Ever wondered why so many great people born here! May be the effect of Tropic of Cancer! Please stop here for sometime to see the place! The Tropic of Cancer (cancer (♋) is Latin for crab), or Northern tropic, is one of the five major circles of latitude that mark maps of the Earth. It is the most northerly latitude at which the Sun can...more
Chaitanya Charitamrita, Nimai was born on the full moon night of February 18th 1486 at the time of a lunar eclipse. His parents named him 'Visvambhar' - he was the second son of Jagannath Mishra and his wife Sachi Devi who lived in the town of Nabadwip in Nadia, West Bengal. Chaitanya's ancestry is a contentious issue between the people of Orissa...more
His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada appeared in this world in 1896 in Calcutta, India. He first met his spiritual master, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami, in Calcutta in 1922. Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati, a prominent religious scholar and the founder of sixty-four Gaudiya Mathas (Vedic institutes) in India, liked this...more
The main temple has the idol of the Lord and his consort Radha( Incarnation of Goddess Laxmi) and Gopikas ( the humble maids), depicting the Lord's leela in Brindavan. A place worth visiting and spending some time in front of the Lord and surrender yourself.But beware, overenthusiatic private security guards will try to come between you and the...more
This is the main complex area spread over 300-400 acres on the bank of the Holy Ganges. The main complex consists the temple of the Lord Sri Krishna, International Guest House, Domestic Guest House, Shelter for cows, Govinda Restaurant, Park, Mauseleum of A.C. Phrabhupada Bhakti Vedanta, Souvenier shop etc. besides their office complex. A place...more
If you love sweets, there is nothing like Bengal Sweets. Made of pure milk, cottage cheese,khoya, pure butter and the touch of Nadia Sweetmeat maker ( This district of Bengal is very famous for excellent sweets traditionally for 700/800 years), makes the sweets heavenly and fit to be offered to God. Just try and feel the difference. Try out their Rassogolla made of date palm jaggery, Sandesh, Jalebi made of Cottage Cheese, Laddu made of Pure Ghee ( purified butter), Vegetarian Cake, Gulab Jamuns and so on. Believe me it is just heavenly!!
Apart from these they also make and serve Ekadashi Meal ( A meal to be taken by Hindu widows and those who fast on the eleventh ( Ekadashi) day of Lunar Month as per Vedic Hundu customs.
Going to Mayapur Dham is very easy from all parts of India. From Calcutta there are numerous trains going to Krishnagar city ( From Sealdah to North bound). From Krishnanagar you can take a taxi or bus to Mayapur Dham ( 25kms). Or if you want to go by road directly to Mayapur, you can do so by taking a bus from Esplande Bus Turminus to Mayapur....more
From this shop you can buy the products, medicines made from Cow milk, urine. You can buy Ghee( purified butter), Go Ark ( purified cow urine with medicinal value, cures asthama, hypertension), Honey ( produced at ISCON), Tooth Powder, ISCON souvenier etc.
What to pay: Ghee priced at Rs.240/- per KG ( USD 6 per KG)
You can attend spiritual lectures on Vedanta or Divine life at Mayapur. Everyday there is some learned scholar on Vedanta gives discourse to all the willing devotees or the interested ones! You may participate too. It is given in English, Bengali and in Hindi. The scholars are highly learned and satisfy your querries till the time you satisfy.more
Now ISKON, Mayapur has a full fledged Tourism Center in completely new building to assist their global tourist to help them visit Mayapur and surrounding places. They have Air-conditioned tourist buses from Kolkata to Mayapur and back daily. They also organise customised tour to meet your requirements.Please get in touch with Sri Gopijanballab Das...more
Mayapur is a nice place featuring simple life in villages. People are very warm, stripped of any signs of arrogance. There is a lot of nature like rivers Yamuna and Gangga, perfect places for anyone who wants to cleanse themselves and upgrade their spiritual awareness. Temples at the ISKCON sites were gorgeous. Deities were so beautiful, they...more