The Iskcon will throw open on Thursday the world’s largest pujari seva on a single-floor facility spread over 2.5 acres at the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium at Mayapur in Nadia.
Devotees from over 77 countries are expected to attend the inaugural ceremony that will also mark the countdown to the opening of the Vedic planetarium, the Iskcon’s flagship Rs 700-crore project slated to be completed in March 2022.
“This is going to be the largest floor for worship and other seva facilities in the world,” Iskcon spokesperson Subroto Das said.
The huge floor of the “seva facilities” is fitted with over 20 specially-designed rooms for worship, cooking prasad, stitching deities’ attire, training priests from across the world and rendering several other seva services.
The architectural pattern of the centrally air-conditioned and CCTV-monitored seva facility is a viewer’s pleasure. It is made with marble stones brought from Bolivia and France and specially-designed glass-fibre-reinforced gypsum.
The Iskcon authorities said the floor would remain open for public viewing for one hour every day after its inauguration on February 13. Three deities — Sri Radha Madhava, Sri Pancha Tattva and Sri Nrsimha — will be shifted to the floor later.
The initiative is being viewed as a major step towards the opening of the entire Vedic planetarium in 2022.
Jan 22, 2023
Bhaktivedanta Institute for Higher Studies