After removing the scaffolding from the West Wing Planetarium Dome these photos reveal the amazing golden beauty of the titanium nitrate Kalash and the solid stainless steel, gold-plated Chakra recently installed. One can only imagine what will be the effect of seeing the huge Kalash and Chakra when mounted upon the Main Dome of the
After more than ten years of planning, fundraising and execution, a major milestone has now been achieved for the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium. The first Chakra has been installed on the West wing Planetarium dome!!! On August 10th, 2017, in the presence of Lord Nityananda’s Padukas, Lord Nrsimha’s Sitari and Srila Prabhupada, the first
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We are now in the final phase of the Chakra installation process. We have already done two test-runs to make sure all the fittings and hardware are in place for the Chakras to be permanently mounted. The final addition is the installation of the Lightning Arresters onto each Kalash and Chakra. These are very important
Saturday, 22 July 2017 by Parijata Dasi
Today we placed the Planetarium Dome Chakra onto the Kalash for a second test run to insure proper mounting, along with the a special flag pole and test flag. Both items are now aligned and ready for the future permanent installation. The flag is 5 meters (16 feet) in length. Sadbhuja initially thought this might
We have just lifted and temporarily installed the Chakra for the Planetarium Dome for a test run. The purpose is to confirm the exact measurements of drilling spots and other essential points of contact for a perfect fit. The Chakra has now been taken down and our next report will focus on the permanent installation.
Work on the Chakras is progressing alongside of the placement of the Kalashes on the domes. The Nava Yogendras, embellishments around the Chakra, are being attached and Sadbhuja, Avatar Gauranga and Ajita Chaitanya prabhus can be seen in the photos doing the final inspection of the work.
On the auspicious day of Pandava Nirjala Ekadasi, one of the Chakras for the small domes as well as the remaining parts for the two small dome Kalashes arrived in Mayapur. Three Chakras will adorn the top of the three TOVP domes and are made of solid stainless steel plated with pure gold. This gold
The TOVP Kalash is the only one of its kind in the world owing to its sheer size and magnitude. It is 23 meters (75 feet) tall and 19 meters (62 feet) wide, and sits atop a mammoth dome at a height of 84 meters (276 feet) from ground level. Being the topmost architectural feature