Friday, February 1, 2013


Srila Prabhupada Legacy Vault Update.

Camp Prabhupada Village (Fort Knox) in the foothills of the Piedmont.

The final finish work on electrical, utilities, air conditioning, flooring and entrance door are done. It has been a frenzy of work with all the trades’ folks working side by side to see the light at the end of the tunnel come into full view. 

The “Fort Knox” door while living up to its name in state of the art security and function also symbolizes to us all the decades of making safe the Bhaktivedanta Archives collection. It is very satisfying to stand back and look at such an iconic name and know it is now associated with the vani of Srila Prabhupada.

We would like to take a moment once again to thank all of you who contributed in making this dream come true of a secure facility now and into the future.

Of course this journey of conserving and preserving the legacy of His Divine Grace is far from over, however, we consider this achievement a major mile stone along that path and are ecstatic to announce the secure vault is now built and a reality!

All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

Security door arrived via special delivery. 

It took considerable effort to install this
door into the 13" thick concrete frame.

It required three strong men
to position the security door.

The factory rep made certain the
door was installed properly. 

Inside view of the Fort Knox security door.  

The crew installing the final flooring. 

The new HVAC, which will assist in
maintaining a steady temperature
all year round. 

The garage door has been replaced
with an efficient roll-up model. 

Outside view.

Nitya-trpta Devi Dasi on her knees wiping
clean the new floor with eager anticipation. 

An air-curtain is positioned above the door
to prevent interference of the vault's
atmosphere whenever the door is opened. 

Multiple over-sized steel pegs
guarantees no unauthorized access. 

In the event someone gets locked in,
pulling the red handle will open the door.

Moving one of the very heavy fire-proof cabinets
(10 of these were kindly donated by Ambarish
Prabhu many years ago)
. This job was
extremely strenuous. Furniture gliders were
attached to help ease their handling. 

Carton pads were put in place to
help prevent damaging the new floor. 

All cabinets are now happily in their new home.
Next is adding 3 heavy-duty stand-alone shelves,
along with book shelves along the wall to the left.
Those will mainly accommodate multiple
copies of all the BBT books ever published.

Thank you for your time and interest.

The Archives Staff