Showing posts with label Mayapur. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mayapur. Show all posts

Hinduism - Where Is Mayapur, And The Headquarters Of The ISKCON?

 

 City in West Bengal, some 65 miles north of Calcutta, on the western bank of the Hugli River, across from the holy city of Navadvip.

Navadvip's claim to be the birthplace of the Bengali saint Chaitanya is older.

The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), often known as the Hare Krishnas, supports the assertion that Mayapur was Chaitanya's birthplace.

ISKCON has a beautiful temple complex at Mayapur that serves as the organization's headquarters.

E. Alan Morinis' Pilgrimage in the Hindu Tradition, published in 1984, has a wealth of information on this place.


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