June 18, 2010
Dear Devotees around the world,
All Glories to Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Goswami Thakur Prabhupada and Guru-Parampara.
Please accept my dandavat pranams,
Currently the temple construction is progressing quite well and is approximately 75% completed. As you can see from the video link below the work is in full production, the altar area is completed and is extraordinarily beautiful. Four devotees from Russia have come to Puri with their own stone carving equipment and have been working selflessly for two months to cut the marble and finish the altar area. Sometimes we wonder how we can serve Sri Gopinath Gaudiya Math when we do not have a lot of Lakshmi; coming and serving with our skills and our heart where seva is needed is considered to be one of the best ways to satisfy Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga.
This temple construction was requested by Srila Bhakti Promode Puri Goswami Maharaj. Ramdas prabhu, Govardhan prabhu, Sudharshan prabhu and others all contributed to purchasing the land and starting the construction project. To completely fulfill the desire of our beloved Srila B.P. Puri Maharaj we still need to finish cladding work, electricity, painting, marble placing and much more.
Please watch the most current video on construction progress at the link below:
If you have skills and you desire to come and serve for one month or more to assist with the completion of the construction of the Sri Gopinath Gaudiya Math temple in Puri, your stay and prashad will be covered; you simply need to come and immerse yourself in this blissful seva. We have seen the Russian devotees that have served for two months, and their hearts are overflowing with bliss. For those of you who have time and skills we recommend that you come in contact with Srila B.B. Bodhayan Maharaj *(bodhayanswamiatgmail.com) and come and help. Please CC Anuradha Devi on your e-mail *(infoatanuradhamudra.com) so that she can help coordinate what you should bring with you.
For those of you who have enough Lakshmi and would like to contribute, now is the time. The actual cost of the special GRC (Glass Reinforced Concrete) cladding material which is needed to protect the temple from the salty weather is more expensive then we had previously estimated. In order to complete the final stages of construction (including the GRC material) we need at least 45 Lakhs, which equals approx. $100,000 USD.
There are many ways you can send your kind donations. Please use the most convenient one:
1) Sri Gopinath Gaudiya Math
SWIFT CODE: IOBAINBBA001
Account Number: A/C. SB 21547
INDIAN OVERSEAS BANK
195/4, Rash Behari Avenue
KOLKATA. – 700019
BRANCH CODE: 013
2) US BANK ACCOUNT:
Name: Asim Kumar Sau (Bodhayan Maharaj’s legal name)
Account # 01820-02328
Routing # 121000358
Bank of America
San Rafael Main Branch
1000 Fourth Street
San Rafael, CA
3) CANADIAN Bank Account:
Name: Association TerraNation (Bodhayan Maharaj’s association in Canada)
Account #: 05-65636
Routing #: 00696010
275 Main Street, Box 394
J6A 2S2, Canada
If you wish to donate via PayPal please click on the donate button below:
If you would like to donate by PayPal in a currency other then USD please email me at *ogrady108atgmail.com and I will send you a link in your currency of choice.
Devotees in Russia and the Ukraine may contact Asta Sakhi devi at:* janataatmail.ru
A humble thank you goes out to all who have so generously contributed to this seva project physically, mentally and financially.
Special Thanks also to Anuradha devi for setting up a new PayPal system for donations and for helping with this update.
If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me.
Sincerely yours in service to Sri Hari Guru and Vaisnavas,
Madan Mohan das
*please replace at with a @ for the email addresses above.