Since ancient times, Himalayas have been the abode for great sages & transcendentalists. Here're the virtual tours to some of the rare places in Himalayas!
Vraja Mandala is transcendental tract of land spread around 64 kosas (168 miles) spread around the city of Mathura. Here Lord Krishna performed His childhood pastimes. Vraja Mandala is non-different from Sri Goloka Vrindavana in spiritual realm.
City of Jaipur was founded in 1727 by Jai Singh II to protect Sri Sri Radha Govinda, the beloved Deities of Srila Rupa Goswami, from foreign invaders. The Pink City, as it is also known, is home to other Vrindavan Deities - Radha Gopinath, Radha Damodar & Radha Vinode.
'Nava' means nine, and 'dvipa' means islands. Navadvipa constitutes nine islands that are beautiful situated across the tributaries of Ganges River in Bengal, about 130 kms from Kolkata. This is the Home of Gaudiya Vaishnavas.
The Viashnava Acaryas have worked painstakingly and tirelessly for the ultimate upliftment of human civilzation to reconnect us to Supreme Absolute Truth.
Mount Kailash in Tibet is one of the most challenging and demanding on earth. Mount Kailash is the earthly abode of Lord Siva & his consort, Parvati.
Moving video on sacred Kali Gandaki River in Nepal!
Situated high in the Himalayas on the banks of the Alakananda river, Badrinath has been visited by great saintly persons since time immemorial. Nearby is the cave where Srila Vyasadeva wrote down Vedic scriptures.
This ancient Temple was built on the order of the five Pandava brothers.
Gangotri is situated not far from where Mother Ganges flows out of the Himalayan mountains.
Yamunotri is the source of the holy Yamuna river.
While in Kashmir, a group of devotees
visited various Buddhist monasteries to observe their traditions & share our teachings. Situated high in the mountains, getting there is often a challenge due to the dangerous winding mountain roads.
Perched on the rocky banks of the sacred Ganges river, deep in the Himalayan foothills, the village of Devaprayag is one of the last vestiges of India's antique Vedic culture.
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India is famous as a mystical & spiritual destination. For centuries Westerners have traveled to India in search of spiritual knowledge. And in fact the timeless Vedic literature are the reservoir of all knowledge, both material & spiritual!
Krishna and Balarama took their cows for pasture here. Also here, Srila Rupa Goswami performed his bhajan & wrote Upadeshamrita 500 years ago.
Talavan is one of the 12 sacred forests of Sri Vrindavan Dham in India.
Birthplace of Srimati Radharani. She appeared here and later moved to Varsana.
Beautiful Vrinda Kund is the eternal abode of Vrindadevi, Krishna’s Lila potency.
Varsana is the sacred home of Srimati Radharani where she lived with Her parents. This palace still exists here.
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Dauji village is not far from Vrindavan, is steeped in devotion to the deity who resides there. Mood of Dauji is reminicient of Vrindavan several decades ago.
Lord Krishna appeared here 5,000 years back. Mathura is not far away from Vrindavana!
Most sacred place in the universe; Lost to the world for almost 50 centuries, it was rediscovered in 1516 when Lord Caitanya was on pilgrimage to Vraja. Located at the head of Govardhana Hill, Radha Kund attracts thousands of pilgrims.
Prema-sarovara is a lake formed from the tears of Radha and Krishna when They felt intense separation from each other.
Glimpses of holy Yamuna River featuring beautiful Govinda Damodara Stotram by great saint, Srila Bilvamangala Thakur.
Bharatpur, a town within the sacred boundaries of Vraja Mandala, is rich in history of Vaisnava culture. Former king, Maharaj Suraj Mal, protected Bharatpur from foreign invaders, while at the same time inspiring his subjects in their spiritual lives.
Parikrama marg, the path around Vrindavan, has been traversed by pilgrims daily for thousands of years. The 10 kilometer walk takes 3 hours. Unlimited spiritual benefit is incurred by walking around Vrindavan’s thousands of temples, samadhis, sacred cows and people. This is especially true during the month of Kartika, when one’s devotional practices are enhanced a thousand times over.
This is one of the many lakes surrounding Govardhana Hill on the outer parikrama-marg. This route was often taken by Srila Sanatana Goswami 500 years ago. Many pastimes including Krishna’s springtime Rasa Lila dance took place here. Gopis sang their famous Gopi Gita here, expressing their deep feelings of separation from the Lord. Samadhi of famous Vaisnava saint, Sur das is also here.
Biharvan is a very special Vrindavan forest. Biharvan means ‘the forest of enjoyment.’ It is one of the places of Radha and Krishna’s most charming and loving pastimes. There is also a large gosala of cows who are protected, served and loved by the local cowherd men. It was a unique experience because the forest has been preserved much like it was hundreds of years ago.
Badrinath (Badrikasrama) is 2 hour drive from Vrindavan through the countryside. As one approached Badrinath we were surprised to see a small mountain range. The beauty of the surrounding area was stunning!
Madan Mohan Temple, established by Sanatana Goswami, was the first temple to be erected in Vrindavan on the order of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu 500 years ago. Near the temple is the sacred samadhi of Sanatana Goswami.
Akrura Ghat is at border line between Vrindavan & Mathura. Deep pastimes are associated of Akrura taking Krishna and Balarama to Mathura in his chariot and how the Vrajavasis did their best to keep Them in Vrindavan.
Beautiful glimpses from Vrindavana Dhama and Mayapur Dhama
The Playground of Lord Krishna! All glories to Sri Vrindavan Dhama!
Pilgrimage to Sri Vrindavana Dhama
Before entering the the sacred drama of Sri Vrindavan, one must take permission from one of five divine personalities; Gopiswara Mahadeva, Yamuna devi, Vrinda devi, Govardhan Hill or Vraja-renu, the dust of Vrindavan.
The people and places of Sri Vrindavan Dhama are superior to any other holy places in the universe. All holy places find their origin in Vrindavan. All glories to Sri Vrindavan Dhama!
At Chir Ghat the playful pastime of Krishna stealing the clothes of the Gopis took place.
At village Bhaya Gaon, there is Prahlada Kunda. Local villagers hold a festival in honor of Prahlada Maharaja each year, appreciating his love & devotion for the Lord. During the festival, they burn an effigy of Holika, who was Hiranyakasipu's sister. She made an attempt to kill saintly Prahlada, but because of that offense, she perished.
At Kamyavan is the beautiful reddish coloured Deity of Sri Vrinda-devi which was worshipped by Srila Rupa Goswami 500 years ago. Nearby at Dharma-kunda Maharaja Yudhisthira answered to Yamaraja’s 10 questions.
Kamyavan signifies the forest that fulfils all spiritual desires. It is rich with the history of Vedic culture. Here the deity of Vrindadevi was worshipped by Srila Rupa Goswami. Her presence in Kamyavan attracts many thousands of devotees each year.
Superexcellent Sri Radha-kunda stands supreme, for it is overflooded with the ambrosial nectarean prema of the Lord of Gokula, Sri Krishna. Where, then, is that intelligent Person who is unwilling to serve this divine Radha-kunda, which is situated at the foot of Govardhana Hill? (Sri Upadesamrita, verse 9)
A Voyage Down the Yamuna River
Vrinda devi helps Purnamasi plan and orchestrate Radha and Krishna's daily pastimes in Vrindavan.
Only by the mercy of Vrinda devi, can we come to Vrindavan and hear the pastimes of the Divine Couple and only by her grace can we enter into these pastimes. “Vrinde names te caranaravindam!”
A sacred place where Rupa Goswami did bhajan 500 years ago.
Varsana, where Srimati Radharani displayed Her childhood pastimes, is a favorite place for all Vrajavasis.
Of all the sacred days in Vraja dhama, the appearance day of Srimati Radharani is most dear to the local inhabitants. All glories to Srila Prabhupada, the revealer of the holy dhama!
Varsana is the sacred home of Srimati Radharani where She lived with Her parents. Along with Her gopi maidservants She would traverse the wooded forests of Varsana as they went to the market to sell their milk products - sometimes meeting Her beloved Krishna along the way. One of Her favorite forests still exists to this very day with ancient “desire trees” still dotting the landscape.
Village of Dauji, named after the presiding deity of the town, Dauji. Dauji means "the older brother" and is a name for Lord Balaram, Lord Krishna's older brother.
A documentary on the Glories of Govardhan Hill by HH Bhakti Caitanya Swami Vedic scriptures proclaim that the glories of Lord Krishna are unlimited & eternal and no one is able to reach the end of them. In the same way, who can fully describe the splendid glories of Sri Giriraja-Govardhana, the best servant of the Lord and at the same time non-different from the Lord Himself!
To protect his dear Vrajavasis from Indra's wrath, Sri Krishna held the Hill on the small finger of His divine hand for seven days. The area of Govardhan is full of wonderful forests, lakes, caves, waterfalls, jeweled paths, platforms and pavilions. Lord's most intimate pastimes' places - Sri Radha-kunda and Sri Syama-kunda are located at the foot of the Hill.
"Of all the devotees this Govardhana Hill is the best! Or my friends this Hill supplies Krishna and Balarama, along with their calves, cows and cowherd friends, with all the necessities: water for drinking, very soft grass, caves, fruits, flowers and vegetables. In this way the Hill offers respects to the Lord. Being touched by the lotus feet of Krishna and Balarama, the hill appears very jubilant". (SB 10.21.18)
Mathura is spiritually superior to Vaikuntha, the transcendental world, because the Lord appeared there. Superior to Mathura is the transcendental forest of Vrindavana because of Krishna's rasa-lila pastimes. And superior to the forest of Vrindavana is Govardhana Hill, for it was raised by the divine hand of Sri Krishna & was the site of His various loving pastimes.
Beautiful & ornate Sri Madan Mohan was the first temple to be constructed in Vrindavan. The temple is situated on a small hill overlooking the Yamuna river & surrounding plains. Srila Sanatana Gosvami worshiped Sri Madan Mohan.
Kartik 2015 pilgrimage - the journey of self discovery and ultimate spiritual association!
Special journey of pilgrimage, in Sri Vrindavan dham and Jaipur in the most auspicious month of Kartik.
Kartik 2017 pilgrimage
Kartik 2019 pilgrimage
Kartik 2019 pilgrimage
Visit to Varsana & Raval on Radhastami
Govindaji! is the beloved deity of Srila Rupa Goswami, who discovered the Lord 500 years ago in Sri Vrindavan dhama. After sometime Govindaji was moved to the city of Jaipur in Rajasthan, where He is worshiped with great love and devotion till this very day. Each morning and evening thousands of people visit Govindaji and His consort Srimati Radharani.
Beautiful deity of Gopinath was discovered at Vamsivat in Vrindavan 500 years ago by Madhu Pandit & Paramananda Bhattacarya. Madhu Pandit served Gopinath with great love & devotion for many years. Centuries later Gopinath was moved to Jaipur where He has been worshipped along with Srimati Radharani. The temple is popular with the people of Jaipur, who come together daily to chant Radha Gopinath’s glories.
Jaipur, know as the Pink City, is rich in the culture and history of India. For devotees, the outstanding features are the deities of Radha Govinda, Radha Damodar, Radha Gopinath and Radha Vinode, all of whom are central to our Gaudiya Vaisnava tradition!
Beloved deities of Srila Rupa Gosvami
Beloved deities of Srila Rupa Gosvami
An Amazing documentary!
Wonderful docudrama produced for the 500th anniversary of the appearance of Lord Caitanya.
A meditation on the exquisite forms of Sri Pancha Tattva and Sri Sri Radha Madhava.
Spectacular Abhisheka on the 5th Installation anniversary of large size murtis of Sri Pancha tattva in Mayapur!
Beautiful Land of Lord Caitanya
On 7th Feb 2018, the crown jewels of the TOVP, the Sudarshan Chakras, were placed into position during a wonderful ceremony watched by more than a million viewers.
Every year, following the footsteps of Lord Caitanya & Lord Nityananda, the devotees go on the Navadvipa parikrama, a walking tour that visits many of the holy places in Nine Islands of Navadvipa.
Nimai Pandit took sanyasa here from Keshava Bharati and became Sri Krsna Caitanya. Here there is the actual shrine containing the hair of Mahaprabhu. In the temple there was a gorgeous deity of Lord Caitanya.
Spectacular Abhisheka on the 10th Installation anniversary of large size murtis of Sri Pancha tattva in Mayapur!
Namacarya is a compound of two Sanskrit nouns. Nama is used in connection with the holy name of the Lord, Sri Krsna, and acarya means one who teaches by example. So one who is considered the spiritual master of the holy name of Krishna is called namacarya. Lord Caitanya, the Supreme Godhead, awarded this title to one of His intimate disciples, Haridasa Thakur.
At an early age he renounced all conventions of Mohammedan religion and society. With shaved head and the simple clothing of a mendicant, Haridasa left the home of his parents for good and resumed his eternal position as a devotee of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krishna.
The Universal Teacher
The life and precepts of one of the most dynamic preachers of the Krishna Consciousness Movement in the first half of the 20th century
From his divine birth in 1847 to his disappearance in 1937, Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur's life was one of unalloyed devotion and dedication to spread the teachings of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu.
This documentary gives an insight into this extraordinary personality via interviews with some of his last remaing disciples as well as rare photographs and never before seen film footage of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur.
Life and Works of Srila Prabhupada
Video clips collection of His Divine grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, founder of ISKCON, International Society for Krishna consciousness.
All glories to His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda Founder-Ācārya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness.
Birthplace of Srila Prabhupada
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Grand ceremony to welcome His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Founder-Acharya of ISKCON, to the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium (TOVP) commemorating his 125th Appearance Anniversary!
National Geographic Channel - Embark on the journey from conception to planning and execution of this moving caravan of devotees with the kitchen team in action, a short coverage of ISKCON Chowpatty congregation's annual Yatra traveling kitchen saga.
An amazing theatrical, musical, dance and multi-media performance at the Sydney Opera House, Australia, celebrating 50 years of the Hare Krishna Movement!
Govardhan Ecovillage is an award-winning farm community set in a valley surrounded by hills located in West India, 180 kms by road from Mumbai.
This pastoral community is based on the ideal of caring for each other, for mother earth, and for all beings, with the deliberate goal of pleasing the Supreme being - Lord Sri Krishna.
Deep in the jungles of South India lies the remains of Hiranyakashipu's palace. In a wildlife reserve haunted by tigers, bears, cobras, and other creatures, nine holy shrines housing Deities of Lord Nrsimhadeva await the adventurous pilgrim.
An underground temple where an ancient Deity of Lord Narasimha killing Hiranyakashipu has been worshiped for 1 000 years.
Kurukshetra has been a holy place since Satya Yuga. Thus, many transcendental pastimes have taken place there. Most important is that Lord Krsna spoke Bhagavad Gita to Arjuna at Kurukshetra during a great war there 5,000 years ago. He also met with the residents of Vrindavana at Kurukshetra during the Solar eclipse after a long absence from their lives.
Amazing and rare movie!
Special Commemorative Coin on 125th Anniversary of Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada!
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