Muted tones of sandstone will be used at the foot of the temple as a symbol of strength, shouldering the weight of the temple. The subtle beauty of the Sandstone will wrap the base of the temple all around, inspiring a contemplative mood in the pilgrims as they view the beautiful carvings along the parikrama.
The amazing murtis pictured here are mockups of the 8 demigods that will overlook Lord Nrsimhadeva’s altar, offering prayers as described in Srimad Bhagavatam. The mockups are 2 ft. tall, but the size of the actual murtis when finished will be an astounding 9.8 feet! On the second level of the altar, the railings between
The making of the acharya murtis is a procedure that requires several steps: Step 1 First, a clay model of the acharya is made based on shastric descriptions and certain known poses that distinguish him from the other acharyas. Step 2 Second, a silicone rubber mold is created. Using a custom special home-made spray gun
Recently an announcement by Pragosha das, the new GBC Chairman, celebrating 2015, the 50th anniversary of Srila Prabhupada’s arrival in the Western world, as The Year of the TOVP was posted. A list of suggestions as to how to actively facilitate this concept by all ISKCON Temples and devotees is forthcoming, but the first is
The drawings for the construction of Srila Prabhupada’s Vyasasana have been completed and we can now get an idea of the grandeur and size of our Founder-Acharya’s seat. Situated facing Sri Panchatattva, the Vyasasana will be 17.5 feet (5.30 meters) tall, of which 6 feet (1.8 meters) consist of the dome, 11.5 feet (3.5 meters)
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The TOVP Team would like to recognize the wonderful service of Sri Radha Vallabha Das who is responsible for the interior design work of the new TOVP Seva Office in Mayapur. Sri Radha Vallabha prabhu, a graduate in Architecture from SDM Polytechnic College in Hyderabad and Interior Design from Holmesglen Institute in Melbourne, Australia, has
Here’s a temporary mock-up showing how the Deities and Altars will appear at the TOVP. As can be seen from the photographs, the Guru-Paramapara up to the six Gosvamis are placed on the left Altar, the Panca-tattva are on the middle Altar, and Sri Sri Radha Madhava and the Asta-sakhis are on the right Altar.
Srila Prabhupada envisioned the TOVP/Mayapur City project as a grand display of devotional service and Vedic science (the combination of religion and science) which would attract the whole world to the Krsna Consciousness Movement. While in Mayapur for the annual Gaura Purnima festival in 1976, he stated, “We shall show the Vedic conception of planetary
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An interview with Parvata Muni das, Director of Research and Development. GRC (glass reinforced concrete) is a composite material made out of white cement, white sand, polymers from 6 plasticizers, and fiberglass. It is an alternative decorative element. Our temple will have so many decorative pieces. To make them out of carved marble would be