Fundraiser for Narasingha Maharaja's Samadhi Mandir

Govindaji Gardens
Jan 10 2020 - Event

On January 2nd 2020, Swami Bhakti Gaurava Narasingha Maharaja departed from this world amidst nama-sankirtana, surrounded by his many friends, disciples and well wishers. The next morning, Maharaja was placed in samadhi in his ashram, Govindaji Gardens, in South India.

Samadhi puja has already started, but Maharaja’s followers wish to build a modest samadhi temple in his honor and establish a deity of him for daily worship. It was also Narasingha Maharaja’s desire to install an asta-dhatu (metal) deity of Srila Prabhupada in Prabhupada’s puspa-samadhi.

To this end, we are requesting our friends and spiritual family to help us build the samadhi and establish deities of Maharaja and Srila Prabhupada. The design of Narasingha Maharaja’s samadhi will be the same as Prabhupada’s puspa samadhi in Govindaji Gardens. The only difference will be that we plan to have some base-relief carvings on either side of the door of lions which will be carved from cement by artisans from Tamil Nadu. In the future, if donations are forthcoming, we would like to do the same for Srila Prabhupada’s puspa-samadhi and the other temples in Govindaji Gardens.

The deities of Narasingha Maharaja and Srila Prabhupada will be made by Mr. Ashish Paul of Kolkata. Mr. Paul is a very skilled murti carver who has made beautiful deities of acaryas in the past such as Srila Bhakti Pramoda Puri Goswami (see photo). Narasingha Maharaja was very impressed with his work and stated that he was the only carver that he knew who could actually make a deity out of metal look like the personality it was supposed to be.

We humbly request all our friends and family to contribute whatever they can towards these two projects in order to glorify Srila Narasingha Maharaja and Srila Prabhupada. Anyone who wishes to contribute can do so by visiting the following Gofundme page -