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Sunday, February 10, 2008

2008 Mayapur Disappearance Festival for Srila Gour Govinda Maharaja

Gopal Jiu Publications is pleased to invite all Vaishnavas to attend the 12th annual disappearance festival of Srila Gour Govinda Swami.

26th and 27th February
ISKCON Sridham Mayapur
Everyone welcome!

This year again, Gopal Jiu Publications hopes to bring Srila Gour Govinda Maharaja’s cousin, Damodar Giri Prabhu, and his Orissan-style kirtan party. The Gadeigiri village kirtan party has become a popular cultural addition to the festival.
We are in urgent need of funds for this year’s program. At this point we don’t have enough money to bring the Gadeigiri kirtan group. After the schedule below there is a breakdown of estimated costs.
Questions or comments can be written here, or contact us at:
Your servants at Gopaljiu Publications
23 February to the 25th
Seminar on Srila Gour Govinda Swami’s teachings in Mathura Meets Vrindavan
4:00 to 6:00 PM daily by Madhavananda Das
In the MIHET Classrooms

25 February (Mon)
Video lecture of Srila Gour Govinda Maharaja
Time and place to be announced.
If we are able to bring them, the Gadeigi kirtan party will also chant on this day.

26 February (Tue)
Sri Srimad Gour Govinda Maharaja's Disappearance Day

Events at Maharaja's Puspa Samadhi:
* Guru puja, arotika and kirtana (timings to be announced)
* 5:30 PM Bhajans
* 6:15 PM Gour Govinda Maharaja Video lecture
* 6:45 PM Remembrances and talks
* 8:45 PM Program ends, prasadam distribution

If you could offer some donation to help with this festival it would be greatly appreciated. We need to collect US $2,125. We have a balance of funds left over from last year of $445.00. Our balance required is $1,680.00

Here is a breakdown of expenses

$100 (approx 3,900.00 Indian Rupees, INR) for flowers

$25 (approx 980.00 INR) for pheni prasadam distribution (a traditional Oriya sweet liked by Lord Jagannath and Gour Govinda Maharaja)

$ 1,500 (approx 59,140.00 INR) for feast

Cost to bring and accommodate Damodar Giri Prabhu and kirtan party = $500 (approx 19,780.00 IRS)

Total $ 2,125 (approx 83,800 INR)

Balance left from last year’s festival: 17,626 INR (approx US $445.00)

Balance required: $1,680.00

As soon as we collect our goal we will post a notice here informing everyone that we don't need any more money for the festival. If we collect over the amount we will inform the particular donors and they can either get their money back or use it for extras at the festival (more flowers and prasadam) or if they like it can be used for our book publishing efforts.

Donations can be received by us through the following means:

* By credit card via PayPal through the link on the bottom of our homepage:

*By Western Union.

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