Travel Without Passport: Visit Mayapur In West Bengal For A Spiritual Experience, 4 Things To Do

Mayapur has many spiritual spots and you will have a good experience here.

by Ankita Mazumdar
Travel Without Passport: Visit Mayapur In West Bengal For A Spiritual Experience, 4 Things To Do

Mayapur is approximately 130 km away from Kolkata. It is situated in the Nadia district of West Bengal and is at the confluence of the Jalangi River and the Bhagirathi River. Nabadwip is the birthplace of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and his followers believed that was an incarnation of Lord Krishna. Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu started the movement of Hare Krishna. Therefore, he spread awareness about the mass chanting and singing merrily the mantras of Hare Krishna. Slowly this movement spread worldwide under Srila A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Srila A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada is the founder of ISKON in Mayapur, it is one of the most popular things in Mayapur.

Mayapur In West Bengal Has The Greatest ISKON For A Spiritual Experience

ISKON’s full form is International Society for Krishna Consciousness and its headquarters is in Mayapur. That is the reason Mayapur is full of temples; traditions are solely towards Radha and Krishna. This reason contributes to experiencing a spiritual happening that will surely rejuvenate your body, soul, and mind.

With a recent development, the largest ISKON temple in the world is currently constructed in Mayapur. Temple of the Vedic Planetarium- ISKCON Mayapur Chandrodaya Mandir is magnificent and the architecture will blow away your mind. It is located in the Mayapur Tourism Center and the place has proper accommodation for its devotees. It is top class and if you want to be near the temple then you have to book beforehand as they get booked quickly.

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You will get to experience the divine religious culture of ISKON with aartis and a boat ride at Gangas. The constant singing of Hare Krishna and everyone around you is such a great environment, you will get immersed in this feeling.

4 Places To Visit In Mayapur

1. ISKCON Chandrodaya Temple

You cannot miss this beautiful and mesmerising holy place in Mayapur. Devotees from all over the world come here to seek blessings. The grand complex is always inviting and the idols are all prominent ones. There is even an idol for their founder, Srila A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. All ISKON temples have Govinda Restaurant where you get vegetarian food, so do not skip having some light snacks from here.

2. Yoga Peeth

This is another holy place as it is the birthplace of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. People assume he was born under a neem tree and this tree is still at the Peeth. Another interesting thing about Yoga Peeth is the marble used, white marble with a height of 30 m is used. If you are a yoga enthusiast then you should definitely visit this place because it is an excellent place for teaching Yoga, Vedas and meditations.

3. Sri Chaitanya Math

This Math is dedicated to Radha Govinda. There are four altars devoted to Vaishnava acharyas named Sri Nimbarka, Sri Madhvacarya, Sri Ramanujacarya, and Sri Visnuswami. This was founded by Acharya of Gaudiya Math. The architecture is typical Hindu temple style in vibrant colours.

4. Chand Kazi’s Samadhi

This is a place that commemorates the transformation of Chand Kazi’s faith. He changed from Islam to a disiple of Shree Chaitanya Prabhu. The significance of Chand is that he was the magistrate of Nabadwip and opposed the Harinam Sankirtana movement in Mayapur.

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You will overflow with good vibes and aura of the place will ignite something special in you. Cherish these incredible and spiritual experiences.

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