A Humble Request for a successful Gaura Purnima Festival 2013

Dear Devotees and Well-Wishers,

All Glories to Sri Brahma Madhva Gaudiya Saraswat Sampradaya (lineage). All Glories to my beloved Grand Spiritual Master His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Goswami Thakur PRABHUPADA & my beloved Spiritual Master His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Pramode Puri Goswami Maharaj.

I would like to share my concern about the upcoming Gaura-Purnima festival with you.  During the festival we are hosting mostly economically poor devotees. They are unable to afford food and lodging costs to stay in our temple. This year (2013) we are expecting about the same number of devotees as last year (on average of about 2000 devotees each day).  We are therefore also expecting that the same quantity of BHOGA/ingredients will be required for the upcoming Gaura-Purnima festival. The price of all ingredients have increased significantly, more than anticipated, and therefore we are humbly begging for your help (financially, physically, and mentally) in order to maintain the festival as we have maintained over the last few years.  I hope you do not mind to get yourself involved with us to collect ingredients or help financially to get ingredients in order to serve the Vaisnavas who will attend the Gaura-Purnima festival this March 2013.

This year our festival will continue from the 19th to 28thof March, 2013. Last year an average of 2000 devotees gathered daily for participating in Navadwipdham Parikrama and Gaura-Purnima festival activities under the guidance of Sri Gopinath Gaudiya Math.

In order to cater to an average of 2000 devotees daily, offering them Prasad three times each day from the 19th to 28th of March, and for other arrangements at the festival, the following ingredients will be needed:

Description Indian Rupee USD (52R/$)
Deity’s outfits: INR 50 000.00 $961.54
Flower decoration and Deities’ garlands for festival period (10-days) INR 70 000.00 $1346.13
Pandal and lighting for the entire festival INR 65 000.00 $1250.00
Miscellaneous expenses for preparing prasadam for 2000 devotees (Remuneration of cooks and assistants) INR 50 000.00 $961.54
Rice (4,000 kilograms @Rs.30 per kilogram) INR 120 000.00 $2307.69
Dal (1,000 kilograms @ Rs. 75 per kilogram) INR 75 000.00 $1442.31
Potato (6,000 kilograms @ Rs. 10 per Kilogram)  INR 60 000.00 $1153.85
Wheat flour (400 kilograms @Rs.25 per Kilogram) INR 10 000.00 $192.31
Paneer  (5kg x10days plus 100kg Festival) Rs. 200 per kg INR 30 000.00 $576.92
Milk (10 litre x 10 days plus 100 litre festival) Rs.40 per litre INR  8 000.00 $153.85
Dahi Yogurt (2kgx10days plus 200kg festival)Rs. 100 per kg INR 22 200.00 $426.92
Rasgulla (80x10days plus 5000 pieces for festival) Rs. 5 each INR 29 000.00 $557.69
Vegetable Oils (450 kilograms@ Rs.100 per Kilogram) INR 45 000.00 $865.38
Ghee (clarified butter) 60 kilograms @Rs.350 per Kilogram INR 21 000.00 $403.85
Spices (salt, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger etc.) INR 60 000.00 $1153.85
Vegetables (cabbage, pumpkin, tomato, spinach, others) INR 80 000.00 $1538.46
 Fruits for every days and Ekadasi& Gaur-Purnima’s day INR 35 000.00 $673.08
Mahaprabhu’s bathing ceremony (Mahabhisekh);  RajBhog after Mahabhisekh INR 15,000.00 $288.46
Sannyasa cloth Rs.300 x80 INR 24 000.00 $461.54
Sannyasa Donation Rs. 101 x 80 INR  8 080.00 $155.38
Brahmacari Dhoti Rs.250x 250 INR 62,500.00 $1201.92
Brahmacari Donation Rs.50x 250 INR 12,500.00 $240.38
Bengali (1000 pieces), Hindi (500 pieces) Magazine 1500 copies @ Rs.35 INR 52,500.00 $1009.62
Fuel (Fire wood @ Rs.5.50 for  20,000 Kg.) INR 110,000.00 $2115.38
Total for the festival INR 1114 780.00 $21 438.08

Sincerely yours in the services of the Supreme Lord and His associates,Please let us know of your financial capacity to help with this Gaura-Purnima festival and get the opportunity to serve many Vaisnavas, for the pleasure of Mahaprabhu. And progress in your spiritual life by the blessings of the Vaisnavas.

B.B Bodhayan

President of Sri Gopinath Math

You can choose to support and serve the Vaisnavas in any of these ways.

Use PayPal

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
BALYGUNJ BRANCH
KOLKATA. – 700019
(WEST-BENGAL), INDIA
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
CA4-114-01-01
1000 Fourth Street
San Rafael, CA
94901

3)      Canadian Bank Account
Name: Association TerraNation

(Bodhayan Maharaj’s association in Canada)
Account #: 05-65636
Routing #: 00696010
Bank information:
CIBC
275 Main Street, Box 394
Hawkesbury, ON
J6A 2S2, Canada

Thank you for your support!

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