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New TOVP Newsletter October – December, 2016

Wednesday, 26 October 2016 / Published in Newsletters / 1,786 views

TOVP Newsletter #9

October – December 2016

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TOVP Chairman’s Quarterly Report – September 2016
 
Dear Devotees, Donors, and Well-wishers,
Hare Krishna. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
I want to share with you the latest news from the TOVP project in Sridham Mayapur…

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News/Announcements
 

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His Grace Sri Nathji Das – A Hero of the TOVP Departs
 
On behalf of Jananivas, Ambarisa, Svaha and Braja Vilas prabhus and the entire TOVP Team, it is with great sorrow and bereavement that we have learned of the passing of one of the TOVP’s first heroes, His Grace Sri Nathji prabhu (Dr. N.D. Desai) yesterday, October 17th …
 
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Sudarshana Yajna/Harinama Yajna Brings Rain To Mayapur
 
We would like to sincerely thank all those who took part in chanting extra japa for the Maha Sudarshana Yajna and Harinam vrata on May 19th. The Yajna was a grand success …
 
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Comprehensive View of the TOVP
 
On this bright and sunny day in Sri Mayapur Dham we took rooftop photos of the TOVP to get a comprehensive view of our progress. Please observe that we are nearly finished …
 
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Sweet Treat
 
A reverential offering of a cake modeled after the TOVP, Srila Prabhupada’s dream project, was made on the special occasion of his divine appearance day …
 
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New TOVP Phone App Goes Live
 
Everything can be used in the service of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, even modern technology. The TOVP Team happily announces the creation and roll-out of …
 
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Construction
 

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Celebrating the Construction Progress of the Main Dome
 
The first photograph reveals how high we have gone up with the concreting of the TOVP Main Dome. The second photograph shows how the construction of the outer …
 
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Dome and Kalash Work Update
 
This is where we’re at with the concreting of the domes. Work had to stop due to the extreme heat, as some of the laborers were fainting up there …
 
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Progression of Chatri Work
 
Chatris are elevated dome-shaped pavilions used as an element in Indian architecture. They are commonly used to depict the elements of dignity and honor in architecture …
 
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Marble Work Begins
 
There has been a lot of excitement in Mayapur about the different types of marble to be used for the TOVP. Over the last few years we have been purchasing …
 
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Titanium Nitride Ribbons
 
Another ‘historical event’ for the TOVP, gold ribbons in Titanium nitride are going up on the Chatris. These will catch the sunlight and create a beautiful …
 
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State-of-the-Art Machinery
 
This 5-AXIS, CNC router worktable measures 2m x 4m, with a rotary indexing head at one end that will do 900mm x 1.2mm designs. It will be used mainly for …
 
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Rising to the Top
 
TOVP welcomes the newest addition to our construction team. On Wednesday July 20, 2016 the TOVP’s new red suspended platform arrived on site. The hoist is manufactured …
 
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Art, Architecture and Design
 

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TOVP Kalashes – One of a Kind
 
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 …
 
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GRC Molds Approved
 
The TOVP management team went on site and gave approval for the production of GRC (Glass Reinforced Concrete) molds to begin. At the moment we are …
 
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Sandstone Arches for Windows
 
Sandstone is a material that will meet the required standards of strength and aesthetics for some of the TOVP construction. Decorative sandstone units will enclose …
 
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Cast Iron Factory
 
As research continues, we always try to find the best materials for the TOVP construction work. Sometimes they come from Europe, South America and other …
 
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Fundraising
 

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South Africa Tour
 
The TOVP fundraising Team consisting of Their Graces Jananivas, Ambarisa, Svaha and Braja Vilas prabhus, and led by the holy Padukas (shoes) of Lord Nityananda …
 
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TOVP Now
 
Our policy at the TOVP fundraising department has always been based on these instructions from Rupa Goswami’s Upadesamrta. Asking for your hard-earned money …
 
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Gopal Krishna Maharaja 2016 Vyasa Puja
 
The TOVP Team wants to express its deepest thanks and appreciation to His Holiness Gopal Krishna Maharaja and all his disciples and the devotees of the Delhi Temple …
 
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Anish Bikmal Donates $1000 to TOVP
 
Anish Bikmal is a 15 year old ISKCON Vaisnava who attends South Forsythe High School near Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A. as a 10th grade student. He plans to pursue …
 
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Inspiration
 

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TOVP Kartika Announcement and Appeal
 
Performing vrata in the month of Kartika (Damodara) is glorified profusely in the Puranas. Since this month is very dear to Lord Krishna, by performing austerities …
 
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Revealing the Heart of ISKCON
 
As I write, the resplendent Temple of the Vedic Planetarium, its central dome now towering 350 feet above the alluvial soil of Śrīdhāma Māyāpur, continues to reveal its form …
 
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TOVP Photo For Your Altar
 
Recently an announcement by Pragosha das, the new GBC Chairman, celebrating 2015, the 50th anniversary of Srila Prabhupada’s arrival in the Western world, as The Year of …
 
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Stephen Hawking On Trial
 
Vaiyasaki Das, the well-known ISKCON kirtaniya, and author, recently published his newest book, Stephen Hawking On Trial – Confronting the Big Bang. Like his first Blockbuster …
 
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Leaders Speak Out
 

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His Grace Ambarisa das, TOVP Chairman
 
At the TOVP Tour visit to Los Angeles on the weekend of May 2 & 3, Ambarisa prabhu made this presentation on the evening of Nrsimgha Caturdasi …
 
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His Holiness Jayapataka Maharaja
 
His Holiness Jayapataka Swami talks about a time when Srila Prabhupada mentions how each acharya had done something for Mayapur Dhama, and that he also was trying …
 
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Mayapur Book Download
 

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The TOVP Team has published a book by the above name with selected excerpts about the spiritual power of this holiest of sacred places and the manifestation of the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium.

E-book version can be downloaded by clicking the button below.

 
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