Ananda Sambada

The Temples

HDG Srila Gour Govinda Swami was instructed to remain at Bhubaneswar and build a beautiful temple there. With total dedication despite facing many obstacles he followed his beloved Guru Maharaja’s instructions, and the spectacular Krsna Balaram Temple is the result. On this page we also have information about other temples in Orissa connected to His Divine Grace.

HDG SRILA PRABHUPADA’S LAST FOUNDED-PROJECT
THE STUNNING SRI SRI KRSNA-BALARAMA TEMPLE AT BHUBANESWAR

In 1975 Srila Prabhupada instructed his dear disciple Gour Govinda Swami to build a beautiful temple in the Orissan state capital of Bhubaneswar, and told him that he himself would come to lay the foundation stone. On January the 18th, 1977 Srila Prabhupada stayed on the Iskcon property for 17 days, in a small mud hut with a thatched roof, that Gour Govinda Swami had himself built. On the occasion of Lord Nityananda's holy appearance day festival, 2nd February, Srila Prabhupada laid the foundation stone for the temple he predicted would be one of the best Iskcon temples in the world. Even though it was in an out-of-the-way place - a patch cleared from the jungle - Srila Prabhupada also said that the temple would one day be at the centre of Bhubaneswar city. This was his 108th temple, and also, the final temple he founded.

Around fourteen years later, on Lord Nityananda's appearance day in 1991, the temple was opened, and the deities of Sri Sri Krishna Balarama, Jagannath Baladeva Subhadra, and Gour Nitai installed in a spectacular ceremony, which was attended by devotees from all over the world. Srila Gour Govinda Swami continued to live in the mud hut he built for Srila Prabhupad, until he himself left this world in 1996.

Whilst the government destroyed the most sacred building to widen their road, Srila Gour Govinda's samadhi can be found here, and is now situated in his Smriti Mandir on the left side of the main temple.


Please visit the temple website: www.iskconbhubaneswar.in YouTube www.youtube.com/channel/UCxEVM4LJdiBj43PyWfcuRdg

THE WORLD FAMOUS TEMPLE OF SRI SRI RADHA-GOPALJIU, AT GADEI GIRI

The story of Gopaljiu is quite extraordinary, and can be read in full in the book "Gopaljiu, the Beloved Deity of Gour Govinda Swami" by Gopaljiu Publications. The deity of Gopaljiu has lived in the village of Gadei giri, where he has been worshipped for many hundreds of years by Gour Govinda Swami's ancestors. As a child, Maharaja would spend his time worshipping Gopaljiu, making garlands for him and playing with him.

The temple we see today was established on the old temple property and lands which were donated to Srila Gour Govinda Swami (who immediately registered everything in Iskcon's name) in 1993. On 17th January 1994, Srila Gour Govinda Swami laid the foundation stone for Gopaljiu's new temple, along with the deity of Ananta sesh. The temple was opened in 1999, on the 22nd of January.

www.radhagopaljiutempel.com

www.youtube.com/channel/UCRzQZjB9hxnhILSTtLTOVUw


SRI SRI RAMA-GOVINDA MANDIR, ISKCON BERHAMPUR

The Temple is currently under construction, though beautiful deities of Sri Sri Radha-Govinda and others are already installed in a small temple room on the site. Managerially, this temple is an extension project of Iskcon Gadei giri.

HDG Srila Gour Govinda Swami in 1995 predicted that this Temple will become more successful than the Sri Sri Krsna Balarama Temple at Bhubaneswar (of which HDG Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada said would be one of the most successful temples in ISKCON).

(There are two Iskcon temples in Brahmapura/Berhampur. This is the one established by our Guru Maharaja)

SRILA GURUDEVA’S SACRED APPEARANCE PLACE AT SRI JAGANNATHPURA

At Jagannathpur village, in the Jagatsinghpur district of Orissa, around 30 minutes drive from Gadei giri Temple, a temple is being constructed at Srila Gurudeva's Sripat, his most sacred appearance place, on the site that was also Guru Maharaja’s old house. It is located in a small street near to Jagannathpur high school. It is in the area covered by Tirana Post Office.

The devoted disciple of our Guru Maharaja, Sri Satyasenan Gangadharan, is in charge of the project.

SRI SRI RADHA MADHAVA AT ISKCON PATTAMUNDAI

Sri Sri Radha Madhava, who were originally worshipped by Srila Bhaktivinode Thakur, and were recently rediscovered by Professor Dr. Fakir Mohan Das prabhu, currently are worshipped here at the Iskcon centre in Pattamundai, under the care of His Holiness Haladhara Swami.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4IEe3gMst3nTRVWKJfd8Ng

THE TEMPLE AT BAHANAGA, JANTARIBOL

Bahanaga is another extension project of Gadei giri Temple. Deities of Sri Sri Radha Gopinath, Jagannath Baladeva Sudhadra, and Gour-Nitai stay here, on the altar. Five devotees are based at this temple, which is in Bahanaga, close to the major city of Northern Odisha, Balasore, a little more than half way between Bhubaneswar and Calcutta.

THE BEAUTIFUL SRI DANDA-BHANGA ASHRAM – MAHAPRABHU’S LILA STHANA

www.dandabhanga.com

www.youtube.com/user/DandabhangaDham

This beautiful Ashram, inspired by Srila Gour Govinda Swami and founded by one of his closest disciples, HG Sacinandana prabhu, is at the spot of Sriman Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s danda bhanga lila – where Sri Nityananda Rama broke Mahaprabhu’s sannyasa danda.

danda-bhanga-lila ei parama gambhira

sei bujhe dunhara pade yanra bhakti dhira

This Dandabhanga pastime, of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Lord Nityananda Prabhu, is supremely deep, supremely grave and supremely hidden. Only to him, who is unflinchingly surrendered and soberly fixed at the Divine Lotus Feet of the two Lords, in his heart of hearts, can the immeasurable glories of this great eternal pastime be revealed.

- Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, Madhya Lila, Ch-5, text-158


(Danda Bhanga ashram is currently not under ISKCON GBC management)

PUSHPA SAMADHI IN SRI MAYAPUR DHAMA