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- Srila Prabhupada’s bhajan kutir and samadhi of Sri Srimad Gour Govinda Swami demolished at ISKCON Bhubaneswar


Unfortunate events led to demolishing the kutir and samadhi on Saturday July 28 2018 at ISKCON Bhubaneswar temple. ISKCON founder acharya Srila Prabhupada stayed in 1977 during his visit to his last founded ISKCON project in the bhajan kutir Srimad Gour Govinda Swami single handedly constructed for him at this ISKCON property. Srimad Gour Govinda Swami’s siddha deha (spiritual body) was placed in samadhi in February 1996.

The exact facts are not clear to us. In 2011/2012 the authorities had demolished Srila Prabhupada’s bhajan kutir. The samadhi was not touched at all. After negotiating with the authorities the bhajan kutir was erected again in the understanding that this situation was permanent. Therefore, we do not understand why they not only demolished the bhajan kutir but also the samadhi altogether.

Due to heavy flooding right in front of the temple, making cars to float on the road and leading to water coming into the houses of residents, the city administration has taken immediate enforcement measures. Due process and time for taking actions by the devotees was not allowed. They have demolished the bhajan kutir and samadhi and are in the process of placing drains to contain flooding of water.

ISKCON Bhubaneswar is together with the residents and businesses in Nayapalli (the local district) the victim of bad planning, management and now reverse engineering to address the sudden flooding of water. What the authorities (BMC, BDA and NHAI) conveniently overlook is the fact that water is flooding from the national highway only to the side of the temple. Furthermore, most problems with water come from drainaige at the other side of the highway at Krishna Towers. This problem is well known and is not addressed. On top of this, local companies and residents dump their carbage etc. thus blocking the drains. So all these excess waters are collected in front of the temple and then flooding the area. Unless the authorities do not tackle the real technical problem, the Nayapalli district will continue to suffer.

You can find more information via google by typing: “show cause notice ISKCON Bhubaneswar temple” or “water flooding ISKCON Bhubaneswar”

Anyhow, we immediately need to transfer the siddha deha of Sri Srimad Gour Govinda Swami to the museum. We need to break open the museum, transfer the siddha deha from samadhi to the museum etc. We need approximately 25.000,- euro to start this work immediately.

We humbly request your kind support in order to establish the relocation of the samadhi of Sri Srimad Gour Govinda Swami.


Your contribution is welcome via:

Name: ISKCON Bhubaneswar
Bank: HDFC BANK LTD, Branch IRC village Bhubaneswar
Accountnumber: 27811450000029
ISFC Code: HDFC 0002781

This is the bank account of ISKCON Bhubaneswar and HH Haladhara swami is the caretaker of this bank account. 

For PayPal (please use the following email address of the Tattva Vicara Publications books):

Thanking you in advance for your kind help and support!

All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

Hare Krishna,
His Holiness Haladhara Swami Maharaj
(disciple of Sri Srimad Gour Govinda Swami Maharaj)
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Date: 08-09-2018

Dear donator,

Hare Krishna. Please accept our humble obeisances. Jaya Srila Prabhupad.

We, the Sri Krishna Balaram Temple at ISKCON Bhubaneswar, have received your kind donation and we thank you very much to have contributed towards the relocation of the Samadhi of Sri Srimad Gour Govinda Swami.

We pray for his mercy upon you/and your family members.

Haladhar Swami, ISKCON Bhubaneswar
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Hare Krishna dear devotees and well-wishers, we collected a total amount of €10.410,-! The donations from the Holland yatra is €2.865,-. The donations from the GoFundMe page is €6,374,-. And the donations from PayPal is €1.201,-. Thank you for your support! We are forever indebted to you all, but we still need your help!!! The required amount for relocating the siddha deha is 6 lakh Indian Rupees (€7.565,-) and for the construction of the new samadhi-mandir we need 29 lakh Indian Rupees (€36.565,-). H.H. Haladhara swami and H.G. Premananda prabhu (the temple president of ISKCON Bhubaneswar) are making sure that all the donations will be used for this purpose only!
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Hope below information clears the doubts:

Haribol dear Devotees,

Haladhara Maharaj is saying that the donation should go to the special bankaccount for Sri Srimad Gour Govinda Swami Maharaj which is used for this purpose only.

These are the details of the bankaccountnumber, opened especially for the samadhi-mandir of Sri Srimad Gour Govinda Swami Maharaj.

Bank Name:


ISKCON Bhubaneswar

IFSC Code:
HDFC 0002781

HDFC Branch
IRC village, Bhubaneswar

All the money which has been donated in the account name 'Halayudh das' will only be used for the samadhi-mandir.

Hare Krishna
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Hare Krishna, Thank you for all your support, messages and for sharing this page all over the world. As you can see we added a PayPal link in the description. Please share this update. All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
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