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  • Indradyumna Swami Speaks About the TOVP

    Indradyumna Swami expresses his appreciation for the progress of the TOVP and the hard work of the TOVP Team to fulfill Srila Prabhupada's desire to establish the World Headquarters of ISKCON.

  • Ambarish Das and Swaha Dasi Tour the Middle East to Raise Funds for the TOVP

    Just as Srila Prabhupada had folded his hands and thanked his disciples in Mayapur for helping build the Mayapur Chandradoya Mandir, Ambarish Das and his wife Swaha Dasi this kartik month toured Dubai, Bahrain and other Middle Eastern countries to raise awareness about the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium in Mayapur. Their sincere appeal to the devotee congregation raised over 3 million dollars in pledges.

  • Anonymous Donor Pledges $1,000,000 for the TOVP Project

    An initiated devotee of ISKCON, who wishes to remain anonymous, approached his spiritual master Devamrita Swami, that he wished to donate 1 million dollars to some project in ISKCON. Devamrita Swami immediately motivated his disciple to donate this money to the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium (TOVP) project in Mayapur, India, which is at the present the most important project of ISKCON.

  • HH Devamrita Swami Speaks about the TOVP
  • ISKCON 50th Anniversary Gratitude Coin Announcement

    In order to celebrate the 50th anniversary of ISKCON, as well as to show our combined gratitude to its Founder/Acharya for this wonderful, transcendental gift he has given to us, the TOVP Fundraising Team has created a special Gratitude Coin Program for those who are able to offer a large amount of financial support.

  • Mayapur - A Bird's Eye View

    A birds eye view tour of Mayapur and the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium, a short video by Prananatha Das. Music by Gunagrahi Das.

  • The Making of the Golden Brick
  • ToVP Kartika Announcement

    The TOVP team is providing an opportunity to offer a lamp in your name to Sri Sri Radha Madhava in Mayapur for the entire month of Kartika. All devotees who donate a minimum of one Golden Brick for the TOVP project will have a Kartika lamp offered in their name in Sri Dhama Mayapur.

  • New TOVP Film Released As Construction Progresses Steadily

    A brand new professionally-shot documentary about the construction of ISKCON’s flagship temple, the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium in Mayapur, West Bengal has just been released, as the initial burst of progress settles to a slower yet steady pace.The documentary is the second in a multi-part series focuses on the community behind the ambitious project.

  • TOVP Janmastami Appeal

    Please visit TOVP.org and donate to help build The Temple of the Vedic Planetarium.

  • Unity In Diversity: A Community Creates The Temple of the Vedic Planetarium

    In celebration of Sri Krishna Janmasthami and Srila Prabhupada Vyasa Puja Part Two of the film series documenting the construction of Prabhuapada's flagship project The Temple of the Vedic Planetarium in Mayapur, West, Bengal, India, has been released. While Part One entitled "The Cosmos out of the Rice Fields" explores the history and start-up of the project, Part Two of the series focuses more on the community behind this ambitious project, and points out that it is just as much selfless dedication, respect, and cooperation than bricks and marble that have been the main building blocks of the development.

    Executive producer: Alfred B. Ford
Director/Producer: Dr. Krisztina Danka
Photography: Filip Cargonja, Denes Doboveczki
Sound: Stipe Kristic, Gyula Szarnyas
Editing: Szabolcs Guth
Studio: Karuna Productions (www.karunaproductions.com)
Music: BB Govinda Swami, Gaurangi Dasi, Gunagrahi Das

    For more information about the project please visit: www.tovp.org

  • Rising Moon - ToVP

    On the hundredth anniversary of the disappearance day of Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur, this brand new video about the TOVP project, which was so dear to Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur has been released. Many of prominent leaders in ISKCON have spoken very well to encourage participation from all members of ISKCON society. This video was produced by a young devotee, resident of Sridham Mayapur, as a seva for the new Sri Mayapur Chandradoya Mandir. A video by Jaganath Kirtan Das.

  • Another Panel On The Dome of the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium

    This spectacular four-minute video from BhakTV shows a massive crane lifting a two-and-a-half ton stainless-steel panel onto the center dome of the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium in Sridham Mayapur, India. The crane is accompanied by a remote-controlled miniature helicopter with an on-board HD video camera. With complementary footage from a second camera on the ground, "Another Panel On The Dome" presents a view of how the construction of this immense dome proceeds, panel by panel.

  • New Helicopter Service to Mayapur

    Exciting news lands in Mayapur. A service whereby helicopters transport pilgrims and devotees and guests from Kolkata to Mayapur is moving forward. May 30th marked the first time the journey was made and several people greeted the arrival with enthusiasm.

  • Another Block on the ToVP Dome

    This spectacular four-minute video from BhakTV shows a massive crane lifting a one-ton stainless-steel panel onto the center dome of the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium in Sridham Mayapur, India. The crane is accompanied by a remote-controlled miniature helicopter with an on-board HD video camera.

  • TOVP - Srila Prabhupada's Offering of Love

    Radha Jivan Das International Director of Fundraising for the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium (ToVP) explains that the ToVP is not another ISKCON preaching center, but is Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's home.

  • Panca Tattva Maha Abhishek in Mayapur, 2014

    A beautiful video of this year's Maha Abhisheka. Produced by Tripada Das and the ToVP Team. Music by Grammy-winning Havi Das (Ilan Chester).

  • The Temple of the Vedic Planetarium: February 2014 Update

    A landmark spiritual project with universal significance. This video summerizes the most important 2013 achievements in the process of building the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium in Mayapur.

  • ToVP: A Golden Brick for the Golden Avatar

    1008 Golden bricks with the names of the sponsors engraved on them which will be put on the platform of Mahaprabhu’s altar in the new temple which is now under construction. These are limited to 1008 and many people who have come for the festival are sponsoring these bricks as a donation towards the construction of the new Temple. www.tovp.org

  • Bolivian Blue Marble to Adorn the ToVP’s Main Altar

    As ISKCON's flagship project The Temple of the Vedic Planetarium's representatives put it: "The day has come. The suspense is over. After over a year of correspondence, negotiations and near failure, the blue marble has finally been ordered."

  • TOVP Chairman Addresses Stability Concerns

    Construction Company Gammon India and chairman Ambarisa Das (Alfred B. Ford) have addressed concerns raised by a former employee about the structural stability of the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium in Mayapur, India.

  • ToVP Exhibits Team on US and Europe Tour

    This week, Hari Sauri Das and Sridhama dasa of the Mayapur-based Temple of the Vedic Planetarium's  Exhibits team left for a tour of the US and Europe to attend conventions and visit planetarium service providers.

  • Temple of the Vedic Planetarium Construction Update

    The staircase tower is moving forward as the shuttering of form work is being done. The next layer is concrete with the following layer will being the blue tiles. The planetarium wing is also making great strides in it’s momentum.

  • New Artist Joins the Temple of Vedic Planetarium Team

    ISKCON's flagship project the Temple of Vedic Planetarium attracts people from around the world who are eager to offer their talents and expertise to the project.

  • ToVP: Towers and Trees
    The progress of the main dome and that of the art department’s projects are often the focal points of discussion at the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium in Mayapur, India. However, there are several other aspects of construction and planning equally significant to the poignancy of the architectural and landscaping arrangements.
  • New Developments at The Temple of the Vedic Planetarium
    The construction of Mayapur's Temple of the Vedic Planetarium has steadily progressed over the last couple of years. This is in large part due to the support of many devotees and donors from temples around the world. The art and the fundraising departments have especially been actively expanding over the recent months.
  • River Ganga's Power
    Spiritual havens in India attract millions of visitors each year as they offer their obeisances to treasured deities and honor sites of worship. However, while each step of a parikrama and each esteemed celebration are invaluable tributes, the aftermath of such glorification remains the responsibility of the local communities.
  • TOVP Asks Every ISKCON Devotee for One Square Foot

    At a meeting of the ISKCON Bureau of India on January 10th, Radha Jivan Das laid out his new plan for funding Srila Prabhupada’s passion project, the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium in Mayapur, West Bengal.

  • North American ISKCON Leaders Complete Second Day of Meetings

    he NA GBC/TP meeting in Houston began its second day of meetings with a presentation on the Strategic Planning Initiative of the international Governing Body Commission (GBC).

  • Business Executive Event in London with Radhanath Swami and Ambarisa Das
    Organized to mark the festival of Diwali, over 120 high net worth businessmen from diverse industries, along with UK Parliament members gathered to hear discourses on ‘the culture of wealth’ and explore financial lessons from the festival epic Ramayana at the ornate Grand Room in St James’s, London.
  • Update On The Construction Of The Temple of the Vedic Planetarium
    Construction of the main dome of the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium in Mayapur, West Bengal, India has reached a pivotal point, the third and final ring is being cast. Once completed, the actual dome shape will take form from this last layer of foundation.
  • TOVP Film Documents the Rise of ISKCON’s Biggest Temple
    As construction on the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium—ISKCON’s flagship temple in Mayapur, West Bengal—continues, a new documentary has been released online at TOVP.org and on Youtube chronicling the temple’s rise.
  • New Documentary Film About The Temple of the Vedic Planetarium

    The Temple of The Vedic Planetarium is an ambitious project aiming to reconcile the two main aspects of human search for truth: science and religion. On September 5th a new half an hour long film has been released documenting the first steps in realizing this unique project worth the world's attention.

  • Service Opportunity at The Temple of The Vedic Planetarium

    The Mayapur Temple of the Vedic Planetarium Exhibits division has a vacancy for a PROJECT MANAGER.

  • The Temple of the Vedic Planetarium: The Documentary, Part One - Trailer

    The Temple of The Vedic Planetarium is a unique and ambitious project aiming to reconcile the two main aspects of human search for truth: science and religion. It is being built on the bank of the holy river Ganges, in Mayapur, West Bengal, India. This video is the trailer of the first part of a series of films documenting the development of this one-of-the-kind project, worth the world's attention.

    Executive producer: Alfred B. Ford (Ambarisa Das) www.tovp.org
    Director/Writer/Producer: Krisztina Danka, PhD (Krishna-lila dasi) www.karunaproductions.com

  • TOVP Exhibits to Present “A Credible Scientific Alternative”
    ISKCON Mayapur currently draws over four million visitors a year, and Hari Sauri expects that number to swell to between 10 and 12 million once the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium opens in 2016. And of course, the scientific exhibits will be a major part of the draw.
  • Devotees Launch Fundraising Campaigns for $60 Million for TOVP
    In Mayapur, West Bengal, construction on ISKCON’s flagship temple—the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium—is progressing quickly, heading towards a 2016 grand opening, in honor of ISKCON’s 50th anniversary.
  • Temple of the Vedic Planetarium to Have World-Class Acoustics
    When Deva Gaura Hari, who worked as a live sound engineer both professionally, and within ISKCON on projects such as Indradyumna Swami’s Polish tour, first saw the design for the TOVP and the huge dome proposed, he was very concerned about how the acoustics would sound.
  • Showing the Way
    Alfred Ford (Ambarish Das), an American heir to Ford fortune and the great grandson of legendary businessman Henry Ford, visited the Institute of Leadership Entrepreneurship and Development (iLead) Kolkata campus to interact with the students and teachers.
  • Temple of the Vedic Planetarium - 2012 Updates

    Update on the construction of Temple of the Vedic Planetarium (TOVP) at ISKCON`s headquarter in Mayapur, West Bengal, India. The video gives an insight about the importance of the project emphasized by ISKCON-funder A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, and features the leaders of the TOVP team, Ambarish Das, Bhavananda Das, Sadbhuja Das and others.

  • Diwali, Govardhana Puja, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium
    The Temple of the Vedic Planetarium is coming up. If the funding remains strong, by 2014 the Deities of Sri Pancatattva and Sri Sri Radha Madhava will have Their new home. What will visitors experience when they come and see this wonderous temple?
  • First Public Program at the Temple of Vedic Planetarium
    Mayapur`s new Temple of Vedic Planetarium (ToVP) is progressing each day. Many ISKCON devotees have been expressing their desire to do a program in the ToVP temple room. This special opportunity is proposed to be none other than the disappearance day of Srila Prabhupada, which falls on Sunday October, 30th 2011.
  • Akshaya Tritiya: The Day of Giving
    Akshaya Tritiya is considered the most auspicious day in the vedic calendar. Whatever services are offered to the supreme lord Krishna or his devotees on this day receives manifold eternal benefits.
  • Donate to the Temple Of Vedic Planetarium Online
    The Temple of the Vedic Planetarium is now under construction in Sridham Mayapur. Ambarisa Das has funded the initial construction, and with more generous gifts, the Deities of Sri Sri Radha Madhava and the Asta-sakhis, as well as Lord Nrsimhadeva and the Panca Tattva, can move to Their new temple as early as Gaura Purnima, 2014.
  • Temple of the Vedic Planetarium Rises Ahead of Schedule
    Perhaps the most amazing experience—in a month full of them—for devotees attending the annual Gaura Purnima festival at ISKCON’s headquarters in Mayapur, India this March was seeing the incredible construction progress of the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium.
  • GBC Annual General Meeting Report- February 20th, 2011
    The 2011 Governing Body Commission (GBC) Annual General Meeting of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) commenced on February 20th in the Society’s world headquarters, Mayapur, West Bengal.
  • ISKCON’s Flagship Temple Announces Planetarium Design
    On October 10th, the Vedic Planetarium Cosmology Project, under the direction of the Governing Body Commission (GBC), announced that they had made a final decision regarding the design of the Vedic cosmology presentation that will appear in the main dome of The Temple of the Vedic Planetarium in Mayapura, India.
  • Indian High Commission Hosts Mayapur Temple Presentation

    The Minister for Culture at the Indian High Commission in the United Kingdom hosted a presentation of ISKCON’s new mega-project—the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium—on August 30th at the Nehru Centre, London.

  • Temple Of Vedic Planetarium Talk at London`s Indian High Commission
    On Thursday August 5, ISKCON representative Sukanti Radha Dasi met with Monika Mohta the Minister of Culture at the Indian High Commission of the United Kingdom for a discussion on ISKCON`s upcoming event connecting to Sri Dham Mayapur`s “Temple of Vedic Planetarium “ project.
  • Mayapur GBC Meetings: Day 9
    Attendees witness the inauguration of the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium.
  • Valentine Inauguration for New Mayapur Temple
    After thirty years in development, ISKCON’s Temple of the Vedic Planetarium will be inaugurated this weekend in a 10:00am historic ceremony as part of the annual Gaura Purnima ceremony in Mayapur, India.
  • Temple of the Vedic Planetarium to be Inaugurated in February
    It is happening. The Temple of the Vedic Planetarium, a project that has been ISKCON’s evasive super-goal for over two decades, is finally coming to fruition. Government permissions have been received, contractors are being hired, and the inauguration will be held in February 2010.