ISKCON Temple, West Bengal

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ISKCON TEMPLE - MAYAPUR, WEST BENGAL Sri Sri Radha Madhava Temple commonly known as ISCON Temple, Mayapur. It is situated in the Mayapur near Kolkata state of West Bengal in India. Mayapur. The temple dedicated to the Radha Madhava. One of the most popular is the International Society for Krishna Consciousness i.e. ISKCON. The ISCKON society was established by his godly grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, in the year 1966. The society emphases on Krishna devotion universal. In the last 43 years, it has urbanized into a universal association. The chain of ISCKON currently owns 10,000 temple devotees and 250,000 congregational disciples throughout the world. It’s specified to be intended for the happiness of the whole humanitarian society, preaching them the divine science of Bhagavad Gita and other ancient scriptures. ARCHITECTURAL STYLE The ISCKON society plans to construct its biggest temple in Mayapur. The creation of this spectacular structure has started in the city. When finish, this temple would be enclosed by the ISCKON society city and will also have its own Vedic planetarium. Right now, the city houses an ISKCON temple with Radha Madhava deities. The statues are enclosed by eight gopis, four on either side. The statues of Narasimhadeva and the Pancha-tattva can also be seen here. It is one of the utmost visited religious places in the city. SANCTUM: Radha Madhava TIMEING Mangala-Aarti: 4:30am (Closes at 5:00am) Darsana- Aarti: 7:00am Srila Prabhupada Guru-Puja: 7:30am Class on Srimad-Bhagavatam (English and Bengali separately): 8:00am Bhoga- Aarti: 12 noon (Temple closes at 1:00pm and reopens at 4:00pm) Sandhya- Aarti: 6:30pm Class on Bhagavad-gita (Bengali): 7:45pm (Temple closes at 8:30pm) Chaitanya Lila exhibition this is in the main temple. It’s open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. HOW TO REACH By Bus Mayapur has a good system of roadways, which connect it to different parts of West Bengal. It makes it easy for the tourists to reach Mayapur. The nearest bus stand to Mayapur is at Krishnanagar. It is 20 km away from Mayapur. Taxi Service is available from different parts of West Bengal to reach Mayapur. By Train There is no railway station at Mayapur. You can take a train from Howrah Junction Railway Station. The train passes through Nabadwip Dham. From the Nabadwip Dham Railway Station, you can take a taxi to reach Mayapur. It is at a distance of 30 km from Mayapur. By Air The nearest airport is Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata. It is 117 km away from Mayapur. From the airport, you can get a taxi to reach Mayapur. Commuting Within Mayapur There are buses, rickshaw, autos, and also boats to cross the river. Accommodations ISKCON Mayapur has five guest houses with varieties of rooms: standard, deluxe, super delux, a/c rooms, and dormitories to accomodate the pilgrims and visitors to Mayapur. For guest house bookings, please write to MGHB@pamho.net or call Venugopal das at +91-3472-245620 You can stay in the ISKCON Mayapur Guest House when in Mayapur. ISKCON Kolkata also has a guest house facility. To book a room at the ISKCON Kolkata guest house or a seat in the bus, call up +91-3330-289258. OTHERS TEMPLES ISKCON CHANDRODAYA TEMPLE Established under Lord Mahaprabhu, the temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna. It has an exhibition section showcasing the life and work of Shree Chaitanya. CHAND KAZI'S SAMADHI Chand Kazi, a person with Islamic faith, was the magistrate of Navadvipa who opposed the Harinam Sankirtana movement in Mayapur and broke the mridanga of Srivash Pandit, who led the Sankritana. SRI CHAITANYA MATH Founded by Acharya of the Gaudiya Math named Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Maharaja, the Math is dedicated to Radha Govinda and has four altars dedicated to the Vaishnava acharyas namely Sri Nimbarka, Sri Madhvacarya, Sri Ramanujacarya and Sri Visnuswami. YOGA PEETH This temple is the birth place of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, and the structure is built in white marbled towers 30 m high. Yoga Peeth in Mayapur is a center of excellence teaching Yoga, Vedas and meditation. WEBSITE & CONTACT Address: Sri Mayapur Dhama, Mayapur, District Nadia, West Bengal, India – 741313 Phone: (3472)245240, (3472)245620, (3472)245455, +91(3472)245455, +91(3472) 245218 Fax: (03472) 245238 Mail: P.O. Box 10279, Ballyganj Website: www.mayapur.com Email: mayapur.chandrodaya@pamho.net

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