

Bhagavad Gita chapters 7- 12

Bhagavad Gita chapters 13- 18

Nectar of Devotion


Nectar of Instruction



18th June, 2022


Around 2 years


Every Saturday
12 pm – 2.30 PM, IST



How to attend

Online: ZOOM session


Chanting 16 rounds. Following 4 regulative principles. Recommendation by a local mentor or Temple president of nearest ISKCON temple​

Suggested Prerequisites

To complete following Bhagavad Gita courses
Level 1: Gita Wisdom
Level 2: Gita Essence

Assessment Type

Open book assignments, closed book exams and oral assessment of slokas.

Fee: 3000 / 6000 ₹

Includes fee for student handbook, exam, certificate etc.
INR 3000 is for Indian students & INR 6000 for international students​

Course Assessment
  • As per the rules & regulations of ISKCON Board of Examination, for getting the Bhakti Sastri degree, you must have 75% of attendance in the live sessions. 
  • You need to submit a recommendation letter by an ISKCON authority (your Spiritual Master/GBC member/Temple President/Co-President) who knows you well, certifying your character, sadhana, Brahminical tendencies and being favourably engaged in the preaching mission of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu for at least the previous 12 months. 
  • Kindly note the following options for writing the closed book exams:
    • Visit the temple/center where the exam will be announced
    • Write it under the supervision of one’s mentor or local temple authority
    • Appear online:
      • Answers should be hand written, no electronic devices are allowed for typing.
      • Student would require two cameras. One will cover the student writing the exam from the side while other be kept in front of the student.
      • Immediately after the exam, the student has to scan the answer sheet in front of the front device camera & upload it.

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