His Holiness Bhakti Charu Maharaja was one of the most ardent and steadfast supporters of the TOVP. Over the years he personally spoke incessantly about the project, raised funds for construction, attended fundraising events, and was recently planning to travel with the North American TOVP Tour to many temples until the COVID-19 shut everything down. His temple in Ujjain is also overseeing the production of all the parampara murtis for the TOVP altar.
Below Sadbhuja prabhu speaks about Bhakti Charu Maharaja and provides some photos from his last visit to the TOVP site in 2019.
Hare Krishna to all,
As you all are aware, we have suffered a great loss within the ISKCON community of a wonderful devotee, and amazing Guru to many, H.H. Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaja.
His sincere and hard work in spreading Krishna consciousness will always be cherished and appreciated for years to come. Maharaja has always been very enthusiastic, and as far as I can remember always greeted anyone with a welcoming grin, which could melt anyone’s heart.
I will always reminisce on the association which he gave me, as it was always amazing spending time with him. Here are just a few photographs of his last visit here at the TOVP site at the beginning of last year.
Although his passing has been painful to many, and a great tragedy at the thought of being unable to have his association anymore, we must be glad that he is now reunited with our Founder/Acarya along with the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
Bhakti Charu Swami, Ki Jay!