The Temple of the Vedic Planetarium (ToVP) team in Mayapur, India, is in charge of overseeing the construction of the samadhi (burial place and memorial) of Bhakti Charu Swami, who passed away at age 74 on July 4th, 2020, due to COVID-19.
The design and style of the samadhi was selected to match that of Srila Sanatana Goswami’s samadhi in Vrindaban. A very special, white marble called Chausira from the city of Makrana was chosen for this purpose and has been obtained after much searching. Its unique, fine crystal quality facilitates exquisite carving potential. C.V. Singh, the marble designer for the ISKCON Ujjain temple will take the responsibility to cut and process the marble.
The marble was purchased on January 6th and the carving process began on January 20th. After one month, when complete, the marble will be transferred to Mayapur.
Braja Vilasa Das, who is managing every detail from start to finish under the guidance of ToVP Chairman Ambarisa Das, will personally oversee the construction of the structure.
Notwithstanding any delays due to the corona virus, the completion and a soft-opening is scheduled for Nrsimha Caturdasi, May 25th, 2021.
The Grand Opening will take place at the next opportune time when the Governing Body Commission and all ISKCON leaders are present in Mayapur.
The plans for the samadhi design can be viewed HERE.
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Sunanda Das, TOVP Communications Director