Devotees Worldwide Hope to Save Samadhi

The destruction with the hut still in tact.

Devotees Worldwide Hope to Save Samadhi

& Rebuild Bhajan-Kutir

BBSR devotees separating the roof of Srila Prabhupada’s bhajan-kutir and Gour Govinda Swami’s samadhi.

The devotees of ISKCON Bhubaneswar, thanks to their fast response, have been able to temporarily save Sri Srimad Gour Govinda Swami’s samadhi.  While the bulldozer was knocking down the reception, prasadam stall and bookstore building the devotees from Bhubaneswar temple have been able to save the samadhi structure by separating the roof. The right side of the hut was His Divine Grace Srila A.C. Bhativedanta Swami Prabhupada’s bhajan kutir and the left side of the hut is Sri Srimad Gour Govinda Swami’s samadhi.

He Lived for 19 Years in the Hut

Bulldozer destroys reception, maha-prasad stall and book store.

 In 1991, on Lord Nityananda’s appearance day, after 16 years of struggle and hardship, Srila Prabhupada’s last founded project, Sri Sri Krishna Balarama Mandir was completed. The magnificent temple and guesthouse were built under the supervision of Sri Srimad Gour Govinda Swami, who, with complete humility and simplicity, lived for 19 years in a portion of the mud hut that he single handedly built on the order of his most beloved spiritual master Srila Prabhupada.

Sri Srimad Gour Govinda Swami giving class outside the hut.

Srila Prabhupada Stayed There on His Own Request

In 1977 Srila Prabhupada stayed, although better arrangements were made, on his own request in the adjoining room of this mud hut for 17 days waiting for the auspicious day of the holy appearance of  Lord Nityananda to lay the foundation stone for the then to be Sri Sri Krishna Balarama Mandir. Srila Prabhupada has daily been worshipped in his bhajan-kutir with full dedication and devotion ever since.

Bulldozer while destroying Srila Prabhupada’s bhajan-kutir. Gour Govinda Swami’s samadhi still standing.

A Cherished Tirtha

In 1996 Sri Srimad Gour Govinda Swami was placed in samadhi in this hut. The mud hut is a cherished tirtha for many devotees from all over the world.

 

 

A Humble Outcry to All ISKCON GBC Members

and Srila Prabhupada’s Disciples

There is a major, though humble, request from concerned devotees all over the world to all ISKCON GBC members and Srila Prabhupada’s disciples to please come forward and help to save Gour Govinda Swami’s samadhi and to rebuild Srila Prabhupada’s bhajan-kutir.

Please help by signing the petition below:

https://www.change.org/en-IN/petitions/natonal-highway-authority-of-india-stop-temple-demolition-and-harassment-of-devotees-in-iskcon-bhubaneswar

 

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