By Antony Brennan
Welcome to the Mayapur Academy is a short movie filmed and edited by HG Amala Caitanya dasa. Filled with beautiful images of students learning the detailed art and science of deity worship, at the hands of wonderful, dedicated teachers. The movie is a short documentary showcasing the activities of the Mayapur Academy.
There are short interviews with HG Jananivas dasa the Mayapur Academy head teacher, HG Damodardasa the syllabus co-ordinator and cooking courses facilitator as well as facilitator HG Pankajanghri dasa and HG Kurma Caitanya dasa Deity Dressing Facilitator.
The movie opens with Jananivasa describing the desire of Srila Prabhupada to have a University city at Mayapur.
“It was the desire of Srila Prabhupada to have a city here for 50,000 devotees,” says Jananivasa. “Srila Prabhupada said also there should be educational centres, there should be university here also, teaching all branches of knowledge.” Jananivasa says.
The Mayapur Academy has been established to fulfil Srila Prabhupada’s desires for training in deity worship and the development of brahminical culture. The academy is an educational institution of excellence teaching brahminical culture, arts and sciences, deity worship, cooking, samskaras, training devotees who aspire to take the role of temple pujaris and brahmanas in communities across the world.
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