By Vijaya das
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
I thought the results in the USA were amazing but it wasn’t just the US, the whole world was on transcendental fire during the Prabhupada Marathon. Of the 221 temples reporting only 25 did less than last years marathon, that’s 196 temples increasing over last year! And some of them really increased.
Last year was the most successful year since 1996, we distributed 6,518,034 books!!! Actually it’s closer to seven million because there are still a lot of books being distributed but not reported.
Prabhupada’s mercy is overflowing to the conditioned souls through his sincere followers. This is the fifth year in a row that New Delhi has been the number one temple in the world for the year, what can we say to that but congratulations again Prabhus, and thank you for being so enthusiastic to distribute Prabuhupada’s books.
They did 782,895 book points for the year! Their next door neighbor in New Delhi, Punjabi Bag, was also again the number one temple but in the medium category with 419,425 book points! That makes them the number four temple in the world, great work Prabhu’s. Along with the encouragement coming from Gopal Krsna Maharaja, the New Delhi devotees may be getting some mercy from Prabhupada since New Delhi is where Prabhupada started book distribution before leaving to the west, he was selling his BTG’s and his Srimad Bhagavatams, as soon as they were printed he would distribute them, even in the scorching heat of New Delhi. In the small temple category Rupanuga Vedic College from the USA was number one but it was a close first place, Catania Italy was a close second.
The devotees of RVC travel all over the USA doing concerts in the summer and colleges the rest of the year, a very dedicated group of devotees. And in the maha small category Kanyakumari India was number one, Maha small means 1-5 devotees although they have only, at most 5 devotees, they did for the year 15,000 book points. India is fired up, from the smallest to the largest temples, all glories to the land of Dharma. Even though the western influence is rapidly moving in to the mother land Lord Caitanya and His devotees are holding it at bay, Prabhupada’s books are the only hope for India and the world.
your servant, Vijaya das