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IHF Sankirtan - Gita Jayanti 2015 - Book Distribution Marathon - Final Results

posted Jan 10, 2016, 5:58 AM by Bhanu Poorna Kumar

Dear Devotees,


Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

 

KB Mandir’s annual book distribution marathon on behalf of Gita Jayanthi, which began in the last week of October 2015 concluded on December 31st.

 

In a letter to Hrdayananda Prabhu dated 21 December 1974, Srila Prabhupada wrote:

“Print as many books as possible, this is my real pleasure. By printing these books of our Krishna Conscious philosophy in so many languages we can actually inject our movement into the masses of persons all over the world, especially there in the Western countries and we can literally turn whole nations into Krishna Conscious nations”.

Goal
In keeping with the mission of spreading Krishna Consciousness and giving mercy to conditioned souls, devotees at KB Mandir organized its annual books marathon with a goal of distributing at least 2,000 books and $20,000 laxmi points for the pleasure of Sri Sri Krishna Balaram, Nitai Gauranga and Srila Prabhupada.

Summary:
Book distribution occurred with much enthusiasm during practically all weekends of the marathon. Books were distributed during several Hari Nama Sankirtana performances in Palo Alto and Mountainview, during special events marking different festivals, on Srila Prabhupada’s appearance and disappearance days, Govardhan Puja, Thanksgiving, Gita Jayanthi, Christmas and finally during the New Year celebrations.
We distributed multiple foreign language books to devotees from various nationalities. Some highlights included massive distribution of books, book packs and Srimad Bhagavatam sets via: door-to-door distribution at large apartment complexes in several towns of the Bay; Sankirtana teams traveling to the San Ramon area; distribution at festivals, universities, temples, stores, farmer’s markets and other special venues.

Both adults and children were active participants in door-to-door book distribution. Devotees sponsored cases of Bhagavad Gitas and Srimad Bhagavatam sets; or made donations to support Sankirtana at the temple.

Additionally, Srila Prabhupada’s books were also distributed on college campuses and other venues by the college preaching team.

Final Results:

All the scores from the Gita Jayanthi marathon were compiled and here’s a summary of the final results.

In all, close to 56 devotees participated in book distribution. They distributed 2,044 books, surpassing our initial goal as well as last year’s high of 1,768 books distributed during the 2014 annual marathon.

IHF devotees raised $23,089 (including donations and pledges to Corporate Matches), surpassing our goal as well as last year's high of $16,915.

We are grateful to all the participating devotees, donors and sponsors who contributed to the success of this marathon, with special thanks to Team IHF book distribution team members as well as Vikram Krishna Prabhu and Nanda Kishore Prabhu for inspiring us.

Book Distribution of two thousand Books ki jai!

Sri Krishna Balaram, Sri Gaura Nitai ki Jai!

All Glories to Srila Prabhupada!

Yours in service,

Satvata Das

Gita Jayanti-IHF_Sankirtan - Book Distribution on 12/5/15 & 12/12/15

posted Jan 10, 2016, 5:56 AM by Bhanu Poorna Kumar

Hare Krishna Dear All,

 

Book distribution scores of 12/05&12/12  weekends are as below. I thank all of the devotees who participated.



Total Laxmi Points- $3567
Total Book Points-    573

Many devotees sponsored cases of Bhagavad Gita's generously for this Gita marathon and we are grateful for their generosity.





Thank you very much.

with gratitude,


Ys

IHF Sankirtan team

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Gita Jayanti-IHF_Sankirtan - Book Distribution on 11/28/2015

posted Jan 10, 2016, 5:53 AM by Bhanu Poorna Kumar

Hare Krishna Dear All,

 

This weekend's(11/28) book distribution event was a success in San Jose and Temple. I thank all of the devotees who participated.

BG - 109

Krishna - 13

Small BG – 11

Bhagavatam Sets- 1(18 books)

Small Books-13

 

Total Books -151

Laxmi-$1821


Ys

IHF Sankirtan Team

Gita Jayanti-IHF_Sankirtan - Book Distribution on 11/21/15

posted Jan 10, 2016, 5:51 AM by Bhanu Poorna Kumar

Hare Krishna Dear All,

 

This weekend's(11/21) book distribution event was a success in San Jose and Temple. I thank all of the devotees who participated.

Participated Devotees:

 

Kids-Gaura Krishna,Omkar,Dinesh,Nandu,Megana,Nivriti,Mayukha,SreeNidhi

Matajis-Priya Sakhi DD,Prema Dhatri DD,Deepa Dhatri,Vrida Rani DD,Bindu,Kavya,Padmani,Satya Bhama DD.

Prabhus-Prema Rasa D, Sukhada Govinda D,Satvata D,Nanda Kishore D,Vraja Nandana D,Anupama Krishna D,Krishna Kanth.

                                                              

 Book Scores:

 

BG - 10

Krishna - 8

Small Book – 20

Bhagavatam Sets- 5(90 books)

 

Total Books - 128

Laxmi-$1645

 

 

 Thanks to the Bhagavatam set sponsors and below are the names specified-

1)Padmani Mataji family– 2 Bhagavatam Sets

2)Chari Pr family-1 Bhagavatam Set

3)Srinivas Meduri Pr family-1 Bhagavatam Set

4)Durga Mataji family-1 Bhagavatam Set

Hari Bol!!

 PS – Devotees, please share your Sankirtan realizations and experiences.

 Gita Jayanti ki Jaya!!

 

Param Vijayate Sri Krishna Sankirtanam!! 

 

 

Ys,

IHF Sankirtan Team

Gita Jayanti-IHF_Sankirtan - Book Distribution on 10/24/15 &10/31/15

posted Nov 3, 2015, 6:04 PM by Bhanu Poorna Kumar

Hare Krishna Dear All,

All glories to Krishna Balaram ! All glories to Srila Prabhupada !

Please find the book/Laxmi scores below for weekends 10/24&10/31.I thank the devotees who all participated in this event.

Weekend 10/24:

Devotees participated:
Matajis- Satya Bama DD, Deepa Dhatri DD, Priya Sakhi DD
Prabhus- Nanda Kishore D,Anupama Krishna D, Vraja Nandana D,Prema Rasa D,Satvata D
Kids- Gaura Krishna,Nivrithi.
Books:
BG Big: 5
Krishna: 6
BG Small: 38
Perfection of Yoga: 7
Science of Self Realization: 9
Children Books: 1

Book Points- 66
Laxmi Points- $675

Weekend 10/31:
Devotees participated:
Matajis- Sri Devi M,Satya Bama M
Prabhus- Anupama Krishna D, Vraja Nandana D,Sukhada Govinda D,Vamsivata Gopinath D ,Satvata D
Books:
BG Big: 18
BG Small: 5
Krishna Book: 11
Perfection of Yoga: 1
Book Points- 35
Laxmi Points- $632

Total Book Points- 101
Total Laxmi Points- $1307

Whatever progress we have made,it is simply due to distributing the books.So go on,and do not divert your mind for a moment from this.
SP Letter to RAMESVARA,11 OCT 1974

Thank you,

Yours in service,
IHF Sankirtan Team

Gita Jayanti- IHF_Sankirtan - Book Distribution on 10/17/2015

posted Nov 3, 2015, 6:03 PM by Bhanu Poorna Kumar

Hare Krishna Dear All,

All glories to Krishna Balaram ! All glories to Srila Prabhupada !

Please find the book/Laxmi scores below.I thank the devotees who all participated in this event.

Venue:

Spruce Apartments – formerly Fair Oaks West - Sunnyvale

655 S Fair Oaks Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086


Devotees participated:

Matajis- Satya Bama DD, Deepa Dhatri DD, Priya Sakhi DD
Prabhus- Nanda Kishore D,Anupama Krishna D, Vraja Nandana D,Sachinandana D,Satvata D
Kids- Gaura Krishna

BG Big: 14
Krishna: 16
BG Small: 4
Perfection of Yoga: 3
Science of Self Realization: 5
Childrens Book: 2
Small Books-5

Total Books- 49
Total Laxmi- $592

Simply read my books and repeat what I have written then your preaching will be perfect.
-Letter to Ksirodakasayi  4Sept 1975


Thank you,

Yours in service,
IHF Sankirtan Team

IHF_Sankirtan - Book Distribution on 10/10/15

posted Nov 3, 2015, 6:02 PM by Bhanu Poorna Kumar

Hare Krishna Dear All,

All glories to Krishna Balaram ! All glories to Srila Prabhupada !

Please find the book/Laxmi scores below.I thank the devotees who all participated in this event.

Devotees participated:

Matajis- Satya Bama DD, Deepa Dhatri DD, Prema Datri DD,Priya Sakhi DD
Prabhus- Prema Rasa D,Sukhada Govinda D,Nanda Kishore D,Anupama Krishna D, Vraja Nandana D,Satvata D

BG Big: 14
BG Small: 7
Krishna book: 11
Perfection of Yoga: 10
Small book: 4

Total Books- 46
Total Laxmi- $853

I see great enthusiasm in all the participants, Hope to see this through out.

Prabhupad referred to book distribution as the highest welfare work for all humanity. When a person receives one of Srila Prabhupada’s books, he is given an opportunity to begin a Krishna conscious life based on the highest Krishna conscious principles as enunciated in books such as the Bhagavad-gita and Srimad Bhagavatam ~ a life where one can taste the real nectar that he or she is hankering for.

PS:A big haribol to AKP. He distributed 2 BG’s to 2 Muslim families.

Bhanu Prabhu - Pls uploads the scores to website.


Thank you,

Yours in service,
IHF Sankirtan Team
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IHF_Sankirtan-Book Distribution Results- Oct 5th

posted Nov 3, 2015, 6:00 PM by Bhanu Poorna Kumar

“I am very glad to hear how the book distribution is increasing more and more. This is our greatest weapon. The more the books are distributed, the more the ignorance of the age of Kali will be smashed. The world is feeling the weight of this Hare Krsna movement, especially in your country. We have to increase this book distribution work more and more to firmly establish this movement, which is the only hope for the suffering living entities.”

Srila Prabhupada Letter to Balavanta, 23rd November 1976  

 

 

Hare Krishna All,

 

Jaya Sri Krishna Balaram, Jaya Nitai Gauranga, Jaya Srila Prabhupada!

 

For the past few months, our dedicated devotees have been going out for book distribution every weekend. Despite having a small team, we have succeeded in distributing books at various avenues all over the Bay Area. Hundreds of individuals have come into contact with the divine teachings of Srila Prabhupada because of your efforts.

 

Listed below are the Sankirtan Results from 7/16/15 to 10/3/2015:

 

Total Book Points: 521

Total Laxmi Points: $11,061

 

Please refer attached excel sheet for a more detailed breakdown.

 

On that note, I want to again thank all of our Sankirtan devotees and book sponsors for their time, financial support, and most importantly, determination to fulfill Srila Prabhupada’s topmost desire.

 

Now time to get ready for the Gita Jayanti Marathon!  

 

 

Param Vijayate Sri Krishna Sankirtanam.

Ys,

IHF Sankirtan Team

Date Laxmi Books Total Books Comments
10/3/15 221 BG Big: 6
BG Small: 3
Krishna: 5
Perfection of Yoga: 3
17  
9/26/15 184 BG Big: 5
BG Small: 3
Krishna: 3
Perfection of Yoga: 6
Science of Self Realization: 1
18  
9/19/2015  300 BG Big: 9
BG Small: 11
Krishna: 8
Perfection of Yoga: 13
Science of Self Realization: 9
Laws of Nature: 10
Prabhupada Siddhant: 3
63  
9/5/15 125 BG-8
Krishna-5
Small-10
23  
8/15/15 697 BG-10
Krishna-2
Small-10
28  
8/12/15 1279 BG-23
Krishna-7
Small-10
Perfection of Yoga: 21
Science of Self Realization: 212
Laws of Nature: 14
Prabhupada Siddhant: 3
98  
8/8/15 401 BG Big: 27
BG Small: 15
Krishna: 25
Perfection of Yoga: 18
Science of Self Realization: 20
Laws of Nature: 15
Prabhupada Siddhant: 3
123  
8/1/15 587 BG Big: 11
BG Small: 4
Krishna: 7
Perfection of Yoga: 6
Science of Self Realization: 7
35  
7/25/15 101 BG Big: 3
BG Small: None
Krishna: None
Perfection of Yoga: 4
Science of Self Realization: 2
9  
7/18/15 208 BG-24
Krishna-3
Small-3
46  
7/19/15 143 BG-6
Krishna-2
Small-10
18  
7/11/15 665 BG Big: 7
BG Small: 1
Krishna: 8
Perfection of Yoga: 4
Science of Self Realization: 4
24  
8/20/15 3650 Bala Chipiri family 1 Book distribution/New temple 
7/16/15 2500 Hari Kisan family(SB set) 18 Book distribution/New temple 
  11,061   521  



Book Distribution on 5/30/15

posted Jun 23, 2015, 7:16 PM by Bhanu Poorna Kumar   [ updated Jul 17, 2015, 5:21 AM by Sudhir Babu ]

This weekend's book distribution event was a success in Sunnyvale Hindu Temple. We thank all of the devotees who participated. Following are the Book/Laxmi scores for the weekened of 5/30/15:

BG Big: 20
BG Small: 9
Nectar of Devotion: 2
Krishna: 20
Perfection of Yoga: 3
Science of Self Realization: 14
Bhagavatam set - 1(18 Books) - Udaya Mathaji friend sponsored.

Book scores- 86
Laxmi- $1992

Big thanks to Udaya Mathaji & family for sponsoring $830 towards Books!

Book Distribution Scores -Weekend -5/09/15 & 5/16/15

posted Jun 23, 2015, 7:15 PM by Bhanu Poorna Kumar   [ updated Jun 23, 2015, 7:15 PM by Sudhir Babu ]

Hare Krishna Dear All,
 
Please find the Book/Laxmi scores below-
 
Weekend 5/09/15 & 5/16/15
 
Books:
BG Big: 12
Krishna: 6
BG Small: 8
Small: 22
 
Book Scores- 48
Laxmi- $420

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