SRILA PRABHUPADA VAIBHAVA DARSHAN UTSAVA (Prabhupada Welcome Ceremony) – The time is soon approaching to welcome Srila Prabhupada’s new ‘worship-pose’ murti to the TOVP. October 14 & 15 (the auspicious days of Rama Vijayotsava and the appearance of Sri Madhvacharya) are now the scheduled dates for this historic, landmark occasion.
Crafted by ISKCON’s most well-known Prabhupada murti maker, Locana das, this life-sized, one-of-a-kind resin deity is designed with folded palms, and internally reinforced with a steel frame to prevent sagging due to heat over the course of many years. He will remain in a special room in the TOVP receiving daily worship until the time of the official installation and his Vyasasana is ready.
Srila Prabhupada’s presence in the TOVP prior to its opening is a positive and auspicious plan that will allow his personal oversight and inspiration to bring to fruition the completion of the project as soon as possible. It is also a sign to all ISKCON devotees that our Founder-Acharya is now in the temple and waiting for us to fulfil his order and desire. And it is especially part of our celebration of Srila Prabhupada’s 125th Appearance Anniversary year.
Originally, this ceremony was planned to be the formal installation of the new murti. However, due to the continued influence of the pandemic in India and the resultant lack of ISKCON leaders and devotees present, we have had to once again postpone the installation to 2022. The date will be announced when certain factors are clear.
The welcome ceremony will be a two-day festival full of kirtan, Prabhupada katha, a procession of the Prabhupada utsav murti from the Chandrodaya Mandir, a fire yajna and finally, a Sacred Water Abhisheka of the new murti from the waters of 125 sacred rivers commemorating Srila Prabhupada’s 125th Appearance Anniversary this year. A detailed schedule will be provided later and the entire event will be broadcast live on Mayapur TV and the TOVP YouTube channel and Facebook Page.
This Vaibhava Darshan Utsav presents another opportunity for devotees to welcome Srila Prabhupada to the TOVP by sponsoring a Sacred Water Abhisheka. This water will be collected from 125 sacred rivers and your name will be read to Srila Prabhupada during the bathing for his eternal recognition and your benefit. Devotees can also sponsor one of five kinds of abhishekas for the grand installation of the murti in 2022.
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