Monday, February 10th, 2020
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Mayapura, India

Way to Go

I've had some good discussions with old peers and new peers.  One conclusion that came out of one of those discussions was that it's a sin to be pessimistic.  Another one was that although the world seems unfair, we should strive for fairness.

I also talked with someone about succession, which is a common theme in our Vedic historical texts.  My realization was if you don't have a plan for someone to succeed you, you won't succeed. 

In that regard, I see the power of God.  Krishna is helping me so much by providing reliable, responsible people.  I have a responsible co-director, martial artists, a professional dancer—Rukmini, and even a trained actor who tells us that she's the niece of acclaimed actor Peter Ustinov.  Wow!  So, I'm blessed.  
Blessings are plentiful.  We just need to register them.  I have people in our community theatre company who are from all over: India, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Africa, South America and North America.  That's pretty good!  Krishna is sending talent and people who are enthusiastic to learn and serve.  

And it's always a blessing to walk in this beautiful rural area.  You can go in any direction except westerly.  You'll fall into the Ganges and likely will get swept away.  Some people consider being taken by the sacred water to be a privilege and think it can lead to liberation.  I think it's best to lead that good life in service to others, die naturally with dignity, and then have one's ashes tossed in the Ganga.  Not a bad way to go.

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Sunday, February 9th, 2020
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Mayapura, India

Efficient. Fast.

What an efficient operation they have here when it comes to serve guests!  I certainly don't want to commit to talking abut food again, but I was curious about what goes on, on a Sunday when pilgrims come in the thousands.  So, I decided to go have lunch down below, on the bottom floor of the Gada Building where I stay.

When I went to the entrance for the big queue, the security was a bit surprised to have a swami show up.  "There are options for sannyasis, such as the room reserved for GBC men, but this is for locals and outsiders," explained one of the crowd controllers.

"I would just like to eat with the visitors, if that's okay?"  I requested.

"Follow me," said the same fellow, as we passed by row upon row of eating-enthusiasts.  We went to the end of a large room, where I was seated, finally, in the midst of all these folks, mostly Bengalis and Oriyans (people from Orissa).  At our section of the room, the wait became a long one.  I sat next to a Mr. Choudhari, and while we were talking, I could see the servers hard at work.  We saw two monks at a time, who were sliding a large bucket and spooning out delicious prasadam, coming our way.  And during that time of patience, I thought to acquaint the people in my section with the maha-mantra.  Dozens of them participated in the receive-and-respond.  "Hare Krishna Hare Krishna..."

Oh they were happy anticipating the food.  The servers were magnificent.  First came the rice, the dahl, the savory, the subji, and then the chapati.  Each item was perfectly plopped onto everyone's plate and with speed. 

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Timeless teaching on finding inner peace by Sivarama Swami (4 min. video)
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Timeless teaching on finding inner peace by Sivarama Swami (4 min. video)
His Holiness Sivarama Swami is a senior monk and spiritual teacher of the devotional path (Bhakti-yoga), a 5000 year old spiritual tradition emerging from ancient India. He is the author of over 15 books that elucidate the teachings of Bhakti further and is the inspirer behind the world-renowned Krishna Valley community in Hungary; a self-sustained eco-village founded on the principles of ‘simple living & high thinking’.

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HH Bhakti Chaitanya Swami discharged from hospital but further check-ups for 6 weeks still pending
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Dear devotees and well wishers,

Bhakti Chaitanya Maharaja recently had surgery of the prostate. The surgery was successful and he is now recovering at the Radha Radhanath temple in Durban, South Africa. There will be various post-operation check-ups/ scans and tests that will have to be carried out over the next few weeks.

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Interview with Dr. Vallabhbhai Kathiria (20 min. video)
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Interview with Dr. Vallabhbhai Kathiria (20 min. video)
HH Krishna Kshetra Swami: A few days ago here in Mayapur I had occasion to present a copy of my book ‘Cow Care in Hindu Animal Ethics’ to Dr. Vallabhbhai Kathiria, the Chairman of the Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog – the Indian government agency for promoting cow care. Next day we had a 20-minute interview with him.

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Wei Tang: Please join me in praying for the peace of China (6 min. video)
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In Calcutta, there was a very virulent type of plague epidemic in 1898. So Calcutta became devastated. All people practically left Calcutta. Daily hundreds and hundreds of people were dying. I was one year old or one and a half years old. So one babaji, he organized sankirtana, Hare Krishna sankirtana all over Calcutta. And in the sankirtana, all people, Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Parsi, everyone joined. And they were going road to road, street to street, entering in every house. So the plague subsided. This is a fact. Everyone who knows history of Calcutta, know that the plague was subsided by sankirtana movement.

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Visiting Rajani Priya
Giriraj Swami

Twice last week, accompanied by various devotees, including Vrindavan Chandra das from London; Ugrasena das, Nitya Manjari dasi, and Kaviraj from Durban; and Visnupriya dasi from Dallas, I visited Rajani Priya dasi (Rose Forkash) at her home in Carpinteria, California. She is seven months away from her one hundredth birthday, but she is mentally and spiritually strong, and we all felt uplifted by her association. In addition to speaking with us about her life in Krishna consciousness, in appreciation of Srila Prabhupada, she also played Hare Krishna on the piano beautifully, and we all joined in chanting. One of her greatest pleasures in life is chanting and getting others to chant, which she has done with many, many people from all backgrounds and walks of life.

Hare Krishna.

Yours in service,
Giriraj Swami

The Most Auspicious Pujari Floor Grand Opening Ceremony – February 13, 2020
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By TOVP staff

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 undertaken. Continue reading "The Most Auspicious Pujari Floor Grand Opening Ceremony – February 13, 2020
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​How can we overcome envy?
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Transcription :

Transcriber: Keshavgopal Das

Question: How can we overcome envy?

Answer: We become envious when we feel that we are in competition with others. If in a college only few seats are available for admission, but number of applications are much more, then if other person gets a seat, it will impact us. At material level sources of happiness are limited but people vying for such happiness are much more. When we have such material definition of happiness, to a large extent, envy is unavoidable. Hence, we need to redefine happiness.

When we define happiness in terms of our bhakti for Krishna, then we understand that Krishna as God is unlimited. He is omnipresent. He can be present in my heart and fully available to me, he can be in your heart as well and fully available to you. The more we realize that spiritual happiness is not of a competitive nature, then we can stabilize in the fight against envy. Once we redirect our heart and eyes towards Krishna, then envy goes away substantially.

When we are in material world, we see that different people have different things both in terms of possessions or talents and abilities. Here what we need to focus on what we have rather than what others have. If in a feast everyone has something different than the other, we start to focus on what is there in other’s plate rather than looking at what we have. If we appreciate what we have in our plate and use it for our satisfaction, we will be happy.

Similarly, we all have gifts in form of possessions and talents. Some gifts might be hidden so we need to watch out for them. We need to have faith that whatever gifts we have are enough for our pursuit of happiness. Even from an objective point of view, if somebody has more ability than the other, we should understand that it is not the ability that define our happiness rather what we do with our ability defines our happiness.

To summarize, by focussing on Krishna and having this faith that whatever gifts we have are enough for my happiness if we use them properly, we can counter envy.

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ToVP Pujari Floor opening
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Thousands of devotees from around the world celebrated the opening of the pujari room floor at the Temple of Vedic Planetarium in Mayapur.

This area of the temple, which will be used for making jewellery, clothes and other paraphernalia for the deities, is an important step toward opening of the main temple.

Prior to go upstairs to the pujari floor, there was a grand ceremony outside with speeches, yajna and appreciation for the many devotees who have donated to this immense project.

Five Men Arrested For Plan to Sabotage ISKCON Temple in Dhaka, Bangladesh
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The Counter-Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) arrested five suspected members of the banned militant outfit Ansar al-Islam alias Ansarullah Bangla Team from Dhaka last night. The militants were planning to carry out an act of sabotage at the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) temple in the capital.

Valentine’s Day Message—The Love That Satisfies
Giriraj Swami

Today, February 14, Saint Valentine’s Day, I was struck when Srila Prabhupada, at the conclusion of his class on Sri Isopanisad, spoke about love—the love that Krishna wants and the love that will satisfy us:

“Any religion, it doesn’t matter whether Hindu religion, Muslim religion, Christian religion—if you are developing love of God, then you are perfect in your religion. . . .

And what kind of love? Ahaituki: without any cause. ‘O Lord, I love You, God, because You supply me so many nice things. You are order-supplier.’ No, not that sort of love. Without any exchange. That is taught by Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, that ‘Whatever You do . . .’ Aslisya va pada-ratam pinastu mam. ‘Either You trample me under Your feet or You embrace me—what You like. You make me brokenhearted by not seeing You—that doesn’t matter. Still You are my worshipable Lord.’ That is love. . . . That sort of love Krishna wants. Therefore He was so much fond of the gopis. In the gopis’ love there was no question of business propaganda: ‘Give me this, then I love You.’ No. That is pure love. . . . If you want to love God, there is nothing throughout the whole world which can check you. Simply you have to develop your eagerness: ‘Krishna, I want You.’ That’s all. Then there is no question of checking. In any condition you’ll increase your love, increase your love. . . . If you can develop your love for God, or Krishna, without being checked, without any cause, then you will feel fully satisfied.”

Hare Krishna.

Yours in service,
Giriraj Swami

The real news of what is happening in this miserable material world
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The real news of what is happening this miserable material world.
The Yaksha inquired, ‘What is it that makes one a true brahmana: birth, behaviour or learning?’
Maharaj Yudhisthir replied, 'It is behaviour alone that qualifies one as a true brahman. Thus, brahmanas must be very careful to exhibit exemplary behaviour. One whose behaviour is faultless will never meet with obstructions on the path of life. Teachers and students alike, who are addicted to sinful habits, should be considered illiterate, even though they may be very leaned in the shastra. Only one who strictly observes religious principles should actually be considered learned. One who is expert in the knowledge of the four Vedas but whose conduct is not proper, is to be considered no better than a sudra.’
The Yaksha asked, 'Who is pleasing?’

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Grand Opening of the TOVP Pujari Floor, Feb. 13, 2020 – Full Video
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This is the full 5 hour video of the entire proceedings of the TOVP Pujari Floor Grand Opening ceremony on February, 13 2020.

Video courtesy of mayapur.tv

TOVP NEWS AND UPDATES – STAY IN TOUCH

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Their Holinesses Gopal Krishna Goswami, Radhanatha Swami and Jayapataka Maharaj Speak About the TOVP
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On February 13, 2020, just prior to the Grand Opening celebration of the TOVP Pujari Floor, H.H. Gopal Krishna Goswami, H.H. Radhanath Swami, and H.H. Jayapataka Maharaj spoke about the importance of the TOVP project.

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TOVP NEWS AND UPDATES – STAY IN TOUCH

Visit us at: www.tovp.org
Follow us at: www.facebook.com/tovp.mayapur
Watch us at: www.youtube.com/user/tovpinfo
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App at: https://m.tovp.org/app
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RSS News Feed at: https://tovp.org/rss2/
Buy from us at: https://tovp.org/tovp-gift-store/
Support us at: https://tovp.org/donate/seva-opportunities/

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The Most Auspicious Pujari Floor Grand Opening Ceremony – February 13, 2020
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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 undertaken.

The five-hour event commenced at 9:00am and included:

Svagata: Carrying Sri Sri Radha Madhava, Nityananda’s Padukas, and Srila Prabhupada on procession to the TOVP office for a special Victory Flag raising ceremony with His Holiness Jayapataka Swami and Ambarisa prabhu, and welcoming them to the TOVP for the inauguration event.

Invocation prayers to Srila Prabhupada, our acharyas and the Lord.

A welcome message from Braja Vilasa prabhu, TOVP Director of Development.

Speeches by senior Vaishnavas including H.H. Jayapataka Maharaja, H.G. Ambarisa prabhu, H.G. Svaha mataji, H.H. Radhanath Maharaja, H.H. Gopal Krishna Maharaja, H.H. Lokanath Maharaja, H.H. Bhakti Purushottama Maharaja, H.H. Sivaram Maharaja, and H.G. Jananivas prabhu.

A special TOVP model gift ceremony for ISKCON leaders and major TOVP donors.

An elaborate Vastu puja and Homa yajna.

Bhakti Caru Maharaja leading the pushpanjali ceremony for His Divine Grace Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Prabhupada, present in his murti form.

Pujari Kaksha Udghatana: The offering and opening of all the Pujari Floor rooms to Srila Prabhupada, Nityananda’s Padukas and Sri Sri Radha Madhava.

The 2.5 acre Pujari Floor consists of over twenty specially designed seva rooms equipped with the best facilities for the Lord’s service, and the entire floor is built of the finest materials and fitted with state-of-the-art maintenance and service systems, including air conditioning, fire prevention and an elaborate intercom/communication arrangement. Built to last for hundreds of years, this is the largest Deity Department space in the world and will set an example of the highest standards of Deity seva excellence.

Below is a list of the twenty-one main rooms offered to Srila Prabhupada, Nityananda’s Padukas and Sri Sri Radha Madhava during Their procession throughout the entire Pujari Floor.

Pujari Floor Room Descriptions for Pujari Kaksha Udghatana

Radharani Pakshala

Dear Srila Prabhupada, Lord Nityananda and Sri Sri Radha Madhava,
With utmost love and devotion we humbly offer you here the most important room on the pujari floor, Radharani’s Pakshala (kitchen), where Srimate Radharani will personally oversee the preparation of the most delectable dishes for all the main meals to offer throughout the day to Her Lord, Sri Madhava, and the other Deities present on the altar.

Utsava Pakshala

Dear Srila Prabhupada, Lord Nityananda and Sri Sri Radha Madhava,
With utmost love and devotion we humbly offer you here the Utsava Pakshala, the overflow kitchen where Srimate Radharani will personally oversee the making of the most special food preparations to offer Her Lord, Sri Madhava, and all the Deities on the altar on festival days and other important occasions.

Madhuram Pakshala

Dear Srila Prabhupada, Lord Nityananda and Sri Sri Radha Madhava, With utmost love and devotion we humbly offer you here the Madhuram Pakshala, a very special kitchen dedicated only to sweet-making, where Srimate Radharani will personally oversee the preparation of the most wonderful and tasty sweetmeats for the pleasure of Her Lord, Sri Madhava, and all the Deities on the altar.

Bhoga Bhandar

Dear Srila Prabhupada, Lord Nityananda and Sri Sri Radha Madhava, With utmost love and devotion we humbly offer you here the Bhoga Bhandar, where all the dry ingredients to be used by the cooks for all the hundreds of varieties of daily preparations for the Deities will be stored and nicely organized.

Radha Madhava Sringara Nilayam

Dear Srila Prabhupada, Lord Nityananda and Sri Sri Radha Madhava, With utmost love and devotion we humbly offer you here the Radha Madhava Sringara Nilayam, the storage room for all the beautifully designed outfits and crowns worn by Their Lordships Sri Sri Radha Madhava and the Ashta Sakhis at different appropriate times for the fulfillment of Their pleasure and ashta-kaliya-nitya-lila throughout the day and night.

Pancha Tattva Sringara Nilayam

Dear Srila Prabhupada, Lord Nityananda and Sri Sri Radha Madhava, With utmost love and devotion we humbly offer you here the Pancha Tattva Sringara Nilayam, the storage room for all the samkirtan outfits and crowns of the Pancha Tattva which They will wear while dancing and chanting in ecstasy and bestowing the full blessings of Their mercy to all conditioned souls in the universe.

Nrsimhadeva Sringara Nilayam

Dear Srila Prabhupada, Lord Nityananda and Sri Sri Radha Madhava, With utmost love and devotion we humbly offer you here the Nrsimhadeva Sringara Nilayam, where all the outfits, crowns and helmets for Lord Ugra Nrsimha in His angry mood as Supreme Protector against the offenders of His devotees, and the outfits and crowns of His most beloved devotee Prahlad Maharaja, will be carefully and worshipfully stored.

Guru Parampara Sringara Nilayam

Dear Srila Prabhupada, Lord Nityananda and Sri Sri Radha Madhava, With utmost love and devotion we humbly offer you here the Guru Parampara Sringara Nilayam, the storage room for all the outfits of Srila Prabhupada and our most beloved and revered acharyas, where they will be most respectfully maintained and kept.

Radha Madhava Bhushana Nilayam

Dear Srila Prabhupada, Lord Nityananda and Sri Sri Radha Madhava,
With utmost love and devotion we humbly offer you here the Radha Madhava Bhushana Nilayam, the most special room where all the beautiful and magnificent ornaments and jewelry that will adorn the Divine Couple, Sri Sri Radha Madhava throughout Their daily pastimes will be hand-crafted, organized and safely stored.

Pancha Tattva Bhushana Nilayam

Dear Srila Prabhupada, Lord Nityananda and Sri Sri Radha Madhava, With utmost love and devotion we humbly offer you here the Pancha Tattva Bhushana Nilayam, the preparation and storage room for the Pancha Tattva’s simple and decorative ornaments which They will wear while performing Their remarkable samkirtan pastimes.

Nrsimhadeva Bhushana Nilayam

Dear Srila Prabhupada, Lord Nityananda and Sri Sri Radha Madhava,
With utmost love and devotion we humbly offer you here the Nrsimhadeva Bhushana Nilayam, where Lord Nrsimha’s and Prahlad Maharaja’s decorative jewelry and ornaments will be hand-made and carefully stored for Their daily service.

Radha Madhava Vastra Nirman Karyalaya

Dear Srila Prabhupada, Lord Nityananda and Sri Sri Radha Madhava,
With utmost love and devotion we humbly offer you here the Radha Madhava Vastra Nirman Karyalaya, the seva room where the numerous, gorgeous outfits for Radha Madhava’s and the Ashta Sakhi’s daily pastimes will be hand-made from the very finest fabrics, cloth, silk and jari, and carefully organized and stored.

Pancha Tattva Vastra Nirman Karyalaya

Dear Srila Prabhupada, Lord Nityananda and Sri Sri Radha Madhava,
With utmost love and devotion we humbly offer you here the Pancha Tattva Vastra Nirman Karyalaya, the room where the Pancha Tattva’s selected preaching outfits and garb will be hand-made from the finest materials and carefully stored.

Nrsimhadeva Vastra Nirman Karyalaya

Dear Srila Prabhupada, Lord Nityananda and Sri Sri Radha Madhava,
With utmost love and devotion we humbly offer you here the Nrsimhadeva Vastra Nirman Karyalaya, the room where all the outfits for Lord Nrsimha and Prahlad Maharaja will be carefully hand-made from the best available materials and carefully stored.

Mukhya Pujari Nilayam

Dear Srila Prabhupada, Lord Nityananda and Sri Sri Radha Madhava,
With utmost love and devotion we humbly offer you here the Mukhya Pujari Nilayam, a room specially designed for the Head Pujaris of Their Lordships, Their Graces Jananivas and Pankajanghri prabhus, to facilitate their eternal service of planning and arranging for all the Deities’ varieties of seva every day throughout each year.

Pujari Nilayam

Dear Srila Prabhupada, Lord Nityananda and Sri Sri Radha Madhava,
With utmost love and devotion we humbly offer you here the Pujari Nilayam, the general pujari room where the many pujaris may prepare for executing their loving services to their respective worshipable Deities during the course of the day.

Nityananda Upakarana Nilayam

Dear Srila Prabhupada, Lord Nityananda and Sri Sri Radha Madhava,
With utmost love and devotion we humbly offer you here the Nityananda Upakarana Nilayam, the highly important room where all the Deities’ arati, puja and yajna paraphernalia will be stored, and named as such because Nityananda Prabhu, Himself Lord Baladeva, directly expands as all the paraphernalia for the Lord’s service in His mood of ecstatic service to His Lord, Sri Krishna.

Vrindadevi Nilayam

Dear Srila Prabhupada, Lord Nityananda and Sri Sri Radha Madhava,
With utmost love and devotion we humbly offer you here the Vrindadevi Nilayam, Vrindadevi’s own personal room where She will organize the preparation, assembling and storage of every garland for all the Deities within this holy sanctuary.

Keshava Nilayam

Dear Srila Prabhupada, Lord Nityananda and Sri Sri Radha Madhava,
With utmost love and devotion we humbly offer you here the Keshava Nilayam, a room named after Lord Keshava Who has beautiful long blackish hair, solely dedicated to the careful storage and maintenance of all the Deities’ hair pieces and related items.

Ananda Utsava Nilayam

Dear Srila Prabhupada, Lord Nityananda and Sri Sri Radha Madhava,
With utmost love and devotion we humbly offer you here the Ananda Utsava Nilayam, a very special room for storing all the festival paraphernalia related to the Deities’ service such as swings, palanquins, umbrellas, etc.

Abhisheka Niyojana-sala

Dear Srila Prabhupada, Lord Nityananda and Sri Sri Radha Madhava,
With utmost love and devotion we humbly offer you here the Abhiseka Niyojana-sala, an entire room dedicated to storing all the Deities’ abhishek paraphernalia and related items for Their blissful bathing pastimes.

 
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TOVP Pujari Room Grand Opening & Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur Appearance Day Celebration (Album of photos)
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TOVP Pujari Room Grand Opening & Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur Appearance Day Celebration (Album of photos). This will be the largest pujari space of its kind in the world at a size of 2.5 acres, with over 20 dedicated rooms for Deity Seva designed under the scrutiny and guidance of Their Graces Jananivas and Pankajanghri Prabhu’s, ISKCON Mayapur’s Head Pujaris.

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ToVP Pujari Floor Grand Inauguration -Video
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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 […]

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TOVP Pujari Room Opening (Album of photos)
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TOVP Pujari Room Opening (Album of photos). Gopi Gita: The streets are lined with rangoli and marigold petals. Verandas and archways are decorated. Radhanath Maharaj, Gopal Krishna Maharaj and others speak about Srila Prabhupada’s dear desire 50 years ago to have this temple built.. how it will magnify Lord Caitanya’s blessings all around the world. Wealthy families set up their inner dressing rooms before they move into a house. Similarly, the personal dressing rooms and kitchen of the Deities is getting set up before They move in 2022 - TOVP opening date.

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Grand Opening of the TOVP Pujari Floor (live video)
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Grand Opening of the TOVP Pujari Floor (live video)
ISKCON is celebrating today another milestone event at the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium in preparation for the opening in 2022: The Grand Opening of the fully completed Pujari Floor. On February 13, 2020, in observance of the 146th anniversary of the appearance of His Divine Grace Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati and in preparation for the relocation of our beloved world Deities into Their new home, the Pujari Floor is being inaugurated with great pomp and celebration.

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