An excerpt from
January 12, 1972
Some of Jaipur's prominent citizens had devised a plan to share expenses and responsibilities in arranging a pandal program . … At Srila Prabhupada's request, devotees from Delhi and other Indian centers came to Jaipur to join him.
Prabhupada took a small room within the Govindaji temple compound, and his disciples moved into a nearby house. …
Throughout the week-long festival large crowds continued to come for Prabhupada's morning and evening lectures. Prabhupada would chant prayers from Brahma-samhita and then lecture in Hindi. Not only did the citizens of Jaipur honor Prabhupada, but they honored his disciples also. Here, more than in most other Indian cities, the devotees were treated not as foreigners or outsiders but as sadhus.
"This whole city is made of devotees of Radha-Govindaji," Prabhupada commented.
The police chief, who visited often, was cordial and respectful. As Srila Prabhupada and his disciples went from place to place in Jaipur during the day, policemen would salute them, halting traffic to let them pass. People invited Srila Prabhupada to their homes, and they treated him like a king.
In India Srila Prabhupada and his disciples would often conduct Krsna conscious programs under pandals, or large canopies, and thousands of people would attend.
Statement of Purposes
1. To help all people discern reality from illusion, spirit from matter, the eternal from the temporary.
2. To expose the faults of materialism.
3. To offer guidance in the Vedic techniques of spiritual life.
4. To preserve and spread the Vedic culture.
5. To celebrate the chanting of the holy names of God as taught by Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu.
6. To help every living being remember and serve Sri Krsna, the Personality of Godhead.