The past couple of weeks at the TOVP have been busy with visits from senior devotees, architects from Pune and now Ambarisa Prabhu.
Ambarisa Das is the chairman of the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium and regularly visits Mayapur. However, this was a special trip as he brought his wife, Svaha Devi Dasi, and his eldest daughter, Amrita. This marked the first time Svaha mataji and her daughter have seen the TOVP since construction began. There was no time for them to rest as their first day in Mayapur was spent touring the TOVP offices and the construction site. They visited all the departments while Sadbhuja Das, the Managing Director, explained the work being done in each division. While on site, the family was joined by some of the TOVP devotees and the group slowly made their way through the foundational floors to get a view of what has already been built. Sadbhuja Prabhu also gave a descriptive account of what will be happening in the future when the super-structure nears completion and decor becomes the priority. As the tour progressed, some shots were captured of the samadhi. The view is from 170 feet from the ground and this is only halfway up the dome. Indeed, as everyone made their way up what seemed like hundreds of stairs, the grandeur of the temple became increasingly evident as the group soared above the pilgrims wandering below. Ambarisa Prabhu was pleased to see how much had been done since his last visit, and his wife and daughter were impressed and overwhelmed with the temple’s mesmerizing elegance.