By Saranagati dasi, Vrindavan Garden in Mayapur Team | Apr 23, 2022
Vrindavan Garden in Mayapur is a project where we hope to offer visitors, and residents an opportunity to experience Vrindavan Dham within Mayapur Dham; revealing Krsna’s pastimes; its connection to Mahaprabhu, the 6 Goswamis, and Srila Prabhupada. To deepen visitors’ understanding of Krsna’s childhood pastimes, and to present Krsna Lila in a fun, educational way so that visitors leave the park with a lasting spiritual impression, that will assist them in their spiritual journeys.
With an area of 11.7 acres, the vision of Vrindavan Garden is to provide a spiritually inspiring atmosphere where devotees can relax and perform their sadhana within the peaceful aromatic gardens; expand their knowledge and appreciation for the Holy Dham; as well as provide a venue for the Jhulan Yatra, and other festivals celebrated throughout the year.
To achieve our goals, we use traditional techniques and materials such as general landscaping, natural stone, marble, and special thematic compositions, for the architecture, small architectural forms; sculptures, ponds, and fountains.
A summary of the features within Vrindavan Garden in Mayapur
Interactive Exhibition a display of audiovisual, technical media experience (Educational/Entertaining).
Krsna Children’s Park/Maze a playground with the theme of Krsna’s childhood pastimes and a mandala maze for entertaining energetic children and youth.
New Loi Bazaar (Shops/Refreshments/WC) offers traditional refreshments connected to Sri Vrindavan Dham and supporting cottage industries.
Six Goswamis Museum acknowledges the 6 Goswamis before everything, as they established the places of pilgrimage in Vrindavan. Presenting the Goswamis through reliefs, paintings, and showcases, as well as Srila Prabhupada and his contribution to Vrindavan. (Mahaprabhu revealed, 6 Goswamis established and Srila Prabhupada took to the West.) (Educational).
Krsna Lila Gallery is a display of artwork and reliefs presenting the pastimes of Krsna as they happened chronologically. Pastimes are written on a brass plaque.
Miniature Vrindavan village & Vraja Mandal Parikrama – consisting of the important landmarks of Vrindavan, this model village displays miniature buildings which have been developed as an educational and tourist attraction. An exact replica of Vrindavan. •Vraja Mandal Parikrama – main places on parikrama placed around the miniature village.
Jhulan Area is an open area where festivals can be held; surrounded by the Temples of Vrindavan.
Krsna Lila Garden exquisite gardens and architectural landscapes depict and reveal Krsna’s childhood pastimes within Vrindavan Dham, through large models, temples, forests, ponds, and fountains. Meeting demons such as Aghasaura in the form of a big cave which you can walk through, Trinavarta the whirlwind demon towering 30ft high, and the Putana hill – she lies down dead 100 feet long with Krsna playing on her body, with a bridge going over her; the public can see the exhibit from the top, as well as having a view of the entire park from there.
The Yamuna will flow to Kusum Sarovara bordered by the fragrant flower gardens where the Gopis gathered flowers for Krsna. Flower pagodas/resting places; tranquil meditation spaces. The Boat festival can be held here, as well as other special festivals and preaching programs.
Govardhan Hill caves will lead inside the hill where there will be diorama reliefs – to the left side [or first cave] it will show Nanda Maharaj preparing offerings for Indra; on the back wall [as a background] the diorama will depict the lifting of Govardhan Hill. Krsna will be holding up the hill with the Vraja vasis and cows underneath. Scattered around there will be pillars that are designed like residents of Vraja holding up the hill, there may be a few statues – all decoration inside will be connected to the lifting of Govardhan hill pastime; to the far-right wall [or cave], the diorama wall relief will depict Lord Indra praying, demigods showering flowers, Surabhi cow with flowing milk and Lord Krsna. [At the entrance courtyard of the Garden, in New Loi Bazaar, there could be Prasad distribution] •Indra/Lifting of Govardhana Hill pastime – mini diorama under glass.
Varsana 4 hills of Varshana: Vrishabhanugarh (Palace of Vrishabhanu); Vilasagarh (Loving pastimes of Radha and Krsna); Maangarh (Radharani in ‘isolation’ loving anger state) Maan Mandir; Daangarh (Collecting ‘tax’ (curd/butter) from the gopis) •Peacock pastime (famous painting).
Nandagram Nandiswar Hill – Siva in the form of a hill. Placed on a hill, with a replica small temple with a parikrama path going around. Nanda Kund.
Shyama Kund & Radha Kund At Lalita Kund you will see the Jhulan Swing with a Mandala underneath the swing [yantra design/mosaic using semi-precious stones]. Surrounding Radha Kund and Shyama Kund are the Gopi’s Groves/Kunjs – small enclosed private gardens… each distinct in its own fragrance, color, and mood from the others, providing nice meditative spaces.
Bullock Cart Rides will provide transport alongside the main parikrama path.
Bullock cart rides will be the mode of transport within the gardens.