The Holy Name Monastery (Lithuania) brahmacaries were on a traveling preaching tour, doing 1-2 public Harinama Sankirtana Yajnas per day. In different cities across the Baltic countries. They returned to the monastery late on Sunday (12th of July). During the night time hour, around 1:30 AM, on the 14th of July, one brahmacari heard a cracking sound and went to check it. He saw the temple building on fire. Brahmacaries quickly took out the Deities from the burning building out to safety. Since the Holy Name Monastery is located inside a forest, the fire brigade arrived too late. The temple building was completely burned down by the fire. Fortunately, all the brahmacaries did not receive any injuries and the Deities were saved on time. The temple building’s chimney hot pipe suffered a fracture and from there the wooden structure received too much heat and caught fire.
Together with the temple building all the Deities decorations, clothes, paraphernalia and musical instruments for Harinama Sankirtana, the monastery’s and Deities kitchen, personal belongings and passports of 5 brahmacaries were all totally burned in the fire.
We are most grateful for any kind of help that you can offer us.
The monetary donations will first of all go for reestablishing.
* buying the necessary paraphernalia for serving the Deities.
* buying the necessary equipment for the kitchen.
* buying the clothes and things which are most necessary.
* buying instruments and equipment for Harinama Sankirtana.
(if someone can donate mridangas, harmonium, karatalas – we shall be happy)
Also we have begun collecting donations for constructing a new temple building for Sri Sri Radha Govinda. You can make donations with the text PARAMA. Details are here: https://harinammandir.com/support-us/
If you have any questions or offers of help then please contact us:
Your servant Lila-shuka Das
Camera footage of the fire: