Akshaya Tritiya is commonly understood in the Vedic calendar to be the most auspicious day for beginning any undertaking and for making a donation, especially for a spiritual cause. Any action begun on this day will have everlasting and increasing effects, and any service or charity one performs on this day will be rewarded many times over.
In Vedic history these prominent historical events occurred on Akshaya Tritiya:
- Sudama was blessed by Lord Krishna
- Lord Parasurama appeared
- Mother Ganga descended
- Candana-yatra begins
- Vyasa began writing Mahabharata
- Draupadi received an unlimited sari
This year the TOVP has again organized this auspicious day of giving as a window of opportunity to support the #GivingToPrabhupada 11 Day Matching Fundraiser starting on May 14, Akshaya Tritiya. This truly once-in-a-lifetime online fundraising event is an opportunity for every man, woman and child in ISKCON to welcome Srila Prabhupada to the TOVP by sponsoring an abhisheka for his murti installation in October in honor of his 125th Appearance Anniversary this year. Ambarisa prabhu, TOVP Chairman, will match the first $150,000 and our final goal is a $1 million Guru Dakshina.
We encourage every ISKCON member to participate and sponsor one of 5 kinds of abhishekas below:
SACRED WATER BATHING – $25 / ₹1,600 / £20 (sponsor for each family member)
COPPER COIN BATHING – $300 / ₹21,000 / £250
SILVER COIN BATHING – $500 / ₹35,000 / £400
GOLD COIN BATHING – $1,000 / ₹71,000 / £800
PLATINUM COIN BATHING – $1,600 / ₹1 Lakh / £1,300
SAMSTAPAK ACHARYA SEVA – $10,000 / ₹7 Lakh / £8,000
Coin donors will receive the abhisheka coin. Samstapak Acharya donors will receive a 5″ replica murti.
Sponsorships can be made on the Fundraiser Page or directly through the links below. Pledge payments for the larger sponsorships are available through the website or contact your local TOVP rep, or message us at the email address below for assistance:
USA – https://www.paypal.me/TOVPFoundation (debit or cc)
Canada – https://paypal.com/ca/fundraiser/charity/3440882 (no fees – debit or cc)
India – https://rzp.io/l/giving-tovp-fundraiser-2021 (debit or cc, Netbanking, Wallet, UPI)
U.K. – https://www.paypal.me/TOVPUK (debit or cc)
Europe – https://www.paypal.me/TOVPEU (debit or cc)
Russia – https://tovp.org/ru/donate/russian-donations-details/
Please specify which abhisheka you are sponsoring in the Notes section of your payment page along with all your contact information when possible.
If you need assistance with making a donation, contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: The TOVP CARE COVID RELIEF program is donating $25,000 for ISKCON Mayapur and Bangladesh temples under the direction of Ambarisa prabhu.
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