May 14, 2021

Dear ISKCON Leaders,

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

*Your support is urgently needed to promote and lead the campaign to assist Mayapur and Bangladesh during the Covid crisis. Details are below in a letter you can share widely.*

*We request that you please push this forward will full energy. As noted below, we are specifically asking international communities and devotees to help with funds for Mayapur and Bangladesh. The Indian yatra is raising funds for other areas of need in India. *

*FYI, the Co-Directors of Mayapur, HH Jayapataka Swami, Hrdaya Caitanya prabhu, Braja Vilasa prabhu, and Subheksana prabhu have pledged to assure that all funds received will be carefully accounted for and will go exclusively to Mayapur relief efforts. HH Bhakti Purusottama, Co-GBC of Bangladesh, has assured the same for any funds sent to aid Bangladesh. *

*Please encourage all Zonal Supervisors, Temple Presidents, other leaders, and all the devotees to donate generously and to organize local campaigns. Details on how to do so are below in the letter you can share. Thank you!*

*On behalf of the Mayapur-Bangladesh Relief Appeal,*

*Your servant, *
*Anuttama dasa*

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:

o To contribute via Payment Gateway (Razorpay) visit

o Contribute via PayPal by using the id:
[Taxable for US citizens as a 501(c)3]

For Bangladesh:
o Contribute via PayPal by using the id:
[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

Videos Below:

*Please note, if you share these videos with others, please be sure to send
the above list of four ways to donate to the campaign. *

(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)
Covid relief appeal video by Braj Vilas Prabhu.mp4:

(4) Google Drive link of the promotional video customized by HH Bhakti
Vaibhava Maharaja (High Res)
Covid relief appeal video by Bhakti Vaibhava Maharaja: