TOVP "Kartik Month of Prayer and Giving" Fundraising Campaign
"As Satya-yuga is the best of yugas, as the Vedas are the best of scriptures, as Ganga is the best of rivers, so Kartik is the best of months, the most dear to Lord Sri Krishna."Skanda Purana
The Padma Purana describes the month of Kartik as Krishna’s favorite month. Devotional activities performed during this holy month are rewarded with greater spiritual results than usual so devotees often take vows to increase their spiritual practices or to simplify their material needs for the entire month. It is a way that they can remember Krishna more and increase their service to Him.
This Kartik we ask all ISKCON devotees and well-wishers to make a special effort to pray to Lord Damodar for His mercy and blessings to complete the TOVP by our anticipated goal of 2022 with this prayer composed by Kalakantha das (ACBSP):
Oh Radha Madhav, Asta-sakhis, Sri Mahaprabhu,
Oh Panca-tattva, great acharyas! If it pleases You,
Build Your temple, born of Srila Prabhupada's heart.
Oh Lord Nrsimhadev, please help me. Let me do my part.
During this month we also ask all devotees to increase their giving spirit along the lines of the above prayer to ensure on a practical level that the completion of the TOVP is achieved unhindered and without any obstacles. Please give again if you already have or upgrade your completed pledge to a higher level, restart your pledge if you’ve stopped for some reason, or start your pledge if you haven’t yet begun. No time is better than now to do the above.
Below are the options for making another pledge or a first-time offering to the TOVP. If you want to make a payment towards a pledge use the General Donation option and state in the Notes section of the Pledge Form that you are making a payment towards your pledge.