Chernihiv Yatra Asking for Help
Forced to be deprived of heating and hot water for 8 hours a day. Brahmacaris living in Chernihiv are asking for help.
We are launching a fundraiser for an inverter with an accumulator which is required for a gas boiler to operate during a power outage.
Chernihiv ISKCON Temple
The Chernihiv yatra was one of the very first yatras in Ukraine. In fact, it has existed since the 1980s. For the last 8 years, the programs have been held in a building located in the city center.
For the first month and a half of the war, the city was under blockade.
Since April 2022, a team of 5 brahmacaris from the Kyiv ISKCON Temple have been living in the temple; they are actively engaged in distributing prasadam. In the backyard of the temple there is a field kitchen equipped with three boilers, 120 liters each. On weekdays, devotees distribute prasadam near the Central Market of Chernihiv as well as in the surrounding villages which suffered from the hostilities the most. Now the temple regularly holds 2 nama-hattas on weekdays, a Saturday morning program for all the devotees in the community, and a Sunday feast program for 20 to 40 people.
Installing an inverter with an accumulator will enable continued use of hot water and the heating system during a power outage. In recent weeks (at the end of October), there are daily outages, averaging 8 hours a day. We are very grateful in advance to those who can help the temple to regularly hold programs and cook prasadam for the Food for Life program during the cold season.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a one-time donation only!!
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