For Gaura Purnima and Nityananda Trayodasi 2022 the TOVP published two inspiring and informative free online flipbooks detailing the history of the making, arrival and installation of our beloved Mayapur Pancha Tattva Deities. We present them here again this year in observance of the 2023 Gaura Purnima Festival for devotees to read and relish. As ISKCON Mayapur grows and expands into a great transcendental city as envisioned by our acharyas, these books will also become historical records, thus becoming even more meaningful and important.
The two online flipbooks below are part of our free Flipbook Collection on the TOVP website. All the flipbooks are readable, downloadable and shareable.
1. The Advent of Sri Panca Tattva
Published originally in book form in 2004 by Bhagavatamrta Das and Ganga Das, this publication covers the period of time leading up to the casting of the deities, the transport of the beautiful golden forms from South India to Mayapur, and the many adventures and stories in between. The book’s historical value cannot be measured. It was an event the likes of which we have never seen, and will never see again, and both authors bring the entire story to you in colorful detail.
2. Eighteen Days: Sri Panca Tattva’s Mayapur Lila
This book by Braja Sevaki Dasi and Rasarani Priya Dasi continues where ‘The Advent of Panca Tattva’ by Bhagavatamrta Das and Ganga Das leaves off, describing in detail and with a beautiful photo gallery, the full installation ceremony of the Panca Tattva. As their book ends upon the arrival in Mayapur on February 6, 2004 of the truck bearing its precious cargo, a second book, “18 Days: Sri Panca-tattva’s Mayapur-lila” takes up the story.
We would also like to remind our readers that fast approaching is the opening of Lord Nrsimhadeva’s completed Temple in the TOVP this October, 2023. We urge you to help us complete this work on time by contributing to the Give To Nrsimha 2023 Fundraiser. Nrsimha Bricks, inscribed with your name and placed under the Lord’s altar, as well as many other new sponsorship options are available for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
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