All ISKCON devotees worldwide are undoubtedly inspired and enthused by the rapid progress of the TOVP construction over the last five years. The temple superstructure is complete, the finished domes and chatris await their kalashes and chakras, external embellishments are being added, murtis of the parampara and assorted sculptures are in various stages of production, various artisan work forges ahead, electric and plumbing work continues, marble laying has begun, an elaborate Lightning Arrester system is being installed, and much more is all going on simultaneously.
As we enter the year 2017 internal finishing work will commence and the gigantic altar of our worshipable Lords will see significant progress. This is all due to the mood of cooperation between all ISKCON members and the subsequent blessings of Gaur Nitai, Srila Prabhupada, and all our acharyas as They look down upon our efforts with Their merciful glances.
Overall, we are on budget and on track to realize our common goal of celebrating together the most momentous occasion in Gaudiya Vaishnava history: the Grand Opening of the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium on Gaur Purnima, 2022.
To bring 2016 to an auspicious close we would like to make a humble appeal. If you have not yet contributed to the TOVP, please make a donation, large or small, by going to this website address: https://tovp.org/donate/seva-opportunities/. To donors who are making monthly payments towards their pledge, please make a larger payment for your installment this month, or even consider paying off the entire balance. And those donors who have stopped their monthly payments due to personal circumstances or, if you live in India, due to the demonetization of the rupee, please consider restarting your pledge payments this month. The Lord will certainly bless you for your sacrifice to the higher cause of the important missionary work of the sankirtan movement.
Once again, thank you to one and all. We are grateful for your support, financial or otherwise, and look forward to another highly productive and inspiring year ahead. Please keep your TOVP seva in your New Year’s resolutions and we wish you all a happy and Krishna conscious New Year.
“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.”
Srila Prabhupada; Letter to Ramesvara, 25 October, 1974
Please watch this inspiring video from our archives of Sadbhuja prabhu explaining the goals for 2016 and the accompanying footage: https://tovp.org/media-gallery/videos/
The TOVP Team