May 25, 2012 | NDTV — [...] At least 85 per cent of the widows in Vrindavan come from Bengal – a region historically notorious for its harsh treatment of widows. Exact statistics are hard to come by, but studies suggest that 8-10 per cent of the widows have no shelter and they spend their days on the narrow lanes and sleep outside temple complexes. And, today, what can bring them their greatest dignity would be a proper pension and other entitlements given on time.
“[...] Please accept my blessings. In Bombay I have paid in advance Rs. 25,000/- to Bhavananda Maharaja for Food Relief poor feeding; so whatever you have collected for poor feeding may be sent to Bombay Bank of America.”
(Letter to Ramesvara)