Mayapur — city — Coordinates Coordinates: Country India State West Bengal District(s) Nadia Time zone IST (UTC+05:30) Website //mayapur.com/
Mayapur (Bengali: মায়াপুর) is located on the banks of the Ganges river, at the point of its confluence with the Jalangi, near Navadvip, West Bengal, India, 130 km north of Kolkata (Calcutta). It is The Head Quarters of ISKCON and is considered a holy place by a number of other traditions within Hinduism, but is of special significance to followers of Gaudiya Vaishnavism as the birthplace of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, regarded as a special incarnation of Krishna in the mood of Radha. It is visited by over a million pilgrims annually.
Mayapur can be reached by boat, and more commonly by train or bus. ISKCON Kolkata operates regular bus service from Kolkata to Mayapur. Frequent train service is available to Krishnanagar, Nadia from Kolkata's Sealdah Station, then 18km by auto or cycle rickshaw to Mayapur. During the visit one can see "the huge headquarters of the International Society of Krishna Consciousness (ISKON)" and "a long stream of saffron-robed devotees chanting" the Hare Krishna mantra.
There are one of the main attraction is Sri la Prabhupada's Samadhi Mandir. Also represented as a Museum, describing whole life of Prabhu using glass fabric models. The work has unforgettable finish. Along with traditional samadhis, International Society of Krishna Consciousness is planning to construct a garden in memory of George Harrison.
The headquarters of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) have been located in Mayapur since the 1970s. In addition, there are a number of other Gaudiya Vaishnava organisations in Mayapur, such as the Gaudiya Math. The town is heavily centred around this particular Vaishnava religious tradition, officially known as the Brahma-Madhva-Gaudiya Sampradaya, with temples devoted to Radha and Krishna or Gaura-Nitai throughout; however, there is a sizeable Muslim population in the historical centre, previously called Miyapur.
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