Type of centre: Temple
Brief details of centre
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
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.
Sri Sri Radha-Gopinatha with Sri Lalita devi and Sri Vishaka devi
were installed in 1977
Sr Sri Jagannatha-Baladeva-Subhadra were first
installed by Srila Prabhupada in Amsterdam in 1972
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)
A vegetarian restaurant serving delicious dishes with Indian
and vegetarian specialities.
Selling home-made ice cream, pizzas, chips, teas etc. and a
nice selection of soft drinks.
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
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
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