A skyscraper temple-cum-heritage project, Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir, has been conceived by the devotees of ISKCON Bangalore led by Madhu Pandit Dasa. This project has been initiated in pursuance of Srila Prabhupada's desire and is poised to become a world-class, iconic monument for Sri Krishna on the sacred land of Vrindavan.
The site of Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir is located on the Bhaktivedanta Swami Marg, which is the main access to Vrindavan town. This skyscraper infrastructure will consist of a magnificent temple of Lord Sri Krishna at its centre and harmoniously combine elements of both Indian temple architecture and modern architecture. This project will represent the culture and heritage of the Braj Bhoomi.
The architecture has been inspired by two prominent ancient temples of Vrindavan - Sri Madanmohanji Mandir and Sri Radha Govindji Temple. The South wing (Phase 1) of the temple is set to have a grand inauguration this year.
Apart from housing a temple for the worship of Lord Sri Krishna, Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir will also become a centre for disseminating the profound message of the Bhagavad Gita and Srimad Bhagavatam, delivered in a modern context. This cultural complex will attract the world's thinkers, leaders, and other enquiring minds to know more about Lord Sri Krishna and His teachings.
The ancient history of Braj, centred around Krishna, has been celebrated in art, music, song, literature, poetry, dance and drama. Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir will reflect the spirit of Lord Krishna’s divine abode and play an important part in realising the heritage and cultural tourism potential of Braj. The project will lay down the roadmap for the all-inclusive development and well-being of the region.
Many celebrities and dignitaries have visited the cultural complex, appreciated our initiative and extended their support towards the construction of this architectural marvel.
The devotees led by Madhu Pandit Dasa aspire to place Krishna on the world mindscape and Vrindavan on the world map through this project.