In just two short years will be the anniversary commemorating the establishment of New Vrindaban. In celebration of this very important historic event, we will be remodeling the original old farmhouse, the Holy place where Srila Prabhupada lived that has stood on this site for over 100 years. It was here in May of 1969 that Prabhupada first set foot on what’s now sacred grounds.
This is also the famed site where H H Radhanath Swami resided for 7 years as a pujari and took care of Sri Sri Radha Vrindabannath. Maharaja very fondly tells the stories of the pony and his deity worship.
We are very proud of our many achievements over the years, but restoring this site will be one of our crowning achievements.
Our goal is to raise $50,000 for the restoration of this historic site and future museum Today the old cabin is still nestled among the flowering trees and pasturing grass lands and is in need of much needed repairs.
It was here in May of 1969 that Prabhupada first set foot and named these beautiful Appalachian hill New Vrindaban in honor of Krishna’s birthplace and playground.
Building Temples and re-naming places according to their similarities to Old World Vrindaban does not constitute a holy place. It was through Prabhupada’s grace that the consecration or transformation occurred, by the influence of a pure devotee, who carries Krishna in his heart and who can therefore reveal the Lord’s pastimes anywhere he choses.
The topography around the farmhouse is not mundane, its a living landscape with many wonderful memories of Srila Prabhupada.
This will be a momentous offering of restoring a holy tirtha for the pleasure of HDG A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.
This is the genesis of New Vrindaban in a nutshell, which grew from a small farmhouse/temple and the seed of Prabhupada’s instructions to blossom into this terrestrial manifestation of his divine mission.
Heres how you can help.
All donations above $1,001 will have their names on the brick memorial wall permanently as donors for this wonderful tirtha.
Prabhupada Bhakta : $501 Receive a packet of Prasad and a nice book about PRabhupadas life.
Prabhupada Sevaka : $1,001 Get a wonderful memorabilia of Old vrindaban
Prabhupadanuga : $3,001 All of the previous + Maha Jewelry from Sri Sri Radha Vrindabanchandra (Special memoribilia + a framed photo)
Bhaktivedanta : $5,001 and above All the previous + a special edition Prabhupada book and special signed plaque of all Prabhupada disciples now living in New Vrindaban.
Any other Amount : Please donate as you wish
Mail to: ISKCON New Vrindaban
Attn : CD , Old Vrindaban
3759 McCrearys Ridge Road
Moundsville WV 26041