Sri Sri Radha Vrindavana Chandra Mandir – Vrindavana

 

The beautiful Deities of Lord Krishna and Srimati Radharani in Sri Sri Radha Vrindavana Chandra Mandir captivate the minds of devotees visiting this temple. The temple is not only an abode of devotional activities but also the center of a host of social activities supporting the cause of reviving spiritual consciousness among the people.

Activities of the temple:

Poshak Seva – Traditional hand embroidery skills like zardosi and aari work are being promoted and preserved by the Hare Krishna Movement, Vrindavana which is a charitable trust. The trust has created a team of highly skilled craft workers for making such products which are sold to temples across the world as Deity dresses.

Vraj Sringar – The Trust is actively contributing towards the environment by ensuring proper hygiene and upkeep of the cleanliness along a one km stretch of the Bhaktivedanta Swami Marg. This road connects the Delhi Agra Highway to the Banke Bihari Temple. Under this program, all the open drains are cleaned and solid waste along the road is collected and shifted to the dump yard every day. The trust has partnered with the NGO – Friends of Vrindavana, to shift the garbage.

Yamuna Seva – The trust is also involved in the cleaning of the banks of the river Yamuna from Keshi Ghat up to Devraha Baba Ghat in association with the NGO – Friends of Vrindavana.

Annadana – Free food is distributed on the temple premises on a daily basis. This is benefitting several needy and economically challenged people, especially deprived children. Nutritious and tasty “khichdi” – a preparation with rice, dal and vegetables, not only fills the stomach but also provides the essential nutrients for the body.

Heritage Fest – The Trust organizes the Heritage Fest every year for the school children of Mathura and Agra districts to encourage them to learn about and appreciate rich Indian culture and values. It includes competitions for nearly a week and children participate in classical music and singing, folk dance, Vedic quiz, puranic costumes, etc.

Gita Fest – A competition based on the Bhagavad-gita is organized for school children of Mathura and Agra districts every year to commemorate Gita Jayanti. The focus of this competition is on imparting traditional and age-old values of the Bhagavad-gita through painting, coloring, elocution and quiz on the Gita.

Youth Program – College students of Mathura and Agra take part in workshops and sessions conducted every Saturday and Sunday. Under this program, they are trained in yoga for the modern age, stress management, improving SQ (spiritual quotient), concentration, etc.

Kartik Fest – During the month of Kartik (October–November), Kartik Fest is organized for the promotion of Indian classical music and dance forms.

Surabhi Kunj – The Trust has established Surabhi Kunj, a Goshala on its campus. There are about 15 cows, calves and bulls of indigenous breeds in the Goshala.

Prasadam Restaurant – With a view to popularizing a vegetarian diet amongst the people, the Trust has established Sri Krishna prasadam restaurant on the Trust campus. The dishes served at the restaurant are hygienically prepared without compromising on the taste.

Book Distribution – In order to spread the teachings of Srimad Bhagavad-gita and other Vedic literatures, books dealing with these subjects are displayed and distributed to interested visitors at a nominal cost.

Feeding Widow Mothers – The Trust is currently providing wholesome and nutritious midday meals consisting of rice, roti, sabji and dal for 400 widow mothers every day. Donations are collected from the public for this noble cause.

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