Sri Sri Krishna Balaram Temple, International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Founder Acharya: His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Phone: +91 (0674) 2553517, Email: iskcon.bhubaneswar.tp@pamho.net

 
From the Desk of Director, Life Membership Department
 

Srila Prabhupada, Founder-Acarya of this worldwide Hare Krishna movement expressed his sole desire that people from all corners of the society should take part in this joyful movement and should get the divine blessings of the Supreme Lord. This grand movement gives a wonderful opportunity to everybody to serve the Supreme Lord to the best of his / her capacity.

All of you perhaps know, to create a soothing and spiritual Krishna Conscious atmosphere in Odisha state Srila Prabhupada had given the full responsibility to his Odia disciple His Divine Grace Srila Gour Govinda Goswami Maharaja. His sincerity & simplicity and meek and humble behavior impressed Srila Prabhupada. Srila Prabhupada gave him full responsibility to establish a temple of Sri Sri Krishna Balarama in the land donated by Late Smt. Chhabi Kanungo wife of Late Sri Bijayanand Kanungo who was the son of Late Nityananda Kanungo, the then Governor of Uttar Pradesh. By the mercy of Srila Prabhupada, Srila Gour Govinda Maharaja was able to establish such a magnificent temple which is celebrated as the last founded project of Srila Prabhupada. The installed deities here, as desired by Srila Prabhupada are Sri Sri Gour Nitai, Krishna Balarama & Jagannatha, Baladeva and Subhadra Devi. For the pleasure of Their Lordships, Srila Gour Govinda Maharaja arranged so many festivals throughout the year. As this temple is situated near N.H-5, hence it attracts many many visitors, crowds, inquisitive souls to come here to get the blessings of Their Lordships.

Devotees are enthusiastic to see that the Gundica temple of Sri Sri Jagannatha, Baladeva and Devi Subhadra should be finished as soon as possible. They are trying their best to raise the funds to complete this project. As all of you know Odisha is a poor state for which Srila Gour Govinda Maharaja took fourteen years to raise the funds to complete Srila Prabhupada’s last founded project i.e. Sri Sri Krishna Balarama temple. So in this acute financial crisis period we need help of our valued life-patrons, donors, well-wishers and sympathizers to extend their help and co-operation to finish this project which was the sole desire of Srila Prabhupada. We want to inform all of you that with the blessings of Their Lordships, Srila Prabhupada & Srila Gurudeva devotees of ISKCON, Bhubaneswar were able to renovate the Bhajan Kutir of Srila Prabhupada which is the pride of whole ISKCON society.

The devotees reinstated Srila Prabhupada’s deities in that Kutir before Ratha Yatra festival this year, i.e. 2015, which is treated as Nava-Kalebara year.

All of us are aware of the incident that our valuable front side land which was generously donated by Late Smt. Chhabi Kanungo was occupied by NHAI to expand N.H-5 through 6 Lane system. Hence we have a regular parking problem for public as well as for the life-patrons, visitors, tourists and devotees of the Krishna-Balarama temple. With full constructive mood we had started a basement parking at the back side of the temple to solve the parking problem to some extent, but that is also unfinished due to shortage of funds. Now it is the prime responsibility of all of us to finish this most urgent item so that the parking problem will be solved. Thus our request is - unitedly all of us should utilize our will-power to finish these half-finished projects.

Hopeful of a bright future of everybody, we sincerely request our Life-patrons, guests, well-wishers, to co-operate with us with true vigour and spirit so that we can finish these projects without any further delay.

The Present Donation for becoming a life patron is Rs. 35,555/-. Devotee well-wishers / general public interested to become a life member of ISKCON and get facilities of guest house etc. are requested to contact:

1. H.G. Krsnagati Dasa
Mob. No: 9938513090, 7749911406

2. H.G. Indra Nilamadhava Dasa
Mob. No: 9040788287

3. H.G. Cakradhara Dasa
Mob. No: 9853822911

 
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