His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami has initiated and offered many projects in order to serve his dear spiritual master Srila Prabhupada. Some of them are :
Abhay Charan – the epic video serial of Srila Prabhupada
In 1996, Members of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness celebrated the centennial of the movement’s founder, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. The celebrations inspired Hare Krishna devotees everywhere to do whatever they could to spread knowledge of Srila Prabhupada and his teachings.Like many others, His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami felt a strong desire to offer something special to his spiritual master on the occasion.Bhakti Charu Swami wanted to do more than just glorify Srila Prabhupada. He wanted to present Srila Prabhupada’s life and achievements through a screenplay that would bring out his struggles, triumphs, and disappointments, and tell his story in detail.The epic serial, based on the biography Srila Prabhupada-lilamrta by His Holiness Satsvarupa Dasa Goswami, is entitled Abhay Charan (Srila Prabhupada’s birth name). It was originally shot and edited for Indian television in episodes of twenty-five minutes. The first episode aired on September 7, 1996, the day after Srila Prabhupada’s Centennial Appearance Day. The shows were then broadcast every Saturday, reaching millions of people all over India. For more about Abhay Charan please visit : abhaycharan.com
Sri Sri Radha Madan Mohan Mandir is certainly the manifestation of Bhakti Charu Swami’s heart, with exquisitely beautiful deities, a befittingly gorgeous opulent temple, a flourishing Tulsi garden and attractive lush flower gardens, as if enveloping the temple awaiting to serve The Divine Couple. Bhakti Charu Swami had the temple erected from rough rocky ground to a breathtakingly beautiful marble temple, in an unbelievable and historical 10 months and 20 days!
Under the expert guidance of Bhakti Charu Maharaj Iskcon Ujjain runs a wide range of valuable and successful projects – Preaching Project which conducts preaching programs in colleges, schools, villages, Bhakti Vriksha , Youth programs, etc; separate ISKCON Jagannath temple, , Deity Dress Project where not only our Deities’ stunningly gorgeous outfits are made but also for the Deities of various temples; Murti Project and Altar Project where deities of Guru Parampara and Srila Prabhupada and exquisitely beautiful carved altars are made and supplied worldwide; (iskconujjain.com/altars-catalog)Incense Project where we sell our own brand of wonderfully fragrant natural incense; A Goshala where (60) cows are lovingly taken care of; GCL (Gita Champion League) project, A Guest house with 28 beautifully furnished rooms to mention a few. There are more exciting ones in the pipeline including a school across from the temple!
2011-12 are important years for ISKCON Ujjain as we became a fully Solar powered temple on the auspicious day of Janmashtami 2011. ISKCON Ujjain is the 1st Solar Powered temple in Ujjain and probably the only fully solar powered temple in ISKCON. We also launched our full-time LIVE broadcast of the temple this year with a state-of-the-art control room. ISKCON Ujjain is also the 1st temple to have LIVE broadcast in Ujjain city. These positive breakthrough stories were covered by the top 5 newspapers in India-that our temple is really breaking ground by setting high standards being environmentally conscious and using the latest technology to spread the Vedic culture to the world. Apart from this, we reinstated the Food Life Program to feed the needy and poor of our community in 2012. The School project was initiated thisyear as well. We are involved in a lot of community service projects. Some of our projects are- Food for Life, Goshala, De-Addiction Campaign/ Re-habilitation program, ISKCON Pride of Ujjain Award which is given to a person or organization who is contributing significantly in the field of social work, and Bhaktivedanta Meditation Center for the welfare of Policemen as they work under great stress etc. Please visit : iskconujjain.com
Bhakti Charu Swami initiated new temple project at Panihati, near Kolkata. Panihati is the place described in Sri Chaitanya Charitamrita and very intimately related to the pastimes of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and His associates especially like Sri Nityananda Prabhu. Please visit : iskconpanihati.com
“Ocean of Mercy”
“Ocean of Mercy” is a book by His Holiness Bhakti Charu Maharaj about his time with Srila Prabhupada.”In his book, ‘Ocean of Mercy’, HH Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaj takes us by the hand and brings us into Srila Prabhupada’s private quarters and at times to his bedside during the final year of his physical presence.” (Excerpt from Foreword by HH Radhanath Swami)”This work describes how the author developed a humble love and dedication to Srila Prabhupada who gave him a life of Krishna-bhakti, and thus revealed himself to be truly an “ocean of mercy”.” (Except from Preface by Graham H. Schweig, Ph.D. (HG Garuda Das)