Mayapur, the holy place
Mayapur is a holy place located in the Nadia district of West Bengal. This place is on the banks of the river Hooghly and it is highly attractive for the tourists. The places also receives international visits every year and it has a awesome scenic beauty enjoyed by the tourists. Mayapur is also a picnic spot in Bengal. Mayapur Dham is a very important place especially for the Hindus and it is one of the most renowned temples of the era. The devotees of Krishna have a high respect for this place and this place is compared with places like Mathura and Vrindavan. The pilgrim centre of Mayapur is founded by Bakti Vinod Thakur. The temples of the place Mayapur are dedicated to Radha and Krishna and you will find one temple of Radha Krishna everywhere in Mayapur.
Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was born at Mayapur in the year AD 1486 and he is considered as an incarnation of Lord Krishna. Everywhere in Mayapur you can find the devotees of Lord Krishna with "Hare Krishna and Hare Rama" which makes the environment very peaceful and calm and one will really enjoy these. You can also find the followers dancing and singing anywhere and everywhere in Mayapur.
Thousands of visitors visit this place during the festivals of Holi, Janmashtmi and other Vaishnava festivals. Here once a person visits, he will surely forget all the tensions of his busy city life and he will be influenced towards Lord Krishna.
Attractions in and around Mayapur
Mayapur is a place to visit and here you can find many attractive places to visit which actually attracts the tourists visiting the place Mayapur.
The main temples of Mayapur are Chandrodaya Temple (first temple established by ISKON in Mayapur), Samadhi of Prabhupada (temple dedicated to the founder of ISKON), Shree Chaitanyamath (the birth place of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu), Goswami Maharaj Temple of Dashavatar and Chand Kazi's Samadhi.
The ISKON temple or Chandrodaya temple
The full form of ISKON is International Society for Krishna Conciousness.
This temple is the first temple which was established in Mayapur. The temple was established under the guidance of Lord Mahaprabhu. This temple is also dedicated to Lord Radha-Krishna and the "Murti" of Lord Krishna with eight Gopis is really a attractive one. The temple structure is marvellopus with many art and sculptures in and around the temple and inside the place you can see the devotees chanting Hare Krishna Hare Rama singing and dancing just like anything. This is really pleasant and enjoyable. The temple is open on all days and the best part to see is the morning prayer and one should not miss this if they are in Mayapur spending a night.
How to reach Mayapur?
Mayapur is not so far from Kolkata and the travel to Mayapur is also a enjoyable and memorable trip for the visitors.
Mayapur by air - The nearest airport to Mayapur is at Kolkata, Dum-Dum airport and yo can get a taxi to reach Mayapur from this place. The distance of Dum-Dum airport from Mayapur is approximately 120 km. You will be charged around Rs 1400 from the airport to reach Mayapur from Taxi.
Mayapur by train- There is no particular railway station at Mayapur. One can travel till Burdwan, which is the nearest station to Mayapur. The Burdwan junction is well connected via regular trains to many important cities of the city as well as the country. From Burdwan one can get a Taxi to reach Mayapur and you can also select the option of bus.
Mayapur by Bus- Mayapur is well connected to the other parts of the state via buses. There are regular buses which leave to and from Mayapur travelling lots of Passengers and it is the cheapest way too to travel to Mayapur. There are super fast buses for Mayapur from Burdwan, Howrah and other cities of Bengal.
Seasons and climatic information of Mayapur,West Bengal
Mayapur has tropical wet and dry climate. The three main seasons of Mayapur are Summers, Monsoons and winters.
Summers are from March to May and the temperature during the summers varies from 30 degree Celsius to 42 degree Celsius.
Monsoons are from June to September and most of the annual rainfall is received during these months only. It presents a refreshing look of the place with enjoyable scenic beauties and landscape beauties.
The winters are from December to February and the climatic conditions during this period of the year is really coll as the temperature falls to 7 degree Celsius during this season.
The best season to visit Mayapur is from October to March and if you are planning for short trips then June to September is also fine.
Events and festivals in Mayapur
The month of October and November is the best festive season in Mayapur as there is a nine days festival of Navaratri which is celebrated with lots of fun by the tourists as well as the people living there. The Kali Puja is also a important festival celebrated during these months in Mayapur.
The Holi celebrations take place during February March and the Janmastmi is also there during the month of August.
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