Gaur Purnima Donation Request – 2021

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)
Deity outfits 80,000 1126
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,

B.B.Bodhayan President
(Sri Gopinath Gaudiya Math)

After making any donation please email us your name, contact details, address and amount donated to [email protected] for our records. Be assured this information will remain confidential.

For any inquiry please email [email protected] or @ +61+403581726 ( WhatsApp also) 

You can choose to financially support and serve the Vaishnavas by clicking below

Even a Rupee will help

To Donate Please Click Below

https://pages.razorpay.com/sggmGaurPurnima2021

(Devotees residing in India can also donate using a debit card, credit card, Paytm, UPI or Internet Banking via the above link)
Thank you

Hari Bol

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