Jananivasa Prabhu Speaks About the TOVP

斯里拉·普拉布帕达(Sirla Prabhupada)

斯里拉·普拉布帕达(Sirla Prabhupada)

In March 1972, we had the first ISKCON Gaura-Purnima festival in Sridham Mayapur. During that festival, small Radha-Madhava came from Calcutta and were presiding over the program. At that time, only the bhajan-kutir was on the land, so we had a big pandal program. It was in that pandal, either on Gaura-Purnima, or one of the days near it, that Srila Prabhupada performed the foundation ceremony for the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium. A hole was dug about 15 or 20 feet deep, and Srila Prabhupada personally performed the foundation ceremony and installed the deity of Ananta Sesa. There is a picture of Srila Prabhupada down the hole, and also pictures of the fire sacrifice that was performed. Bhavananda Prabhu was there and Acyutananda Prabhu was there. Srila Prabhupada invited all of his godbrother’s and many of them came and they helped with the program. At the end of the ceremony the hole was filled up, and Ananta Sesa is still there in that place.

仪式的地点在我们土地南侧的bhajan-kutir东部。它距巴赞古提约五十米。当时,我们只有九块大地,三英亩,这是塔玛·克里希纳·玛哈拉嘉(Tamal Krishna Maharaja)为圣帕布帕德(Sirla Prabhupada)购买的原始地块。莲花建筑建在一端,而Bhaktisiddhanta路则建在另一端。现在长建筑物所在的地方是北部边界。

斯里拉·普拉布帕达(Sirla Prabhupada)与他的教父在韦达天文馆神庙奠基仪式上

斯里拉·普拉布帕达(Sirla Prabhupada)与他的教父在韦达天文馆神庙奠基仪式上

Later in 1977, the last time Srila Prabhupada was here in Mayapur, it was presented to him that now we have more land on the eastern side, and it would be a much better location for the temple; not so close to the road and more space. Srila Prabhupada sanctioned that, but he never personally went out to the foundation laying ceremony. That was done on the edge of the little forest that is out near the Gurukula. Srila Prabhupada’s disciples laid that foundation and Anantadeva. But that very night, someone actually came and dug up the hole and stole Ananta Sesa. It was a very isolated place at that time.

Right now, we just had the ground breaking ceremony with Ambarisa Prabhu and Bhavananda Prabhu. Srila Prabhupada told Ambarisa to fund this temple, there’s footage of that, some film, and he has stuck it out all these years and is here right now and is coming up with the money. And I would say that Bhavananda Prabhu probably had more instruction about this Temple of the Vedic Planetarium than anyone else. Because he was always here, he was the co-director of Mayapur and he stayed here for many years while Srila Prabhupada was here. So Prabhupada would often tell him what he wanted. He wanted the temple with a big dome and the chandelier inside, the universe should be moving. There should be escalator, moving staircase. He gave the height and everything like that. He instructed Bhavananda that he wanted big Radha-Madhava and asta-sakhi, and Panca-tattva should be there, seven feet tall. And also Srila Prabhupada wanted a parampara altar. So he was telling so many things to Bhavananda about the temple. And Bhavananda is here after so many years. It seems like the original people that Srila Prabhupada entrusted with this work, somehow or another they have come together and it is starting to happen after all these years.

Srila Prabhupada展示了TOVP模型

Srila Prabhupada展示了TOVP模型

Srila Prabhupada致Dinesh Babu的一封信,他在信中描述了我们的Mayapur项目。他说,我们将获得政府的帮助,我们需要这么多土地,我们将花这么多钱。然后他说

计划和计划正在不同的阶段进行,现在,当Caitanya Mahaprabhu感到高兴时,它将被采纳。
斯里拉·帕布帕德 给Dinesh Babu的信


This is a very auspicious time, and historically important also. Finally, after all of these years, this temple is being built. There are predictions given in the Sri Navadvipa-dhama-mahatmya. Lord Nityananda Prabhu told Srila Jiva Goswami that after Mahaprabhu leaves, the Ganga will come and flood the whole area for a hundred years. Then for the next three hundred years, the Ganga will move around and all the pastime places get washed away. Then He said, after that, again the task of revealing the dhama will begin again in earnest. So that corresponds to exactly the time when Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura was here and he rediscovered the birthplace of Lord Caitanya. Then Nityananda Prabhu says many bathing ghatas will be built on the Ganga, which we are seeing happening now. Just a few days ago, I think it was the day of the ground breaking ceremony, we received confirmation from the Ministry of Tourism that they will spend several crores of rupees to build a nice ghata where Prabhupada’s ghata is. This is to promote tourism; bringing people by speed boat from Calcutta and other places. They were going to build it at some other location, but when they saw that everyone is coming to ISKCON anyway, they said if you give us the land we will do it for you. So this also seems right on time, and everything appears to be very auspicious. This is the prediction of Nityananda Prabhu, so it is happening.

…I would say that Bhavananda Prabhu probably had more instruction about this Temple of the Vedic Planetarium than anyone else. Because he was always here, he was the co-director of Mayapur and he stayed here for many years while Srila Prabhupada was here.

HG贾纳妮瓦斯·普拉布(HG Jananivas Prabhu)

Nityananda勋爵还说,玛雅普尔将涌现许多住宅楼。我们也看到了这一点。一来到玛雅普尔,您就可以看到。数以百计的房屋将要建造,它们都是奉献者。 Nityananda Prabhu说,他们的房屋都将有神灵。您去这些房屋中的任何一个,都会看到它们都有Jagannatha,Mahaprabhu,Nityananda或Radha-Krishna。而且您将永远听到kértana从他们的房屋传来的声音。这是现在正在发生的另一种预测。

Ambarisa Prabhu在寺庙建筑工地的四个角落之一,铺设了一块大铜板,上面刻有各种吠陀符号。

Ambarisa Prabhu在寺庙建筑工地的四个角落之一,铺设了一块大铜板,上面刻有各种吠陀符号。

然后,尼提安南达勋爵(Lord Nityananda)谈到了这个阿布杜塔·曼德拉。 Prabhupada从未提到过这个词adbhuta。但实际上他是用英语说的。 Adbhuta的意思是惊人或美妙,而Prabhupada的确表达了美妙。



尼坦南达·普拉布(Nityananda Prabhu)说, 戈兰加·尼蒂亚·塞瓦·海贝·维卡萨, that from this temple, service to Lord Gauranga will spread all over the world. How do you serve Gauranga Mahaprabhu? By chanting Hare Krishna. This is the main service. He has come to give this, the holy name. So from this temple, the chanting of Hare Krishna goes to every town and village of the world. Prabhupada described it as a flood of love of God. He said in a Sri Caitanya-caritamrita purport, “In Sridham Mayapur there is sometimes a great flood after the rainy season. This is an indication that from the birthplace of Lord Caitanya the inundation of love of Godhead should be spread all over the world, for this will help everyone, including old men, young men, women and children.” It will happen from this temple. So we have to build this temple, at least we can do that much. Then it is up to the Lord when the holy name spreads to every town and village. Of course, that is the ambition of every devotee in ISKCON, or at least it used to be. We are just longing for that day. This is our ambition, our dream.

Srila Prabhupada said that actually this temple already exists, Bhaktivinoda Thakura saw it. He said the Lord desires something, and by His iccha-sakti it automatically becomes manifested. But it exists spiritually. Bhaktivinoda Thakura could see. But we have to go and put the bricks and cement and everything. We have to build it up. Prabhupada said that just like Krishna showed Arjuna on the battlefield that He had already killed everyone, but Arjuna had to go out and fire his arrows and be the instrument. In that way he would get the credit. So Arjuna did that, and became the hero of the battle of Kuruksetra. So Prabhupada said in the same way, you have to go out and build this temple. If you don’t do it, somebody else will go out and build it later on, and they’ll get the credit. But better that you build it and get the credit. Prabhupada gave this instruction to establish this temple, and we can expect it to happen. It is all happening according to the predictions given.

这很可能是我们这个时代最伟大的传教项目之一。紧随Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura的足迹,他在Sri Dham Mayapur建立了第一座庙宇,我们希望每个人都能 “contribute their mite” for the successful construction of Mahaprabhu’s temple.