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One day at ISKCON Mayapur

02 Jul

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Mayapur, a small unknown village has come up to the world map as the Headquarters of ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness) which is situated here. Mayapur is located in West Bengal state, in the district of Nadia, 130 km from Calcutta city (now Kolkata). It is located on the bank of the Ganges and on the other bank, a small town Nabadwip is located. Nabadwip means nine islands. There are two large holy rivers, the Ganges and Jalangi flowing between these islands.

Mayapur is the birthplace of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, regarded as a special incarnation of Lord Krishna, the Supreme Godhead and therefore it is considered as a holy place by Hindus and specially by the followers of Gaudiya Vaishnavism. It is visited by a large number of pilgrims from around the World, every year.

The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) also known as ‘The Hare Krishna’ movement, was founded in 1966 in New York City by A.C. Bhaktibedanta Swami Prabhupada. Since the 1970s, Mayapur is also the site of the world headquarters of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) as well as a number of other Vaishnava organisations such as the Gaudiya Math. At Mayapur ISKCON has a sprawling campus studded with natural beauty.

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Chandrodaya Temple, Mayapur

Today ISKCON Mayapur serves as an international center of pilgrimage and spiritual tourism. The Deities of Sri Sri Radha Madhava and Sri Chaitanya and the Pancha-tattva preside over a temple for thousands to enjoy daily congregational chanting.

In Mayapur campus, it is amazing to see the young and middle aged ladies and gents from all over the world, specially western countries. It is unbelievable to see that leaving their wealthy western luxurious lifestyle, they come to Mayapur in quest of peace, happiness and meaningful life. As seen in the campus, they are seems to be totally devoted to simple and spiritual lifestyle.

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Today we are not seriously religious about our religion or religious rituals but it made me surprised to that the ISKCON devotees are practicing our Indian cultures, rituals seriously which our young generation is reluctantly accept. When our young generation is blindly accepts or consider acceptability of western cultures in their lives, what made these people to turn to East (Through ISKCON) ?

 

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46 Comments

Posted by on 02/07/2007 in Holy place, Religion

 

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46 responses to “One day at ISKCON Mayapur

  1. Purnima Chauhan

    08/08/2007 at 11:16 AM

    I want to know good names with rates of good hotels in Mayapur to stay for few days

     
  2. m anil

    11/08/2007 at 3:18 PM

    Please visit the Mayapur ISKCON site for all information :www.mayapur.com

     
  3. Sree Haridas Roy

    06/09/2007 at 9:56 PM

    I feel proud of Iskon as because they can able tospread the HOLY VOICE OF LORD CHAITAYAN through out the world.

    Congratulation for HARAKRISHNA MOVEMENT

     
  4. m anil

    08/09/2007 at 3:45 PM

    Hi, Sree Haridas Roy,

    Thanks for your visit. I also thank you for your nice comments. Yes Mr. Roy because of ISKCON, the Hindu religion is spread through out the world. But initially the job was not easy for A.C. Bhaktibedanta Swami Prabhupada, who was the instrumental in setting up today’s ISKCON in 1966. Those days it was known as Hare Krishna Movement.

    Thank you,
    all the best.

    Anil

     
  5. P@r@m

    16/05/2008 at 10:47 AM

    Hari Bol
    Free matrimony website for Shiri Krishna ISKCON devotees at
    http://paramlowe.com/iskcon/shaadi

    Tell this to other devotee friends.

     
  6. dharmender

    03/06/2008 at 2:35 PM

    please allways sent radhakrishan photos

     
  7. mudita Agarwal

    07/06/2008 at 1:19 AM

    please always send radhakrishna photographs

     
  8. HOBO

    30/07/2008 at 6:50 PM

    Will surely visit one day.
    Thanks for information…

     
  9. PUNIT KR KHETAWAT

    18/09/2008 at 7:15 PM

    SRI RADHE..

    please allways sent radhakrishan photos

     
  10. prem

    18/09/2008 at 7:43 PM

    o my loard kirshna i want you

     
  11. suresh lakshmanan

    27/09/2008 at 10:43 PM

    i love u krishna

     
  12. Aryan

    01/10/2008 at 6:31 AM

    dharma rakshito rakshitah

    http://www.ekal.org

     
  13. preeti

    01/10/2008 at 4:06 PM

    shri radhe radhe

    pls send good photos of radhe krishna

    thanks

     
  14. Anil m

    01/10/2008 at 9:48 PM

    Hi,
    Preeti,
    Aryan,
    Prem,
    Punit,
    Hobo,
    Mudita,
    Dharmender,
    Param

    Thanks to everybody for your visit and comments.
    Keep visiting.

     
  15. Raj

    11/10/2008 at 3:36 PM

    Can i have some more pics of Radhakrishna & Krishna with His friends

     
  16. gokul

    21/10/2008 at 3:13 PM

    i lost of my heart in vrindiavan

     
  17. Hetal Soni

    08/11/2008 at 3:55 PM

    Jay Shri Krishna,

    Pl. send me always the images of Radha Krishna and his friends

     
  18. Hetal Soni

    08/11/2008 at 3:57 PM

    Jay Radhe Krishna,

    Can i have the photos of Radhe Krishna.

    Oh, Lord Pl. stay in centre of my Heart.

     
  19. Sindhoo

    28/11/2008 at 4:35 PM

    I always love my krishna. Please krishna accept me to serve u…

     
  20. Punitha

    28/01/2009 at 8:31 PM

    May my Lord never forget me even if i mistakenly forget my dear Lord, that is my deepest feeling,humble request and my Prayer to my Dearest Lord krsnah and Radha-Rani

     
  21. vanishriyan

    15/02/2009 at 2:50 AM

    i always wish all species on earth shouldn’t interrupted by nondiseplinery.

     
  22. lekshmykrishna

    19/02/2009 at 1:56 PM

    Oh, my krishna..i love you

     
    • ATUL

      12/01/2010 at 6:39 PM

      YE I LOVE U MAT BOL KOUARA HE RAH JAYEGA

       
  23. unscarred.

    24/02/2009 at 8:58 PM

    always chant hare krishna and be happy…

     
  24. star

    25/02/2009 at 6:25 AM

    please in this picture ould someone explain it for me? who is the male and female?

     
    • Anil m

      02/03/2009 at 8:16 PM

      Krishna and Radha.

       
  25. nina

    10/03/2009 at 4:41 PM

    I am from cebu, philippines. I want to have peaceful mind and peaceful heart. Please tell me how to joing ISKCON

     
  26. nina

    10/03/2009 at 4:54 PM

    thanks for posting my comment/request. i am so interested in ISKCON.

     
  27. Luiz Antonio da Rocha Andrade - Raja Gopal

    19/03/2009 at 7:14 PM

    Hi, my english is vary bad, but i have much plazer in know Mayapur.
    In octuber of 2008 I travel India, Vrindavana and mathura. Now I like know Myapur.

     
    • Anil m

      19/03/2009 at 7:38 PM

      Hi,
      You may visit ISKCON site http://www.mayapur.com to know about mayapur etc.
      Have a nice time.
      Anil

       
  28. Sagnik Chakraborty

    26/05/2009 at 4:25 PM

    He Krishna Govinda Hare Murare He Nath Narayan Vasudev!!!
    May I never for a moment forget my Lord.
    O I love you Krishna!!!

     
  29. santosh

    30/05/2009 at 4:33 PM

    Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Ram Hare Ram Hare Hare,
    Joy Lord Krishna

     
  30. yuvaneesha

    19/06/2009 at 6:29 PM

    always remember krsna and never forget krsna

     
  31. kelly kolodtazny

    11/10/2009 at 9:39 PM

    I wonder why google put a trailer of michael jackson on this site and I also wonder why michael was trying to look like krisna??? any thoughts about that???

     
    • Anil m

      12/10/2009 at 9:29 PM

      Thanks for your comments. I believe Michael was doing so without trying to understand or knowing krishna.

       
  32. siva ganesh.abbireddy

    15/11/2009 at 6:25 PM

    Hare Krishna Hare Krishna
    Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
    Hare Ram Hare Ram
    Rama Rama Hare Hare,

     
  33. ATUL

    12/01/2010 at 6:36 PM

    OK WO MAIN LE AAYA HU MATHURA GAYA THA NA AB WO DIL MERE PASS HAI

     
  34. Kiran

    22/02/2010 at 6:01 PM

    Sri sri Anukul Thakur is also incarnation of Lord krishna.his every prawachan fits to present day.come to satsang in deoghar,jharkhand and know more.

     
    • Anil m

      24/02/2010 at 8:57 PM

      Madam,
      Namaskar.
      Yes, I have heard about Anukul Thakur of Deoghar. But I have not visited his ashram. if I go that side, I will definitely try to visit the Ashram and try to know about Anukul Thakur.
      Regards,
      Anil

       
  35. praveen

    03/03/2010 at 9:07 PM

    about mayapur that thing is new for me and i am thankful to you. Jai shree radhey.

     
  36. sanjay

    06/03/2010 at 7:50 PM

    Mayapur may be like a sample of Goloka Vrindavana, the spiritual abode of Lord Krishna. I wish to visit it once..

     
  37. Tony Pandu

    08/05/2010 at 7:52 AM

    I would like to thank His Divime Grace for introducing me to Krsna. I have enjoyed every word he has writen ! Hare Krsna !

     
  38. Inderpal singh

    28/01/2011 at 10:36 AM

    god is the real meaning of life without god i cannot do anything so trust in radhe krishna

     
  39. Inderpal singh

    28/01/2011 at 10:37 AM

    everything is possible if radhe krishna with us

     
  40. Priya

    30/11/2011 at 2:27 AM

    I lived in Mayapur 2 1/2 years and always hanker to get back there.

     
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