May 14, 2021

Dear Devotees,

Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

The Covid crisis continues to affect India and Bangladesh and the ISKCON communities there in a terrible way. We have lost many members of our extended ISKCON family, and people in the surrounding regions of our communities are struggling with the Covid disease and its impact on food supplies, financial security, and more.

ISKCON is responding in two primary ways.

First, devotees of ISKCON’s international communities are contributing much needed funds to relieve the suffering in the Sridham Mayapur region, our ISKCON global headquarters and the sacred birthplace of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu; and in Bangladesh, the birthplace of many Gaudiya Vaishnava saints.

Second, devotees and temples within India have launched an effort to raise funds to help their “sister” temples and communities in other parts of India.

Today, on this auspicious day of Aksaya Trtitiya, we are writing to beg your support on behalf of the international effort to help send relief to Mayapur and Bangladesh. The financial aid for these areas will focus on urgently necessary medical equipment and supplies, setting up a covid ward for the sick, and providing for wide scale distribution of prasada.

We request that all ISKCON leaders, temple communities, and individual devotees outside of India please contribute now to help the residents of these sacred places.

Please view the very moving and informative videos below featuring HH Radhanath Swami, HH Jayapataka Swami, HH Gopal Krishna Goswami and Braja Vilasa prabhu. Also, there is a link to a beautiful video appeal produced by HH Bhaktivaibhava Swami.

These videos provide more details regarding the urgent need and our goal of $800,000 for this relief effort. Please generously donate what you can, and help share the word with your friends throughout the devotee community.


For Mayapur:
* To contribute via Payment Gateway (Razorpay) visit https://servemayapur.com/
* Contribute via PayPal by using the id supportmayapur@mvtrust.org
[Taxable for US citizens as a 501(c)3]

For Bangladesh:
* Contribute via PayPal by using the id covidbangladesh@iskcononline.com
[Taxable for US citizens as a 501(c)3]

Thank you for your care for the residents of Mayapur and Bangladesh, and for your selfless support.

On behalf of the Mayapur-Bangladesh Relief Appeal,

Your servant,
Anuttama dasa
Communications Minister

(1) Youtube link of the main promotional video 
(2) FB link of the main promotional video 
(3) Google Drive Link of the main promotional video (High Res)
(4) Google Drive link of the promotional video customized by HH Bhakti Vaibhav Maharaj (High Res) 
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