An Appeal for restoration of Srila Prabhupada’s diksa sthali at Prayaga
A picture of Hotel Ramayana which was once a rented house of Gaudiya Matha where Srila Prabhupada’s diksa took place
By Shyamananda Dasa
Owing to the widespread misconception that Srila Prabhupada’s diksa took place at Sri Rupa Gaudiya Matha at Prayaga as well as other reasons both circumstantial and providential the actual location of Srila Prabhupada’s diksa which was a rented house belonging to a Bengali family has now become a three-star hotel by the name of Hotel Ramayana. Confirmation of the exact location can be found in the following conversation –
Tamäla Krsna: Initiation was held at that Gaudiya Matha in Allahabad?
Prabhupäda: Hah. At that time that Gaudiya Matha also not there. That is at a rented house.
Morning walk February 10,1976 Mayapura
Therefore we fervently request Krishna devotees from all over the world to come forward and assist Srila Prabhupada’s servants at Prayaga in restoring this place of great spiritual and historical significance. Any kind of assistance will be greatly appreciated there as there is very little awareness or support for this crying necessity.
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