Ganesh is the son of Lord Shiva, a great devotee and guna-avatar of Lord Krishna. He is empowered by Lord Narasimha to remove obstacles on the spiritual path and help us to open the doors to spiritual perfection. Hence entrance of the Temple is guarded by him to bless all devotees and avoid any hindrances.
Srimati Lalita Devi
Being the foremost of the asta-sakhis, she directs all the other sakhis in serving Radha and Krishna
The sweetest form of Sri Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, as the lord and master of Gopis, His exalted devotees
Sri Radha is the hladini-shakti, the pleasure-giving potency of the Supreme Lord Sri Krishna
Srimati Vishakha Devi
The second of the asta-sakhis, she carries messages between Radha and Krishna
He is Krishna himself, re-appeared in Kali Yuga to propagate the chanting of the holy names
He is none other than Lord Balarama Himself, appearing to assist Krishna in His pastimes as Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu
Krishna’s form as the protector of cows. Out of their love, his 900,000 cows crushed all rocks to dust in Vrindavan
Sri Sri Radha Gopijanavallabha
The festival deities, who accept bathing, resting and jhulan services on behalf of Sri Sri Radha Gopinath
AROUND THE TEMPLE HALL
Garuda is the chief carrier of Lord Vishnu and from the flapping of his wings, the sama-veda emanates. Many Indian temples have Garuda seated on a pillar right in front of the main shrine. Lord’s glance of protection is always upon his pure devotees like Garuda & if we stand close to him, Lord may also glance upon us.
Hanumanji is the loyal servant of Lord Sri Ramachandra. Sri Sri Radha Gopinath are none other than Sri Sri Sita Rama. Eager to serve, Hanumanji aspires to be always near the Lord. He also blesses the devotees with strength and intelligence to serve the Lord faithfully.
SRILA PRABHUPADA AND HIS WRITINGS
No matter where in the world Srila Prabhupada was, he would rise many hours before dawn each day and devote his full attention to translating and giving commentaries on the sacred Vedic texts. Some of his major literary works include Srimad Bhagavad Gita, 18-vol Srimad-Bhagavatam, 9-vol Sri Chaitanya Charitamrita and The Nectar of Devotion. While giving his own purports, he routinely consulted and included insights from other important authorities like Srila Baladeva Vidyabhushana, Rupa Goswami, Vishvanatha Chakravarti Thakur and Sridhara Swami. His books, now published by the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust (BBT) in 57 languages, now comprise over 80 volumes, with over a billion copies sold. Click here to view/get Srila Prabhupada books.
TEMPLE HALL AESTHETICS
The main temple hall boasts of a haveli-style altar with gold-leafing, Italian marble walls, royal wooden balconies and a burmese teak-wood floor with inlay designs of 8 kinds of semi-precious stones. The side walls host hand-made paintings depicting Krishna Lila, Gaur lila, Gopas & Gopis (click here to see the paintings). The temple hall ceiling has domes with beautiful floral design and glittering chandeliers. Everything combined truly resembles the royal assembly hall of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
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