The Bhumi Pujan on our land in Barsana for the upcoming 100 bedded Bhaktivedanta Eye Hospital was performed on 13th Dec 2021.

We had immediately applied for the permission to start construction. However, due to the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections there was a delay in getting the same from local Barsana – Chiksoli authorities. By March end, the elections got over and new government of Yogiji was established.

From 2nd April, Chaitra Navratri started. Thousands of pilgrims come to visit Devi temples (Katyayani Devi in Vrindavan, Manasa Devi in Govardhan, Saancholi Devi in Nandgaon etc) during Navaratri. The local administration was busy in Navaratri festival & Ramnavami till 10 April.

After some follow up, on 30th April, we received official permission to start the construction of Bhaktivedanta Eye Hospital on our land in Chiksoli.

We are happy to report that the construction work has started on the auspicious day of Akshayya Trutiya, 3rd May 2022.

Entrance to the Bhumi Pujan of Bhaktivedanta Eye Hospital, Barsana,
on 13th Dec’21

Bhumi Pujan ceremony on 13th Dec’21 performed by
Dr. Vivek Shanbhag and his good wife