Mumbai being the largest metropolis of India, Srila Prabhupada endeavored enthusiastically and established a large temple at Juhu Beach. Mumbai temple has influenced the preaching of ISKCON in India greatly. Srila Prabhupada’s vision was that the congregation and life members of Mumbai can very easily establish the city of Mayapur by building the TOVP and therefore he said, ” Mumbai is my office, Vrindavan is my home, and Mayapur is my place of worship.”
For the last year the TOVP fundraising team has diligently worked and made presentations to the ISKCON India leaders and in return is receiving enthusiastic feedback and commitment from the entire India Yatra to participate in the fundraising endeavors. Mumbai temple president His Grace Braja Hari Prabhu, Zonal Secretary His Grace Devakinandan Prabhu, Sriman Bhima Prabhu, and the local GBC His Holiness Gopal Krsna Maharaj have all together blessed the TOVP fundraising activities by providing a very nice office at the Juhu temple for this purpose.
The TOVP office is located above the life membership office, and the Grand Opening was celebrated by the presence of the above leaders with a Guru puja to Srila Prabhupada and enthusiastic kirtan of hundreds of resident devotees. This auspicious celebration commenced on Sunday morning, April 27th, 2014. We thank the leaders of the Mumbai Yatra for their devotion to the TOVP project and hope to organize many fundraising events there in the near future.