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Review of ISKCON Mayapur

ISKCON Mayapur
Reviewed July 10, 2014

From HOWRAH station,you have to go by a local KATWA LINE-train and as NABADWIPDHAM station comes,you get down or you may get down in BISHNUPRIYA station,just after Nabadwipdham and take a rikshaw up to the GANGES GHAT.There you will find ferry-availing-ticket-counters and paying INRs.2/- only,you sit in the boat and then you will be moved to see two,yellow and green coloured holy waters,so vividly flowing before you.
Gradually you will be on the other side of the GANGES and this place is called MAYAPUR where you will have so many temples and CHANDRODAYA temple is your spot to visit.
Its a neat and clean place,in a vast area,with so many flowers and birds and the greens,to capture your heart so easily.You have the holy DARSHAN and ARTEES in the morning and in the evening too.So many shops are there with reasonable prices which you can easily afford.
All eatables are purely vegetarian,without onion or garlic even.Rice,Roti,Bread,Sabji of different kinds,Snacks,Eggless cakes,roles,fruits and drinks,milk and butter and sweets,you can have as much as possible.
Translated books and cooking books, are available here and so many other items with dresses and bags and gifts also,you ca n have there.
Then again you have to return by boat with a happy,healthy memory.You will feel like taking your family with you,friends with you,your knowns and owns with you.A poor man can go and enjoy there and can have food,according to his purse even and that is the Priceless Wealth of ISCON Chandrodaya Temple. GRATITUDE.

3  Thank JDV580
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Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

Best place to visit Mayapur as there are no multiple choice in Nadia.
There are many temples around including Iskon.
The Navadwip Dham is also closeby on the other bank of the river.
Nice place to visit with your family and relatives.

1  Thank Jung C
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Reviewed June 25, 2014

I started from Kolkata in the morning.
It took quite some time for wading through the traffic as we crossed the Kolkata City to its northern part.
We had sumptuous lunch at Krishnanagar followed by famous Sarbhaja and Sarpuriya sweets.
The road condition has improved in May 2014 compared to the what it was in September 2013.

It may be noted that the temple is closed from 12 noon to 4 pm.

7  Thank Anshuman A
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Reviewed June 1, 2014

Religious tourism is a thriving sector and India being a land of spirituality has a lot of places for the same. The ISKCON Sri Mayapur Chandrodaya Temple at Mayapur is certainly one of those places conceived and constructed in recent times which has the popularity and atmosphere of a great place to visit and worship. The temple architecture is simple, but the idols are imposing and during the artis and puja offerings the place comes to life with chants of "Hare Krishna" kirtan and is worth experiencing and participating in. People of all age groups and even small children enjoy the kirtan and the religious dances that go with it. The temple opens at 4,30 for the first darshan so it is a good option to stay stay at several guest houses inside the temple complex -online and phone booking facilities are available, the only problem I faced was a check out time of 8 am. Vegetarian food and prasadam are available at reasonable prices. Weekend and special occasions are crowded and may be avoided if one wants to live-in the serenity and the underlying 'bhakti' of the place. A visit for 1-2 days is refreshing. A new temple, said to be the biggest in Asia is also under construction

14  Thank Come_to_Rajasthan
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Reviewed May 5, 2014

I went through several reviews available in this website before visiting Mayapur. As this was my first journey to Mayapur along with my family on car, I relied on information available on this website and other internet sites.

We started our journey on sunny summer morning. Left home at 8:00AM. Crossed Barasat and reached Helabattala Crossing after about an hour. The road from the rail crossing to Helabattala was full of traffic and the movement was extremely slowly.

After Helabattala, the road was still full of all kind of vehicles like Bus, Private Cars, Cycle, Paddled Vans till another 10 kms.

After another hour and half, we reached Phulia after crossing Birohi. The condition of NH 34 throughout the journey was bad to very bad in few areas. You cannot even maintain a decent 60KM/HR. The road is full of pot holes and you have to be careful while negotiating them. Barring across few small stretches the condition of the road is same throughout.

However, after we crossed Krishnanagar bypass, I was surprised to see the new NH 34 road (NH 34 road widening was going on). The road was excellent. But could not drive long on this road as after about 4 kms we reached the entrance of the mayapur road. There is a huge sign board and one can easily spot this.

Mayapur Dham is another 10 kms inside from NH 34. This road goes through villages with paddy fields on both side of the streets. Nice soothing greenery greets your eyes.

We reached Mayapur at 11:30AM. Total journey time was three and half hours.
Note: There was no break during this journey.

Once in Mayapur, it was a different atmosphere altogether. A very welcome break from the routine city life. You could see the devotees (Russians, Brazilians included) chanting 'Hare Krishna' in the Chandradaya Temple. The morning Arati at 4:30AM is a holy experience.
Its a nice sight to see small kids (Indian and foreign) in dhoti chanting Hare Krishna.

The prasadam (since the food offered to god is mixed with the food to be served) served is of great quality and just not to be missed. They charge Rs 70 for lunch and Rs 50 for dinner. The veg food is something which you will surely remember. The service is very good and you can eat to your heart's content.

You could visit Nabadwip by crossing the Jalangi and Bhagirathi river (Just a 7 min boat ride). You could also visit Gauriya Math and other temples near to ISKON temple.

7  Thank LikeToTravel79
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