Miracles are not uncommon in the pastimes and seva of the Lord, and certainly the TOVP Euro Tour is a current example of how the Lord reciprocates with His devotees, blesses them and simultaneously fulfills His own purposes, in this case the building of the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium and manifestation of His own prophecy of the adbhuta mandir.
From April 10th – 27th, history was created as Jananivas and Braja Vilas prabhus, led by Lord Nityananda’s Padukas and Lord Nrsimhadeva’s Sitari, traveled to twelve European temples inundating the devotees with the Lord’s mercy and MISSION 22 to complete the TOVP by the year 2022. Unexpected by all the leaders was the incredible outpouring of financial support by the small numbers of devotees in most of the European temples, many of them considered poor by material standards. The total collection in pledges was 1,240,150 Euros/1,470,290 USD!!! Never before has such a fundraising fervor taken place in the European countries. This overwhelming enthusiasm and support was an indication that Lord Nityananda is in everyone’s heart as Supersoul and is inspiring devotees to serve Lord Gauranga by helping to build His temple, the adbhuta mandir from which His service and Krishna prema will spread to all corners of the universe.
The Hare Krishna explosion has undoubtedly taken place in Europe! And this will create a revolution in the spreading of Krishna consciousness to the European people by the mercy of the Lord:
“The more you help develop Mayapur, the more Lord Caitanya will bless your area of the world and it will flourish.”
Srila Prabhupada letter to Hari-sauri das
Less than four years remain to the Grand Opening of the TOVP at Gaur Purnima, 2022. There is still much work to do, and time and funds are of the essence. We are grateful to all the devotees in the European countries for their hospitality, cooperation, support and general enthusiasm to help complete the TOVP.
The following temples participated in the Euro Tour:
New Navadvipa Dhama, Poland
New Ekachakra Dhama, Slovakia
New Vrajadhama Farm, Hungary
ISKCON Budapest, Hungary
ISKCON Vienna, Austria
New Yoga Pitha Dhama, Slovenia
Prabhupada Desh, Italy
Villagio Hare Krishna, Italy
ISKCON Zurich, Switzerland
We would especially like to thank the European GBCs and other temple leaders and TOVP Tour Coordinators who supported our efforts and made this tour possible. They are as follows:
His Holiness Prahladananda Swami – Poland, Slovenia
His Holiness Bhakti Vaibhava Swami – Poland, Slovakia
His Holiness Sivarama Swami – Hungary
His Holiness Bir Krishna Goswami – Slovenia
His Grace Hrdaya Chaitanya dasa – Belgium
Her Grace Dina Sharana devi dasi – Germany, Austria, Switzerland
His Grace Madhusevita das – Italy
His Grace Praghosa das – U.K.
His Grace Manohar das – Radhadesh, Belgium
His Grace Keshava das – Gauradesh, Germany
His Grace Dwaraka Acyuta das – Nava Navadvipa Dhama, Poland
His Grace Krishna Kirtan das – Wroclaw, Poland
His Grace Trilokatma das – New Ekachakra Dhama, Slovakia
His Grace Gauramani das – Budapest, Hungary
Her Grace Nava Kishori devi dasi – Vienna, Austria
His Grace Ananta das – New Yoga Pitha Dhama, Slovenia
His Grace Guru Caran das – Prabhupada Desha, Italy
His Grace Krishna Prema Rupa das – Villagio Hare Krishna, Switzerland
TOVP Tour Coordinators
Her Grace Malati devi dasi & His Grace Manohar das – Belgium
Their Graces Vidyanath das and Keshava das – Germany
Their Graces Krishna Kirtan das and Kishor Kishora das – Poland
Their Graces Trilokatma das and Mahasankarsana das – Slovakia
Their Graces Sanatana das and Radha Krishna das – Hungary
Her Grace Nava Kishori devi dasi and His Grace Vidyanath das – Austria
Their Graces Ananta das and Urukrama das – Slovenia
Her Grace Citrarupini devi dasi – Italy
His Grace Krishna Prema Rupa das – Switzerland
And we cannot forget the tireless service of Her Grace Sukanti Radha devi dasi, the U.K. TOVP Coordinator who planned, arranged and coordinated the entire tour amidst many other TOVP and varied temple services.
The video of Jananivas prabhu is an overview of the tour and some general remarks concerning the TOVP filmed just prior to its completion at the New Yoga Pitha temple in Slovenia.
All glories to Lord Nityananda! All glories to Lord Nrsimha! All glories to all the devotees of the Lord!
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