A HOLY LAND

FRONT VIEW OF THE TOVP

The heart of the Mayapur city is the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium

AERIAL VIEW OF THE TOVP

Sridham Mayapur from the confluence of the Ganga and Jalangi

TOVP 360º PANORAMIC VIEWS

VIEW FROM THE ROOF OF PLANETARIUM WING DOME

MAIN TEMPLE ROOM - SE SIDE VIEW

NEW TOVP 360º PANORAMIC VIEWS

LORD NARASIMHADEVA'S TEMPLE ROOM FROM THE TERRACE

NEW TOVP 360º PANORAMIC VIEWS

SW VIEW FROM THE TOP OF THE MAIN DOME

NEW TOVP 360º PANORAMIC VIEWS

LORD NARASIMHADEVA'S DOME

NEW TOVP 360º PANORAMIC VIEWS

BEAUTIFUL TOVP DRAWING

FOR YOUR ALTAR

PLEASE COPY AND PRINT THIS BEAUTIFUL DRAWING OF THE TOVP FOR YOUR TEMPLE AND/OR HOME ALTARS

WORK ON DOMES AND CHATRIS IS FINALLY COMPLETED

Bird's-eye view of the entire TOVP structure with domes and chatris

TOVP DOME CHAKRAS

Beautiful view of the Chakras

Glass Reinforced Concrete Columns and Sandstone Windows Flank the Temple

Molded and crafted on premises, the columns and windows will create a stunning and attractive visual effect

ANOTHER VIEW FROM THE GANGES

MAGNIFICENT VIEW FROM THE GANGES

See this and many other similar photos/designs in our MEDIA GALLERY

GRAND SCENE OF THE TEMPLE AT NIGHT

Another great view of the new temple with night lights

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AND MAKE SRILA PRABHUPADA'S DESIRE COME TRUE.

NEW SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

THE TOVP 2026 MARATHON
Help Open the TOVP by 2026 and Relocate Radha Madhava Into Their New Home
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Officially Launched by H.H. Jayapataka Swami on April 12, 2022

TOVP GRAND OPENING COUNTDOWN

The countdown to the official TOVP Grand Opening has begun. Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime spiritual opportunity to build Lord Caitanya's wonderful temple, the adbhuta mandir.

SRILA PRABHUPADA

  • "I have named this temple Sri Mayapur Candrodaya Mandir, the Rising Moon of Mayapur. Now make it rise, bigger and bigger until it becomes the full moon. And this moonshine will be spread all over the world. All over India they will come to see. From all over the world they will come.”
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OUR MISSION 26 MARATHON

In a moment of extreme compassion and urgency Srila Prabhupada said, "My idea is to attract the people of the WHOLE world to Mayapur". Now that time is fast approaching and the official date of the TOVP Grand Opening in 2026 is TO BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY. We have two years to the opening of this monumental project, one which will change the course of human history for generations into the future by dispelling the darkness of ignorance in the world and opening the flood gates of Krishna consciousness to all human society. Time is of the essence and it's essential we all work and pray together cooperatively as a worldwide community to insure the TOVP is completed for the pleasure, glory and victory of Srila Prabhupada. This is our combined offering to him out of gratitude for the great eternal gift he has given to us, and we will all be blessed in the process of serving him, our acharyas and Lord Gauranga's holy place of Sridhama Mayapur.

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  • In 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 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 Thakura will personally come and take you all back to Godhead.”

    SRILA PRABHUPADA

THE TOVP MISSION 26 MARATHON FUNDMETER

Together we can make Srila Prabhupada's dream a reality

The below TOVP Fundmeters represent the actual income and projected funds needed to complete Phase Two of the TOVP construction and reach our goal to combinedly offer Srila Prabhupada the completed project by Gaur Purnima, 2026. Together let’s all do our part to keep the meters in the 'Green Zone'! Although our actual 6-year budget is $50M, the $35M goal indicated is what we expect to raise from devotees worldwide in keeping with our motto, "Raising Lord Caitanya's temple by the hands of every devotee". The $15M balance will be raised from well-wishers.

APRIL 2024

Monthly goal: $800,000

YEAR 2024

Yearly goal: $10,000,000

2023 - 2025

3-Year goal: $35,000,000

SRILA PRABHUPADA QUOTES ABOUT TOVP



  • My idea is to attract people of the whole world to Mayapur.
    26/6/1976 NEW VRINDAVANA - JAYAPATAKA MAHARAJA
  • Now here in India we are constructing a very large Vedic Planetarium...within the planetarium we will construct a huge, detailed model of the universe as described in the text of the fifth canto of Srimad Bhagavatam. Within the planetarium the model will be studied by onlookers from different levels by use of escalators. Detailed information will be given on open verandahs at the different levels by means of dioramas, charts, films etc.
  • ...We shall show the Vedic conception of planetary system within this material world and above the material world…We are going to exhibit the Vedic culture throughout the whole world, and they’ll come here.
    27/2/1976 MAYAPUR – MORNING WALK
  • Now you all together make this Vedic Planetarium very nice, so that people will come and see. From the description of the Srmad-Bhagavatam, you prepare this Vedic Planetarium.
    15/6/1976 DETROIT – CONVERSATION IN SRILA PRABHUPADA'S ROOM
  • And we have asked government to give us 350 acres of land in Mayapur to construct Vedic Planetarium, 350 feet high. It will require eight crores of rupees minimum. I shall exhibit there all the planetary system, bhurloka, Goloka...
    12/4/1976 BOMBAY – MORNING WALK
  • Sources (of funds) means we get contributions from all over the world. All of our branches will gladly contribute. Practically this institution is the real U.N. We have the co-operation from all nations, all religions, all communities, etc. It will be an international institute. To see the Planetarium and how things are universally situated has nothing to do with sectarian ideas. It is a scientific presentation of spiritual life.
    6/6/1976 NEW VRINDAVANA – JAYAPATAKA MAHARAJA
  • We are going to have a very big project at Mayapur. We have to acquire 350 acres of land from the Government and construct a spiritual town... The plans and contemplations are going on in different phases, now when Caitanya Mahaprabhu will be pleased it will be taken up.
    26/8/1976 NEW DELHI – DINESH CANDRA SARKAR
  • Actually it will be an unique thing in the world. There is no such thing all over the world. That we shall do. And not only simply showing museum, but educating people to that idea.
    27/2/1976 MAYAPUR – MORNING WALK
  • Yes, we shall personally supervise everything there at Mayapur, instead of giving everything to contractor. The engineer may simply see that things are being done properly and we shall see that the labor is working properly. Purchase first-class building materials, then there will be first-class building.
    17/5/1972 LOS ANGELES – JAYAPATAKA MAHARAJA

THE MIRACLE IS ACHIEVED

From a Miracle in the Making to the Miracle is Happening, to the concluding Miracle is Achieved, the historic opening of the TOVP Nrsimha Wing on March 1-2 was another milestone towards the Grand Opening of the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium in 2026.

A TOVP FLYOVER - A BIRD'S-EYE VIEW

From the drone camera of Ajita Caitanya prabhu of the TOVP Construction Department we present a recent flyover of the entire temple structure, giving us a birds-eye view of this magnificent structure from the outside.

TOVP MASTERPLAN VIDEO

A beautiful 3D animation of the completed TOVP and surrounding areas.

TOVP - FULFILLMENT OF A PROPHECY with Ajay Piramal and Hema Malini

The TOVP fulfills a divine prophecy made 500 years ago.

COSMIC CHANDELIER

A video presentation of the TOVP Cosmic Chandelier.

PRABHUPADA IS HERE!

The Grand Welcome Ceremony of Srila Prabhupada to the TOVP - October 14 & 15, 2021.

DONATE GENEROUSLY FOR THE MISSION 26 CAMPAIGN!

Pledge Your Support for the MISSION 26 Marathon NOW!

Your devotion is our inspiration

I wish to thank from the bottom of my heart all the worldwide donors and supporters of the TOVP who, for the last nine years, have inspired me with their devotion and love for Srila Prabhupada's mission and the TOVP.

I am eternally grateful and you will undoubtedly be blessed for your service to Sridhama Mayapur. If you have not yet made a pledge or a donation, this is the time now to help and to solidify your relationship with Sridhama Mayapur and the TOVP project.

We are quickly approaching the glorious three-month-long Grand Opening of Srila Prabhupada’s dearmost project in early 2026. And there is still much work to do. This year, 2024, we have completed and opened Lord Nrsimhadeva's Wing in February with an ecstatic three-day festival. The MISSION 26 Marathon is in full swing and we need your help now more than ever to reach our common goal. For the next two years going into 2026 we require $15 million annually for a grand total of $35 million to open the temple as scheduled.

BRAJA VILASA DAS
(VIJAY SUBRAMANIAN)

Co-Director of ISKCON Mayapur
Vice Chairman of TOVP
M.Tech IIT Roorkee

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COMPARISON OF THE TOVP SIZE AGAINST OTHER MAJOR ARCHITECTURAL LANDMARKS

tovp dome comparison picture

TOVP dome has the greatest height and width compared to other domes worldwide

TOVP FLIPBOOK COLLECTION

The TOVP Flipbook Collection consists of various promotional and Mayapur related publications, as well as TOVP calendars for the current year. We are using the best flipbook service in the world to create digital books with various helpful features. These features include turning the pages with realistic sounds, the ability to share the book link via text, email, social media, etc., downloadability, printability, adding the link to your computer Bookmarks for storage, a Notes feature to add notes to individual pages and more. Please enjoy reading the transcendental subjects, utilize the calendar, and share with others.

TOVP ONLINE GIFT STORE - NOW OPEN

The Temple of the Vedic Planetarium management is very pleased to announce the Grand Opening of our long-awaited online gift store on Gaura Purnima 2019 as an offering to the Lord on His divine appearance day. With over 1000 popular items for sale, this online, on-demand International store will bring further awareness, dedication and funds to the TOVP.

FOUNDER'S VISION - SRILA PRABHUPADA ABOUT TOVP

Srila Prabhupada had a clear vision for the temple, and he expressed it on many occasions. He wanted a unique Vedic Planetarium to present the Vedic perspective of life...

MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN

Whether you are already familiar with the project, or are a new visitor, we hope that this site will be informative as well as inspiring. Sri Mayapur Chandrodaya Mandir – Temple of the Vedic Planetarium, is the World Headquarters of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness...

JANANIVAS PRABHU SPEAKS ABOUT TOVP

In March 1972, we had the first ISKCON Gaura-Purnima festival in Sridham Mayapur. During that festival, small Radha-Madhava came from Calcutta and were presiding over the program. At that time, only the bhajan-kutir was on...

TOVP SIZE COMPARED TO SAMADHI

This is a photo of the TOVP that shows its actual size and dimensions once completed, when compared to Srila Prabhupada's Pushpa Samadhi. Both will be connected by a special bridge crossing above the TOVP gardens, and both represent the crown jewels of the ISKCON Mayapur project.
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