A HOME FOR
The world came to a standstill when the COVID-19 pandemic struck us, making the future more uncertain and unpredictable. Indeed, it has been a wake-up call. Who knows if travel abroad will ever get back to normal? What if it becomes even more problematic?
The current situation is helping us to fathom the gravity of Prabhupada’s vision: we need to develop glorious holy places of pilgrimage right here in our own country for the benefit of all.
The next step in this development is the construction of the Radha Gopinath temple, which is currently underway. New Vrindaban is already famous around the world, and the present need has made us even more passionate than ever about completing Srila Prabhupada’s vision. We invite you to join us to help fully realize this vision and be part of the New Vrindaban seven temples project, to create a truly extraordinary place of pilgrimage for all the people on this continent.
In 1968, Srila Prabhupada founded New Vrindaban and envisioned it to be a self-sufficient, self-sustaining Vedic village with devotees living close to nature, protecting the cows, and exemplifying the principle of ‘simple living, high thinking.’ Srila Prabhupada wanted to create the same spiritual atmosphere of Vrindavan, India, as a showcase of Krishna Consciousness in practice, living Krishna’s teachings in the Bhagavad-gita, and as a place to inspire all those residing in the West.
During Prabhupada’s first visit in May 1969, he revealed his far-reaching vision to the relatively small group of residents at New Vrindaban. In Vrindavan, the exalted Six Gosvamis had established seven temples:
Sri Sri Radha Gopinath,
Sri Sri Radha Govinda,
Sri Sri Radha Madana Mohana,
Sri Sri Radha Syamasundara,
Sri Sri Radha Ramana,
Sri Sri Radha Damodara,
and Sri Sri Radha Gokulananda.