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January/February 2017

WELCOME  When His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada conceived the idea of the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium (TOVP), now being built on the bank of the Ganges in West Bengal, he always knew it would be something unique. As a temple it would certainly be a place for the grand worship of Radha-Krishna, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, and Their intimate associates. But it would also be a place to display the universe as seen through the eyes of pure Vedic sages of antiquity.

While understanding the sages’ view has been a challenge, one truth comes through with force: behind the universe is a creator with a purpose. In proposing the TOVP, Prabhupada too had a purpose, or perhaps many of them. But one was certainly to draw attention to the Supreme Person behind the cosmos.

The managers of the TOVP have put together a team of dedicated, qualified devotees to transform the planetarium aspect of the project from a dream to a reality. In this issue, team member Yogeshvara Dasa, writing on behalf of the others, takes us on a tour of the exhibits, which are sure to inspire awe and inquiries in all who enter the 200-foot-tall left wing of the TOVP.

Hare Krishna. – Nagaraja Dasa, Editor

Articles this month:

The Unseen Universe

By Yogeshvara Dasa A groundbreaking museum of science – the Vedic Planetarium – seeks to reveal what the eye cannot ...
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Your Srila Prabhupada

By Sureshvara Dasa Let’s consider how Srila Prabhupada is for everyone, and then look at some ways to access and ...
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The Greatest Wonder of the World: King Yudhishthira and the Mystery of Death

By Satyaraja Dasa If we know that death is inevitable, why do we act as if we will live forever? ...
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How Association Can Ensure Our Spiritual Life

By Purushottama Nitai Dasa Keeping company with devotees of Lord Krishna guarantees a safe and secure journey back to Him ...
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Sprinkling Krishna Consciousness at Work

By Meera Khurana Lord Chaitanya instructed His followers to tell everyone they meet about Krishna. Here's how one devotee is ...
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My Cancer Diagnosis as Krishna’s Embrace

By Karnamrita Dasa "I am now faced with a health challenge, which I have taken to be an answer to ...
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A Devotional Take on Mistakes

By Chaitanya Charana Dasa Krishna can produce auspiciousness out of a messy situation. Sometimes when we commit mistakes, we may ...
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