Chakra Announcements

Images of Srila Prabhupada Wanted

by Karalapati dasi (ACBSP)

Posted February 8, 2007

Dear Devotees and friends of the devotees,

I am appealing on behalf of the Gaudiya Vaisnava Publications (GVP) for images you may have in your care of Srila Prabhupada, A.C. Bhaktivedenta Swami. I have agreed to help with this project because I believe in the importance of the undertaking. The GVP is especially looking for negatives and photographs not printed or copyright protected by the Bhaktivedenta Book Trust. We are thinking that there must be amazing images in the private archives of individuals, gathering dust, forgotten, and not appreciated. Years down the road these images will be priceless. They are in fact already priceless and they need to be digitized and preserved for posterity before they degrade over time. It would be a wonderful service to make them available for others to view and to appreciate the many relationships and moods of our Srila Prabhupada.

The GVP is in the process of creating an online digital archive where images will be available for publication. Original, non-BBT images of Srila Prabhupada are greatly needed as Srila Narayana Maharaja always wishes to honor Srila Prabhupada in all his publications and photographs are a wonderful way to do this. To gain access to BBT imagery is very costly and the GVP is pleading to the Vaisnava community and to friends of the devotees to step forward and to help. If you have any images of the holy dhamas and other transcendental subjects, that might be useful for backgrounds or to beautify publications of all types, please let us know that as well. We have established a simple legal process to facilitate your service.

Your negatives or photographs will be digitized and then returned to you. They will be handled with the greatest of care and respect by a professional photographer and disciple of Srila Prabhupada, myself, Karalapati dasi. You may contact me via email at Karala@mac.com or in the U.S. by phone at 415-381-6278. If you require a toll free number you can call 1-888-667-8439. Do not be surprised if the email says Carol O'Brien Northey or Karala Northey or if you receive our voicemail and it says James D. Northey Photography. You have the correct person. Details about forwarding images can discussed by any of these means.