Although I had a great visit to Sri Vrindhavan Dham and Sri Goverdhan Dham last year, what moved me the most was the undiscipline of the maintenance of the area. Here, we have the holiest of the holiest places in the universe and all I could see everywhere was the dirt and filth. I remember having a conversation with a devotee from South America, I think it was, whose unhappiness knew no bounds seeing the uncleanliness of the dhams. He said that his heart ached to see the ponds drying up, the noisy parikrama routes and rubbish everywhere. I have traveled to almost every state in India and I must say that we have a terribly dirty country. An active social worker told me long time ago, “India is getting to be like a dirty cloth. Looks like we just have to throw it away!”.
Anyways, as I looked around the city of Brisbane in June 08, I couldn’t help thinking if some of our areas in the holy dhams can be designed like the ones I saw in Brisbane city. Below are my visions: