Iskcon law: Guru Name Abbreviations

Law Book — Guru Name Abbreviations — 2019

[Rule of order] (Proposed by Nrsimha Kavaca Das and sponsored by Madhu Sevita Das and Praghosa Das)
Whereas as ISKCON expands and an ever-increasing number of devotees get initiated it is common that many devotees have the same name;
Whereas Srila Prabhupada has stated that the identity of a person can be understood by who their father is;
Whereas there is a need to be able to clearly identify which devotee(s) a resolution is referring to;
Whereas such identification will assist the search feature of the Law Book Database;
Whereas such a list is already in existence and has been used by the PAMHO email service for many years:

Resolved:
Any devotees referred to in any proposal to the GBC will be identified by adding the abbreviation of their spiritual master’s name after their initiated name.
The Guru Services Committee is directed to maintain this list and generate abbreviations for new initiating spiritual masters.

The following list is accepted as the standardized list of abbreviations for all past and current ISKCON gurus:

 

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (ACBSP)
Atmanivedana Swami (AVS)
Bhakti Bhrnga Govinda Swami (BBGS)
Bhakti Bhusana Swami (BBS)
Bhakti Caitanya Swami (BCAIS)
Bhakti Charu Swami (BCS)
Bhakti Dhira Damodara Swami (BDDS)
Bhagavan Das (BGD)
Bhavananda Das (BG)
Bhakti Gaurava Narayana Swami (BGNS)
Bhakti Gauravani Goswami (BGVG)
Bhurijana Das (BJD)
Bir Krishna Das Goswami (BKG)
Bhaktimarga Swami (BMS)
Bhakti Raghava Swami (BRS)
Bhakti Svarupa Damodara Swami (BSDS)
Bhakti Sundar Goswami (BSG)
Bhakti Tirtha Swami (BTS)
Bhakti Vijnana Goswami (BVG)
Bhakti Vikasa Swami (BVKS)
Bhakti Vaidurya Madhava Swami (BVMD)
Bhakti Visrambha Madhava Swami (BVMS)
Bhakti Vrajendranandana Swami (BVNS)
Bhaktividya Purna Swami (BVPS)
Bhaktivaibhava Swami (BVS)
Bhaktivyasa Tirtha Swami (BVTS)
Bhakti Vighna Vinasa Narasimha Swami (BVVNS)
Caitanya Candra Caran Das (CCCD)
Caitanya Candra Das (CCD)
Caru Das (CD)
Candra Mukha Swami (CMKS)
Candramauli Swami (CMS)
Devamrita Swami (DAS)
Dhanurdhara Swami (DDS)
Danavir Goswami (DG)
Druktakarma Das (DKD)
Dhanvantari Swami (DVS)
Gunagrahi Das Goswami (GDG)
Giridhari Swami (GDS)
Gour Govinda Swami (GGS)
Gopal Krishna Goswami (GKG)
Guru Prasad Swami (GPS)
Giriraja Swami (GRS)
Ganapati Swami (GS)
Hrdayananda Das Goswami (HDG)
Harikesa Das (HKS)
Hanumatpresaka Swami (HPS)
Indradyumna Swami (IDS)
Isvara Swami (IS)
Jayadvaita Swami (JAS)
Jagadish Das (JDG)
Janananda Goswami (JG)
Jivananda Das (JND)
Jayapataka Swami (JPS)
Kesava Bharati Das Goswami (KBG)
Kavicandra Swami (KCS)
Krsna Das Swami (KDS)
Kalakantha Das (KKD)
Kadamba Kanana Swami (KKS)
Kripamoya Das (KMD)
Kratu Das (KRD)
Krishna Kshetra Swami (KRKS)
Lokanath Swami (LOK)
Matsya Avatara Das (MAD)
Mahaman Das (MMD)
Mahatma Das (MD)
Mukunda Goswami (MG)
Manonatha Das (MND)
Madhusevita Das (MSD)
Mahavisnu Goswami (MVG)
Mahavishnu Swami (MVS)
Niranjana Swami (NRS)
Navayogendra Swami (NYS)
Prahladananda Swami (PAS)
Purnacandra Goswami (PCD)
Paramananda Das (PD)
Prithu Das (PDA)
Param Gati Das (PGS)
Partha Sarathi Das Goswami (PSDG)
Purusatraya Swami (PTS)
Prabhavisnu Das (PVS)
Radha Govinda Swami (RGS)
Radhanath Swami (RNS)
Romapada Swami (RPS)
Rohini Suta Das (RSD)
Rtadhvaja Swami (RTS)
Ravindra Svarupa Das (RVSD)
Sankarshan Das (SDA)
Satyadeva Das (SDD)
Satsvarupa Das Goswami (SDG)
Sridhar Swami (SDHS)
Suresvara Das (SED)
Smita Krsna Swami (SKS)
Sacinandana Swami (SNS)
Somaka Swami (SOS)
Sivarama Swami (SRS)
Suhotra Swami (SS)
Subhag Swami (SSM)
Tamal Krishna Goswami (TKG)
Trivikrama Swami (TVS)
Virabahu Das (VBD)
Vipramukhya Swami (VMS)
Varsana Swami (VS)
Vaisesika Das (VSD)
Vegavan Das (VVD)
Vedavyasapriya Swami (VVPS)

 

 

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