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Jewar International Airport: The new addition to Vrindavan’s transition status

Vrindavan is developing and how! Just recently it was declared a transition city and with that Vrindavan saw a major facelift. Here’s how the spiritual capital of India is changing:

  • Old temples and kunds are being renovated
  • Roads are being developed (Vrindavan is now connected to Delhi via the Yamuna Expressway, along with that the old National Highway is also being upgraded to six lanes with flyovers)
  • Public utilities like parks and roadside toilets are being built
  • Due to the real estate boom and better connectivity, many top notch residential projects are coming up, Krishna Bhumi being one of them
  • Vrindavan is an upcoming spiritual tourism destination, being the centre point of the Golden Triangle, i.e, Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. This has also led to the evolution of the local Golden Triangle of Mathura, Vrindavan and Govardhan.

If you think this itself is remarkable, then let us tell you about the new development that will give you more reasons to capitalize upon growing opportunities in Vrindavan.

Vrindavan, so far, was connected by air via Delhi. From Delhi, one would need to avail the road, the journey being close to 3 and a half hours. However, now there is a new Airport coming up in Jewar, due to be called the Jewar International Airport, which will make connectivity to Vrindavan much better. Jewar is far closer to Vrindavan than Delhi and the journey from the airport will now take only 1.5 hours!

Keeping aside the connectivity, there are more reasons why the Jewar International Airport is a landmark step.

  • Jewar Airport will be able to handle at least 30 to 50 million passengers, which means the pressure on the IGI Airport in Delhi will decrease
  • The surrounding areas and the cities that are connected by the Yamuna Expressway will see major upliftment
  • There will be a huge amount of jobs available to those in need
  • In turn, the economy of towns like Jewar, Mathura and Vrindavan will see a significant rise.

Keeping all these factors in mind, you may now see how investing in Krishna Bhumi, Vrindavan, is a very good idea right now. Given the transition city status and the International Airport that is coming up in Jewar in the next 5 years, an investment in Vrindavan at this point means huge returns in the future. On top of that, you will be investing in a township that is already said to be changing the skyline of the city.

So come be a part of the changing skyline of Vrindavan, come be a part of Krishna Bhumi, the temple township. For more details, visit us on www.krishnabhumi.in or call us on 969696 8899.

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Uttar Pradesh Department of Culture celebrates Braj with “Barkha Bahar Cultural Program”

The Uttar Pradesh Department of Culture held a program in honor of the 100th birth anniversary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay. This program, called the Barkha Bahar Cultural Program, was held at the Ramkrishna Mission Sevashram’s auditorium. State culture minister, Lakshmirayam Chaudhry expressed the desire of the state government to promote the culture of Braj.

A decision was taken to institute the cultural program in order to spread awareness of Braj culture and to help preserve it. Braj artists put up songs and dance pieces on the subject of monsoon. The famous singer of Braj, Govind Ji, opened the program with the Krishna Vandana. After that there was the famous Charkula dance by Murarilal Sharma. Kajri geet was also featured in the program.

The Director of Vrindavan Research Institute Shri Satishchandra Dikshit, Shri Lakshminarayan Pathak, Shri Rajesh Pandit, Shri Sunil Chaturvedi, Dr. Vinod Bannerjee, Shri Kapil Upadhyay, Shri Vinay Goswami, Shri Mridulkant Shastri, and Shri Sudheer Shukla were present on the occasion.

 

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Lord Vardaraja took a bath with 108 silver pots of water

The ritual of mahabhishekam with 108 silver pots of water was performed at the sanctum sanctorum of Lord Vardaraja Temple during the anniversary celebration of the consecration of the temple. Priests from the southern part of India performed the mahabhishekam under the aegis of Swami Jai Krishnacharya. The ritual took two hours and the Lord was bathed with panchamrita, panchagavya and other items.

The entire temple echoed with the vedic chants during the ceremony. Devotees were very excited for the darshan. The temple was decorated with fragrant flowers and the walls were adorned with pictures and montages of Krishna’s pastimes. The altar looked resplendent with exotic flower arrangement and decorations.  Celebrations also included a homa, a reading of the religious texts of the Vedas etc.

Discourses on the religious texts were given by special guest speakers. All attendees felt the atmosphere of bhakti and a rejuvenation of their faith. They found bliss in participating in the event. Prominent devotional singers mesmerized the devotees with melodious bhajans in the evening.

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Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 1, verse 4-6

अत्र शूरा महेष्वासा भीमार्जुनसमा युधि |

युयुधानो विराटश्च द्रुपदश्च महारथ: ||

धृष्टकेतुश्चेकितान: काशिराजश्च वीर्यवान् |

पुरुजित्कुन्तिभोजश्च शैयश्च नरपुङ्गव: ||
युधामन्युश्च विक्रान्त उत्तमौजाश्च वीर्यवान् |

सौभद्रो द्रौपदेयाश्च सर्व एव महारथा

Duryodhan said: Behold in their ranks are many powerful warriors, like Yuyudhan, Virat, and Drupad, wielding mighty bows and equal in military prowess to Bheem and Arjun. There are also accomplished heroes like Dhrishtaketu, Chekitan, the gallant King of Kashi, Purujit, Kuntibhoj, and Shaibya—all the best of men. In their ranks, they also have the courageous Yudhamanyu, the gallant Uttamauja, the son of Subhadra, and the sons of Draupadi, who are all great warrior chiefs.

Commentary:

Duryodhan had on some level assured himself of the negative outcome of the war. Due to this he had a looming fear in his heart. Due to this reason, the army that the Pandavas had put together, seemed much larger and powerful to him than it actually was. This is why he was constantly pointing out to the great warriors who had assembled on the Pandava side.

His greatest fear was that every warrior on the Pandava side was equal in strength to Arjun or Bheem. With such a strong side assembled, he was paranoid about the fact that these warriors would be formidable to face on the battlefield.

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Vrindavan celebrates Rathyatra festival

Rath Yatra was celebrated lovingly in Vrindavan. Devotees dressed in their finest and braved the sticky heat to sing and dance with their beloved Jagannath. Each temple celebrated the festival in its own unique way. Vrindavan’s main Jagannath Temple is situated in Parikrama Marg, in the area known as Gyan Gudri. This place is the centre of the Rath Yatra celebrations in Vrindavan.

Chariots from many different temples converge there and do parikrama before returning home. The chariots were decorated in traditional Brajwasi style, covered with garlands of fresh flowers. Young boys sat atop the chariots and threw juicy mangoes into the crowd as they went. Sadhus accompanied them doing kirtan with khol and kartal. Cool water and sharbat was available on the roadside so that the devotees would remain fresh and rejuvenated.

The highlight of the day was the little children who had dressed up their tiny chariots and placed their deities inside and were seen doing the parikrama in the Gyan Gudri area. Shri Banke Bihari Lal toured the city in a chariot made of silver and gold. Other temples like Radha Gopinath, Shri Radha Damodar and Radha Madanmohan placed their deities in small chariots and took them around the temple courtyards.

RadharamanJi sat in a gorgeous silver chariot drawn by silver horses, driven by a man made of silver. After the aarti, Shaligram Shila was seated in an adorable little silver rath and taken on procession around the outer part of the altar of the temple by the Goswamis.