Pasankusa Ekadasi and the TOVP 2022
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Pasankusa or Papankusa Ekadasi is one of the most significant Vedic fasting days, and is observed in the Ashwin month on the eleventh day (Ekadasi) of Shukla Paksha. Therefore, the festival is also popular as ‘Ashwina-Shukla Ekadasi’. According to the Gregorian calendar, this festival is celebrated either in the month of October or September. Pasankusa

TOVP in the Times of India: World’s Largest Religious Monument to Open in India
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The Times of India recently published another article about the TOVP in the TIMESNOW section titled, ‘World’s Largest Religious Monument to Open in India’. Please read and share the article below. You can read the article in full here.     TOVP NEWS AND UPDATES – STAY IN TOUCH Visit: www.tovp.org Support: https://tovp.org/donate/ Email: tovpinfo@gmail.com

H.G. Ambarisa Prabhu Launches Srila Prabhupada International Heritage Museum Project in the TOVP
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TOVP Chairman, His Grace Ambarisa Prabhu, is pleased to announce to the worldwide ISKCON community the future opening of a beautiful, inspiring and permanent Prabhupada Museum in the TOVP, to preserve and display various artifacts related to ISKCON Founder/Acharya, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. The museum will open its doors along with the

TOVP Rolls Out the Murti Nirman Seva Campaign to Sponsor Murtis and Artwork
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The TOVP Fundraising Department is pleased to announce our newest Seva Opportunity, the Murti Nirman Seva Campaign, offering sponsorships of all the murtis and artwork adorning the temple interior. Every part of the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium is sacred and worshipable, from the dome tiles to the marble floor. In fact, the Lord’s house

The Appearance of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur and the TOVP, 2022
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On September 8, 2022, Gaudiya Vaishnavas worldwide will celebrate the holy appearance day of His Divine Grace Srila Saccidananda Bhaktivinoda Thakur, the pioneer of the Krishna consciousness movement in the modern world. We all owe an eternal debt of gratitude to this great acharya for bringing the mercy of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu into our lives.

The Times of India Travel Section Directs Readers to the TOVP
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On August 31, 2022 the Times of India travel section, TravelTimes, published information about the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium. Although the Grand Opening dates are incorrect (the actual opening is scheduled for December 2024), it will certainly help get the word out and increase awareness about this historic ISKCON project. You can read the

The TOVP Now Accepts Cryptocurrency Donations
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The TOVP Fundraising Department is pleased to announce our newest innovation to accept cryptocurrency donations towards our numerous Seva Opportunity campaigns. Crypto donations will be managed by our partner nonprofit, Every.org, an organization that facilitates donations for thousands of nonprofits in the US. All U.S. and International cryptocurrency donations are paid to Every.org who disburses

The TOVP 2024 Marathon – His Grace Braja Vilasa Message
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This urgent and exciting message from His Grace Braja Vilasa das, Co-Chairman and Director of Development of the TOVP, expresses the importance of opening the temple on time in 2024 for the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada and our acharyas. Please watch and take advantage of this historic opportunity by sponsoring one of the new TOVP

Annada Ekadasi and the TOVP, 2022
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Annada Ekadasi, also known as Aja Ekadasi, is observed during the waning phase of moon (Krishna Paksha) in August/September. The importance of this Ekadasi was mentioned by Lord Krishna to Yudhisthira and is found in the Brahma Vaivarta Purana. It is believed that a person who observes this Ekadasi becomes free from the reactions of

TOVP Srila Prabhupada Murti Vyasa Puja Seva
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A few months ago, we launched the TOVP Srila Prabhupada Murti Nitya Seva Campaign wherein devotees can sponsor Prabhupada’s daily offerings of bhoga and puja, or an outfit to wear. On the auspicious occasion of his 126th Vyasa Puja, we encourage devotees to take advantage of this unique seva opportunity to serve his Mayapur murti.

TOVP Srila Prabhupada Murti Vyasa Puja Seva
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A few months ago, we launched the TOVP Srila Prabhupada Murti Nitya Seva Campaign wherein devotees can sponsor Prabhupada’s daily offerings of bhoga and puja, or an outfit to wear. On the auspicious occasion of his 126th Vyasa Puja, we encourage devotees to take advantage of this unique seva opportunity to serve his Mayapur murti.

The TOVP Communications Dept. Releases Two New Flipbooks: The TOVP Story, 1971-2022 & Srila Prabhupada in Mayapur
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On the auspicious occasions of Janmastami and Srila Prabhupada’s Vyasa Puja 2022, the TOVP Communications Department is pleased to announce the release of two new online flipbooks on the TOVP website for the pleasure and inspiration of all devotees. These books are viewable, downloadable and shareable, and we sincerely hope the reader will enjoy the

The TOVP Communications Dept. Releases Two New Flipbooks: The TOVP Story, 1971-2022 & Srila Prabhupada in Mayapur
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On the auspicious occasions of Janmastami and Srila Prabhupada’s Vyasa Puja 2022, the TOVP Communications Department is pleased to announce the release of two new online flipbooks on the TOVP website for the pleasure and inspiration of all devotees. These books are viewable, downloadable and shareable, and we sincerely hope the reader will enjoy the

Happy Krishna Janmastami and Prabhupada Vyasa Puja 2022 from the TOVP Team
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The TOVP Team would like to take this opportunity on the most auspicious occasions of Krishna Janmastami and Srila Prabhupada’s Vyasa Puja 2022 to wish all devotees a most transcendental and blissful celebration this year. As the world continues to progress towards the darkness of ignorance under the influence of Kali and his agents, we

Kamika Ekadasi and the TOVP, 2022
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Kamika ekadasi is celebrated as Krishna Paksha ekadasi in the month of Shravan. Observing this ekadasi is considered as auspicious as performing an Ashwamedha Yajna. As Gaudiya Vaishnavas, our main aim during ekadasi is to decrease bodily demands so we can spend more time in seva, especially hearing and chanting about the Lord’s pastimes and

The TOVP Announces a Unique Sponsorship Opportunity: The 31 Dresses Campaign
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Unique Sponsorship Opportunity: The 31 Dresses Campaign – sponsor an entire set of 31 Deity dresses for one day during the 3-month long TOVP Grand Opening Festival, scheduled for the Fall of 2024. This includes Sri Sri Radha Madhava, Sri Pancha Tattva, Sri Nrsimhadeva and the fifteen new sampradaya acharya murtis. A new set of

TOVP Bas Relief Panels Update: Rasa Lila and Ratha Yatra Panels
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We have just installed the two remaining bas relief panels on the walls of the ventilation shafts of the Temple Room. These are large 16ft./5m. panels made of fiberglass and reinforced with metal inserts. The weight of each panel is more than 550lb./250kg. One panel shows the Rasa Lila dance of Lord Sri Krishna and

TOVP Architecture Dept. Report: July, 2022
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TOVP Architecture Dept. Report From the Head Architect The TOVP is a project that perpetually works on multiple paradigms at once: design, working drawings, and material research whilst simultaneously casting elements all across the country and building them coherently in Mayapur. The design team makes sure to put thought into the minutest detail to ensure

TOVP: Give To Nrsimha – Get Love of God
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The Lord says in Bhagavad-gita, 4.11: ye yatha mam prapadyante tams tathaiva bhajamy aham mama vartmanuvartante manusyah partha sarvasah As all surrender unto Me, I reward them accordingly. Everyone follows My path in all respects, O son of Pritha. For the bhakta, the reward for his surrender and service is love of God, not anything

TOVP Gorgeous Temple Grounds
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The beauty of the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium exterior and interior will be a hallmark of this future wonder of the world. But the frontage temple grounds will also present a gorgeous display of attractive features. The temple 45-acre frontage will be adorned with luscious gardens and attractive walkways, interwoven with calming water displays

Sayana Ekadasi and the TOVP, 2022
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Sayana Ekadasi (Shayani Ekadasi) (lit. “sleeping eleventh”) or Maha-ekadasi (lit. “The great eleventh”) or Prathama-ekadasi (lit. “The first eleventh”) or Padma Ekadasi, Devshayani Ekadasi or Devpodhi Ekadasi is the eleventh lunar day (Ekadasi) of the bright fortnight (Shukla paksha) of the Vedic month of Ashadha (June – July). Thus, it is also known as Ashadhi

Beautiful Marble Railings Being Installed in the TOVP
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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

The Grand ISKCON Mayapur Ratha Yatra 2022
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On a recent Press Conference with Nadia News, Braja Vilasa and other ISKCON Mayapur leaders announced the schedule for the Grand ISKCON Mayapur Ratha Yatra 2022. Starting on July 1st, from 2-9pm, the Rajpur Jagannatha, Baladeva and Subhadra deities will be taken on Their 5km (3 mile) Rathayatra journey to the ISKCON Mayapur campus for

TOVP Architecture Department Report, June 2022: Traveling Through the TOVP
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From the Head Architect Every space matters. Every line drawn on the AutoCAD defines that space. With great deliberation and calibration the drawings are released on the site one after another after another after another… With a total amounting to over 8,000 detail drawings, we gear up towards the upcoming milestones. Refining, reforming, evolving …and

Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur and the TOVP, 2022
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This article is being presented in honor of the divine disappearance day of the original pioneer of the Krishna consciousness movement, His Divine Grace Sri Srimad Bhaktivinoda Thakur, June 28 (US) / June 29 (India). namo bhaktivinodaya sac-cid-ananda-namine gaura-shakti-svarupaya rupanuga-varaya te I offer my respectful obeisances unto Saccidananda Bhaktivinoda, who is transcendental energy of Caitanya

TOVP Construction Photo Update – June, 2022
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This month’s Construction Photo Update includes photos of work being done in the Nrsimha Wing on the corridor doors, domes and ceilings, production in the GRC (glass reinforced concrete) and GRG (glass reinforced gypsum) workshop, the entranceway elephants and the bas relief panels. Go to the Construction Gallery link to view over fifty photos on

Srila Prabhupada, the Original TOVP Vedic Cosmology Model Designer
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On November 7, 1974, an article about the Puranic Theory of Evolution appeared in the Times of India by a Mr. S.L. Dhani, a Vedic astronomer who was also organizing a conference. Being very keen on developing the proper conception for the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium, Srila Prabhupada wrote him a letter requesting his

Pandava Nirjala Ekadasi and the TOVP, 2022
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The most auspicious and powerful Pandava Nirjala ekadasi is approaching on June 10 (US) / June 11 (India). Observing a full fast, including water, on this one ekadasi is equal to observing all others. And additionally, giving charity on this ekadasi leads to “imperishable” results. Srila Vyasadeva said to Bhima, “Oh Bhima, Lord Sri Krishna

TOVP Update on the Nrsimhadeva Wing Progress
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In this video Braja Vilasa prabhu, TOVP Director of Development and Co-Chairman, gives us a detailed update on the Nrsimhadeva Wing progress, and shows us various aspects of the construction, now going on full-swing for the Grand Opening of the Wing in the Fall of 2023. This scheduled opening of the completed Nrsimhadeva Wing will

Apara Ekadasi and the TOVP, 2022 – May 25 (U.S.)/ May 26 (India)
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Apara Ekadasi is observed on the 11th day of the Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight of the moon) in the Vedic month of Jyeshtha. It corresponds to the months of May-June in the Gregorian calendar. It is understood that by observing Apara Ekadasi vrata all the sins of the person will be washed away. This Ekadasi