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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Prem Mandir inauguration - A summary of reports, videos and devotee testimonials!

Taj Mahal ko takkar de raha hai Prem Mandir
('Taj Mahal bumped by Prem Mandir')
- Dainik Jagaran, 19th Feb 2012
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Translation - Tajmahal bumped by Prem Mandir

Vipin Parashar, Vrindavan: Southern and Western combination of cultures and imagination of Kripaluji Maharaj has become a reality in Vrindavan Dham. 150 crore rupee Prem Mandir's grandeur is challenging the Tajmahal of mogul times. Made with Italian marble this temple exhibits stunning combination of modern and ancient times. This magnificent temple made in Vrindavan is 125 feet high. The length of the temple is 122 feet and the width is 115 feet. The influence of south Indian culture of craftsmanship can be seen in the Temple. Water fountains and gardens on all four sides were adding to the beauty of the temple. Every modern service is available on this temple facility that extends on 54 acres of land.

The special feature of art of Vastu is that the temple has doors that open in all directions. Temple has magnificent carvings on the inside and outside. In Temple premises one can have darshan of Shree Krishn's Giriraj leela, Jhulan leela, Kaliya nag leela and Maharas leela. The family of artisan from Sompura, Gujrat has contributed in completing prem Mandir. Thousands of artisans and workmen from Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh have worked on the temple.

Built in 11 years: with the intentions of uniting the world in love, Kripaluji Maharaj started the temple on 14th of January 2001 on Makar Sankranti day. Just like its name Prem Mandir is going to give the message of unity in diversity in Indian culture.

Temple Decorated with different scenes: at the entrance doors of the temple there are carved toran (indian arch or gateway made with pillars) made up of eight peacocks each and outer walls have beautiful scenes of Radha Krishn leelas. Along with leelas of Kanha, Kripaluji Maharaj's different poses have been carved as well. On the panels of inside walls ancient (Puranic) history has been depicted. There are 94 crafted pillars where Radha Rani's Sakhi's murtis are carved. The two storied temple has mesmerizing Radha Krishn with Eight Maha Sakhis on the ground floor. First floor has Sita-Ram's chaitanya murti. On the walls of marble there are couplets from Radha Govind Geet revealed by Kripaluji Maharaj.

Here are some daily accounts and testimonials by Janeshwari Didi and other devotees about the 3-day inauguration ceremony from JKP Radha Madhav Dham blog

Day 1: Hundreds of devotees stood in anticipation at the gate of Prem Mandir waiting for the Kalash Yatra to begin. Thousands more, who have traveled from many parts of the world to witness the opening ceremonies of the temple, surrounded the temple premises (Read more...)

Day 2: No one could have imagined that there would be two kalash yatras during the 3-day opening ceremonies. But today, Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj placed a golden kalash on his head and with bare feet led the procession into the temple. Shortly afterwards the devotees... (Read more...)

Day 3: Today, the excitement of the three day’s festivities culminated with the moorti pran pratishtha (establishment of the Deities) and the first arti in Prem Mandir. Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj arrived at the temple at 11:30 am and released a large bouquet of balloons, triggering the release of thousands of others, filling the sky with their color. Then the pandits of Vrindaban chanted auspicious Vedic mantras as Kripaluji Maharaj ceremoniously cut the ribbon, entered the temple and lit the traditional lamp. Kripaluji Maharaj performing the first arti to Sita Ram upstairs and then he, along with all the devotees from abroad, did the first arti to Radha Krishn on the main floor. Thousands of others stood surrounding the temple as they could not fit inside. (Read more...)

Testimonials by devotees of Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj-

Prem Mandir has changed the essence of Vrindaban.
- Rafael from Houston, TX

We are witnessing an amazing moment in time. This occasion is so monumental, yet so personal at the same time.
- Jignasha from Auckland, New Zealand

When I saw the procession it felt like thousands of people were paying homage to Radha Krishn and Kripaluji Maharaj
- Lakshmikant from New York.

I have no words to describe this experience. If anyone who is longing for God enters this temple, their heart will surely be opened to God.
- Anja from Berlin, Germany

Entering into the holy land of Vrindaban, Prem Mandir stands out like a glistening jewel among all the temples of Vrindaban. You feel compelled to enter the gates to experience what is emanating from inside.
- Janeshwari Devi, JKP India

It feels as if the mandir is prem (love) itself. It is breathtaking from the outside, but when you step inside you become speechless.
- Ambarish from Tulsa OK

News 24: Jagadguru Kripaluji Maharaj Inaugurates Prem Temple in Vrindavan-

Spiritual leader Jagadguru Kripaluji Maharaj on Friday inaugurated the Prem Mandir (Love Temple) in Vrindavan amidst Vedic rituals. On this occasion, Jagadguru Kripaluji Maharaj released balloons in the sky and opened the doors of the temple to establish the highest regime of spiritual love on the earth.

Prem Mandir Kalash Yatra
- Aaj Ki Khabar

Prem Mandir press conference with Swami Mukundananda, Dr. Yogeshwari Didi and Swami Yugalcharan, pracharaks of Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj
- Aaj Ki Khabar

Prem Mandir Inauguration in the Divine presence of Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj
- Aaj Ki Khabar

Prem Mandir Sobha Yatra
- Live Uttarpradesh

Prem Mandir Inauguration Preparation
- Live Uttar Pradesh

Prem Mandir Raas Leela
- Aaj Ki Khabar

Final Opening Ceremonies
- JKP India Youtube channel

Public Darshan
- JKP India Youtube channel

Inauguration Rituals
- JKP India Youtube channel

Kalash Yatra & Mandir Prakshalan
- JKP India youtube channel

प्रेम मंदिर में बिखरी प्रेम की भक्ति
- Jagran News
भागवत में वर्णित दिव्य प्रेम की अमृत धारा फिर से विश्व में बहाने के लिए भव्य प्रेम मंदिर का लोकार्पण शुक्रवार को विधिवत मंत्रोच्चारण और भजन कीर्तन के साथ हुआ। जगद्गुरु कृपालु महाराज ने आकाश में गुब्बारे छोड़कर लगभग 150 करोड़ की लागत से तैयार हुए मंदिर का उद्घाटन किया। (Read more...)

वैलेंटाइन पर 'प्रेम मंदिर' पहुंचे कृपालु भक्त
- Jagran News
वृंदावन, कार्यालय संवाददाता: देश-विदेश में प्रसिद्ध कृपालु महाराज के हजारों भक्तों ने मंगलवार को वृंदावन में आकर गुरू एवं प्रभु सेवा का शंखनाद करना शुरू कर दिया। गले में पीतांबर डाले और सिर पर राधे-राधे लिखी पट्टियां बांधे महिला-पुरुषों ने शहर के विभिन्न क्षेत्रों में घूम-घूम कर गुरु भक्ति का प्रचार-प्रसार और मंदिरों में दर्शन कर प्रभु कृपा प्रसाद पाया। (Read more...)

खुले प्रेम मंदिर के द्वार
- Jagran News
वृंदावन। जाति, वर्ण और देश का भेद मिटाकर पूरे विश्व में प्रेम की सर्वोच्च सत्ता कायम करने के लिए भगवान श्रीकृष्ण व राधा-रानी की दिव्य प्रेम लीलाओं की साक्षी वृंदावन नगरी में बने प्रेम मंदिर के द्वार शुक्रवार को श्रद्धालुओं के लिए खोल दिए गए। लोगों को आध्यात्मिक प्रेम की सर्वोच्च सत्ता स्थापित करने की प्रेरणा देने वाले इस मंदिर का लोकार्पण वैदिक मंत्रोच्चार तथा भजन-कीर्तन के साथ कृपालुजी महाराज ने किया। इस मौके पर आकाश में करीब 10 हजार गुब्बारे छोड़े गए। (Read more...)

Aaj Ki Khabar update, Feb 22nd

Prem Mandir Pictures [Visit facebook for much more photos]


Anonymous said...

just watching this site it touched my heart so hoping for real darshan of this temple so give me the day of that real darshsan /

Kripaluji Maharaj Satsangee said...

Thank you very much anonymous for your comment. You can have real darshan anytime.

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