September 2016 will mark the undertaking of the second TOVP fundraising tour in South Africa in commemoration of ISKCON’s 50th Anniversary and Srila Prabhupada’s sacrifices for the mission of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu.
The first tour in 2013 was a major success bringing in over $3 million (U.S.) in pledges from the devotees. However, this time Lord Nityananda’s padukas (shoes) and Lord Nrsimhadeva’s sitari (helmet) will grace and bless the tour and will be accompanied by His Grace Jananivas prabhu and Ambarisa, Braja Vilas and Svaha prabhus.
The tour begins on September 15th and will continue for ten days visiting temples and homes in the cities of Durban, Cape Town, Botswana and Johannesburg. Devotees are ecstatically making arrangements to greet the Lord and His associates for the tour in order to maximize attendance. Daily reports will be posted on the TOVP website and Facebook Page and on ISKCON social media sites.
We want to thank His Holiness Bhakti Caitanya Swami, the GBC, and all the South African leaders for their continued support and wonderful cooperative spirit in making this tour possible. This is not the project of a few individuals but a worldwide effort of all ISKCON devotees and well-wishers. Together we can make this project happen and take the credit for pioneering the great Samkirtan movement in the history of modern human civilization. This will bring real spiritual good to both ourselves personally and the world in general.