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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Prem Mandir Inauguration... The long awaited time has come

The long awaited time has come…the glorious Prem Mandir will be inaugurated in Vrindaban, India on February 15-17, 2012. Read all posts about Prem Mandir and the Inauguration here.

The festivities will include kalash yatra with Yamuna jal (water), which will cleanse and sanctify the temple. Thousands of devotees from around the world are expected to participate in the yatra. Vedic havan (fire ceremonies) and rituals will be held, and the pran prathistha (instilling life into the Deities) will be personally performed by Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj, founder of Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat and Prem Mandir. Radha Krishn deities will reside on the ground floor, and Sita Ram will Grace the shrine on the first floor. Every evening, the famous Ras Mandalis of Vrindaban will enact Braj leelas.

Many years in the making, this temple is unique in Vrindaban. Elegantly carved of white Italian marble, the Prem Mandir temple depicts 84 scenes of Radha Krishn leelas carved into the temple’s outer walls. Stepping inside the magnificent temple, one can view the philosophy of bhakti yog, as revealed by Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj, inlaid in the ornate walls with semi-precious stones. Kripalu Trayodashi, the famous concise overview of all of the philosophy of Hindu dharm in only 13 verses, composed by Kripaluji Maharaj, is displayed just next to the shrine. Historical Saints and the Jagadgurus of India are prominently displayed on both levels.

Prem Mandir is situated on a 50-acre site on the outskirts of the holy city of Vrindaban (Braj District, U.P. India). The surrounding area is being developed as a place of pilgrimage for visitors from around the world. Here, one can participate in the satsang and take the spiritual benefit of the Divine teachings emanating from this important spiritual center, which will be a Divine nucleus in Vrindaban.

When completed, the center will include a fully charitable hospital, a 10,000-seat satsang bhavan (hall) – one of the largest in India – dining and living facilities. The multi-media shops will offer beautiful kirtans, philosophical books, stunning photos of Radha Krishn and other devotional material for sale. A museum depicting India’s antiquity and the history of the creation of the brahmand is also planned.

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