My godsister Parvati Dasi, who looks after Srila Prabhuapda’s samadhi in Vrindaban, has sent me this letter. She writes for a worthy cause.
Dear Maharajas and Prabhus,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. This is an appeal for your help for Prabhupada’s Vrndavana Samadhi Project.
This year, somehow the donation level has fallen below normal. For the first time in 17 years, I had to break a small Fixed Deposit to put in the working account. More than that, we must re-seal the dome after 25 monsoons, to ensure no leaking or concomitant structural damage. Removing the grouting on all the dome tiles from top to bottom to maintain the waterproofing, then applying the clear silicon coating so the moisture cannot come through the marble, will cost at least Rs. 5 laks or $7500.
This year, we found 3 leaks in the dome, which we sealed up immediately. It is urgent we begin the work without delay to protect the whole dome. Best would be if there were some forthcoming donations. But at this point, the work cannot wait.
Prabhupada’s Samadhi needs extra funding on an ordinary basis, but this work is the first order. I need help to cover at least our present crisis now. Therefore I am requesting your help to find donors for this Samadhi work. Though it is an urgent situation, I prefer not to dip into the Samadhi Maintenance Fund if I don’t have to.
Thank you for your kind consideration.
Parvati devi dasi
PS: Depending on where you are, this is where you send donations:
Bank – Andhra bank, Vrindavan.
Acc Name: ISKCON Samadhi Mandir
Acc No. 1885 101000 30840
IFS Code: ANDB0001885
MICR Code: 281011102
Swift Code: ANDBINBBAGR
Checks or Online donations in Foreign Currency:
ISKCON Foreign A/c # 9100100-1456-52389
SWIFT code no. AXISINBB086
IFSC code # UTIB0000794 Axis Bank Vrndavan
For US Tax Exemption
The ISKCON Website to use is iskconvrindavan.com.
Thanks so much.