Gaur Purnima Donation Request – 2018
(Sri Gopinath Gaudiya Math)
Dear Devotees and Well-Wishers,
All glories to Sri Brahman Madhva Gaudiya Saraswat Sampradaya (lineage). All glories to my beloved Grand Spiritual Master His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Goswami Thakur Prabhupada, and my beloved Spiritual Master His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Pramode Puri Goswami Thakur.
I would like to share my concern about the upcoming Gaura-Purnima festival with you. During the festival, we will be hosting mostly economically poor but spiritually sincere devotees. For the most part, these devotees are unable to afford the cost of their food and lodging during the ten days (Feb 22nd to March 2nd, 2018) of the festival.
We are expecting 2000 (approximately) devotees as per last year’s gathering.
The price of all ingredients has increased significantly, more than anticipated, and therefore we are humbly begging for your help (financially, physically, and mentally) in order to organize the festival as we have organized it over the last few years. I hope you do not hesitate to become involved, and will help us to collect ingredients or donate financially for the purchase of ingredients in order to serve the Vaishnavas who will attend the Gaura-Purnima festival this coming March 2018.
In order to cater to an average of 2,000 devotees daily, offering them Prasad three times each day, and for other arrangements for the festival, the following items will be needed:
(All costs in USD are an approximation as the value of currency changes daily ( approx as per last few years))
|Description||Indian Rupee||USD (66R/$)|
|Deity outfits||INR 70,000.00||$1061.00|
|Flowers for decoration and Deity garlands for festival duration||INR 1,00 000.00||$1515.00|
|Pandal and lighting for festival duration||INR 130 000.00||$1970.00|
|Miscellaneous expenses for preparing prasadam for 2,000 devotees (Remuneration of cooks and assistants)||INR 90 000.00||$1364.00|
|Rice (5,000kg @ Rs.40 per kg)||INR 200 000.00||$3030.00|
|Dal (1,200kg @ Rs.120 per kg)||INR 144 000.00||$2182.00|
|Potato (7,000kg @ Rs.15 per kg)||INR105 000.00||$1591.00|
|Wheat flour (500kg @ Rs.30 per kg)||INR 15 000.00||$228.00|
|Paneer (5kg x 10 days plus 130kg @ Rs.220 per kg)||INR 39 600.00||$600.00|
|Milk (10 litres x 10 days plus 130 litres @ Rs.40 per litre)||INR 9 200.00||$140.00|
|Dahi Yogurt (3kg x 10 days plus 300 kg @ Rs.125 per kg)||INR 41 250.00||$625.00|
|Rasgulla (100 pieces x 10 days plus 6,000 pieces @ Rs.6 each)||INR 42 000.00||$637.00|
|Vegetable Oil (500kg @ Rs.120 per kg)||INR 60 000.00||$909.00|
|Ghee (60kg @ Rs.450 per kg)||INR 27 000.00||$409.00|
|Spices (salt, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, ginger, etc.)||INR 100 000.00||$1515.00|
|Vegetables (cabbage, pumpkin, tomato, spinach, etc.)||INR 110 000.00||$1667.00|
|Fruit (daily, and extra on Ekadasi and Gaura-Purnima)||INR 90 000.00||$1500.00|
|Mahaprabhu’s bathing ceremony (Maha-abhishekh) and RajBhog after Maha-abhisekh||INR 25,000.00||$379.00|
|Sannyasi cloth (Rs.300 x 80)||INR 24 000.00||$364.00|
|Sannyasi donation (Rs.101 x 80)||INR 8 080.00||$123.00|
|Brahmachari dhoti (Rs.350 x 250)||INR 87 500.00||$1326.00|
|Brahmachari donation (Rs.51 x 250)||INR 12,750.00||$193.00|
|Magazine in Bengali (1,000 copies) and Hindi (500 copies) (Rs.35 x 1,500 total copies)||
|Fuel (fire wood) (20,000kg @ Rs.9.00 per kg)||INR 180,000.00||$2728.00|
|TOTAL for the festival||INR 1,762,380.00||$26 844.00|
Please let us know if your financial capacity allows you to help with this Gaura-Purnima festival, as you will have the opportunity to serve many Vaishnavas. In doing so, you will please the Supreme Lord, and your spiritual life will surely blossom by the blessings of the Vaishnavas.
Yours in the service of Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s Mission,
(Sri Gopinath Gaudiya Math)
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