[08:00, 7/10/2020]

Dear Devotees,
Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

In about one hour's time, His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami's vapu will embark upon the final journey to Sri Dham Mayapur where devotees are already lovingly preparing the dust of the dham to receive Maharaja once again in the place where he began his journey as Srila Prabhupada's intimate assistant.

Maharaja's vapu will be carried aboard a flight from Orlando to New York via Charlotte. Overnight, the casket will be reconditioned in a New York funeral home in preparation for the journey aboard a repatriation flight from New York to Delhi. After traveling on from Delhi to Calcutta by a private flight, Maharaja's vapu will continue to Mayapur in a specialized vehicle. The exact date and time of arrival in Mayapur is not yet confirmed.

Once again, we will reiterate that the Mayapur campus will be inaccessible for devotees and public alike before, during, and after the ceremony. The same can be said for any spot along the journey -- please do not attempt to visit the airports along the way or interfere in any way. We humbly request your cooperation in this matter.

During the next few days, please offer prayers that this journey and the samadhi ceremony may be completed with safety and auspiciousness.

We also would like to take this opportunity to thank those devotees who have worked tirelessly, day and night, overcoming innumerable hurdles and acquiring uncountable permissions to make this all possible. HH Bhakti Charu Swami's blessings are certainly upon you, as are our heartfelt gratitude and prayers for your spiritual success.

Thank you very much.
Hare Krsna

Your servants, 
Ramai Swami
Bhakti Caitanya Swami
Bhanu Swami

GBC Executive Committee