After more than ten years of planning, fundraising and execution, a major milestone has now been achieved for the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium. The first Chakra has been installed on the West wing Planetarium dome!!! On August 10th, 2017, in the presence of Lord Nityananda’s Padukas, Lord Nrsimha’s Sitari and Srila Prabhupada, the first
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We are now in the final phase of the Chakra installation process. We have already done two test-runs to make sure all the fittings and hardware are in place for the Chakras to be permanently mounted. The final addition is the installation of the Lightning Arresters onto each Kalash and Chakra. These are very important
Saturday, 22 July 2017 by Parijata Dasi
Today we placed the Planetarium Dome Chakra onto the Kalash for a second test run to insure proper mounting, along with the a special flag pole and test flag. Both items are now aligned and ready for the future permanent installation. The flag is 5 meters (16 feet) in length. Sadbhuja initially thought this might
We have just lifted and temporarily installed the Chakra for the Planetarium Dome for a test run. The purpose is to confirm the exact measurements of drilling spots and other essential points of contact for a perfect fit. The Chakra has now been taken down and our next report will focus on the permanent installation.
Saturday, 08 July 2017 by Sadbhuja Das
The Russian Kalash installation team has now completed three Kalashes on the Chatris and is currently working on the Main Dome/Planetarium Kalash. Alongside the installation of the Kalashes onto the Domes and Chatris, laying of the blue tiles also continues simultaneously. In the photos you can also view the GRC (Glass Reinforced Concrete) ‘ribs’ being
The first Chatri Kalash is now officially in place!!! Last week was the trial placement of the Chatri Kalashes to determine if any adjustments need to be made. After making all the necessary adjustments, the first Kalash has now been permanently fixed to the Chatri and the remaining Kalashes will be similarly installed one after
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Work on the Chakras is progressing alongside of the placement of the Kalashes on the domes. The Nava Yogendras, embellishments around the Chakra, are being attached and Sadbhuja, Avatar Gauranga and Ajita Chaitanya prabhus can be seen in the photos doing the final inspection of the work.
After several weeks of assembling the titanium nitrate Kalashes, we have finally reached the final stage of commencing their installation on top of the TOVP Domes and Chatris. This is a major achievement in the progress of the TOVP, and if the Lord allows us we are on schedule to complete the installation of both