Dear Devotees, Well-Wishers and Others,
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.
We have a few concerns that we would like to share with you. During the festival we will be hosting mostly economically poor devotees who will be unable to afford food and lodging costs for their stay. We are expecting that a large number of devotees will come, and we are therefore also expecting that a large quantity of bhoga/food and other ingredients will be required. The price of all ingredients has increased significantly in the last few years, and therefore we are humbly begging for your help and support, financially, physically, and mentally. We are hoping that you will get involved by helping us to collect ingredients or financially sponsor them so that we can nicely serve all the Vaisnavas who will be attending the festival.
The festival will continue from September 30th to October 1, 2011.
We humbly appeal to all of you for your financial support and blessings to provide the items listed in the table below for the successful offering of all these services.
Cost of Gurudeva’s 113th Vyasa-Puja Festival at Vrindavan as follows:
Gurudeva’s bhajan Kuthir; palanquin of Gurudeva for Nagar Samkirtan; temple campus (three places decoration with nice flower).
a. Shawl 80 – pieces @ Rs.300 (medium quality) = 24,000.00 (promised by a SA devotee)
b. Dhoti 175 – pieces @ Rs.170 (cotton medium quality) = 26,950.00 (promised by a SA devotee)
c. Towel (Gamcha) 300 pieces @ Rs. 100 (good quality) = 30,000.00 (promised by a SA devotee)
d. Sanyasi & Vraja-Vasi Panda 80 persons of Rs. 200 for each person = 16,000.00 (promised by a SA devotee)
e. Brahmachari 175 persons of Rs. 51 for each person = 8,925.00 (promised by a SA devotee)
f. General Vraja-Vasi 300 persons of Rs 31 for each person = 9,300.00 (promised by a SA devotee)
g. Magazine printing (Hindi language) for 500 pieces = 45,000.00 ($978.53 USD)(still, we need support).
h. Deity’s new dress = 15,000.00($326.18 USD) (Now sponsored Thank you ).
Vyasa-Puja’s puja paraphernalia and Raj Bhoga for Deities (milk, yogurt, ghee, honey, Sarkara, flower, fruits, sweets, etc) = Rs. 9,000.00($195.16 USD) (Still, we need your support).
According to the requirements detailed above, we are humbly requesting your contributions toward these seva opportunities. Please use your best ability to allow us to honor Srila Gurudeva’s Vyasa Puja properly.
With our heads bowed low we are humbly begging for your support, financially, physically, and mentally.
We, Sri Gopinath Gaudiya Math devotees, are humbly begging again and again that you help us to fulfill our desire to serve and please Srila Bhakti Promode Puri Goswami Maharaj, Vaisnavas, and our Deities.
Please let us know of your donations as soon as possible, as this will allow us to organize all services necessary for the festivals.
Yours in the service of the Supreme Lord,
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!