Iskcon Temple Mayapur
Situated in West Bengal in a small town called Mayapur is the headquarters of the renowned ISCKON Temple (International Society for Krishna Consciousness). This famous Hindu organization also known as the “Hare Krishna Movement” is located in the Nadia district since the 1970’s. In addition, this ISCKON Temple is called Chandrodaya and is dedicated to Lord Krishna. Furthermore, this temple was founded by Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, and comprises of exhibition chamber that showcases the life and work of the Mahaprabhu, considered to be a special incarnation of Lord Krishna by his devotees.
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a. How to reach ISCKON Temple
Iskcon Temple Mayapur Map
1. By train:
The nearest station to this temple is located in Sealdah at a distance of about 18 km. The Sealdah Railway Station is well connected to major towns and cities in the state.
2. By Road:
If you intend to drive to Iskcon Temple Mayapur then the starting points located in close proximity are Bhubaneswar, and Kolkata.
a. How to reach Iskcon Temple Mayapur from Bhubaneswar: The shortest route to reach Iskcon Temple Mayapur from Bhubaneswar is via NH16 as depicted in the map above. Alternatively, click on the Google Maps link here to view on Google Maps.
b. How to reach Iskcon Temple Mayapur from Kolkata: There fastest route from Kolkata to Iskcon Temple Mayapur is via Chuadanga – Kusumgram and NH12 and the route map is depicted above. Alternatively, click on the Google Maps link here to view on Google Maps.
3. By air:
The nearest airport to this temple is located in Kolkata. The Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport is well connected to major cities in the country as well as to international destinations.
c. Religious significance of the ISCKON Temple
According to historical facts the concept of the ISCKON movement was first established by a saint called Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, his brother Nityanand Prabhu, and six followers during the 15th century. It was then Chaitanya whom ardent devotees considered as the incarnation of Lord Krishna himself that gave rise to a massive popular movement based on the teachings of Krishna that included the Bhagvad Gita. Furthermore, after the death of Chaitanya the movement was carried forward to the west by people like theologian Bhaktivinoda Thakura and his son Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Goswami. A temple representing this movement was then built at Mayapur which is now the official headquarters of ISCKON.
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