On Wednesday, January 9, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. in Auckland, New Zealand, His Grace Parvata Muni Prabhu, lovingly remembered and respected by all that knew him, peacefully passed away from this world after a long battle against cancer. Ambarisa Prabhu and the entire TOVP Team (Temple of Vedic Planetarium, Mayapur, India) are saddened by this loss, but confident that due to his lifetime of devotional service, the last several years being especially devoted to the TOVP, he will reach another devotional destination to continue his journey back to Godhead by the grace of the Lord. And it may very well be that the Lord has brought him back to His lotus feet. In either case, he is certainly well-situated and engaged in devotional service.
His contributions to the TOVP were many and varied. He was highly instrumental in creating the GRC (Glass Reinforced Concrete) workshop with Savyasaci prabhu. He was also involved in the woodworks department and responsible for overseeing aspects of the Kalash development. He most notably also created a miniature model of the planetarium chandelier that astounded devotees.
His dedicated service attitude, which was his prominent quality, and quiet, sober demeanor were an inspiration to all. He will be missed sorely by all the TOVP Team and all that knew him from his homeland, New Zealand.