Chakra Discussions

Mayapur Temple

by Jada Bharata das

Posted December 16, 2003

Mayapur Temple Project

Since I joined ISKCON in 1977 I heard about Srila Prabhupada's desire to build a huge temple in Mayapur. I know that over the last 25 years work has been done on this project, but no actual construction has taken place. I heard through the grapevine that millions of dollars has been spent on this project. Of course, no one really knows how much has been spent and most devotees have no idea really what has been done on this project.

Over the years I talked to several devotees that were working with the project and none of the devotees that I talked to had anything good to say about what was happening with the project. After talking to one of the devotees who was dealing with the finances I was totally degusted with what he told me.

In reference to the new management I personally have no idea what is going on with the Mayapur project, and I am sure most Vaishnava devotees in the world know about the same amount of information that I have about the project, which is nothing. This is the reason that I am writing this article, as I would really like to know what is going on, as I really would like this project to be successful.

I have some recommendation for this project, which I believe most devotees would agree with.

I would hope that other devotees will write articles like this about the potential ISKCON Mayapur Temple as I would like to know what other devotees around the world think about this subject. I believe that this project should be worked on by all the IKSCON devotees around the world and should not just be under a few devotees chosen by who know who to complete.