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701229 - Letter to Hladini written from Surat
December 29, 1970
International Society for Krshna Consciousness Inc
Acharya- His Divine Grace 108 Sri Srmad A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupad
3761 Watseka Avenue- Los Angeles California 90034
c/o Sri Kailash Seksaria;
74 Marine Drive;
My Dear Hladinidevi,
Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your very nice letter dated 28th November. I am glad to learn that the Deities are being cared for there in Chicago so nicely by your good self. I personally gave instruction to Silavati how to care for the Deities properly when I was in Los Angeles and you were trained up by her. So I am confident that everything is going on nicely.
Proper Deity worship, with all attention to cleanliness, is of the utmost importance. If you can please the Deity by your sincere service, then your temple will flourish. To be able to personally serve the Deity is a great privilege and such a person is very fortunate indeed. So you continue in this way and Krishna will surely bless you.
Hoping this will meet you in good health.
Your ever well-wisher,
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami
c/o ISKCON Chicago
Chicago. 111. 60614