At this auspicious ending of the month of Purushottama the TOVP Team is pleased to announce the launch of its updated and improved website at www.tovp.org on June 13th.
From this website, as in the past, you can access all the various different options for donating to the TOVP, read articles relating to construction progress, etc. and keep informed about this dearmost project of Srila Prabhupada as we approach the Grand Opening in 2022. Through the new website all donations will be easy and secure, and anyone, even a child, can now give to their capacity to offer their support, large or small. Kindly consider making a contribution to the TOVP as an end to your Purushottama vrata. This will be a most perfect way to conclude the month as recommended in shastra:
“Just by bathing in a holy river during Purusottama Month, one becomes sinless. The glory of all other months is not equal to one-sixteenth of the glory of the Purusottama Month. By bathing in a holy place, giving charity and chanting the Holy Name of Krsna during Purusottama Month, all miseries are destroyed, one attains all kinds of perfection and fulfills all his desires”.
The TOVP Team is also happy to announce the addition of three new donation options making a total of thirteen ways to participate in offering your financial support. The three new options are:
Raise a Daily Flag – Sponsor a daily Victory Flag onto one of the three domes of the TOVP and receive the flag as transcendental memorabilia.
Guru Parampara Brick – Sponsor the building of the Guru-parampara altar and have your name inscribed on a brick that will be permanently laid therein.
General Donation – Any amount can be donated by devotees of modest financial means and even by children and youth.
To read more about these new inspiring donor options, please visit our Seva Opportunities page.
Additionally, the TOVP Team wishes to stress to the worldwide ISKCON devotee community the importance and urgency of completing the project by Gaur Purnima, 2022. The countdown has begun and there are less than four years remaining to the Grand Opening. We have thus named the next four year marathon the MISSION 22 MARATHON. We need everyone’s cooperation, support and assistance more than ever now during this time, and the next two years in particular are crucial to achieving our common goal for Srila Prabhupada’s pleasure. There is always an opportunity to give and for those of us in household life it is our responsibility to continuously perform austerity, charity and sacrifice for our purification. As the Lord says in Bhagavad-gita:
“Acts of sacrifice, charity and penance are not to be given up but should be performed. Indeed, sacrifice, charity and penance purify even the great souls.”
Please consider making a donation during these last few auspicious days of the Purushottama month even if you have given before. Or consider completing your pledge in full or making a larger pledge payment. All seva is multiplied manifold by the Lord’s mercy at this time. And if you have not given before there is no better time to do so than during this conclusion to the Purushottama month. We salute your spirit of giving to Srila Prabhupada and the TOVP. Your donation is our inspiration to continue unflinchingly with the utmost endeavor to complete this project by 2022. Below you can read many inspiring shastric references relating to the importance and benefits of helping to build a temple of Lord Visnu. What to speak of helping build the TOVP, the most important temple in history which will spread the rays of the Benediction Moon of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu throughout the entire universe.
And lastly, we would like to request one and all to become TOVP Ambassadors and request their devotee friends and relatives to support the TOVP MISSION 22 MARATHON to help complete the TOVP by 2022. Please encourage others to also give their might and receive the immense spiritual benefits of this seva.
Here’s an inspiring look at the TOVP Masterplan: https://tovp.org/art-architecture-design/tovp-master-plan-video/
Visit us at: www.tovp.org
Follow us at: www.facebook.com/mayapur.tovp
Watch us at: www.youtube.com/user/tovpinfo
Phone App at: http://tovp.org/news/announcements/new-tovp-phone-app-goes-live/
Support us at: www.tovp.org/donate/seva-opportunities/
Some inspiring quotes on the importance and spiritual benefits of supporting the construction of a temple for Lord Visnu:
Having desired to build a temple for Hari, a man immediately takes a million of his generations, past and future, to the region of Vishnu. The departed manes of the person who builds a temple for Krishna live in the region of Vishnu, well adorned and freed from the sufferings of hell. The construction of a temple for a deity dissipates even the sin of Brahmanicide. By building a temple one reaps the fruit which he does not even gain by celebrating a sacrifice. By building a temple one acquires the fruits of bathing at all the sacred shrines.
By installing the deity of the Lord, one becomes king of the entire earth, by building a temple for the Lord, one becomes ruler of the three worlds, by worshiping and serving the deity, one goes to the planet of Lord Brahma, and by performing all three of these activities one achieves a transcendental form like My own. But one who simply engages in devotional service with no consideration of fruitive results attains Me. Thus whoever worships Me according to the process I have described will ultimately attain pure devotional service unto Me.
O devoted one, one who builds a beautiful temple for Lord Narasimhadeva will be freed from all sinful reactions and he will enter the Vaikuntha planets.
He who builds a temple for Krishna, the son of Vasudeva, is born as a man of good deeds and his family is purified. He who builds temples for Vishnu, Rudra, the sun-god, and other deities, acquires fame. What is the use to him of wealth which is hoarded by ignorant men? Useless is the acquisition of riches to one who does not have a temple built with hard earned money for Krishna, or whose wealth is not enjoyed by the Pitris, Brahmanas, celestials, and friends.
Just by starting the construction of a temple for Lord Krishna, sins committed in seven births will be wiped out and one will deliver his forefathers who are suffering in the hellish planets.
Whoever constructs or helps to construct a Visnu temple will protect eight generations of fathers, grandfathers, and forefathers from falling into hell.
By building a golden temple one is freed from all sins. He who has built a temple for Vishnu reaps the great fruit which one gains by celebrating sacrifices every day. By building a temple for the Lord he takes his family, a hundred generations past and a hundred to come, to the region of Acyuta.
By building a temple of Sri Madhava, one can attain the eternal spiritual world. One who offers a garden laden with fruit and flowers for the service of the deity will attain heavenly pleasures.