Thursday, February 23, 2012

ISKCON Mumbai grappling with serious frauds

Bharatarshabha Dasa,
ISKCON Bangalore
Srila Prabhupada founded the Mayapur Vrindavan Trust in 1971. Excerpts from the incorporation documents are given below:
This Trust Fund is created and shall be operated exclusively for the regular maintenance of two Temples at Mayapur and Vrindaban (India) of the INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR KRISHNA CONSCIOUSNESS, incorporated by me, and qualified as a tax-exempt religious organization both in the U.S.A. and India under the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code. The income from this Trust Fund will be specifically spent for regular seva puja (temple worship) of the two Temples at Mayapur and Vrindaban set forth in particular. This trust shall exist independently of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (Mayapur trust fund agreement July 1971).
Srila Prabhupada setup this Trust (MVT) for the specific purpose of maintaining the deity worship of ISKCON temples in Mayapur and Vrindavan, but unfortunately if one goes by the email exchange between Doyaram, Gopal Krishna Maharaj and Bhima Dasa it looks like all is not going on well with the MVT.
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 ISKCON Mumbai seems to be grappling with serious issues of misappropriation of funds and serious case of moral turpitude by one of its trustees. Gopal Krishna Maharaj, a guru fraudster himself seems to have propped up Abhirama as the trustee of MVT inspite of being in knowledge of his deviations.
In the text of email of Doyaram, one of the members of ISKCON Mumbai and a very ardent supporter of Guru Fraudsters of ISKCON alleges the following:
  1. Whether 1 million dollars that Srila Prabhupada left behind in the trust has been misused?
  2. He alleges that Abhirama dasa
    1. was involved in misappropriation of 1.3million dollars
    2. was caught with a woman and glass of wine in a hotel in Los Angeles
    3. had face embarrassing questions from a lady Melissa
    4. was appointed as a trustee by Gopal Krishna Maharaj inspite of being aware of all these facts
    5. is yet to resign inspite of all kinds of malpractices
It is not at all surprising that these kind serious questions about malpractices are bothering ISKCON Mumbai. ISKCON Mumbai is in the grip of guru fraudsters like Jayapataka Swami, Bhakti Caru Swami, Gopal Krishna Maharaja and others. Over ambitious guru fraudsters want to sit on the seat of the guru and be honored like Srila Prabhupada, without authorization and are busy disregarding various instructions of Srila Prabhupada. When the gurus themselves are unauthorized and continue to sit in those positions without authorization, it is not surprising that there are allegations of malpractices about their sub-ordinates. When the leaders themselves are deviants what can you expect from middle level management in the second rung of ISKCON to do?
The bigger question is does Doyaram himself have moral right to raise all these allegations when he himself has failed to answer the questions raised against him as to how he got funds  for the business which he runs under the banner of Janardhan Nirman Pvt Ltd. (
It is highly unfortunate that a great institution set up by Srila Prabhupad is ridden with controversies one after the other largely due to mismanagement by unauthorized leaders. The God only knows how many more skeletons are going tumble out of ISKCON Mumbai’s cupboard.
Also if the GBC continues to keep Abhirama Dasa as a trustee will Doyarama Dasa file litigations and fight for justice? Only time will tell.

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