Further updates and fotos from Mayapur flood
By Vrindavan Lila Dasi
Dear devotees, Hare Krishna! Please accept my humble obeisancies. All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
We are still trapped by the water in Youth Forum bld, Gosala area. We could walk to the temple in water upto our chest, but both of our healths isn’t good at all. We do get out a little only around Gosala area, as it is less time to spend in cold water than trying to go to the temple.
In Mayapur.com galery you can find mixed pictures from varios devotees, that include temple area. I will try to go that side tomorrow maybe.
All Bengaly grihastha community that normally lives behind Gosala is now with us – in the Youth Forum building…. there are some pics of them too. They had to rush with all their posessions to the shelter of YF bld in the evening an into the night they were carry laggage in the waters…
Cooking is going on verandas with spicy smells mixed with kerosin smoke. Some of their houses got washed away… some ladies are crying. Life isn’t easy for everyone… Somehow, by now everyone got settled in acceptance of the facts of life and trying to carry on living their lives.
Please pray that this Hare Krishna!
your servant, Vrindavan Lila Dasi
Home Page: http://www.remembermayapur.com
By Padmalochan Das
12:30 pm 28th, the water has stopped rising, but we have just got news that one barrage has broken and 1 foot more water is coming towards us by to night.
The water entered Panchatatvas alter yesterday evening, Lord Narasimha is no longer being dressed accept for a simple piece of cloth as whatever cloth is offered gets wet within an hour. Full worship is continuing. Srila Prabhupada has been taken to the top floor of the conch building and guru puja is going on there. The small deities and salagrams will most probably be moved to the conch building in the morning.
Unfortunately yesterday at 4:30 pm 27th, three devotees drowned when their bout turned over. Suchitendra’s wife [Gouri Devi dasi, Srila Prabhupada’s grand daughter] and daughter plus his brother all died in the accident.
Power is still on in most of the areas but the main grihaster area is only getting generator power for a few hours a day. The Ganga’s current has increased and it is not so easy to move around. The humidity is very high and there are a lot of smelly fumes coming from the water.
ys Padmalochan Das