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Radhadesh, Belgium  

Type of centre: Temple

Contact details

Address:
Château de Petite Somme
6940 Septon-Durbuy
Belgium
Ph: +32-(0)86-322926 or 7
Fax: +32-(0)-86-322929
E-mail: radhadesh@pamho.net
Website: http://www.radhadesh.com

 
Radhadesh

Brief details of centre

Radhadesh temple room"Radhadesh" is a spiritual community based in a 19th century chateau in the Belgian Ardennes. There are presently around eighty people living in the community, which was founded about 1980.

In the Château, which has been beautifully renovated by the present inhabitants, you can see a gorgeous temple-room which is unique in Belgium and the Netherlands. Yearly we have about 40.000 visitors.

Radhadesh is the main center for ISKCON (the International Society for Krishna Consciousness) in the Benelux

History of the Chateau
The earliest record we have found about the castle dates back to the 11th century, when Gozelon de Montaiqu was the owner. It is said that in 1065, he plundered the property of the Abbey of Saint-Hurbert. Soon after he died his widow, feeling guilty about her husband's atrocities, offered the castle with the church and her subjects to the Abbey of Saint-Hubert. As a result the area then belonged to the bishop of Liege.

Deities

Sri Sri Radha-Gopinatha with Sri Lalita devi and Sri Vishaka devi were installed in 1977

Sri Sri Radha Gopinatha

Sr Sri Jagannatha-Baladeva-Subhadra were first
installed by Srila Prabhupada in Amsterdam in 1972
Sri Sri Jagannatha-Baladeva-Subhadra

Facilities

Besides the Chateau/Temple there is also a bakery, a cafeteria, an Indian giftshop, a museum, a rose garden, a restaurant, a guesthouse, a library, and there is also a beautiful walk through our (45 acre) forest.

Gopinatha's Garden
A vegetarian restaurant serving delicious dishes with Indian and vegetarian specialities.

Cafeteria
Selling home-made ice cream, pizzas, chips, teas etc. and a nice selection of soft drinks.

Bakery
The Radhadesh bakery has gathered some fame with their excellent coconut biscuits. The baker and his wife also produce nice "pain de campagne" (country bread) and raisin bread. The Bakery phone number is +32-(0)86-321858

Gift shop
Clothing, incense, devotional articles, art, musical instruments, books, ayurvedic preparations, spices, and more.

Bhaktivedanta Library Services (BLS)
In the showroom there are books by Srila Prabhupada as well as by previous spiritual teachers. There are also books by Srila Prabhupada´s disciples and grand-disciples. The variety of stock is very broad and includes books for children, books about architecture, medicine, astrology, and philosophy.

How to get to Radhadesh
See: http://www.radhadesh.com

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