Where Do We Go From Here?

Where Do We Go From Here?

What is actually happening at

the Śrī Śrī Kṛṣṇa Balarāma temple in Bhubaneswar?

A letter from a concerned Jagadish Pandit dasa.

Hare Krsna Vanamali Prabhuji,

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to our most beloved Śrīla Gurudeva. All glories to Śrīla Prabhupāda.

Devotees all over the planet (9,893 to be exact) are anxious to know what progress has been made of the land dispute at Bhubaneswar and request that the committee members/bureau give a report as to what is now the situation there so that all the devotees can know what is the progress with the temple and the NHAI Authorities.

Hence the reason I am writing you today is for so long now we have not received any news on the temple at ISKCON Bhubaneswar.

So my questions are:

  • What is the progress there now?
  • Have you met the NHAI Project Director?
  • Where will they make the power line above ground or under the ground?
  • Where will the drain line go? In front of Śrīla Gurudeva’s samadhi? Or in front of the Rādhā Gopīnātha temple?
  • When can we start to rebuild Śrīla Prabhupāda’s bhajan kutir?

Please be kind and write me back I am a little stressed over this matter and only the committee members know what is happening there.

So please Vanamali prabhu please find a few minutes to write back to me.

Your servant,

Jagadish Pandit dasa.


5 Responses to Where Do We Go From Here?

  1. jagadish pandit das October 14, 2012 at 3:57 pm #

    > Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2012 22:17:00 -0500
    > From: Vanamali.JPS@pamho.net
    > To: jagadishpandit@hotmail.com
    > Subject: HARE KRSNA
    > Dear Jagadish Pandit prabhu.
    > Dandavats.
    > AGTSP.
    > PD has sent proposal to Delhi to consider
    > prabhupada Bhajan Kutir, same proposal beeing
    > pending with NH Authority for aproval.It will take
    > time for them to dispose.
    > other things, after bhajan kutir restoration we will
    > aproch them separatly.
    > Jai Jagannath,
    > yhs
    > vanamali das

  2. Tamohara dasa October 14, 2012 at 1:32 am #

    Whatever happens, there is no question in my mind but that we have to continue with strength. Why not organize a massive sankirtana and approach the offices of the parties responsible. Contact everyone, make a big show, get media attention, and thus the criminals will be exposed.

    • Nimai Pandit dasa October 16, 2012 at 5:47 am #

      Brilliant idea Tamohara prabhu, but will the locals do it?
      This should have been done months ago, especially by the local devotees.
      There are 10,000 people living at the Nayapalli village across the road from the temple; I am sure many of them would join in.
      Where are the preachers and kirtaniyas that frequent the Bhubaneswar temple? They should be leading it. There are so many devotees living in and around that fabulous temple that our beloved Gurudeva struggled so hard to complete.
      The whole situation is still in no-mans land!!!
      There is no definite outcome one way or the other.


  3. Nimai Pandit dasa October 13, 2012 at 5:44 am #

    Here at Tattva Vicara Publications [www.tvpbooks.com] we are receiving emails daily and phone calls as to what has actually happened since Sachinandan prabhu made his initial trip to Delhi to discuss with the senior Government officials in Delhi and the Cabinet Minister for Roads and Highways Mr. Joshi.
    As yet there has been no indication one way or the other as to what the outcome may be. Sachinandan is now, not able to deal with Delhi as he is considered non-ISKCON personnel by the ISKCON Bureau, therefore he is not able to contact Delhi on behalf of saving our Guru Maharaja’s samadhi.
    So can someone please tell us what is going on?

    YS npdasa

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