Shyama Shyam Dham, Vrindavan
Vrindaban is situated on the southern bank of the holy Yamuna River in Braj, Mathura District, Uttar Pradesh. During the divine descension of supreme God, Lord Krishna and Radha Rani, about 5,000 years ago, Vrindaban was one of the main places where ShriKrishna performed various leelas. It was here in Vrindavan that Maharas, described in the Tenth Canto of the Bhagwatam, occurred on the full moon night of Sharat Purnima. Today it is one of the most important pilgrimage places in India for devotees of Radha Krishna. Shyama Shyam Dham was was founded under the guidance of Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj in 1978. JKP Shyama Shyam Dham is also the home to Prem Mandir and the currently under construction Jagadguru Kripalu Chikitsalaya – 100% Free Hospital.
This monument to God’s love, Prem Mandir, is an elaborately carved, white marble wonder. Each stone of the temple has been hand carved by the hundreds of temple artisans, who have been working on this project since its stone laying foundation on 14th January 2001. Its intricate beauty is enhanced by 80 panels that encircle the Temple depicting scenes of Radha Krishna leelas as described in the Bhagwatam. Two main shrines depict Radha Krishna, Ram Sita and Krishna & Balram. This devotional centre will serve all who come in search of God’s love, through knowledge and the practical experience of devotion. Surrounded by beautiful gardens and fountains, the temple complex will also have educational exhibits to enlighten visitors with the eternal knowledge of our scriptures.
Jagadguru Kripalu Chikitsalaya – Vrindavan
The once small village of Vrindavan has experienced rapid growth over the past 25 years. Because existing medical facilities are unable to meet the current demands, and to fill a desperate need for health care of all kinds, JKP began construction in spring 2008 of the largest of the three JKP Hospitals at this location.
The two-storey structure will include advanced diagnostic equipment, a fully modern pathology laboratory and an on-site dispensary, as well as treatment rooms, operating theatres and recovery wards. As with the other JKP Hospitals, the staff will consist of full-time volunteers, and all the medical services provided, including prescription medicine, will be completely free of charge.
JKP Shyama Shyam Dham Vrindavan currently houses a large granite satsang hall, which was completed in 1993 and has many times overflowed its capacity during Shri Maharaj Ji’s visits, including the thrilling all-night chanting during the Janmashtmi celebrations. To cater for the growing number of devotees, a massive satsang hall is currently under construction next to Prem Mandir.