Why Donate?


Charity is highly emphasized in Vedic culture. In Bhagavad-Gita, an ancient scripture, Lord Krishna says charity is an expression of love and sharing our fruits of labor, willingly to temple.

Lord Krishna says in Bhagavad-Gita (9.27)
yat karoṣi yad aśnāsi
yaj juhoṣi dadāsi yat
yat tapasyasi kaunteya
tat kuruṣva mad-arpaṇam

Whatever you do, whatever you eat, whatever you offer or give away, and whatever austerities you perform — do that, O son of Kuntī, as an offering to Me.
Also, in Bhagavad-Gita (18.5)
na tyājyaḿ kāryam eva tat
yajño dānaḿ tapaś caiva
pāvanāni manīṣiṇām

Acts of sacrifice, charity and penance are not to be given up; they must be performed. Indeed, sacrifice, charity and penance purify even the great souls.

Your generous contributions will help us maintain the temple and provide the services to deities, devotees and society at large. All your donations are tax deductible. Please click on the “Donate Us” button on the right side of the home page and follow the instructions to donate using Paypal/Credit card. If you want to mail a check, please make it ISKCON Columbus and mail it to the temple address: 379 W.8th Ave, Columbus, OH 43201.


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If you try to love God, you'll gradually realize how much he loves you.Quest for Enlightment