Dear Devotees and TOVP Donors,
Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
Greetings from Sridham Mayapur and blessings from Sri Sri Radha-Madhava, Sri Panchatattva and Lord Nrsimhadeva.
We would like to sincerely thank all those who took part in chanting extra japa for the Maha Sudarshana Yajna and Harinam vrata on May 19th. The Yajna was a grand success. More than 350 devotees worldwide took part, and together they chanted more than 14,000 rounds for this event. Actually the totals must have been even higher, because many devotees around the world and in Mayapur took part without sending us their results.
The regular performance of Yajna is vital for the wellbeing of human society. As Lord Krishna famously says in the Bhagavad-gita:
annād bhavanti bhūtāni parjanyād anna-sambhavaḥ
yajñād bhavati parjanyo yajñaḥ karma-samudbhavaḥ
All living bodies subsist on food grains, which are produced from rains. Rains are produced by performance of yajna [sacriﬁce], and yajna is born of prescribed duties.
Within half an hour after the conclusion of the Maha Sudarshana Yajna, there was a sudden storm in Mayapur which lasted about an hour and created a very fresh atmosphere for Nrsimha Caturdasi. We take this as proof of Srila Prabhupada’s statement in the Srimad Bhagavatam that chanting the Maha-mantra is considered Sankirtana-yajna, and can cause regular rainfall:
“When the Hare Krsna mantra is chanted by many men together, the chanting is called sankirtana, and as a result of such a yajna there will be clouds in the sky (yajnad bhavati parjanyah Bg. 3.14). In these days of drought, people can gain relief from scarcity of rain and food by the simple method of the Hare Krsna yajna.”
(SB 9.1.17 purport)
Sankirtana yajna is thus a cooperative effort that can bring about all spiritual and material benefits to humanity. Similarly, the construction of the TOVP by the hands of every devotee is also a yajna for the pleasure of the Lord that will bring immeasurable auspiciousness to the entire planet:
“An astounding temple will appear and will engage the entire world in the eternal service of Lord Caitanya”
(Lord Nityananda to Jiva Goswami, Navadvipa-dhama-mahatmya)
If we all work together and focus on this vision, we can please Srila Prabhupada by completing the temple and offering Sri Sri Radha-Madhava and the Pancha Tattva Their new home in 2022, the 50th Anniversary of Sridhama Mayapur.
To see more pictures of the yajna please visit – http://www.mayapur.com/2016/sri-maha-sudarshana-yajna/
Yours in the Service of Sridham Mayapur,
Braja Vilas das
Global Fundraising Director