Our 2012 New York Kumbh Mahayajna has been canceled by successful New Age entrepreneur Eddie Stern, the lead organizer in New York, and ended our nearly one year of work to bring the gift of Blessings of World Peace and Prosperity when they are so sorely needed. I am disappointed at this unfortunate turn of events.
Eddie had dropped names and convinced me he had the ability and commitment to make the event happen, I did extensive work over several months laying the foundation and then after repeated assurances from Eddie I finally arranged Juna Akhara’s agreement to participate and H.H. Swami Avdheshanand Giri Ji to preside over the Mahayajna. Eddie acknowledged the magnitude of this event and he rejoiced — but two months later Eddie abruptly cancelled the event. The Juna Akhara took offense at the cancelation and took further offense at Eddie’s letter (through a surrogate) suggesting they accept as his reason the idea that there was no more money in the US. Everyone knows that there is enormous private and public wealth in the US and around the world and that worthwhile projects usually find suitable funding.