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Ambarisa das was initiated by Srila Prabhupada in 1974 in Hawaii. He is the great grandson of Henry Ford, and has been involved in numerous ISKCON projects around the world including the Bhaktivedanta Cultural Center in Detroit, the Oxford Center for Hindu Studies at Oxford University, and Srila Prabhupada’s Pushpa Samadhi in Sridham Mayapur.
Ambarisa das sits on the board of several businesses, charitable institutions and Foundations, including the Ford Motor Company Fund. He has received awards from around the world for his charitable works and support of Vedic culture. In 1976, Srila Prabhupada personally requested that Ambarisa prabhu help finance the construction of the Temple of Vedic Planetarium.
Sadbhuja Das joined ISKCON in Melbourne in 1980. He served as a manager in Melbourne until 1989 then moved to Mayapur and undertook the completion of Srila Prabhupada's Pushpa Samadhi as the Project Coordinator. For 18 years he has been part of the Mayapur Project and is now heading up this massive operation as the Project Managing Director of the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium.
His Holiness Jayapataka Swami is a direct disciple of Srila Prabhupada, and an ISKCON Guru and Governing Body member. He received the renounced order of Sannyasa in 1970, and since then he has dedicated his life to spreading the teachings of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu all over the world.
Vilasini devi dasi (Architect Varsha Sharma) has completed her Master of Architecture degree from the University of Arizona, with her Masters Thesis based on the Mayapur Temple. She serves the TOVP in the capacity of the Head Architect under the guidance of Sadbhuja and Bhavananda Prabhus.
Hari Sauri was born in England on November 17th 1950. In May 1971, he emigrated to Australia where, on the second day of his arrival, he met the members of the newly emerging Krishna Consciousness movement. He was duly accepted as an initiated disciple by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada on April 9th, 1972 in Sydney.