Category: Offerings to Prabhupāda by Śivarāma Swami
Title: 1980 Soho Temple Offering
Upload date: 1980-09-03
1980 Soho Temple Offering
nama oṁ viṣṇu-pādāya kṛṣṇa-preṣṭhāya bhū-tale
śrīmate bhaktivedānta-svāmin iti nāmine
namas te sārasvate deve gaura-vāṇī-pracāriṇe
Dear Śrīla Prabhupāda,
We, your disciples and granddisciples at Rādhā-Londonīśvara-nivāsa, fall at your feet. We feel very inadequate and fallen, yet you have kindly allowed us to engage in a service which is very dear to you. It is no secret that your mission in London was always very important to you, Because Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Gosvāmī Mahārāja Prabhupāda gave great emphasis to preaching in this city. He sent some men here in 1934, but they were unsuccessful, and he called them back. He kindly left it to you to arrange for the deliverance of the suffering souls of the streets of London town. Many years later you came yourself, sending some of your new American disciples ahead of you, and in the space of s few short autumn months in 1969, established Kṛṣṇa consciousness in these islands as a powerful force.
Just before leaving, you gave us our most treasured and most beautiful Śrī Śrī Rādhā-Londonīśvara. Kṛṣṇa chose to manifest Himself in all His gorgeous beauty, along with His eternal consort Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī. He simply came to please the desire of His most pure devotee and to bestow His causeless mercy on the previously unfortunate residents of this onetime capital of the demons, now become a place of pilgrimage.
You have now kindly left us the task of realizing your desire to spread the ocean of Lord Caitanya’s mercy in this dark place. The darkness is being dispelled by the lotus feet of their Lordships Śrī Śrī Rādhā-Londonīśvara and by the transcendental presence of your beloved disciple Śrīla Jayatīrtha dāsa Gosvāmī. We have recently celebrated the tenth anniversary of your installation of Their Lordships, and have now moved Them to a wonderful, opulent new temple right beside Oxford Street, where we have always been known for our saṅkīrtana activities. The new restaurant, which you always wanted, is now becoming very successful by your grace.
We are simply praying at your lotus feet that our attempt may be pleasing to you. Please bless us with your causeless mercy so that giving up all contrary desires, we may be satisfied to fully absorb ourselves only in carrying out this wonderful mission which you have given us, and taking shelter of Kṛṣṇa’s holy name, we may find our ultimate rest at the lotus feet of Śr Śrī Rādhā-Londonīśvara.
Your menial servants,
Śivarāma Svāmī / Rañcora Dāsa / Sākṣi-Gopāla Dāsa / Rāsamaṇḍa Dāsa / Ekādaśī Dāsa / Dhenupālaka Dāsa / Ṛddha Dāsa / Vaṁśī-vadana Dāsa / Kauṣika Dāsa / Havi Dāsa / Mahākṣa Dāsa / Jagad-bandhu Dāsa / Guruvāgmī Dāsa / Karaṇāmṛta Dāsa / Jaya Rāma Dāsa / Gauramaṇḍala Dāsa / Govinda-caraṇa Dāsa / Rādhā-vallabha Dāsa / Mahā-Viṣṇu Dāsa / Līlāśakti Devī Dāsī / Jaya Rādhe Devī Dāsī / Kamalāṅgī Devī Dāsī / Yaśasavinī Devī Dāsī / Amohamoha Devī Dāsī / Saṅkārṣaṇa / Śyāmasudarī Devī Dāsī, Bhakti-rasa, Ghanaśyāma / Līlā-avatāra Devī Dāsī / Sāradīya Devī Dāsī / Bhaktin Cathy
Rocana Dāsa / Vīrasiṁha Dāsa / Aṅkottha Dāsa / Puṇyatama Dāsa / Nāma-saṅkīrtana Dāsa / Śabda-brahma Dāsa / Brahma-saṁhitā Dāsa / Bhakta Kenny / Bhakta Dāmodara Doug / Kāmdhuk Devī Dāsī / Kālāṅgana Devī Dāsī / Gopīmātā Devī Dāsī / Guru-caraṇa-padma Devī Dāsī / Aruṇa-locana Devī Dāsī / Gītāvali Devī Dāsī / Nāma-pracāriṇī Devī Dāsī / Nayana-cokara Devī Dāsī / Revatī Devī Dāsī / Rukmiṇī-Dvārakādhīśa Devī Dāsī / Sītā-sundarī Devī Dāsī / Svarūpa-śakti Devī Dāsī / Yamunā-vihārī Devī Dāsī / Yaśodā-mayī Devī Dāsī / Bhaktin Debbie
Narahari Dāsa / Advaita Ācārya Dāsa / Bhidama-candra Dāsa / Śivanātha Dāsa / Līlā-kamala Dāsa / Śikṣāṣṭakam Dāsa / Gokularāṇī Devī Dāsī, Nārada Muni, Subhadrā / Arcā Devī Dāsī, Upananda, Rādhikā / Ugrasena Devī Dāsī / Sāvitrī Devī Dāsī