Bhumi Puja of Sri Radha Raman Mandir, GurugramHon'ble Governor of Haryana, Prof. Kaptan Singh Solanki offering flowers during the Bhumi Puja ceremony

Gurugram, April 29, 2018: Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir performed the Bhumi Puja of Sri Radha Raman Mandir, its first satellite centre in Gurugram, Haryana today.

The magnificent temple has been designed using fusion architecture by combining the elements of both traditional Indian and modern architecture. When completed, the temple will stand 108 feet tall and dot the skyline of Gurugram. The complex will also include an Annadan Hall, Vedic Samskar Hall and a center for spiritual learning.

Bhumi Puja of Sri Radha Raman Mandir, GurugramDecorated altar

Bhumi Puja of Sri Radha Raman Mandir, GurugramBhumi puja being performed with the chanting of Vedic mantras

Bhumi Puja of Sri Radha Raman Mandir, GurugramHavan and other rituals

Bhumi Puja of Sri Radha Raman Mandir, GurugramHavan and other rituals

The Bhumi Puja ceremony included sabha prarthana, svasti vachana, sankalpa, Vasudeva punya vachana, raksha bandhana, vastu purusha puja, Lakshmi Bhu Varaha puja, havan, etc. The atmosphere vibrated with vedic chants and sankirtan. 

Bhumi Puja of Sri Radha Raman Mandir, GurugramHon'ble Governor offering milk

Bhumi Puja of Sri Radha Raman Mandir, GurugramHon'ble Governor performing the ground breaking ceremony

The Chief Guest at the ceremony, Governor of Haryana, Prof. Kaptan Singh Solanki said that, “Real India can be seen by seeing the Hare Krishna Movement.” He also compared smart cities with all its development to Ravan’s Lanka, if it lacks spiritual training centres like the temples. He added that, “We should have smart cities like Ayodhya and not Lanka”. 

Bhumi Puja of Sri Radha Raman Mandir, GurugramDignitaries on the stage

Bhumi Puja of Sri Radha Raman Mandir, GurugramUnveiling of the plaque

Bhumi Puja of Sri Radha Raman Mandir, Gurugram

The event was presided over by His Grace Madhu Pandit Dasa, Chairman, Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir and His Grace Chanchalapathi Dasa, President, Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir.  The guests of honour were Smt. Madhu Azad, Mayor, Municipal Corporation, Gurugram, Sri Umesh Aggarwal, MLA, Gurugram, Sri Tejpal Tanwar, MLA, Sohna, Dr. D Suresh, Commissioner, Gurugram Division.

Speaking on the occasion, His Grace Madhu Pandit Dasa said, “It was the vision of Srila Prabhupada that his disciples establish spiritual centres in the heart of well-populated, great cities of the world, so that maximum number of people can get the opportunity of pure happiness by the simple yet powerful practice of Krishna Consciousness.”