Dear friends and family,
I consider we are an association of lottery winners, Spiritual lottery winners at the Soquel Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Seva Ashram. We are at the beginning of kali yuga and have been gifted the association of three pure devotees: His Divine Grace A.C. Bhativedanta Prabhupada, His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Rakshak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj and our dearmost Srila Gurudev, His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj, who established this safe haven in Soquel where we are protected from the kali yuga world of chaos, confusion, quarrel and hypocrisy.
Through the hard work and glorious efforts of Srila Janardan Maharaj and Sripad Hasyapriya Prabhu, we have here a field for unlimited devotional service.
Now I am again managing Srimati Gandharvika’s kitchen and I need the help of all interested parties. At
present the cooking and supplying are covered but the cleaning is sorely lacking. What follows is a list of service opportunities with explanations and details about how often they are needed.
Please sign up for whatever suits your time and energy. Those of you who have older children are welcome to come together to do any of these services. Our ideal lives must carry some idea of permanent devotional service. Please be super benefited by accepting one of these services.
~Sureshwari Devi Dasi
–Stoves: We have 2 large stoves. The tops need scrubbing once a week and the ovens about once a month. You may sign up for one stove.
–Ramai’s stove needs to be cleaned once a week.
–The candy stove should be cleaned once a month.
Srila Prabhupada referred to the stoves as altars of the kitchen and they should be treated as such. Please take this opportunity as this is a much needed service.
–Spice shelves: Once a month dry containers and shelves need to be cleaned.
–Pot-washing room: The machine table to be scrubbed down from top to bottom and all the utensil containers need to be cleaned once a month. This involves dumping out the utensils, washing and drying the empty containers and replacing the utensils. Someone also needs to clean under the sink once a month, checking for accumulated junk, etc.
–Ramai’s Deity paraphenalia closet needs to be done every two months (brahmin preferred). Empty the closet, clean and organize.
–Windows need to be cleaned inside and out with Windex and newspaper in the pot-washing room, kitchen and prasadam hall once a month.
–Hobart machine can be cleaned every week with soap and water. This is only about a 20 minute job.
–Buckets need to be washed and dried, and also the table they rest on.
If you wish to sign up please contact Sureshwari didi at (831) 476-6505 or contact Sanatani didi at firstname.lastname@example.org.