Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir is poised to become the tallest, grandest and largest religious structure in India with a footprint of about 5 acres and height of about 700 feet (210 metres or 70 floors). It will be surrounded by the 12 recreated look-alike verdant forests of ancient Vrindavan. The temple will be an effervescent platform and vibrant with cultural, spiritual and social services throughout the year. This iconic architecture will aid in reviving the past glories of Indian heritage.
Dhama means Lord's transcendental abode on earth and is non-different from the Lord's eternal abode in the spiritual world. In fact, it is an exact replica. Pilgrimage to holy places is one of the age old rituals in Indian culture. The mundane material vision will see dhama as any other place on earth, but to the pure devotees and perfect yogis, the dhama is a completely spiritual abode saturated with its own transcendentally surcharged atmosphere. Through the centuries, devotees have been paying respect to holy places of worship. Among the thousands of places of worship, some are significant due to the historical and spiritual reasons of its existence.
Mathura City is the transcendental abode of Lord Krishna and not an ordinary material city. It is eternally connected with the Supreme Personality of Godhead. As Mathura and Vrindavan are intimately connected with Krishna eternally, it is said that Lord Krishna never leaves Vrindavan. Lord Sri Krishna performed His loving pastimes (lilas) with his most glorious devotees in the forests of Vraja, on the banks of River Yamuna, in the groves and gardens of Vrindavan and in the precincts of Govardhana Hill, revealing His own nature in complete disclosure. During the time of Sri Krishna, the most sacred Braj Dhama consisted of twelve verdant forests with flower laden twining vines and fruit trees of all seasons, bird songs that rent the air with sweet sounds, cool breezes and the Yamuna's waters that enhanced the atmosphere.
In the sacred land of Vrindavan, the results of all devotional activities performed here are multiplied one thousand times. Therefore, one can make rapid advancement if one lives without committing any offences in the holy dhama. If however, one does commit offences, they are also magnified one thousand times; therefore, one is advised to carefully avoid committing any offences in Vrindavan dhama.
By engaging in parikrama or circumambulation of Vrindavan, one not only pays proper respect to the holy dhama, but one also washes away innumerable sins accumulated over many, many life times. A parikrama of the whole of Vrindavan is considered equivalent to parikrama of over 5,000 temples all at one time.
Ten offences to be avoided in the holy dhama
1. To have contempt or disrespect towards the guru who is the revealer of the holy dhama
2. To think that the holy dhama is temporary
3. To commit violence towards any of the residents of the holy dhama, or to an of the pilgrims who come there, or to think that they are ordinary mundane people
4. To perform mundane activities while living in the holy dhama
5. Earning money by and making a business of deity worship and chanting the holy name
6. To think that the holy dhama belong to some mundane country or providence such as Bengal, or to think that the dhama of the Lord is equal to a holy place connected with some demigod, or to attempt to measure the area of the dhama
7. To commit sinful acts while in the dhama
8. To consider Vrindavan and Navadvipa different
9. To blaspheme the sastras which glorify the holy dhama
10. To be faithless and to think that the glories of the dhama are imaginary
Temples have always been a quintessential part of India’s religious and cultural heritage. In recent times, the brilliance, entrepreneurial spirit and hard-work have largely contributed to a greater acceptance and respect for Indians across the globe, enhancing Indians' self-confidence and self-esteem. However, somewhere along the journey, we seem to have lost our way on the moral and ethical front. We wish to inculcate the glorious Vedic values in today's youth and thereby develop the exalted character of a true Indian with examples and life philosophy drawn from the Bhagavad Gita and Bhagavatam. We believe India truly has immense talent and brilliance to contribute for the global good, provided we build our character on the basis of the ancient wisdom that we have inherited. Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir aspires to provide the impetus for and facilitate this transformation of the society, to make Indians responsible global leaders who are guided by a spiritual worldview and imbued with sublime values.
Through your support and contribution you will help the temple to achieve its spiritual and social aspirations.
People who associate with this temple get an opportunity to get associated with the Vedic knowledge and cultural elements, participate in the cultural events which are centred around our spirituality. We want to people to come and learn some of the aspects of Krishna’s philosophy; and go back to their homes and work places to lead a more enlightened, a more enriched and a more sublime life.
It is also our intent that the project should become the source and support for social intervention programmes in Braj like providing mid-day meal to the economically challenged children of Braj, initiate welfare programmes for the widows of Vrindavan, restore, up-grade and rejuvenate the important sites of Braj where Lord Sri Krishna performed his pastimes, restore River Yamuna to her original and pristine glory, and constructing Goshala for cow protection which is an important element of the Braj heritage.
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Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir
Bhaktivedanta Swami Marg,
Chhatikara Road, Vrindavan
Dist Mathura - 281 121,
Uttar Pradesh, India