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Dear Devotees,

Please accept my obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

I am writing this message to you during a solemn yet joyful time when we recall the disappearance of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the Founder-Acharya of ISKCON. It is solemn because of the very heart-wrenching reality that Srila Prabhupada left our presence forty-five years ago this year, yet joyful because we know he departed back to the lotus feet of Sri Krishna and Caitanya Mahaprabhu after

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By Sunanda Das

The TOVP Communications Department is pleased to announce the release of the new online publication, ‘The TOVP Story, 1971-2022’. This new virtual flipbook covers the history of the TOVP from its earliest dates of inception by Srila Prabhupada to its current status in beautiful photos, videos, and detailed descriptions that will educate and inspire the reader.

Like all the flipbooks in the TOVP Flipbook Collection, the book is available to read, share and download for free. This

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By Sunanda Das

Please take a look at these elegant marble railings that will be placed on all three levels of the museum floors of the main temple room.

These wonderful railings, with exquisite peacock reliefs, are made of the highest quality marble and brought to us here directly from Makrana (Rajasthan), the only place in India where there is a deposit of such marble. The famous Taj Mahal in Agra was made from the same Makrana marble. The peculiarity of this marble is that it does not turn ye

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10260792492?profile=RESIZE_584xThe presence of Srila Prabhupada in the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium in his murti form offers another wonderful opportunity to serve His Divine Grace and simultaneously help finance TOVP construction. The TOVP Fundraising Team is very pleased to announce the new Prabhupada Murti Nitya Seva campaign to our ever-growing list of Seva Opportunities.

Through this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, you can sponsor either a monthly or one-time puja, garland, and prasadam offering to Srila Prabhupada fo

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9975444294?profile=RESIZE_584xBy Sunanda Das

Celebrating 5 Anniversaries in 1 Festival

The TOVP Team is pleased to announce the upcoming, all-auspicious Radha Madhava Golden Jubilee Festival from March 2 – 5, 2022. This will be a festival to beat all festivals, commemorating the anniversary of five important years in the history of ISKCON.

  • 50th Anniversary of Chota Radha Madhava’s Installation
  • 50th Anniversary of the ISKCON Mayapur Gaur Purnima Festival
  • 50th Anniversary of Prabhupada Laying the TOVP Cornerstone
  • 50th Anniver
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Manu Murti Now Completed at TOVP

By Sadbhuja Das

As everyone knows, the Nrsimhadeva Deity will be installed on a separate altar in the East Wing of the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium. The temple room of Nrsimhadeva will be smaller than the central hall, but nevertheless, it will be beautifully decorated and very majestic. The Grand Opening of this wing is scheduled for 2023.

One of the features of the Nrsimhadeva temple room, in addition to a huge chandelier, will be eight, two-meter (7’) figures of demigods, who, standing on

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9775793857?profile=RESIZE_584xBy Sunanda Das

Forty-four years ago this year, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada left this world for the divine abode of Sri Krishna and His pastimes. During his empowered life as a preacher of Krishna consciousness from 1965-1977, he accomplished more than practically any acharya in history, bringing the opportunity for the highest attainment of Goloka Vrindaban to millions of souls throughout the world. We are brought to tears no longer having his association in our midst.

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Hare Krishna Dear Devotees,

 All glories to Srila Prabhupada!!

It’s a moment of great joy for the entire ISKCON community to welcome our beloved Srila Prabhupada in the ToVP.

With a deep sense of gratitude, we should all come together to welcome the Senapati Bhakta of Sriman Mahaprabhu in this Adbhutt Mandir.

No worries if you are not physically present in Sridham Mayapur.

Since all of us have been long waiting for this moment, ToVP is providing an unique opportunity to all the devotees to perf

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8555328895?profile=RESIZE_584x2021 marks the 125th Appearance Anniversary Year of ISKCON Founder/Acharya His Divine A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Ambarisa Das and the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium (TOVP) management in Mayapur, India, have decided to officially begin celebrating this occasion on Nityananda Trayodasi, February 25th (24th in the U.S.), and simultaneously launch major promotion for the PRABHUPADA IS COMING! Campaign announcing the installation of the new Prabhupada murti in the TOVP in October this year

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8281319853?profile=RESIZE_584xIn 1971, as a young devotee in Calcutta, Giriraja Swami approached Srila Prabhupada, “I have been trying to understand what your desire is, and two things seem to please you the most: distributing your books and building the big temple in Mayapur.” Prabhupada’s face lit up, his eyes opened wide, and he smiled, saying: “Yes, you have understood. If you all build this temple, Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur will personally come and take you all back to Godhead.”

Building the TOVP was so important to Sri

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8272828268?profile=RESIZE_584xIn 1971, as a young devotee in Calcutta, Giriraja Swami approached Srila Prabhupada, “I have been trying to understand what your desire is, and two things seem to please you the most: distributing your books and building the big temple in Mayapur.” Prabhupada’s face lit up, his eyes opened wide, and he smiled, saying: “Yes, you have understood. If you all build this temple, Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur will personally come and take you all back to Godhead.”

Now that’s quite a statement from Srila P

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8089429101?profile=RESIZE_584xThe following official statement has been released by Temple of the Vedic Planetarium Chairman Ambarisa Das and Director of Development Braja Vilasa Das:

Dear ISKCON Leaders and Devotees Worldwide:

Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

As you all know, we have planned for some time now to shift the Mayapur Deities into the new TOVP temple room by 2022. In the meantime, of course, the COVID -19 Pandemic came on the scene and all construction came to a halt from mid-M

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By Svaha Dasi and Rangavati Dasi

Lord Narasimhadeva appeared in the month of Purushottama to protect His dear devotee Sri Prahlad Maharaja and annihilate Hiranyakashipu because Hiranyakashipu had received the boon to not be killed in the twelve months of the year from Lord Brahma in his vain attempts to achieve immortality. In honor of this historic event, which occurred in the glorious month of Sri Purushottama, we wish to present our design for the pleasure of His Lordship and the devotees!


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His Holiness Bhakti Charu Maharaja was one of the most ardent and steadfast supporters of the TOVP. Over the years he personally spoke incessantly about the project, raised funds for construction, attended fundraising events, and was recently planning to travel with the North American TOVP Tour to many temples until the COVID-19 shut everything down. His temple in Ujjain is also overseeing the production of all the parampara murtis for the TOVP altar.

Below Sadbhuja prabhu speaks about Bhakti C

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By Madhava Smullen 

With architects working virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic, new 3D renderings of the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium in Mayapur have been released.

The images of the temple – which is still expected to see its grand opening in 2022 – show Srila Prabhupada’s Vyasasana, the Grand Deity altar and temple room, and various walkways and halls on the main temple floor. 

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On February 13, 2020, the observance of the 146th Appearance Day of His Divine Grace Astottarasata Sri Srimad Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Prabhupada, the entire completed Pujari Floor of the TOVP was opened in great pomp and grandeur. In preparation for the relocation of ISKCON’s beloved world Deities into Their long-awaited new home in 2022, and to instill confidence in ISKCON’s leadership and devotees that the construction is solidly moving in that direction, the opening was officially underta

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The Iskcon will throw open on Thursday the world’s largest pujari seva on a single-floor facility spread over 2.5 acres at the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium at Mayapur in Nadia.

Devotees from over 77 countries are expected to attend the inaugural ceremony that will also mark the countdown to the opening of the Vedic planetarium, the Iskcon’s flagship Rs 700-crore project slated to be completed in March 2022.

“This is going to be the largest floor for worship and other seva facilities in the

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TOVP Pujari Floor Grand Inauguration

A moment of happiness, bliss, gratitude, appreciation, wonder – no words to describe the emotions and sentiments that everyone experienced, walking through the most grand, largest in the world, Pujari floor at the Temple of Vedic Planetarium. Graced by several stalwarts who are the pillars of ISKCON movement, whose life & soul is to live to fulfill the desire of their spiritual master, our Founder Acharya Srila Prabhupada, opened each of the 64 rooms of worship for Sri Sri Radha-Madhava, Sri Pa

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Much Has Happened by Bhaktimarga Swami

 Much has happened here in sacred Mayapura over the last two days.  Yesterday, a major section of the Temple of Vedic Planetarium opened to the public—the section for priestly preparation.  This includes the cooking facilities.  There was a large attendance.  Nice kirtan.
Today opened the gathering of world-wide leaders, called ILS, where we have presenters giving talks on varying devotional topics.  Basically, the ILS is an educational exercise for leaders young and old.  A refresher in some
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From October 12 – 14 Their Graces Ambarisa and Braja Vilasa prabhus, lead by Lord Nityananda’s Padukas and Lord Nrsimha’s Satari visited the Twin Cities of South India, Hyderabad and Secunderabad, as well as Bangalore, for TOVP fundraising events. Aside from the fundraising events, they also met with local government officials and received a great deal of attention from the print media.

Two programs were held in Hyderabad, one for local businessmen who were eager to meet Ambarisa prabhu, the gr

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