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YOUR VISIT

Come experience our sacred spaces and find your own! An exciting range of unforgettable sensory experiences awaits you at New Vrindaban. From the calming serenity of our Radha Krishna Temple to the energizing challenge of hiking our Appalachian hill trails, there’s something for everyone all year round.

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Of the many extraordinary attractions in the New Vrindaban, the Krishna Temple, also known as Sri Sri Radha Vrindaban Chandra Mandir, is the focal point of interest and is usually the first stop for all visitors and pilgrims. Come experience the serene mystique of this ornate temple. Guided tours are available upon request.

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PRABHUPADA'S

PALACE OF GOLD

An enriching cosmopolitan experience right here in your backyard, feel the magnificence of ancient cultural heritage in this architectural wonder, the Taj Mahal of the West, designed with devotion for New Vrindaban’s beloved spiritual leader  

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ACCOMMODATIONS

Wake up the way nature intended – to a dawn chorus of peacocks, swans and other birds in a lovely natural woodland where wild deer greet you as they wander down to the nearby lake. Your place to stay when visiting New Vrindaban and Prabhupada’s Palace of Gold. Year-round, the Palace Lodge offers a variety of comfortable lodging with amenities. 

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GOVINDA'S RESTAURANT

Our Govinda’s Restaurant is the leading vegetarian restaurant in the Ohio Valley. All of our offerings are mindfully prepared with the very best ingredients available. We serve fresh sanctified vegetarian and vegan meals that delight the palate, promote good health and even elevate one's consciousness. 

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COW SANCTUARY

Spend time with New Vrindaban’s sacred cows and let the leisurely nature of these gentle giants soothe your soul. If your timing is right, you can try your hand at milking one. Established in 1969, the New Vrindaban Goshala is America’s oldest cow sanctuary. It is essentially a working dairy but with a special difference. Not only do we care for our milking cows, but we also look after the older cows that no longer produce milk.   

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FESTIVALS & EVENTS

Festivals are an integral part of ISKCON. With myriad of colourful decorations, multi-course feasts, elaborate rituals, kirtans, dance and dramas, the festivals make spiritual progress a fun-filled experience. The original Vedic flavor is thus revived, and anyone who participates in them can vouch that there is no modern day substitute for these soul-satisfying experiences.

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PEACOCK WALK

Flora and fauna are abundant in New Vrindaban. In addition to swans; deer; squirrels and other species of wildlife, more than two dozen graceful peacocks reside on the property. We invite you to meander throughout the majestic grounds year-round and be charmed by these vibrant feathered friends as they boast their vibrantly striking plumage. Our Peacock Walk is a self-guided trail, with informational boards along the way.
 

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SCENIC HIKES

Venture into the serene wilderness of the Appalachian Mountains. Take a stroll along the trails surrounding ponds or hike up the grand hills. Day or night, New Vrindaban's natural beauty is a perfect reminder of the expert artistry of the Divine. 

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YOGA SHALA

Our Yoga Shala (Yoga hall) is situated on the edge of a tree-lined, tranquil lake, making it the perfect setting to fully immerse oneself in yoga, mindfulness, meditation, or other reflective practices. The diverse variety of classes and workshops offered at our Yoga Shala include Hatha Yoga classes; Qigong classes; Sound Baths; Kirtan; Retreats and other special events. 

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EXOTIC BOUTIQUES

Of course your experience at New Vrindaban will leave a lasting impression, but why not pick up souvenirs and devotional items in any case. Both of our boutiques are well stocked with an array of textiles, jewelry, incense, devotional articles, musical instruments, books and more, inspired by Indian culture.

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AWARD-WINNING

ROSE GARDEN

Adjacent to the Prabhupada's Palace of Gold, is home to our Award-Winning Rose Garden. Take a stroll amongst the 3,000 rose bushes available in 150 varieties. The roses take bloom in the spring and summer seasons, attracting many visitors.

If visiting sometime in June through September, we serve lovely Sunday Brunches in the Rose Garden so be sure to reserve a table! Check our events page for details.

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ORGANIC GARDENS

Come visit our all-organic gardens that are abundant with fresh vegetables, delicious fruits, and an array of vibrantly colored flowers in peak bloom. The New Vrindaban Gardens include a community garden as well as our Garden of Gratitude. Our expert gardeners produce bountiful harvests that provide the community and restaurant with seasonal fresh produce and flowers, lending to our goal of self-sufficiency.  

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CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES

There is a small playground for younger children, aged 3-9, located beside the Palace Lodge and restaurant. On weekends during the summer, we also offer special children’s programs. Please check with the Welcome Center for more information.

RETREAT FACILITIES

New Vrindaban is imbued with all the natural beauty that the Appalachian Mountains have to offer year round. Not only is our panoramic venue an ideal backdrop for any occasion, but we also have a range of facilities and resources for hosting a diverse array of events and activities.

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LOCAL

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

You might want to add another few days to your stay in New Vrindaban, either before or after your retreat, to enjoy the tourist attractions of nearby Moundsville.

 

**Please note alternate weekend schedule


5:00 AM         Mangala Arati • Ceremony honoring the Deities, Tulasi and Nrsimhadeva
5:45                Maha Mantra Meditation • Guided meditational practice
7:00                Milking the Cows and Go-puja • Honoring the cows at the Cow Barn
7:30                Darshan Arati • Greeting the Deities in new dresses
7:40                Guru Puja • Honoring ISKCON’s Founder-Acharya Srila Prabhupada
8:00                Srimad Bhagavatam • Class and discussion from our sacred scripture
9:00                Breakfast Prasadam
10:00              Govardhana Parikrama • Sat and Sun March to October (In front of the temple)
12:30 PM       Raj Bhoga Arati • Noon worship ceremony

**1:00–3:30    Altar doors closed • Monday–Friday
**1:00             Bhagavad-gita class • Saturday and Sunday
**1:30             Lunch Prasadam • Monday–Saturday
**2:00             Lunch Prasadam • Sunday
4:30                Dhoop Arati • Evening worship ceremony
6:00                Milking the Cows at the Cow Barn
7:00                Gaura Arati • Evening worship ceremony
7:30                Bhagavad-gita class
8:30                Shayana Arati • Last darshan/viewing of the Deities

 

— DAILY TEMPLE SCHEDULE —

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO NEW VRINDABAN, PALACE OF GOLD AND PALACE LODGE

Do not follow your GPS!

  •  Your GPS will guide you to unpaved and unmaintained roads and even cross a river bed. Visitors have experienced dangerous situations!

  •  Use our simple instructions and reach safely on paved roads, maintained also on snow days.

 

From North, South, East and West:

Please do not enter into your GPS the final destination because you risk that your GPS will take you down a very inconvenient route.

Instead, please first enter “Bethlehem, WV, United States” and drive on Interstate Highways only to reach Bethlehem.

  1. Follow I-70 entering West Virginia

  2. Take I-470 near Wheeling, WV

  3. From I-470 take exit 2 - Bethlehem

  4. In Bethlehem you can use the GPS, if you MAKE SURE that it takes you on the below route.
    The address is: 3759 McCrearys Ridge Rd, Moundsville, WV
    Otherwise follow our directions.
    Watch the odometer for the miles.

  5. From Bethlehem:
    - If coming from North or East turn LEFT,
    - If coming from West/Ohio turn RIGHT
    - Then, at the traffic light turn Right, which is Rt.88 South, follow it until it dead-ends at Rte 250 - 8.5 miles.

  6. Turn LEFT on Rte 250 South towards Cameron - 1,5 miles

  7. After you pass gas station (in Limestone) on the right, Turn LEFT on McCrearys Ridge Road - 3.8 miles. (There is a sign on the corner for Palace of Gold and Krishna Temple)

  8. First you will see the Palace of Gold on the right, The Krishna Temple and the Palace Lodge are 0.3 miles further down on the left.

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