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New Vrindaban, West Virginia  

Type of centre: Temple/ Farm


Contact details

Address: New Vrindaban Community
RD 1 Box 319, Moundsville
West Virginia 2604, USA
Ph: +1(304)-8431600
E-mail: newvrindaban@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.newvrindaban.com/

New Vrindaban

New Vrindaban, Temple RoomBrief details of centre

One of Srila Prabhupada's most cherished desires was to establish the New Vrindaban Community in America. He spoke at great length about building a replica of Vrindaban India, where there are seven main temples. In 1968, The New Vrindaban Community was founded in West Virginia to fulfill Prabhupada's dream of an ideal society based on Krishna Consciousness, or love of God. When Prabhupada set down the first guidelines for such a community, the idea seemed out of reach to the small band of devotees struggling through a hard winter on a small, rundown farm. There was no electricity, no running water in their only building, a battered pioneer shack. But when Srila Prabhupada had a vision of "seven temples on the seven hills," suddenly all obstacles seemed insignificant to his followers. By 1972, the community had expanded from 100 acres to 500 acres.
The New Vrindaban Holy Dham is set in the beautiful and peaceful Appalachian Mountains in the rural West Virginia Panhandle. This spiritual community has been a place of pilgrimage for many thousands of visitors each year.

Sri Sri Radha Vrindaban Chandra Mandir, the main temple hall, is the main attraction of many wonderful attractions in the New Vrindaban Community and is usually the first stop for all visitors and pilgrims.  

Apart from the wonderful gardens, other attractions include a gift shop, an organic vegetable garden, snack bar, health shop, and Prabhupada's Palace of Gold.

Deities

Sri Sri Radha Vrndavana Candra
Sri Sri Radha Vrndavana Candra

Sri Jaganath
Sri Jagannatha

Sri Gopal Nathaji
Sri Gopal Nathaji

Sri Sri Gaura-Nitai
Sri Sri Gaura-Nitai

Sri Nrsimhadeva
Sri Nrsimhadeva

Facilities

Prabhupada's Palace of GoldPrabhupada's Palace of Gold

In 1973, the devotees decided to build a home for Srila Prabhupada, where he could write all his books and enjoy the clean country air.

Devotees built Prabhupada's Palace as the first of the seven temples here; a project that took seven hard years. It immediately became the most famous Hare Krishna temple in North America.

The Palace attracts millions of visitors and is an incredible place of pilgrimage in North America. Tours include ten elaborate marble rooms, gardens, man-made lakes with swans, sculpture, museum, gift shop and restaurant.

New Vrindavan's Organic Garden
There are no artificial chemicals, fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides used in the gardens. Srila Prabhupada wanted to have a community based on self-sufficiency, and being able to grow one's own food is paramount in becoming self-sufficient. One of our goals has been to grow crops that will store well over the winter so food will be available to our community year-round. We give tours of our gardens and actively speak to groups about the importance of organic and natural living. We explain the health benefits of a diet free of chemicals and preservatives. One goal is to educate people on the medicinal use of foods and of plants and the benefits of a natural diet and lifestyle. We have worked with youth in the area to teach them about organic farming and hard work.

Plans are ever expanding to incorporate oxen, a green house and new ways to reach out to and educate people.

Vrindavan Dham GiftShop
Saturday, Sunday and Holidays: 7.30am–10.30am and 12.30am–7.30pm
Ph: (304) 843-1600 (general community number)

Located in Sri Sri Radha Vrndavana Candra's temple, carries a large variety of traditional Indian clothing. Many devotional items such as Deities and associated paraphernalia, including framed photographs, incense, japa beads and bead bags, artik items, books, Krishna Conscious tapes and CDs, and New Vrindaban souvenirs also available. Vrindavan-Dham Gifts has extended or additional hours on festivals or holidays to accommodate our guests.

In addition, we carry a limited number of wall hangings and tapestries. Film and single use cameras are available for taking pictures of the deities or beautiful New Vrindaban.

Hanuman's Health Shop
Ph: (304) 843-4811
Hanuman's Health Foods is located on the lower floor of the Guest Lodge directly across from Sri Sri Radha Vrndavana Candra's temple. We carry basic healthy groceries and a few household items and are open seven days a week.

Krishna's Attic
Krishna's Attic is located on the lower floor of the Guest Lodge right next to Yamuna's Health Food Store. It is open from 12 noon until 5.00pm on Sundays, however additional hours are available by appointment.

Krishna's Attic has gently used traditional Indian clothing at a fraction of the price one would pay for brand new clothing. They also have American clothing, clothing for children and babies, household goods, kitchen items, toys, jewelry, small electronics, and many other items.

Krishna's Attic is also accepts donations of gently used clothing and household items.

Govinda's Snacks
Located on the first floor of the Guest Lodge across from the temple. The snack bar offers a wide variety of vegetarian food ranging from sandwiches and pizzas to a full indian buffet. Open from 6.30 am to 10.30pm most days during the summer.

Lodgings
Reservations: (304) 845-5905
E-Mail: reserve@newvrindaban.com
Or use our Online Reservation Form

Whether you're coming to visit the Palace of Gold for the weekend, bringing the family for a Festival, or planning a week long retreat to New Vrindaban, we have the right accommodations to fit your needs.

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