Corporate ISKCON - Part 43

BY: SUN STAFF


Aug 08, 2010 — CANADA (SUN) — A systematic review of ISKCON-related corporations and projects.

Today we are covering corporations registered in the states of Georgia and West Virginia.

Of particular note in this Cluster Report is the International Society of Krishna Consciousness - New Mathura Vrindaban, Inc., which was incorporated as a domestic non-profit in West Virginia on February 19, 1998 by Dave Waterman (Garga Rsi das), Melanie Nagel (Malati dd), and Allen White (Damodar das), with service address care of Arthur Villa (Kuladri das). On July 22, 2008 the corporation's name was changed from ISKCON of WV, Inc. to International Society for Krishna Consciousness of West Virginia, Inc., followed by a merger resulting in its current name. A notice of Merger is appended to the corporate record:

    "Merger: Merging International Society for Krishna Consciousness of West Virginia, Inc., a qualified WV corporation, NRS, Inc., a qualified WV corporation, Cathedral of Healing, Inc., a qualified WV corporation, New Vrindaban Community, Incorporated, a qualified WV corporation with and into International Society of Krishna Consciousness - New Mathura Vrindaban, Inc., a qualified WV corporation, the survivor."

The history of New Vrindaban's corporate status will be explored further as this series progresses, including the evolution of changes from the corporation's original name during Srila Prabhupada's lila, and who all the other organizations are that have now been merged with the surviving corporation.

The new merged entity's name -- International Society of Krishna Consciousness - New Mathura Vrindaban, Inc., appears to reflect the news published just days ago on the ISKCON News site about an ambitious project underway at New Vrindaban under the direction of Varshana Swami. The devotees are re-creating the holy places of the original Vrindaban (thus the new name, 'New Mathura Vrindaban'.

The name made famous by Srila Prabhupada's lila, 'New Vrindaban' is, like most of ISKON, now being made 'and improved'. We also note the change in name from International Society for Krishna Consciousness of West Virginia, Inc., to the International Society of Krishna Consciousness - New Mathura Vrindaban, Inc. While seemingly inconsequential, the different between a 'society of' and a 'society for' is no small difference.

In what is a clear trend these days towards massive temple complexes, theme parks and tourist attractions, the all new 'New Mathura Vrindaban' joins the scene, inaugurated by the arrival of diorama figures of the Six Goswamis and the installation of a Shiva deity, which will certainly please the Indian donors and tourists. As the launch article describes:

    "The recreated holy places will become a major part of festivals related to Govardhana Hill, Radha-Kunda and Shyama Kunda, the Six Goswamis, and the Asta-Sakhis, as well as being another spiritual attraction for New Vrindaban pilgrims."

Perhaps the new income streams from gas drilling on the adjacent properties will also help to fund this new venture, hopefully igniting only enthusiasm.

Given the record of Merger note above, it's also interesting to consider another article in the archives at ISKCON News, this one published in May 2007 by Ravindra Swarupa dasa entitled, "Centralization Critics Off-base,' says GBC Leader. In it, Ravindra Swarupa is attempting to discredit the notion that there is a strategy of centralization coming down from on high in ISKCON, as manifested by the move to convince ISKCON temples to adopt new bylaws. The matter was addressed by Vyapaka dasa in his article, "Our Whole Movement Could be Killed".

Ravindra Swarupa's denial that centralization is going on seems to be contradicted by the New Vrindaban merger, which has now centralized four entities under a single new corporation. That is certainly an act of centralization. The degree to which GBC control of these various entities is consolidated under the new corporation's bylaws we do not know, but will be interested to find out in future.

Also included in this Cluster Report is the International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Atlanta, Inc., which we note has the same address as both Bhaktivedanta Books, Inc. and Hare Krishna Missionaries Fund, Inc.


Cluster #43 Report

[Bold 'keystone' entities; Italics non-active corporations; Underline -- trademarks]

      01 Bhaktivedanta Books, Inc.

      02 Hare Krishna Missionaries Fund, Inc.

      03 International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Atlanta, Inc.

      04 Radha Krishna Enterprises, LLC

      05 Radha Krishna, Inc.

      06 International Society of Krishna Consciousness - New Mathura Vrindaban, Inc.


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MASTER INDEX
INDIVIDUALS
MASTER INDEX
CORPORATIONS



CORPORATE ENTITIES


01 Bhaktivedanta Books, Inc.
Clusters: #42, #43

Incorporated by Benny Tillman, Wade Waguespack, and Ray Sampath, Bhaktivedanta Books, Inc. is located at 1287 South Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA. Bhaktivedanta Books, Inc. was incorporated as a domestic non-profit on April 14, 1987 in the State of GA and is currently inactive, dissolved on November 29, 1992. George Harris is the Registered Agent for the corporation.


02 Hare Krishna Missionaries Fund, Inc.
Clusters: #43

Incorporated by Ray Sampath, Hare Krishna Missionaries Fund, Inc. is located at 1287 South Ponce de Leon Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA. Hare Krishna Missionaries Fund, Inc. was incorporated as a domestic non-profit on November 23, 1988 in the State of GA and is currently inactive. George Harris is the registered agent listed for the corporation.


03 International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Atlanta, Inc.
Clusters: #43

Incorporated by Biswajit Roy, Ram Mahtani, and Gemma Clark, International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Atlanta, Inc. is located at 1287 South Ponce de Leon Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA. International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Atlanta, Inc. was incorporated as a domestic non-profit on October 30, 1973 in the State of GA and is currently active. Biswajit Roy is the registered agent listed for the corporation.


04 Radha Krishna Enterprises, LLC
Clusters: #43

Incorporated by Michael Harrison, Radha Krishna Enterprises, LLC is located at 5866 Roswell Rd, NE, Sandy Springs, GA. Radha Krishna Enterprises, LLC was incorporated as a domestic Limited Liability corporation on September 10, 1998 in the State of GA and is currently active. Michael Harrison is the registered agent listed for the corporation.


05 Radha Krishna, Inc.
Clusters: #43

Incorporated by Rajnikant A Patel, Mamta R Patel, and Michael Harrison, Radha Krishna, Inc. is located at 5866 Roswell Rd, NE, Sandy Springs, GA. Radha Krishna, Inc. was incorporated as a domestic for-profit on September 29, 1993 in the State of GA and is currently active. Michael Harrison is the registered agent listed for the corporation.


06 International Society of Krishna Consciousness - New Mathura Vrindaban, Inc.,
Clusters: #43

Incorporated by Dave Waterman (Garga Rsi das) (incorporator), Melanie Nagel (Malati dd) (President), and Allen White (Damodar das) (Vice President), the International Society of Krishna Consciousness - New Mathura Vrindaban, Inc. is located c/o Arthur Villa at R.D. #1, Box 319, Moundsville, WV. Three additional directors are noted on the record, but not named. International Society of Krishna Consciousness - New Mathura Vrindaban, Inc. was incorporated as a domestic non-profit on February 19, 1998 in the State of WV. On July 22, 2008 the corporation's name was changed from ISKCON of WV, Inc. to International Society for Krishna Consciousness of West Virginia, Inc.

On September 11, 2008, a Merger notice was appended to the corporate record: "Merger: Merging International Society for Krishna Consciousness of West Virginia, Inc., a qualified WV corporation, NRS, Inc., a qualified WV corporation, Cathedral of Healing, Inc., a qualified WV corporation, New Vrindaban Community, Incorporated, a qualified WV corporation with and into International Society of Krishna Consciousness - New Mathura Vrindaban, Inc., a qualified WV corporation, the survivor."

The corporation is currently active. Arthur Villa (Kuladri das) is the registered agent for the corporation.


INDIVIDUAL RELATIONSHIPS


        Clark, Gemma
        Clusters: #43

        Related Companies:

          International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Atlanta, Inc.

        Related Persons:

          Ram Mahtani
          Biswajit Roy


        Harris, George
        Clusters: #42, #43

        Related Companies:

          Bhaktivedanta Books, Inc.
          Hare Krishna Missionaries Fund, Inc.

        Related Persons:

          Benny J Tillman
          Ray Sampath
          Wade Waguspack


        Harrison, Michael
        Clusters: #43

        Related Companies:

          Radha Krishna Enterprises, LLC
          Radha Krishna, Inc.

        Related Persons:

          Mamta R Patel
          Rajnikant Patel


        Mahtani, Ram
        Clusters: #43

        Related Companies:

          International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Atlanta, Inc.

        Related Persons:

          Gemma Clark
          Biswajit Roy


        Nagel, Melanie (Malati dd)
        Clusters: #43

        Related Companies:

          International Society of Krishna Consciousness - New Mathura Vrindaban, Inc.

        Related Persons:

          Arthur Villa (Kuladri das)
          Dave Waterman (Garga Rsi das)
          Allen White (Damodar das)


        Patel, Mamta R
        Clusters: #43

        Related Companies:

          Radha Krishna, Inc.

        Related Persons:

          Michael Harrison
          Rajnikant Patel


        Patel, Rajnikant
        Clusters: #43

        Related Companies:

          Radha Krishna, Inc.

        Related Persons:

          Michael Harrison
          Mamta R Patel


        Roy, Biswajit
        Clusters: #43

        Related Companies:

          International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Atlanta, Inc.

        Related Persons:

          Gemma Clark
          Ram Mahtani


        Sampath, Ray
        Clusters: #42, #43

        Related Companies:

          Bhaktivedanta Books, Inc.
          Hare Krishna Missionaries Fund, Inc.

        Related Persons:

          George Harris
          Benny J Tillman
          Wade Waguespack


        Tillman, Benny J
        MusicForte Profile
        Clusters: #42, #43

        Related Companies:

          Bhaktivedanta Books, Inc.
          Hare Krishna Missionaries Fund, Inc.

        Related Persons:

          George Harris
          Ray Sampath
          Wade Waguespack


        Villa, Arthur (Kuladri das)
        Clusters: #43

        Related Companies:

          International Society of Krishna Consciousness - New Mathura Vrindaban, Inc.

        Related Persons:

          Melanie Nagel (Malati dd)
          Dave Waterman (Garga Rsi das)
          Allen White (Damodar das)


        Waguespack, Wade
        Clusters: #42, #43

        Related Companies:

          Bhaktivedanta Books, Inc.

        Related Persons:

          George Harris
          Ray Sampath
          Benny J Tillman


        Waterman, Dave (Garga Rsi das)
        Clusters: #43

        Related Companies:

          International Society of Krishna Consciousness - New Mathura Vrindaban, Inc.

        Related Persons:

          Melanie Nagel (Malati dd)
          Arthur Villa (Kuladri das)
          Allen White (Damodar das)


        White, Allen (Damodar das)
        Clusters: #43

        Related Companies:

          International Society of Krishna Consciousness - New Mathura Vrindaban, Inc.

        Related Persons:

          Melanie Nagel (Malati dd)
          Arthur Villa (Kuladri das)
          Dave Waterman (Garga Rsi das)


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