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ISKCON Temple Projects of Srila Gour Govinda Swami Maharaja in Orissa, India


ISKCON, Sri Sri Krsna Balaram Mandir. The last founded and 108th temple project of Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada completed and inaugaurated in 1991 on Lord Nityananda Prabhu's Holy Appearance Day after seventeen years of preparation and construction. Now it is one of the best temples in ISKCON and the center of the city of Bhubaneswar as predicted by Srila Prabhupada himself. Click for more information.

Gadei Giri Gadei Giri

ISKCON, Sri Sri Radha Gopaljiu Mandir. Very dear to Srila Gour Govinda Swami, Sri Sri Radha Gopaljiu are worshipped here in the rural village of Gadei Giri. Sri Sri Radha Gopaljiu, Their paraphanalia and Thier property was donated to ISKCON on 15 November 1993 by Sri Ghanashyam Giri a cousin relative of Srila Gour Govinda Swami. The foundation stone was laid on 17 January 1994 and this beautiful temple was completed and inaugaurated on 22nd January 1999. Click for more information.

Sri Sri Radha GovindaBerhampur

ISKCON, Sri Sri Rama Govinda Mandir is a long cherished project of Srila Gour Govinda Swami Maharaja. Located in the Southwest region of Orissa, the land was donated to Srila Gour Govinda Swami in 1995 for Their Lordships Sri Sri Rama, Laksaman, Sita Devi and Hanuman and Sri Sri Radha Govinda and Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu. The foundation stone was laid on 25 January 2005 and the grand temple is now well under construction. Click for more information.


ISKCON temple project that is an extension of Sri Radha Gopal Jiu temple, Gadeigiri. It is situated 25 km before Balesore, and 35 km before Kshira Chora Gopinath temple. It is the expressed desire of Bhaktisvarupa Damodara Maharaja that it become a fully functioning center. He said anyone returning from Sri Kshira Chora Gopinath temple, Remuna, may stop over and get prasada, do kirtana, and continue on to their destination. This temple project is ongoing.

Atala Farm

Located only 10 km from Bhubaneswar temple it is a peaceful farm with a small goshalla and a small temple for Sri Ladu Gopal. Srila Gour Govinda Swami Maharaja's desire is to construct of a small Panca-Tattva temple here. Set amidst shady trees there is a temple building and kitchen and accomodations in another building. The area of this farm is a easily accessible and fast developing area outside of Bhubaneswar.

Gundicha Mandir

The new Gundicha temple is a project of the Sri Sri Krsna Balaram Mandir to facilitate the Anavasara period of Lord Jagannatha. After the annual Rathayatra festival and chariot ride there is a two week period when Lord Jagannatha takes rest in isolation. The Gundica Mandir is for the pleasure of Lord Jagannatha. It is located past CRP Market heading into town then turning right at DAV School. A distance of maybe 1km from the Sri Sri Krishna Balaram Mandir. In 2006 Anantashesa was installed during a ground ceremony. The temple design will be laid out according to the principles of Vastu-sastra, and will permanently house the Divine forms of Sri Sri Lakshmi Nrisimha. Construction has begun on the temple.

Nava Govardhan - Jantaribol, Denkhanal

The auspicious inauguration of the newly completed Sri Sri Gaura-Nityananda and Sri Jagannathdeva temple at the Gaura-Nityananda Paramarthika Seva Ashram. On the holy day of Sri Govardhana Puja 2007, Srila Gour Govinda Swami Maharaja, Srila Gurudeva’s first founded project, Sri Sri Gaura Nityananda Paramarthika Seva Ashram at Jantaribol, Denkhanal was beautified by the inauguration of the new Sri Sri Gaura Nityananda and Sri Jagannathdeva’s temple. This place is very dear to our most beloved Srila Gurudeva. He predicted that one day, on the top of the mountain on the property, a wonderful Radha Krishna temple would appear. The new temple for the presiding deities Sri Sri Gaura Nityanada and Sri Jagannathdeva is the partial fulfillment of Srila Gurudeva’s desire to develop this site. The place resembles the Govardhan area at Vraja, and this is maybe one reason why Srila Gurudeva loved to come here regularly. Accordingly, devotees have appropriately named the project Nava Govardhan.

Sri Jagannatha RathayatraSri Jagannatha RathayatraPuri

HDG Srila Gour Govinda Swami lead the most noble cause of the reforestation project for Lord Jagannath in Puri. More than 125,000 trees were planted for the future building of Lord Jagannatha's Rathayatra cart and for cooking for Srila Prabhupada's centennial.

Sri Alanatha DevaSrila gour Govinda SwamiBrahmagiri

Sri Alanatha Deva Mandir. Lord Caitanya stayed at this temple during Anavasara of Lord Jagannatha and melted the stone in front of Sri Alarnath Deva where He would offer His obeisances. The temple was in need of much renovation work and repair so for Srila Prabhupada's centennial 1996, funds were directed for this project and a commemorative plaque installed celebrating Srila Prabhupada's centennial in 1996. Previously, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Maharaja had also undertaken this renovation work for Sri Alarnath Deva.

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Without fail, everyday, Srila Gour Govinda Swami Maharaja carefully translated Srila Prabhupada’s books into Oriya for publication and distribution. He established regular book parties that daily distribute these books throughout the region. To facilitate the printing of these books, His Divine Grace founded the first Orissian BBT press producing thousands of Oriyian books for distribution. It has been operating for more than thirty years. His Divine Grace authored the Oriyian book, "Bhagavata Darsan" and Orissa’s own ‘Back to Godhead’ magazine that is regularly distributed throughout Orissa. The first Orissian regular sankirtan party and Nama Hatta were also established as well as long term sankirtan buses for the pleasure of Sri Sri Jagannatha Baladeva and Subhudra Mai and Sri Sri Gaura Nitai and Srila Prabhupada, Who traveled with the brahmacaris throughout Orissa. To further the preaching of Krsna Consciousness in Orissa the annual Orissian Padyatra was established on Srila Prabhupada’s disappearance day 1992. Each year since it's inception the Orissian Padyatra takes Sri Sri Gaura Nitai and Srila Prabhupada on an extended bullock cart ride for over two weeks and sometimes up to a month at a time, to remote villages and towns throughout Orissa promoting the Holy Name and the mission of Lord Caitanya to every town and village. Through these ongoing efforts His Divine Grace wished to firmly establish the mission of Srila Prabhupada and finally bring him to Orissa.



Srimati Radharani

The holy land of Orissa is divided into four ksetras. These ksetras are named after the four weapons of Lord Visnu: Sankha (conch shell), chakra (disc), gada (mace) and padma (lotus).

Puri Dham is known as Sankha Ksetra, Bhubaneswar is Chakra Ksetra, Jajpura is Gada Ksetra, and Konark is Padma Ksetra.

For more information go to: Sri Ksetra.

Points of Intrest

Choti: The native place of Srila Bhaktivnoda Thakura. Just 6km from Kendrapara Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura would travel this route every day.

Kendrapara: Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura was stationed as head master to the school here. Now, home of the Sri Sri Radha Madhava Temple Project.

Jagannathpur: The appearance place of Srila Gour Govinda Swami Maharaja. A temple is being constructed here for His Divine Grace Srila Gour Govinda Swami Maharaja.

Kujang: Where Srila Gour Govinda Swami Maharaja worked as a high school teacher during his grhastha time.

Sakhi Gopal: Sakshi Gopal means "The Witness Gopal". This Deity was originally in Vrndavan. The temple was built in the 19th century, there is a ledgend that Lord Krishna arrived at Sakshi Gopal to end a dispute between two Brahmins.

Konark: The ancient 13th century temple of Konark was dedicated to the worship of the Sun God. Built with twelve pairs of chariot weels it depicts the chariot of the Sun God.

Puri: The home of Sri Sri Jagannatha, Baladeva and Subhudra Mai and the many holy tirthas and temples.

Remuna: Home of Sri Kshira Chora Gopinath who stole sweet rice for Sri Madhavendra Puri.


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