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  • TOVP Launches New Talk Show, Grand Opening Still Set for 2022

    While devotees in India and around the world cannot visit Mayapur, the TOVP has launched its own talk show, “TOVP Talks” to keep everyone inspired and connected to the project.

  • TOVP Pujari Floor to Open in February 2020, Temple Opening in 2022

    At 100,000 square feet, fundraising director Braja Vilas Das claims the pujari floor will be “the largest pujari space in the world.”The opening ceremony for the new floor on February 13th next year is expected to be a major event, similar to the chakra installation last year, which included fire sacrifices, a parade, kirtan and prasadam. 

  • TOVP Slated to Open “Around Gaura Purnima 2022"

    Construction on the 520,000-square-foot temple is now in the final phase after decades of development and nearly ten years of work onsite. 

  • Pilgrims Flood Into Mayapur’s New Full Dome Planetarium Theater

    Immersive technologies are a major part of the plan for the still-under-construction TOVP, including a huge 23-meter planetarium theater under one of the temple domes. However, with the temple opening still two to three years away, a smaller, stand-alone planetarium theater has been built to give pilgrims a taste of what’s to come.

  • TOVP Hires Cushman & Wakefield to Manage Completion of the Project

    This is a standard practice in the construction industry for projects of this extraordinary size and complexity, and essential for the timely and budgeted work ahead now that the temple superstructure is finished. 

  • Kalash Installation Begins at the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium

    After several weeks of assembling the titanium nitrate kalashes, they have finally reached the final stage of commencing their installation on top of the TOVP Domes and Chatris. A video by ToVPInfo.

  • Giriraj Swami Speaks About the TOVP

    Giriraj Swami recalls the TOVP project during Srila Prabhupda's time and relates many pastimes with him in this regard. He believes that ISKCON is now ready for this project and encourages all devotees to take it seriously. It will be one of the great wonders of the world and people from all over the world will come to see it.

  • Temple of The Vedic Planetarium

    A short deocumentary about the ToVP featuring Indian actress and parliament member Hema Malini.

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

    On its recent annual meetings in Mayapur, India, ISKCON's Governing Commission has declared 2015 to be the "Year of the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium." This documentary is Part 2 of the series capturing the major milestones and aspects of the ambitious ToVP project.

  • The Temple of the Vedic Planetarium - Part One: The Cosmos out of the Rice Fields

    On its recent annual meetings in Mayapur, India, ISKCON's Governing Commission has declared 2015 to be the "Year of the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium." This documentary is Part 1 of the series capturing the major milestones and aspects of the ambitious ToVP project.

  • Message from the GBC Chairman: 2015 Year of the TOVP

    In a gesture expressing unity of purpose for the service of ISKCON Founder-Acharya,  A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Praghosa Das, the newly appointed Chairman of the GBC, has announced in Mayapur that 2015, the 50th anniversary of Srila Prabhupada’s arrival in the Western world, is the Year of the TOVP.

  • Temple of the Vedic Planetarium - Update 2015

    The Temple of the Vedic Planetarium is Rising! Srila Prabhupada's gift to Lord Chaitanya is nearing completion of the first stage. Be a part of all the intricate work that's gone into the construction last year by a dedicated team of devotees at Sridham Mayapur in West Bengal, India. A film by Sridama dasa and the team at the TOVP.

  • "If You Build This Temple in Mayapur...." - Giriraja Swami

    ISKCON-guru Giriraja Swami speaks about the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium and the astounding thing Srila Prabhupada said to him about what would happen if we build this temple.

  • New York Based Television Features ToVP

    "Wide Angle" with Ashok Vyas featuring Anand Poddar (Radhajivana Das) enterpreneur and philanthropist talking about the upcoming temple at Mayapur.