Worship begins at 5am in the temple and continues throughout the day, visitors are welcome to observe and participate anytime. Walk through the gigantic temple entrance doors, flanked by two giant guards and be transported to another dimension.
Inside, marvel at the recreation of an ancient Indian temple with twenty-four pillars topped with sculpted lions leading up to intricately worked ceilings. Look up even higher and spot the parrots hidden in the four-story high stained glass atrium ceiling.
The temple walls are hung with oversized original works of art. Also on display in the temple room is a priceless hand-carved teak-wood festival chariot. An incredibly opulent ceremonial golden swing, taking thousands of man hours to create, can be viewed in the rear-left of the temple room.
One of Srila Prabhupada's most cherished desires was to establish the New Vrindaban Community in America. In 1968, The New Vrindaban Community was founded in West Virginia to fulfill Prabhupada's dream of an ideal society based on Krishna Consciousness, or love of God.
When Prabhupada set down the first guidelines for such a community, the idea seemed out of reach to the small band of devotees struggling through a hard winter on a small, rundown farm. There was no electricity, no running water in their only building, a battered pioneer shack. But when Srila Prabhupada had a vision of "seven temples on the seven hills," suddenly all obstacles seemed insignificant to his followers.
By 1972, the community had expanded from 100 acres to 500 acres.The New Vrindaban Holy Dham is set in the beautiful and peaceful Appalachian Mountains in the rural West Virginia Panhandle. Sri Sri Radha Vrindaban Chandra Mandir, the main temple hall, is the main attraction of many wonderful attractions in the New Vrindaban Community and is usually the first stop for all visitors and pilgrims.
The following Deities were in the shrine:
Sri Sri Radha Vrndavana Candra
Sri Gopal Nathaji
Sri Sri Gaura-Nitai
Opening Hours: 5.00 am to 1.00 pm
and 4.30 pm to 8.30 pm.
Do pray your Ishta Devata before pilgrimage to Temple.
Do contact Temple Devasthanam information centre for enquiry, temple information and for Pooja details etc.
Do reserve your travel and accommodation at Temple well in advance.
Do bath and wear clean clothes before you enter the temple.
Do concentrate on God and Goddess inside the temple.
Do maintain silence and recite your Istamantram to yourself inside the temple.
Do observe ancient custom and traditions while in Temple.
Do respect religious sentiments at Temple.
Do deposit your offerings in the hundi only.
Do not come to Temple for any purpose other than worshipping of God and Goddess.
Do not smoke at Temple.
Do not consume alcoholic drinks at Temple.
Do not eat non-vegetarian food in the Kshetram.
Do not approach mediators for quick Darshanam. It may cause inconvenient to others.
Do not carry any weapon inside the temple.
Do not wear any head guards like helmets, caps, turbans and hats inside the temple premises.
Do not perform Sastanga Pranama inside the Sanctum Sanctorum.
Do not take much time while performing Sparsa Darshanam to God in Garbhagriha.
Do not buy spurious prasadams from street vendors.Do not encourage beggars at Temple.
Do not spit or create nuisance in the premises of the temple.