Jayapataka Swami: So that the people could go to the banyan tree. We would have our temple elevate above so that people could freely go to the banyan tree and then they could come to our temple also. Is that clear why Srila Prabhupada wanted to have a temple on columns that would raise it above, ten feet above. So that people could have access to the banyan tree. At the same time, sanctify the place, have the temple there. To show that this is a very important, spiritual place, we have the temple.
Question: Is that banyan tree right on the bank of the Ganges?
Jayapataka Swami: Yes, right on the Ganges.
03-JANUARY-2020, NEW PANIHATI DHAM, ATLANTA, USA