Rangeeli Mahal, Barsana
Barsana is the place of descension, where Shri Radha Rani appeared in Her absolute Divine beauty about 5,000 years ago. It is a sacred place of pilgrimage for devotees of both Radha and Krishna. The village surrounds a small hill where the main Temple of Radha Rani, Shriji Mandir, is situated. It is in the same location where Radha Rani’s palace was located 5,000 years ago. In this holy land with the Grace of Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj, Rangeeli Mahal was founded in 1996. The stunning grounds have beautifully landscaped gardens, waterfalls, depictions of Radha Krisha leela, amongst other things. JKP Rangeeli Mahal is also the home to Kirti Mandir and Jagadguru Kripalu Chikitsalaya – Rangeeli Mahal.
Presently under construction, this temple is unique because it is the only temple in the world that will depict Radha Rani in Her childhood form, cradled in the arms of Mother Kirti. The amazing temple will also feature a life-size deity of Radha Rani, the only one of its kind in Braj. The sandstone temple is being hand carved on site by the large number of temple artisans living at the ashram. The temple also will feature white marble carvings, and black granite columns. Construction work which began in 2007 is gradually but steadily progressing.
The village of Barsana is located in a spiritually rich, but materially poor district of Braj. JKP opened a 100% free hospital in 2006 to fill the critical health care needs of this rural population. Since opening, the hospital has continually expanded. Hundreds of patients come each morning, and await treatment for the often fully curable diseases and afflictions they are suffering from. A full-service Eye Unit has been completed and surgeries are performed every day. A naturopathy and yoga wing has also been completed, which serves hundreds of patients a day. All services in addition to allopathic and homoeopathic medications are provided completely free of charge, regardless of the patient’s ability to pay. The highly qualified doctors, nurses and medical staff are extremely dedicated to providing quality care to those who come to them. Visiting doctors and specialists from nearby cities in India, and from overseas also volunteer their expertise during their extended visits to the ashram.
Satsang Bhawan The uniquely designed large Satsang Bhawan was built in the year 2000. This satsang hall provides a devotional atmosphere for devotees who visit the ashram every year from all over India. JKP Rangeeli Mahal is filled with Shri Maharaj Ji’s association and satsang, devotional chanting and discourses throughout the year. Amongst other festivals and celebration, thousands of devotees flood the ashram during Guru Purnima and during the joyous celebration and all-night chanting on Radhashtami (the appearance day of Radha Rani).