Mayapur / ISKCON TEMPLE
Far away from the madding crowd, Mayapur is basically a spiritual and religious place as well as one of the best places to relax and rejuvenate oneself. Kolkata Car Rental provides car hire service to Mayapur . Mayapur is situated in an area somewhere in the middle of the rivers Hoogly and Jalangi and is one of the main of the nine islands of the Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's dham Nabadwip.
Mayapur is located 130 km from kolkata and well connected by roads and rail networks from there. The holiest of all places in entire India, Mayapur Chandrodaya Temple of ISKCON is the major reason why devotees all over the world come to this sacred land.
Inside the famous ISKCON Temple, you can see the magnificent deities of Pancatattva, Lord Nrisingha Dev, Srila Prabhupada and Radha-Madhav with the Gopis. This is a place flowing with devotion like no other place on earth. The climate is quiet pleasant as it is surrounded by the nine Islands.
Mayapur is situated on the Island named Antardwip the beautiful place covered by the river Ganges and green paddy lands. In 1970, His Divine Grace Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada began the Mayapur project where Sir Chaitanya Mahaprabhu – the incarnation of Sri Krishna appeared 500 years ago and started the Hare Krishna movement. Later Srila Prabhupada planned the spiritual city a place of wonderful, spiritual culture and education and which can inspire people to take part in Krishna consciousness.
One can also enjoy an exotic boat ride in the Ganges river to witness sunset.
Good to Know:
• Morning Arti and Puja and Evening Arti are not to be missed.
• The temple closes from 1 pm to 4 pm
• Photography is restricted inside the temple
On your way back to Kolkata, visit Ghurni is a small place famous for its clay dolls which is located near Krishnanagar.