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| Last Updated:: 04/09/2023










Mayapur a very holy and sacred place is located on the banks of the Ganges River. It is at the point of the confluence of Ganga with the Jalangi. Mayapur is a religious centre and one of the nine dhams of the 9 holy islands. The 9 islands together look like an eight-petaled lotus flower and are called Navadwipa which was earlier capital of Bengal. 




Mayapur is famous for Chandrodaya Temple (first temple established by ISKCON in Mayapur), Samadhi of Prabhupada (temple dedicated to the founder of ISKCON), Shree Chaitanya math (the birth place of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu), Goswami Maharaj Temple of Dashavatar and Chand Kazi's Samadhi. Krishna Devotees consider this place as pious as Mathura or Vrindavana. 





Shri Chaitanya Math 





Mayapur holds a special place in the heart of the Gaudiya Vaishnaviites as it is the birthplace of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, regarded as a special incarnation of Krishna in the mood of Radha. It is visited by over a million pilgrims annually. 




One can still see the neem tree, under which he is supposed to have been born. There is also a hut inside where Mahaprabhu grew up as a boy. The hut displays his life with the help of clay models. 




There are also Deities of Mahaprabhu as a child along with His parents, Saci-devi and Jagannatha Misra. While digging the foundation for this temple, a deity of Adhoksaja Visnu was unearthed, believed to be the household Deity of Jagannatha Misra. The Yogapitha temple also houses the Deities of Sri Sri Laksmi-Narsimha and Sri Sri Gaura-Gadadhara. 





ISCKON Temple 





The beautiful ISCKON Temple also known as Sri Chaitanya Candrodaya Temple attracts thousands of devotees and tourists from different parts of India and world. This is the first temple to be established by ISKON in Mayapur. 




This magnificent ISCKON temple seen from quite a distance away has the deity of Radha Krishna along with the eight gopis.  This temple has 3 main altars, Sri Sri Radha Madhava, Panca-tattva and Lord Narasimha Deva. These Pancha Tattva deities are the Largest Deities of Pancha tattva in the world. The Panca-tattva comprises Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Nityananda Prabhu, Advaita Acharya, Gadadhara Pandit and Srivas Thakur.There is also an exhibition section, depicting life and times Shree Chaitanya. 





Samidhi Of Prabhu Pada 





After Srila Prabhupada’s death ISKCON decided to construct a temple as a tribute to its founder. The temple, the third one in the Chandrodaya complex, was opened to the devotees on February 1995. This samadhi mandir is just takes 2 minutes from the Chandrodaya temple. The temple houses a golden statue of Prabhupada in the centre. 




The town is heavily centered on this particular Vaishnava religious tradition, officially known as the Brahma-Madhva-Gaudiya Sampradaya, with temples devoted to Radha and Krishna or Gaura-Nitai throughout.