CHAIRMAN

AMBARISA DAS

Chairman

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.

DIRECTORS

SADBHUJA DAS

Managing Director

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.

JAYAPATAKA SWAMI

Planetarium Director

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.

CONSTRUCTION ORGANIZER & MANAGER

PREMAVATAR GAURANGA DAS

Construction Manager

FUNDRAISING DIRECTOR

BRAJA VILAS DAS

Director of Development & Global Campaign Director

SENIOR MANAGERS

RADHANA RUPA DD

Finance & Accounts

VILASINI DEVI DASI

Head Architect

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.

SACITANUJA DAS

Execution Coordinator

HARI SAURI DAS

Exhibits Coordinator

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.

PROJECT MANAGERS

PARVATA MUNI DAS

Research & Development

GIRI GOVARDHAN DAS

Procurement Officer

ANTARDWIP DAS

Vedic Cosmology

SRI RADHA VALLABHA DAS

Architectural Facilitator in Mayapur

SRIDHAM DAS

Planetarium

GUNA BHADRA GAURA DAS

Process of Planning & Cost Engineering

THE REST OF THE TEAM

construction coordinat. & engineering department

  • Giri Govardhan Das - Quality control materials, curing, deshuttering
  • Guna Bhadra Gaura Das - BE, PGDPSM, Sr. Engineer
  • Tushar Sarkar - BE (Elect) Sr. Engineer
  • Avijit Mondal - (Civil) Engineer
  • Sudip Das - Civil Engineer
  • Saroj Kumar Saha - (Civil) Engineer
  • Bh. Santi Roy - Office assistant engineering
  • Gopa Kumar das
  • Bishwajit das
  • Rajendra Gauranga Das
  • Sri Radha Vallabha Das - interior designer
  • Sudhakar das

architecture & design department

  • Vilasini dd (Varsha Sharma) - Architectural Co-ordinator, TOVP
  • (M. Arch, The University of Arizona, Tucson)
  • Anupama Arun Sheth - Architect (Proprietor, Piankh Designing Spaces, Pune)
  • (B.Arch, MMCA, Pune)
  • Devendra Dhere - Architect (Partner, DD Architects, Pune)
  • (B. Arch, BVP, Navi Mumbai M. Tech, Urban Planning, COEP, Pune)
  • Vrushali Dhere - Architect (Partner, DD Architects, Pune)
  • (B. Arch, DYP, Kolhapur)
  • Anup Shah - Architect (Director, Medialab, India), Experiential Design and 3-d Support for TOVP (M. Arch, The University of Arizona, Tucson)
  • Suja Nambiar - Interior Designer. (BE - Electronics and Communication, Dipl - Furniture and Interior Design, Pennsylvania, USA)
  • Rangavati dd - Architect

process of planning & cost engineering

  • Guna Bhadra Gaura das – Head of Department
  • Saroj Kumar Saha
  • Tushar Sarkar
  • Ravindra Das

consultants

  • Mr. B. B. Chaudhuri - Structural Engineer, Planning and Design Bureau Structural Design Consultancy
  • E-Sollutions Consultancy Pvt Ltd
  • MEP Consultant No 13/16, Mookambigai St. Jai Balaji Nagar, Nesapakkam Chennai - 600078
  • Mr. Tikendra Singh - Advance Acoustic Research, Acoustics, Noise Control Engineering and Audio/Video System design Consultant

accounting

  • Radhana Rupa Devi Dasi - Head Accountant
  • Barun Kumar Roy
  • Prabir Kumar Roy
  • Jada Bharat Das
  • Avijit Das
  • Sujoy

art team

  • Savyasachi Das
  • Nama Sankirtana dd
  • Vrinda dd
  • Manju Lakshita Devi Dasi
  • Rangavati dd
  • Samir Garai

project management

  • Mr. B.B. Chaudhuri - Chief Project Adviser

design team

  • Sadbhuja Das
  • Vilasini Devi Dasi - Architectural Co-ordinator

fundraising team

  • Raseswari Devi Dasi
  • Balaram Das
  • Mitra Vrinda Devi Dasi
  • Nirguna Devi Dasi
  • Govinda-kanta Devi Dasi
  • Pankaj Sumra

specialized mechanical designing

  • Jagadananda Das

secretary of construction & engineering depts

acoustics & lighting engineering

  • Deva Gaura Hari Das

vedic cosmology

3d modeling & visualization

  • Shrisha Das

research & electrical

  • Krsna Kumar Das

communications & promotion

it/office technical support

  • Satyaki Das

website admin & support

secretary to sadbhuj das & ambarisa das

  • Ratna Devi Dasi

website translation (russian)

  • Govinda-kanta Devi Dasi
  • Bhaktin Karina Smetanina
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