All glories to His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Goswami Thakur Prabhupada and Guru-Parampara (disciplic succession).
Please accept the blessing of my beloved Srila Gurudeva, His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Pramode Puri Goswami Maharaj, and convey the same to all members in your congregation.
Although I do not want you to feel any obligation or trouble, due to an urgent need for the immediate repair of our Vrindavan temple roof I am forced to inform you of this situation and beg for your financial support for the protection of the temple. The material of the roof is soaking up water instead of repelling it, and because it is monsoon season now there is much water leaking into the temple building. This temple building is more than 200 years old. Naturally, over time the roof has become degraded and we humbly beg all of you to help us repair it.
I know that the global financial recession is still going on, but all of a sudden our temple president, Sripad Bhakti Kinkar Abadhut Maharaj, called me and explained that our temple roof is leaking badly and damaging the rest of the building more and more. Also, he said that there is a substantial amount of work necessary in order to protect the roof and building. Therefore, I requested him to search for a mason and get some idea of the renovation cost. The local mason suggested that the upper 2 inch coat of the present roof should be removed completely, and that 2 inches of concrete should be applied in order to re-construct the roof; even still this may not completely ensure the protection. Then the mason told us his idea: in order to ensure complete protection of the present roof we should build a new additional floor on top, then fix the roof top on the present roof; that would be the best thing to do to make sure there will be no leakage of water through the temple roof.
When I asked Maharaj what the minimum cost of the whole work would be, he told me the estimated cost is minimum Rs. 8,00,000 (approximately $18, 000 US dollars) for the new rooftop and renovation of the old one.
In light of the above mentioned circumstances I am humbly begging for you to assist us financially as per your best ability and capacity. At present I have given all laxmi that I had for other services, which was Rs. 1,50,000 (approximately $3,370 US dollars) for use to protect the roof as much as Maharaj can at present. The rest of the amount of money, Rs,6,50,000 (six lakhs fifty thousand rupees ), (approximately $14,630 US), we need as soon as possible. Please help us in this urgent matter.
Sincerely yours in the services of the Supreme Lord and His associates,
If you wish you can offer your kind donation in any of these ways.
Even a dollar will help.
Or directly deposit into any of the following accounts:
1) Sri Gopinath Gaudiya Math Indian Account
Sri Gopinath Gaudiya Math. Post Office : Sri-Mayapur; District : Nadia (West Bengal); Pin code- 741313; India.
SWIFT CODE: IOBAINBB001
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
Thank you for your support!