Don't Miss This Opportunity
Posted August 15, 2004
Dear Maharaja's and Prabhu's,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. This month is Purushottama Adhika Mas which is considered very, very auspicious. The benefits gained by individuals doing different seva in this month is thousands of times greater than done even in Kartika. Donations given to brahmanas--especially pure devotees like Srila Prabhupada--are multiplied millions of times.
Please do not miss this opportunity to get in some extra service to Srila Prabhupada in his Samadhi at Vrndavana. There are many projects to fund. For the last three months we have been filling in the separation between many of the marble slabs on the domes (caused by severe weather conditions) and polishing (with special stones) all of those domes on the outside of Prabhupada's Samadhi. It has not been done in 10 years, and the effect so far is literally dazzling. We intend to complete the whole exterior within the next three months. However, it is costing an average of $1,000 a month, and the working account is running dry. That means, we need $1,000 for each of 6 months to complete something wonderful for Srila Prabhupada's 108th birthday this year.
Your heartfelt donations can be sent many ways. Whether you wish to give to the Vrndavana Samadhi Fixed Deposit, or to some specific project of the Samadhi, contact me please here in Vrndavana. I will let you know the easiest and least complicated way to send your donation, and will be very happy to answer any other questions you may have. There is probably one of our reliable representatives near you who can carry your generous donations directly to Vrndavana.
It is fairly reliable to send bank drafts of foreign money or international money orders (made out to ISKCON, account # 321, State Bank of India, Pratap Bazaar, Vrndavana, U.P.). Bank transfers can be sent using ac/#210321 and routing code 2502). Traveler's Checks and cash sent by hand reach here more reliably than something sent through the mail. Drafts in rupees may be made out to ISKCON ac/#208, SBI ISKCON Ext. Counter, Vrndavana. (Please avoid sending personal checks which entail a very long process.) However you do it, communicate it to me so I know to look for it in case of technical delays.
To insure appropriate handling, address your envelope to Samadhi Maintenance Fund, attention Parvati devi dasi WITH A COVERING LETTER. Please state your name, address and the purpose of the donation, so proper documentation can be made and receipts can be sent.
I thank all of you for helping me to serve the Samadhi better and beg to remain
Parvati devi dasi, Samadhi Office