Actually ISKCON could not fulfil Srila Prabhupada’s desire, more specifically myself. He told me that he wanted to come, bathe in the Ganges every day, if there will only be a direct road to the Ganges, right in front of our temple. But we tried various ways to get the road, but even till today we were not able to do that. Still the devotees have to walk across the fields and so on. Although Prabhupada did go and visit the Ganges, on a couple of occasions by walking through the fields with the devotees he took bath. You know that according to the prayers of Vidura wherever a pure devotee goes that is the place of pilgrimage, even the Ganges is purified.
H.H. Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
1983, 5th,November, SB Class @ USA