Support Hare Krishna Island Temple revival

for Hare Krishna Island (ISKCON NI)

£4213.00 + £662.50 Gift Aid = £4875.50
Donated to Support Hare Krishna Island Temple revival’s £30000.00 Goal

The Krishna Island is on a lake in county Fermanagh of Northern Ireland, about 2 hours drive from Belfast / Dublin. On the Island the only house is of Hare Krishna, which has been open to devotees and visitors for the last 30 years. It has been a spiritual and cultural hub for all visitors including devotees and Indian community. Every time you visit the temple, you will feel welcomed and rejuvenated. The serene and iconic location on an island on the lake amongst the natural surrounding makes it special too.

Temple has had its ups and downs. No matter what, despite harsh weather, lack of resources, and remote location, it has stood tall to serve its visitors, and Deity worship has been performed every day by a resident Poojaari. Years of lack of maintenance due to paucity of funds have led to deteriorating situation in the 170 year old building. Temple, therefore has a long term development plan of 'Govindadwipa New Development'.

Thanks to kind and generous donation from a lot of you, we completed critically needed heating upgrade of the temple. Now pujaaris (priests) can stay in the temple, perform deity worship, prepare prashadam and keep it functioning. Pl hear direct from devotees about the big difference it has made and the need to do more .

For phase two of temple’s revival, the temple needs to be made properly habitable so that visitors and devotees can stay and meditate in this serene and blissful location. For that temple urgently needs £30,000 by the end of 2019 to get the following work completed.

  • Renovation of septic tank, toilet and laundry facilities - estimated cost £10,000
  • Make guests rooms inhabitable and comply with all safety regulations - estimated cost £10,000. Guest rooms will be used to provide a place to stay and to teach Vedic wisdom to Irish and British members of the general public who had little to no previous contact with shastra and the culture that goes with it.
  • Resurrect resident cows shelter i.e. a new Barn - estimated cost £10,000. When cows are cared for, everything becomes auspicious and Krsna is pleased

For further details, please click here to watch a short video of the temple and current condition.

Therefore, we urge you to donate as much as you would like and provide support for this worthy cause.

All funds raised will be passed to Hare Krishna Island (ISKCON NI) irrespective of whether our appeal target is reached, not reached or exceeded. If funds are being raised for a specific purpose and, for whatever reason, this purpose is no longer valid, the funds will be transferred to the charity for general use.

The charity

Hare Krishna Island (ISKCON NI) is a spiritual hub, a place of spiritual solace & divine sanctuary for all people regardless of cast, creed, race, gender or background to come together to learn the art of bhakti yoga. The temple community has grown & developed into a big loving spiritual family, that come together throughout the year to hold many festivals & preaching programmes. At the centre of all these activities are our residing deities, our most beloved Sri Sri Radha Govinda. 

The island of Inisrath was formed towards the end of the last ice age more than 10,000 years ago. The pressure of the ice followed by the retreating ice as the Ice Age ended carved into the landscape and produced Lough Erne, Inisrath and the neighbouring islands. The island went through continuous change of ownership for about 30 years, where a family would buy, own for 3 – 8 years and then sell on again. And then the island that originally was the property of Lord Erne came into the hands of Lord Krishna! ISKCON NI, the Hare Krishna Society, purchased the island in November 1984, and converted the House to a temple and ashram which was formally opened as such on July 20th 1986. 

Charity No: 103064

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