The second annual #GivingTOVP 10 Day Matching Fundraiser will soon begin on April 26(Akshaya Tritiya) until May 6 (Nrsimha Caturdasi) to raise funds for the completion of Lord Nrsimha’s temple wing and altar for the opening celebration during Gaura Purnima 2021. However, we are all too aware of the disastrous effects of the Corona virus pandemic worldwide, even on ISKCON communities, preaching, book distribution and finances.
ISKCON Mayapur is especially struggling due to the 21 day lock-down in India which has all but halted many of the daily activities there, including work on the TOVP. Entry of any visitors or devotees, including the residential devotees in and around Mayapur, has been restricted to those engaged in the daily deity services and other direct temple related services. All guest houses are closed, restaurants and Maha Prasad stalls, bhoga bhandar and all sources which are meant for generating revenues are shut down. All income to ISKCON Mayapur has thus been stopped.
On account of this emergency situation, Ambarisa and Braja Vilasa prabhus from the TOVP have decided to help ISKCON Mayapur by creating an extension campaign to the #GivingTOVP Fundraiser called the TOVP Care Emergency Matching Fund Campaign. Ambarisa will match 10 cents for every dollar raised for the #GivingTOVP Fundraiser (online only) and donate it to ISKCON Mayapur. The potential is quite large considering that last year over $150,000 was raised, not including Amariasa’s match of $150,000.
These funds will be used for Deity Care, Devotee Care of 250+ full-time brahmacari residents, and Cow Care of the 300+ cows in the goshala. This is an opportunity to serve the World Headquarters of ISKCON in Sridham Mayapur which is struggling due to a financial breakdown.
We encourage devotees worldwide to support this combined fundraiser with one donation from April 26 until May 6 and help both the TOVP continue with financing our construction work and ISKCON Mayapur through this crisis. Please take responsibility for protecting Srila Prabhupada’s ‘Place of Worship’ and dearmost project. As he stated regarding the upkeep of ISKCON Mayapur:
“Just like I am trying to make some fund for Vrndavana and Mayapur. Even no contribution comes, it will go on. The seva-puja will not stop for want of money. So there will be no want of money. Still, I must make some provision, by the income the seva-puja will go on. Contribution may come or not. That provision should be made.”
Concerning the TOVP project specifically, we will resume construction as soon as possible and we pray devotees will also continue with their regular pledge payments. If construction stops for an extended period this will have severe ramifications on our scheduled Grand Opening in 2022. It will also increase the construction cost as re-starting work will be very costly for a number of reasons. Minimum work must continue at the least so our progress is not stunted.
Please go here to read more about the #GivingTOVP Fundraiser.
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