On August 24, 2019, ISKCON will celebrate Shri Krishna Janmashtami in a very grand manner. Please consider this letter as my personal invitation to you and your family to visit our temple on that day for receiving the blessings of Lord Shri Krishna.
At the end of the bitterly fought Mahabharata war, Lord Krishna was ready to depart Hastinapur for Dwaraka.Uttara,the daughter-in-law of the Pandavas,suddenly rushed towards Lord Krishna.Shewaschasedbyan arrow which was shot by Asvatthama to kill the child inher womb.
The weapon used by Asvatthama was the most powerful brahmastra, which no weapon could possibly counteract. Lord Krishna, who resides within everyone's heart as Paramatma, expanded Himself and covered the womb of Uttara.
The irresistible power of the brahmastra was neutralized and foiled by the transcendental power of Lord Krishna.
Lord Shri Krishna is generally known as bhakta-vatsala, one who is very affectionate to His devotees. In fact, the Lord is very affectionate to the family members of His devotees too. When any devotee faces a serious problem, the Lord gives Instant Protection.
Hence, Lord Krishna asked Arjuna to declare boldly that "the devotees of Lord Krishna never perish” (Bhagavad-gita 9.31).
Lord Shri Krishna is extremely pleased to bless His devotee who renders even a little service to Him. Distribution of a cup of Anna prasadam,the mercy of Lord Shri Krishna, to every visitor is a very important service on the most auspicious occasion of Janmashtami.
We expect about 3 lakh visitors at ISKCON Tirupati temple for theJanmashtami festival. One cup of Anna Prasadam will cost Rs.5/-. We need to raise about Rs. 15,00,000/-.
You have always been a generous supporter. A kind-hearted person like you can understand the value of prasadam distribution on an auspicious occasion like Janmashtami.
I request you to spare a few minutes and write a cheque in favour of "ISKCON Tirupati”, and send it with the completed donation form in the enclosed postage-free business reply envelope or you can pay through phonepe, Googlepay or paytm or by scanning in any BHIM UPI App. Please refer to the enclosed donation form for alternate modes of donation such as bank deposit and online payment.
Your prompt response will help us to properly plan the prasadam distribution to the ever increasing visitors to ISKCON Tirupati temple for the Janmashtami festival.
Please do not miss this rare opportunity to get the blessings of Lord Shri Krishna on His appearance day by rendering this important service of funding prasadam distribution.
There is also an opportunity to sponsor a kalash for performing Maha-Shankabhishekam for Sri Sri Radha Govindaji and also to do Gau Seva on Janmashtami day. Please refer to the enclosed brochure for more details.
I pray to Lord Shri Krishna for His blessings upon you. Yours in the service of Lord Shri Krishna,
dattva mat-sarstitam iyat"
On Special Occasions like Janmashtami, One Who Offers the Deity(Archa-murti) with the gifts of lands producing flowers, fruits, grains and markets in the form of onaments, clothes etc., he will achieve opulence equal to My Own.(Lord Krishna to Uddhava in Srimad Bhagavatam 11.27.51)
Again, a very significant and jubilant Sri Krishna Janmashtami festival season has come. ISKCON-Tirupati celebrates this festival with great pomp and gaitey for three consecutive days. The main highlights of this festivl are:
1. Grand darshan of Sri Sri Radha Govinda Ashtasakhi's and gorgeous decoration of altar with varieties of imported flower and fruits.
2. Big pandal for cultural events and beautiful diaramas depicting Loard Krishna's pastimes.
3. Anna Prasadam to all the visiting for three days (nearly Five Lakh Visitors).
So, the total approximate predicted budget for this grand celebrations will come around 60 Lakhs. It's a great challenge for us to meet the expenses involved. Your devotion to the Lord in the form if donation will relieve us from anxiety and it will also inspire us to do more and selfless loving devotional service to the Lord.
1. Sri Sri Radha Govinda Ashtasakhi Sringara Seva
2. Anna Prasadam Seva
3.Big pandal, Diaramas, Arch, Cultural Stage Program Seva
Yes! I am very much interested to participate in Sri Sri Radha Govinda's Sponsorship programme on the occasion of Sri Krishna Janmashtami.
Note: The Names of the donors who donates Rs.1 lakh and above will be displayed and announced on Janmashtami Day.
Please send your UPI Transaction ID Details to 'firstname.lastname@example.org'
Send Your Cheque/DD in Favour of "ISKCON Tirupati" (or) Deposit Cash/Cheque in any Branch of Axis Bank or Transfer through NEFT/RTGS with your online banking facility and please send your Details by Email 'email@example.com'
For further datails please Contact
Krishna Kisora Gopala Das
Phone: 9985589692, 7075805944.
1. Special Abhishekam will be performed in your name and family members's name on Sri Krishna Janmashtami Day.
2. You eill receive SRI RADHA GOVINDAJI MAHA PRASADAM to the given Address.
3. ISKCON-Tirupati will provide good hospitality during your visit to Tirupati.
4. We will help you as tour guide to all different temples in and around Tirupati.