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SHASHIDHAR PATIL'S CAMPAIGN TO BUILD A MAGNIFICENT SRI RADHA KRISHNA TEMPLE AND CULTURAL COMPLEX IN HUBLI-DHARWAD, KARNATAKA.
Hubli-Dharwad, Karnataka, India
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I am a concerned citizen and this campaign of mine aims to support the creation of a magnificent ISKCON Sri Radha Krishna Temple and Cultural complex in Hubli-Dharwad area of Karnataka.
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Started from 03/12/2023
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THE CONTEXT:

ISKCON, or the Hare Krishna movement, was founded by A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. ISKCON's purpose is to educate people from all backgrounds, races, and ethnicities on the importance of spiritual life and on how to practice spiritual life, to transform the material self-centered identity into a spiritual identity of unconditional love, to enhance spiritual awareness, benefit the devotees, and contribute to the well-being of humanity.

THE BACKGROUND:

A new temple is being built at Hubli -Dharwad. Strategically located on a hillock alongside the Bengaluru to Pune national highway this is called the Sri Radha Krishna Temple and Cultural Complex, Hubli-Dharwad. This will also have a Sri Srinivasa Govinda temple and multiple other facilities and amenities.

This magnificent project aims to celebrate India's rich heritage and diverse culture. The temple complex will cover an area of around 5.5 acres and the combined built-up area of the main Sri Radha Krishna temple and Sri Srinivasa Govinda temple will be approximately 2,25,000 square feet. 

Once constructed it will be the largest temple complex in North Karnataka. So large that in the first 10 years, it is estimated that it will have a footfall of 20 million visitors.



Picture : Architect’s rendition of how this magnificent temple complex will look at night. In the foreground is the Sri Srinivasa temple and at the back of the hillock is perched the Sri Radha Krishna temple.



The construction cost for the overall complex is estimated at INR 67.5 Crore. In the first phase of construction, a cost of INR 19.77 Crores has been budgeted. Approximately INR 10.4 Crore has already been raised and paid to suppliers as advance to get work started (Read the full story for all the details). 

There is a need to raise another INR 9.37 Crores to complete the 1st phase.

Through this crowdfunding campaign, I and other like-minded well-wishers are coming together to raise as much as possible to get to the INR 9.37 Crore requirement. Work has already started and the first phase is expected to be completed by AUGUST 2024.



There already exists a make-shift temple of Sri Krishna Balaram at this location. This is already a major spiritual destination in the twin cities.Once the new temple complex comes up it will attract many more visitors. This demonstrates the significant impact and popularity of the temple as a cultural and religious destination.

Watch this video to get a better understanding of the ongoing project. 

THE INITIATIVE:

This crowdfunding campaign of mine is to help raise funds to complete the construction of Phase 1 of the temple. What we do today will have an impact on crores of visitors and devotees for decades to come. Funding has 80G tax benefits and large funders will be recognized on the wall of gratitude ( see details below in the story).

The primary objective of the temple complex is to provide education and guidance on spiritual life to people of all backgrounds, races, and ethnicities. It aims to promote understanding and practice of spiritual principles, fostering a deeper connection to inner values and a more meaningful way of living. 

The Sri Radha Krishna Temple and Cultural Complex, Hubli-Dharwad is not envisaged just as a building - it aims to tell a story that combines history, art, and the feeling of being connected to something greater. 



ACTUAL SITE PICTURE: Aerial View of the ISKCON Sri Radha Krishna Temple & Cultural Complex which is coming up at Hubli-Dharwad in Karnataka. This is strategically located on the Pune - Bengaluru highway (NH-4 ). You can see the work-in-progress at the site. The building at the bottom right of the image is the existing makeshift temple.

WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT THIS TEMPLE COMPLEX?

The Sri Radha Krishna Temple and Cultural Complex, Hubli-Dharwad will feature traditional rituals, and festivals, and provide spiritual and value education through various events. Additionally, it will serve as a platform for students to learn, will serve food to thousands of people, will have a multimedia theatre for cultural performances, a heritage auditorium, a library, a marriage hall, a ghosala, guest houses, a restaurant, etc.





Picture: A rendition of how the temple will look in the night.

This campaign aims to raise funds to build this temple complex. There is no amount that is too small and no amount that is too large. Read this story to learn more about the complex. As we said we estimate it will benefit 200 Lakh (20 million) visitors over a 10-year period. Your support will help us build this brick-by-brick.


The pictures below show the 4 main deities of the Sri Radha Krishna Temple.





The picture above shows the Sri Srinivasa Govinda - A separate hall that would be build for Lord Venkateshwara.




Sri Radha Krishna Temple & Cultural Complex in Hubli-Dharwad is dedicated to ensuring a peaceful and enriching experience for all pilgrims. The temple's commitment is to provide a serene and spiritually uplifting environment where pilgrims can connect with their beliefs and find solace. Through its services, facilities, and serene atmosphere, the temple aims to enhance the pilgrimage experience, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in their spiritual journey and find tranquillity amidst the bustling world.


PROJECT STATUS:



The above picture shows the construction status and images of the ISKCON Sri Radha Krishna Temple and Cultural Complex (Phase -1) which is coming up at Hubli-Dharwad in Karnataka. 

The construction of the first phase has begun, and people are already hard at work, pouring their hearts, minds, and talent into creating this wonderful temple. The temple will shine as a symbol of hope and will bring people together. It will encourage spiritual development and harmony in the community.



For those of you who can and want to fund large amounts, we would like to acknowledge the same by showcasing your name ( or the name of any relative or friend of yours) on the 
WALL OF GRATITUDE. 



READ MORE ABOUT THE WALL OF GRATITUDE BELOW : 


CLICK HERE to get more details on the "Wall Of Gratitude" benefits.(PDF Document)



ABOUT ME:



My name is Shashidhar Patil. I am a concerned citizen. This campaign of mine aims to support the construction of this magnificent Sri Radha Krishna Temple and Cultural Complex in Hubli- Dharwad, Karnataka.

I came forward to support the vision of the temple as it will impact millions of people. Just in the first 10 years, it is estimated to have 2 crore ( 200 lakh) visitors. I am thrilled that I have this opportunity to raise funds for a cause with a greater purpose. I firmly believe that if we all come together and do our little bit we would create something that will be remembered for generations.

The total funds required to complete Phase 1 of the Sri Radha Krishna Temple and Cultural Complex in Hubli-Dharwad, Karnataka is huge. So please fund generously. Any amount big or small will be needed to make this dream come true. Together, let us create a sanctuary of solace and unity, a place where the spirit soars and where generations of people will come and find inspiration and peace.


ABOUT ISKCON:




ISKCON stands for International Society for Krishna Consciousness. Srila Prabhupada who went to the United States of America in the year 1966 to spread the message of Krishna and engage people in the practice of the yuga-dharma (chanting of the holy names of Krishna) established this society in 1966. Srila Prabhupada incorporated this society with the vision of developing it into a worldwide organization. Today ISKCON comprises hundreds of temples, many rural communities, and hundreds of vegetarian restaurants.

Seven purposes of ISKCON

  1. Spread spiritual knowledge for unity and peace.

  2. Promote the consciousness of Krishna.

  3. Foster unity with Krishna as the core.

  4. Encourage congregational chanting.

  5. Establish a holy place for Krishna's pastimes.

  6. Teach a simpler, natural way of life.

  7. Publish and distribute spiritual literature.



ISKCON-Hubli-Dharwad  - History

2005: ISKCON Was allotted 8.5 Acre of Land by Govt. Of Karnataka.

2006: Sri Sri Krishna Balaram makeshift Temple was built.

2011: Bhoomi Puja was performed for the new project.

2013: Shilanyasa performed for the new project.


FESTIVALS HELD AT THE CURRENT MAKESHIFT TEMPLE OF SRI SRI KRISHNA BALARAM


MAP AND LOCATION: 



TAX BENEFITS:



Funding for this campaign is eligible for tax breaks as the ISKCON Hubli-Dharwad is a registered Trust and you can avail of benefits under section 80G of the IT Act. Foreign funding is not accepted.


FAQs

Will we get details of how the funds have been spent?

Yes. After the money has been collected it will be transferred by Fueladream to the ISKCON Hubli-Dharwad trust account. They will update you on the details of the construction as soon as possible. Once we get this information we shall upload a report on the UPDATES section of this campaign. You will then get an alert and can read details about the progress of this project.

When do I get the receipts?

The receipts will start getting processed about 4 to 6 weeks AFTER the campaign is closed and will be sent to you directly.

How can we fund this campaign with a Cheque?

Fueladream Online Ventures Pvt Ltd account details are as below:

BANK NAME: HDFC Bank Limited.
BRANCH: Koramangala( Main Branch). City: Bengaluru - 560095.
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 50200013106778
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After the funds are received and the above details are verified, the fund amount will be transferred to the respective campaign. This can take from 1-3 working days.

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