Frequently Asked Questions
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The current site is the original site that Srila Prabhupada chose for the temple, and it is on land owned by ISKCON.
The 'new' design has been developed by the design team by going back to Srila Prabhupada's original instructions on how the temple should be built, and what type of architecture it should be modelled on.
The construction of the Temple of the Vedic planetarium will benefit the local economy through job creation as well as by attracting visitors from around the world who will in turn support local businesses. The new temple will serve to increase the significance of Mayapur as a holy place among the followers of Vedic culture all over the world.
We are planning for the superstructure and internal fittings to be complete within five years of construction starting. The completion of the external decorative work will take some years beyond that to complete.
Srila Praphupada wanted a city where people from all over the world could come and live according to the Vedic tenets. That city is Mayapur. The Temple of the Vedic planetarium will have museums and exhibits that will teach visitors about Vedic culture and explain the science of the Vedas.
ISKCON is the acronym for the 'International Society for Krishna Consciousness', a worldwide association of devotees who study, practice and teach the science of Krishna consciousness according to Bhagavad-Gita and other timeless Vedic scriptures. Over four decades ISKCON has grown to comprise of over 350 temples, 60 rural communities, 50 schools and 60 restaurants. Find out more about ISKCON here.
There will be the same two main deities along with the standard disiplic succession. That is, Guru parampara, Panca Tattva, and Radha Madhava in this exact sequence, as following Srila Prabhupada’s orders and desire regard this matter.
The deities will be placed in three individual altars. The combined length of this is a total of 135 ft length (41 meters). These elegantly striking altars will be decked with blue marble and gold inlays. The attached image is a work in process, a conceptual drawing at its early stage, which will be further refined with time.
Lord Nrisimhadeva will have His own temple. When standing in front of the temple, while looking directly to the right, this temple is completely in vision. Even when taking it from the perspective of one standing in the middle of the temple room, Lord Nrisimhadeva's temple is fully visible. This is in allowance of the TOVP being built in a very open fashion, where there is easy access from one room to another.