Vrindavan has always had a pull for people who are religiously inclined. However, it cannot be denied that at one point of time Vrindavan did not have the infrastructure required to support the amount of visitors it got. Recently, Vrindavan was declared a transition city and ever since then a lot of development has been taking place in the city. Among other structures that are coming up in Vrindavan, Krishna Bhumi is playing a huge role. This is because this township, that is being touted as the ‘temple township’, is coming up at the feet of the Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir.
The Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir is going to be the tallest Krishna temple in the world. A township that is situated at the feet of it is sure to change the lifestyle of Vrindavan. Once completed, this temple is going to be nothing short of the 8th wonder of the world. Needless to say, people from all over the world will visit this iconic structure and dream of living in the township situated around it. At the same time, by booking a home in Krishna Bhumi, you will be among the lucky few who will actually live this dream!
Krishna Bhumi is a one of a kind project that is meant for people of all age groups. The state of the art amenities and facilities make it ideal for you and your entire family. Since the time that Krishna Bhumi has been conceived, it has acquired a huge following. This is evident in the fact that the first phase of apartments, Govardhan Vas, is almost sold out. The second phase, Tulsi Vas, has been launched and the booking rate of this phase is also pretty steady. To get a clear idea of this project, you could check out our Facebook page. You can also reach us on www.krishnabhumi.in or call us on 969696 8899.
In a pioneering effort taking place in Vrindavan, eye surgeons from Mumbai will be conducting surgery at Vatsalya Gram from 23rd February to 26th February, 2017. The surgery will be conducted under the auspices of Didi Maa Sadhvi Ritambhara. The registration of the patients will be done on 23rd February. The patients will need to carry their unique ID cards for this process.
The surgery itself will be conducted on the 24th and 25th of February. Spectacles and medicines will also be distributed to the patients. The distribution will be done by Didi Maa Sadhvi Ritambhara herself. Operations, lenses, pre and post operative medicines, spectacles and food for the patients will be provided free of cost. The team of surgeons will be led by Dr. Shyam Agarwal and the other participating doctors will be Dr. Rahul Jain, Dr. Vishal Rathore, Dr. Anand Jaipuria, Dr. Mayur Agarwal and Dr. Priyanka Sharma.
Bhaktisiddhanta Sataswati Thakur’s appearance day was celebrated in Vrindavan. The Gaudiya Vaishnavas assembled at Shri Chaitanya Gaudiya Math to celebrate the 144th appearance day of their founder. As a part of the celebration the devotees held ‘pushpanjali’ by offering flowers to the image of Prabhupada. They expressed gratitude to their spiritual master for introducing them to the consciousness of Shri Krishna and Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.
The Sanyasis and devotees spoke about the glories and pastimes of Prabhupada Shri Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur. A grand feast was organized during lunch after offering the ‘Mahaprasad’ to Saraswati Thakur. Mahaprasad was distributed among hundreds of devotees.
A grand Nagar Sankirtan was carried out which passed through the packed lanes, markets and roads of Vrindavan, under continuous showers of flowers.
Thakur Shri Radha Damodar’s appearance day was celebrated at Radha Damodar Mandir. A Special abhishek was performed by the ‘ Sevait Goswamis’ of the temple, which was led by Mahant Shri Kanika Prasad Goswami.
The deities of Shri Radha Damodar were given a sandal oil massage. After the massage the deities were bathed with panchamrita (milk, curd, sweetened water, ghee and honey) and panchagavya. The deities were then bathed with exotic fruit juices and water mixed with herbal extracts. The Sarvaushadi and Mahausaudi snana was followed by 108 kalasha snana.
The deities were offered Chhappan Bhog (56 kinds of items) and a feast was organized during the noon when the Mahaprasadam was distributed among the devotees.
Shri Radha Damodar Mandir is one of the ‘Sapta Devalaya Temples’ of Vrindavan. It was established by Srila Jiva Goswami in the year 1542 C.D. The deities were served by Srila Jiva Goswami himself. This temple attracts thousands of devotees in Kartik, as the holy month is named after Damodar.
According to Shri Krishna Balaram Goswami, “The deities of Shri Radha Damodar were manifested by Srila Rupa Goswami, who handed over their ‘seva’ to his dear disciple and nephew Jiva Goswami for service and worship.”
The Shahji Mandir of Vrindavan is famous for its chandeliers, which are kept in a hall called ‘Vasanti Kamra’. This particular hall is opened only twice in the year for visitors, once on Jhulanotsava and once on Vasant Panchami.