D evotees from around the world cherish the dream of visiting Sri Mayapur dham in order to become invigorated with the unlimited mercy of the holy dham.
Mayapur is located at the center of Sri Navadvipa-mandala, the eternal pastime abode of Sri Krishna Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Sri Navadvipa-mandala is non-different from Sri Vraja-mandala, the eternal pastime abode of Sri Krishna. Measuring thirty-two miles in circumference, Navadvipa-mandala originally consisted of nine islands forming an eight-petalled lotus floating on the waters of the Ganges. Liberated souls, blessed by Lord Caitanya, can still perceive this spiritual reality.
The Navadvipa-dhama-mahatmya states, “Whoever visits Navadvipa becomes freed from all offenses. Whatever a pilgrim obtains by wandering to all the holy places is obtained simply by remembering Sri Navadvipa. A person who simply sees Navadvipa gets the great fortune of love for Krishna, birth after birth.”
Srila Prabhupada wanted Sri Mayapur Chandrodaya Mandir to be the head quarters for ISKCON. He expected a very high standard of hospitality for all the pilgrims, considering them to be guests of Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Srila Prabhupada himself had both the first two guest house buildings, Chakra and Lotus buildings, constructed.
Atithi devo bhava. In Vedic culture, Srila Prabhupada often explained, guests are to be treated as good as God. ISKCON Mayapur aims at providing world-class hospitality and care to the increasing number of guests.
We provide facilities for accommodation, prasadam and health care, travel assistance, communication as well as other facilities