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Mayapur, West Bengal

Mayapur ISKCON Hare Krishna

Mayapur is a tourist's delight, with its artistic heritage, rich customs and traditions. Located where the Ganga and Jalangi rivers meet, Mayapur attracts thousands of visitors to see its iconic temples, religious centres, stunning views or to practice spiritual yoga.

Iskcon (Hare Krishna) movement

Mayapur is a popular tourist location as it’s the headquarters of the Iskcon (International Society for Krishna Consciousness) movement. One of Mayapur’s main attraction is the Pushpa Samadhi Mandir, a memorial to ISKCON's founder Srila Prabhupada. The main shrine is surrounded by a museum depicting his life using fibreglass exhibits. The beautiful Mayapur Chandrodaya Mandir temple with its 3 main altars receives over a million singing and dancing devotees from around the world every year and was the first shrine established by ISKCON in the area.

Other Mayapur attractions

Mayapur is a popular pilgrim destination for Vaishnavites, worshippers of Lord Vishnu, as it is believed that Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, an avatar of Lord Krishna (an incarnation of Lord Vishnu), was born in the city in 1486 AD. Shree Chaitanyamath the birthplace of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Chand Kazi's samadhi and the temple of Goswami Maharaj are other key attractions.

How to discover Mayapur with Authentic India Tours

You can visit Mayapur on our Historic Hooghly with Assam Bengal Navigation or Bengal Memories With Assam Bengal Navigation tours or as part of your own bespoke Indian holiday. Contact our travel experts on 01792 315499 or email info@aitholidays.com