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If you love to spend time listening to the rhythmic chime of the ringing bells, echoes of some exotic and indigenous birds while sunrise, the enchanting sound of the conch shells, the magnificent smell of some exotic fruits and flowers, the blissful touch of Ganges and culture wrapping the environment, then certainly Mayapur is calling you.

Mayapur is a destination for spiritual lovers. The hustle and bustle of the city life result in making us frustrated. A tour of this divine destination will seamlessly refresh and rejuvenate you from your soul. The serene and calm environment of this place and its riverside view makes it a picturesque location. You can choose to sit by the riverside or take a boat ride to get a panoramic view of the place. This religious destination invites people from the different corners of the world.

Mayapur is a place of the golden avatar Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, who was the incarnation of Krishna. It is said that he took birth on Earth 500 years ago. Being situated on an island known as Antardwip, the place look spectacular as River Ganga surrounds it. The Mayapur project was undertaken by Swami Prabhupada, who planned the entire city and transformed it into a land of spiritual culture, wonderful view and a place for soul enlightenment. Visitors coming here get inspired by the education and compel to become a part of Krishna Consciousness.

With a huge number of visitors coming here daily and the number of great places to observe, Mayapur has become a destination for the spiritual people. Some of its prime attractions include:

ISKCON Chandrodaya Temple

Situated in Mayapur, ISKCON is a famous religious destination known among the Hindus along with people from different religions. This is one from 650 temples that has got acclaimed across the globe for Krishna Consciousness. The place remains crowded with devotees along with visitors to have a glimpse of this popular location. The green complex is gigantic and has a number of places to offer prayers and worship.

The major focus of the temple is its main temple which consists of an idol of Acharya Srila Prabhupada – The founder of ISKCON. The shrine is made with the majestic marble dome which shines beautifully when sun rays fall on it. Moreover, the Govinda Restaurant that serves freshly prepared vegetarian dishes deliciously cooked food. Its beauty is incomparable and unique.

Yoga Peeth

This is the place where Chaitanya Mahaprabhu took birth. The entire structure is made with white marbles which is 30m high. Yoga Peeth is the main hub of Yoga teaching, meditation, and Vedas. People visiting Mayapur are surprised to know that this infamous personality took birth under a neem tree. The tree still exists in the premise. You will also find hut comprising of statues and clay models which displays the philosophies and life of a Saint.

Sri Chaitanya Math

This was founded by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saravati Maharaja. The entire math is devoted to Radha Govinda. It also consists of four altars devoted to Vaishnava acharyas who are Sri Ramanujacharya, Sri Nimbarka, Sri Visnuswami, and Sri Madhvacharya.

Sri Devananda Gaudiya Math

This is an ancient religious temple located at Champahatti, which is one of those few islands in Navadvipa common popular as Koladvipa. This math was founded by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Maharaja years back. This is considered as the home of Lord Gadadhara and Gaura.

Whether you talk about its serenity or about its looks or about its religious wealth, Mayapur is a great destination for people. Thousands of devotees visit here every year to have a glimpse of this spiritual destination. It is not only a place that calms your body and mind, also its classic teachings of Yoga and meditation helps in gaining knowledge on the ways to keep balance within your mind and body.

So just get ready to unleash the divine power of healing from Mayapur.

How to Reach Mayapur

By Rail: If you are from Howrah, then catch an Intercity Expresses and arrive at Nabadwip Dham and hire a rickshaw and reach Mayapur Ghat or Bishnupriya Halt Station, which is nearby Mayapur Ghat. And then follow the road journey. From Sealdah, you can get the local or express train on a regular basis which is pass-through Krishnanagar City Jn station. After arriving at Krishnanagar, follow the road journey describe below.

By Road: ISKCON Kolkata has its own AC and non-AC bus service to Sri Mayapur thrice a week, on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Visitors can be boarded from various pick-up points in Kolkata. ISKCON Kolkata also provides a car on call service from Kolkata to Sri Mayapur ISKCON temple. For more details, you may call at 033 64588777, 033 32488041, +91-3330-289258. Except that, long route bus service from any part of West Bengal connects to Mayapur by Krishnanagar City. From Krishnanagar bus stand, you can travel by bus to the ISKCON temple of Mayapur. Or go to Mayapur Ghat at Swarup Ganj by three-wheeler and cross the Jalangi river by boat to reach Hular Ghat at Mayapur. Then hire a rickshaw to reach ISKCON temple, Mayapur. Or just hire a cab from Kolkata and drive to Mayapur.

By Air: The nearest airport is at Dumdum, Kolkata. After arriving at Kolkata by Flight, follow the road or rail journey describe above.