Mayapur is livening up as devotees fill the campus from around the world. With courses, kirtans and kathaa in plenty, the community is enjoying the influx of visitors and residents. The offices at the TOVP have also benefited from the inspirational association of some of ISKCON’s leaders.
HH Sivarama Swami recently visited the TOVP and was taken on a tour of the site. Known for his ecstatic kirtan, Maharaja brought that same enthusiasm and vigor to his walkabout. Having a background in metallurgy, he expressed an interest in the materials being used in the fabrication of each design element. His attraction extended to him jokingly commenting that he was jealous the TOVP devotees had such an exquisite seva. He was also pleased by the regard and camaraderie shown amongst the TOVP staff and toward their guests. Furthermore, Maharaja was thrilled by the progress being made and he was so eager to see everything that his tour expanded into a three hour sojourn. His time with the TOVP devotees ended with an open invitation for him to join the round table.
The staff at the TOVP always enjoy giving tours. Not only is it an opportunity to guide visitors through what is being done, but the appreciation and excitement of the guests motivate the TOVP devotees to continue in their dedicated seva. This project serves as a meaningful milestone in ISKCON’s history, but he power of the support and encouragement from the international community ignites an immediate fire in the hearts of the TOVP staff.