Helping Iskcon Pandharpur Temple Loss due to Flood

As updated by Temple representatives:

"Sri Pandharpur Dhama is a well known pilgrimage town, city on the banks of Chandrabhaga River in Solāpur district, Maharashtra, India.  Also known as the spiritual capital of Maharashtra, wherein  Lord Sri Vitthala is worshiped as . 

On Oct, 16th, it received expected and heavy downpour and As heavy rains lashed the region; unable to contain rainwater, the irrigation department officials started releasing water from Ujani dam, located on the Pune-Solapur border, at 1,00,000 cusecs* (*a unit of flow (especially of water) equal to one cubic foot per second) by around 4pm into Bhima river that passes through Pandharpur.
Subsequently Chandrabhaga River and the entire surrounding region was flooded and Iskcon Pandharpur Dham Temple was submerged in water.
The serious damages are estimated at more than USD $56,000. We are not in a position to recoup from our losses.

·       Sri Sri Radha Pandharinath’s crops and flowers growing in the fields are now submerged in water and gone.

·       Their Lordships’ temple, goshala, ashram, guest house, Govinda’s Restaurant, offices, BBT Books, Gurukula, and Srila Prabhupada Ghata have all been severely damaged. 

·       Mosquitoes are breeding in the flooded lands.

·       Devotees need proper shelter to insure their safety.

·       Our cows will not receive the high standard of care at the lotus feet of Sri Sri Radha

Pandharinath until their goshala is cleaned and repaired.

·       We are not currently able to properly receive and host our guests.

We appeal to devotees around the world to please donate generously. With your donations we can rebuild. Our cows can come back to their goshala and once again graze there in a happy and peaceful mood. Tons of mud can be cleaned from the buildings. Damaged structures can be repaired. Devotees can return to their ashrams. Our infrastructure can return to the new normal and continue to serve the global community of devotees. Srila Prabhupada Ghata can continue attracting and offering shelter to pilgrims from all over the world.

Please donate today! We urgently need your help now!

As a token of gratitude, everyone who gives any donation will receive a signed copy of the book written by Lokanath Swami Maharaja, “Bhu-Vaikuntha” by post. Bhu-Vaikuntha is a comprehensive guidebook to Sri Pandharpur Dhama. The glories and history of Sri Pandharpur Dhama including visits of Lord Caitanya, Lord Nityananda, Visvarupa Prabhu and Tukaram Maharaja are revealed.

Donation Details enclosed herewith; kindly donate through GoFund Me,
Pay through Facebook Fundraiser or kindly use bank details shared beneath for India/International donations:"

Bank details:
For donations within India and NRI donors:
ISKCON PANDHARPUR
Bank of India
A/C NO - 071720100000004
IFSC - BKID0000717
Branch - Pandharpur.

After donating kindly share your details: (Name, Address, Amount) of transfer on :- [email redacted]

Yours in the service of Sri Sri Radha Pandharinath and Pandharpur Dhama,
Dhanurdhar Arjun Das,
Secretary – ISKCON Pandharpur,
Phone and whatsapp: +919096149069,
[email redacted]

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