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Hare Krishna

  1. 1. Hare Krishna Dham Welcomes Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
  2. 2. <ul><li>One should faithfully and lovingly support the installation of My Deity, and individually or in cooperation with others one should work for the construction of Krsna conscious temples and cities as well as flower gardens, fruit gardens and special areas to celebrate My pastimes. </li></ul><ul><li>--Lord Sri Krishna </li></ul><ul><li>( Srimad-Bhagavatam 11.11.34-41) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Hare Krishna Dham - History <ul><li>Established in 1969 </li></ul><ul><li>First and only Temple in Houston </li></ul><ul><li>By Vishnujana Swami, a leading disciple of Srila Prabhupada </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporated in 1972 as a non-profit organization </li></ul><ul><li>Services conducted using pictures in a Montrose area home </li></ul>
  4. 4. Hare Krishna Dham - History <ul><li>1972 – Moved to bigger facility on Rosalie St </li></ul><ul><li>1974 – Sri Sri Nitai Gaura Chandra (big Guara Nitai deities) were installed. </li></ul><ul><li>Mostly western devotees </li></ul><ul><li>Supported mainly by money from book distribution </li></ul><ul><li>1979 – Sri Sri Nitai Gaura Chandra (small deities) arrived </li></ul><ul><li>1980 - Congregation increased and more space needed </li></ul>
  5. 5. Hare Krishna Dham - History <ul><li>1984 – Purchased current building (old church) </li></ul><ul><li>1986 – Sri Sri Radha Nila Madhava installed </li></ul><ul><li>1989 – Sri Sri Giriraj Govardhan arrived </li></ul><ul><li>1992-93 - Sri Sri Radha Giridhari installed </li></ul>
  6. 6. Hare Krishna Dham - History <ul><li>1990’s – active role of Indian community </li></ul><ul><li>1996 – Built Gauranga Hall </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To cater the needs of Indian community and their families </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can host 1000 members during festivals / functions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2001 New Temple Bhoomi Puja </li></ul><ul><li>2003 – Demolition of the old administration building </li></ul><ul><li>2005 – New temple construction started </li></ul>
  7. 7. Hare Krishna Dham – Current Status
  8. 8. Transformation <ul><li>Administration Building </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Kitchen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Guest Quarters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gift shop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dining Room </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Future Home of Sri Sri Radha Nila-Madhava
  10. 10. View from Gauranga Hall
  11. 11. View From Golf Street
  12. 12. View from 34 th Street
  13. 13. Floor Plan
  14. 14. North Elevation - Artist Rendering
  15. 15. East Elevation – Artist Rendering
  16. 16. Deity Altar Model
  17. 17. Facts about the new temple <ul><li>24,000 Square feet area </li></ul><ul><li>72 Feet Gopuram </li></ul><ul><li>Future installation of Sita Rama, Lakshmana, Hanuman deities </li></ul><ul><li>Gift shop </li></ul><ul><li>Vegetarian Restaurant </li></ul><ul><li>Guest rooms </li></ul><ul><li>Audio / visual library </li></ul><ul><li>Tulasi House </li></ul><ul><li>Memorial room for Srila Tamal Krishna Goswami Maharaja </li></ul>
  18. 18. Construction Progress
  19. 19. Construction Progress
  20. 20. Construction Progress
  21. 21. Responsibilities of a human being per Shastra <ul><li>Protection / proper care for themselves & family </li></ul><ul><li>Provide opportunities for relatives to excel in their talents </li></ul><ul><li>Good heart towards other living beings – “Treat others as you want to be treated” </li></ul><ul><li>Taking care of parents and dependents as you would take care of yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Devote time towards the betterment of the society </li></ul><ul><li>Render service to the nation where you are residing and taken birth </li></ul><ul><li>Live in Peace, Prosperity and Harmony without any anxiety </li></ul><ul><li>The secret of success to achieve above is to connect yourself with the Supreme Lord Krishna! </li></ul>
  22. 22. Bhagavad-Gita 12:8-11 <ul><li>BG 12.8 : Just fix your mind upon Me, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and engage all your intelligence in Me. Thus you will live in Me always, without a doubt. </li></ul><ul><li>BG 12.9 : My dear Arjuna , O winner of wealth, if you cannot fix your mind upon Me without deviation, then follow the regulative principles of bhakti - yoga . In this way develop a desire to attain Me. </li></ul><ul><li>BG 12.10 : If you cannot practice the regulations of bhakti - yoga , then just try to work for Me, because by working for Me you will come to the perfect stage. </li></ul><ul><li>BG 12.11 : If, however, you are unable to work in this consciousness of Me, then try to act giving up all results of your work and try to be self-situated. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Bhagavad-Gita 12:13-14 <ul><li>One who is not envious but is a kind friend to all living entities, who does not think himself a proprietor and is free from false ego, who is equal in both happiness and distress, who is tolerant, always satisfied, self-controlled, and engaged in devotional service with determination, his mind and intelligence fixed on Me—such a devotee of Mine is very dear to Me. </li></ul>
  24. 24. How Can You Connect With Krishna? <ul><li>Be His Lover </li></ul><ul><li>Be His Parent </li></ul><ul><li>Be His Friend </li></ul><ul><li>Be His Servant </li></ul><ul><li>If you consider Krishna as one of the above relationships what would you do? </li></ul>You want to make Krishna as part of your life!
  25. 25. Benefits of helping build a temple for the Lord <ul><li>“ whoever constructs or helps to construct a Vishnu temple will protect eight generations of fathers, grandfathers and forefathers from falling into Hell” -- Vamana Purana </li></ul><ul><li>Just by starting the construction of a temple for Lord Sri Krishna, sins committed in seven births will be wiped out and one will deliver his forefathers who are suffering in hellish planets” -- Skanda Purana </li></ul><ul><li>“ A person who builds a temple of Sri Vishnu will get the same results as performing the Rajasuya and Ashwamedha yagnas” </li></ul>
  26. 26. Benefits of helping build a temple for the Lord <ul><li>“ On building a temple of Sri Madhava one can attain the eternal Vaikunthaloka” -- Vamana Purana </li></ul><ul><li>“ Having acquired wealth and built a temple with a small portion of it, a person acquires piety and gains favors from Hari.” -- Agni Purana </li></ul><ul><li>“ By installing the Deity of the Lord one becomes the king of entire earth, by building a temple for the Lord, one becomes the ruler of the three worlds, by worshipping and serving the Deity one goes to the planet of Lord Brahma, and by performing all three of these activities one achieves a transcendental form like My own” -- Srimad Bhagavatam 11:27:53 </li></ul>
  27. 27. Please support the Temple Construction Project Generously! <ul><li>You can contribute from $1,000 and up </li></ul><ul><li>Your contribution is tax exempt </li></ul><ul><li>The names of all the donors who donated $125 and above will be recorded in a dairy, which will be placed at the Lotus Feet of Sri Sri Radha Nila Madhava during Sringara Aarati every morning </li></ul>
  28. 28. Sponsorship Levels <ul><li>$501k - Grand Patron </li></ul><ul><li>$351k - Main Gopuram </li></ul><ul><li>$201k - Sri Sri Sita Rama, Lakshmana, Hanuman installation </li></ul><ul><li>$100k – Sri Sri Radha Nila Madhava </li></ul><ul><li>$50k (12) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sri Sri Nitai Gaura Chandra </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sri Sri Nitai Caitanya Chandra </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sri Sri Radha Giridhari </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sri Giriraja </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Each Small Gopuram (4) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tulasi House </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pujari Room Elevator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Srila Gurudeva Memorial Room </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fountain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sudarshana Chakra </li></ul></ul><ul><li>$30k (11) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Each step at the main entrance of the Temple (3) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deity Kitchen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pujari Room Cabinets & Accessories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio / Visual Room </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Children’s activity room </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sound system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gift Shop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Main Chandelier </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Altar Gate </li></ul></ul>Sponsorship levels of $100k and above can be donated by individuals or groups / organizations.
  29. 29. Sponsorship Levels (contd.) <ul><li>$25k (22) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Each Sanyasi Quarter (2) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Each Guest room (3) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Prasadam Room </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Srila Prabhupada Vyasasana </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Deity Room Lighting </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Adminstrative Offices (4) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Deity Altar Steps (3) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Each step in the main temple dome (6) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Altar Curtain </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>$15k (25) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Decorative Columns in the Temple Room (10) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Murals (8) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Each Acarya’s display from Guru Parampara (6) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Security System </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>$10k (44) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Each Main Temple Dome light (4) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Diety Kitchen Walk-in Cooler </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Projector & Screen </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Each Deity Outfit Storage Area (6) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Event Bulletin Board </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Time Schedule Board </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Flat Panel Television </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Each display frame on the second level (10) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Each Book Display (2) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sprinkler System (6) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Glass Partitions (6) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Each Hundi (4) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dry Bhoga Storage </li></ul></ul></ul>
  30. 30. Sponsorship Levels (contd.) <ul><li>$5k (83) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Each display in the parikrama Marg (12) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Temple Room floor (50) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Each Sitting Bench (12) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sky lights (8) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Drinking Fountain in the parikrama marg </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>$3k (40) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Each stone in the Main Entrance (40) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>$1k </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Each tile in the Parikrama marg </li></ul></ul></ul>
  31. 31. How can you make Contributions? <ul><li>By Check </li></ul><ul><li>By EFT </li></ul><ul><li>By Credit Card </li></ul><ul><li>By Cash </li></ul><ul><li>By Pledging </li></ul><ul><li>Nitya Seva - A donation of $1 - $50 per day can be pledged towards Nitya Seva </li></ul>
  32. 32. Future Parking expansion
  33. 33. Hare Krishna Dham Thanks for your continued support. Please consider this as your home and let us all come together and build a new home for Sri Sri Radha Nila Madhava May the blessings of Sri Sri Radha Nila Madhava be always with your families
  34. 34. <ul><li>Sri Sri Radha Nila-Madhava Ki Jai! </li></ul><ul><li>Sri Sri Radha Giridhari Ki Jai! </li></ul><ul><li>Sri Sri Giriraj Govardhan Ki Jai! </li></ul><ul><li>Sri Sri Nitai Caitanya Candra Ki Jai! </li></ul><ul><li>Sri Sri Nitai Gaura Candra Ki Jai! </li></ul>