Gaur Purnima Donation Request – 2021 (Please Share with your family and friends)
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 Gaur-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 eleven days (Friday 19th March to Monday 29th March 2021) 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 2021.
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 (71R/$) (Approx)|
|Flowers for decoration and Deity garlands for the festival duration||115000||1619|
|Pandal and lighting for the festival duration||175000||2464|
|Miscellaneous expenses for preparing prasadam for 2,000 devotees (Remuneration of cooks and assistants)||110000||1549|
|Rice (5,000kg @ Rs.50 per kg)||250000||3521|
|Dal (1200kg @ Rs.120 per kg)||144000||2028|
|Potato (7,000kg @ Rs.20 per kg)||140000||1971|
|Wheat flour (500kg @ Rs.35 per kg)||17500||246|
|Paneer (5kg x 10 days plus 130kg @ Rs.265 per kg) Total – 180 Kg||47700||671|
|Milk (10 liters x 10 days plus 130 liters @ Rs.45 per liter) Total – 230 Liters||10350||145|
|Dahi Yogurt (3kg x 10 days plus 300 kg @ Rs.140 per kg) Total = 330||46200||650|
|Rasgulla (100 pieces x 10 days plus 6,000 pieces @ Rs.7 each) – Total – 7000||49000||690|
|Vegetable Oil (500kg @ Rs.140 per kg)||70000||985|
|Ghee (60kg @ Rs.500 per kg)||30000||422|
|Spices (salt, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, ginger, etc.)||115000||1619|
|Vegetables (cabbage, pumpkin, tomato, spinach, etc.)||130000||1830|
|Fruit (daily, and extra on Ekadasi and Gaura-Purnima)||150000||2112|
|Mahaprabhu’s bathing ceremony (Maha-Abhishek) and RajBhog after Maha-Abhishek||35000||492|
|Sannyasi cloth (Rs.500 x 90)||45000||633|
|Sannyasi donation (Rs.101 x 90)||9090||128|
|Brahmachari dhoti (Rs.350 x 250)||87500||1232|
|Brahmachari donation (Rs.51 x 250)||12750||179|
|Magazine in Bengali (1,000 copies) and Hindi (500 copies) (Rs.40 x 1,500 total copies)||60000||845|
|Fuel (firewood) (20,000kg @ Rs.9.00 per kg)||180000||$2535|
|TOTAL for the festival||21,09,090.00||$29,705(Approx)|
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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