This message is for all devotees, pilgrims–anyone–coming to the Holy Land of Mayapur at this auspicious time of Gaurpurnima. As His Appearance Day approaches, by the mercy of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu, the trials, tribulations and corruptions hampering timely completion of Mayapur Chandrodaya Mandir to honor His mercy upon the world, are being revealed.
Srila Prabhupada said April 8 1975:
“Within this universe…this plot of land, known as Bharatvarsa, India, is the most sacred place within the universe. And of the whole land of Bharatvarsa the Bengal is very sacred. And in the whole of Bengal this Nadia District is very sacred. And in the whole Nadia District, this part is very sacred–Mayapur Chandrodaya Temple.”
Recent straightforward disclosures by Radhajivan Das, a presentation clearly endorsed by denizens of Mayapur, including contemporary managers of daily Temple affairs, as well as responses of concern and support from around the world, indicate a concerted action can no longer be avoided or postponed. There is far more than meets the eye.
Devotees, leave not the Holy Dham without demanding from the leaders full disclosure regarding the tens and tens of millions of dollars and rupees contributed for decades in good faith from around the world by thousands and thousands of disciples, Life Members, and well-wishers of Srila Prabhupada.
Devotees, be not denied the truth about the many rumours, complaints, and allegations of corruption circulating abroad for many years. As Srila Prabhupada said: “Everyone must adore our members as honest.” (Letter to Rupanuga, 1/9/75)
Devotees, be not pacified by management’s endless promises of investigations, re-organization, and dismissal or prosecution of miscreants like child-abusers, embezzlers, and extortionists.
Srila Prabhupada promised to keep Mayapur Dham a sanctified place where Lord Caitanya’s cause of universal brotherhood could be pursued by everyone–regardless of caste, color or creed–that promise must go on to fulfillment without further conflict, compromise or hypocrisy.
Now is the time to assure, once and for all, protection and preservation of Srila Prabhupada’s legacy of the highest spiritual achievements, as immortalized by the construction of Mayapur Chandradoya Mandir, by installing competent, honest leadership of good character, free of perversion.
Devotees of the world coming to Mayapur, unite with those Bengali devotees who love Srila Prabhupada and share his vision of presenting Sri Dham Mayapur as the true and pure spiritual capital of the world, the sacred place where all peoples may congregate in the glorification of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Sri Krsna! All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
Humbly submitted by your servant,
Rupanuga Das, initiated New York City 1966