ISKCON to set up Sri Chaitanya Cultural World Heritage Centre at Mayapur
Kolkata: International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) will set up Sri Chaitanya Cultural World Heritage Centre at Mayapur, the birthplace of Maha Prabhu, said Subroto Das, media spokesperson of ISKCON, Mayapur.
On her visit to ISKCON headquarters in Mayapur on January 12, 2018, Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamta Banerjee had assured the ISKCON devotees, led by Alfred Ford (Ambrish Das), to render all support in setting up of the world heritage centre at Mayapur.
In January 2019, at a recently held administrative review meeting in Krishnagar, she had raised the issue and inquired about the progress of work.
"The core of ISKCON's philosophy is to spread the teachings and values of Sri Chaitanya Maha Prabhu and by constructing Temple of Vedic Planetarium ( TOVP), a construction and technical masterpiece and further setting up of World Heritage centre at Mayapur, we plan to attract the people of the entire world," said Alay Govind Das, head of ISKCON Mayapur land department.
The heritage centre will come up on 700 acres in and around Mayapur. ISKCON plans to develop the all the spiritually potent places in entire Nabadwip Dham, consisting of 9 islands that are associated with Sri Chaitanya Maha Prabhu. This will help devotees to conduct Parikrama of the holy Dham all round the year.
The heritage centre will have spiritual embassies of 45 countries that will reflect their specific culture, dress, lifestyle, food, houses. Complete ambience of a particular country will be artificially created.
Also, there will a super-speciality hospital with 200 beds to take care of the medical needs of the people.
Further, the centre will boast of traditional Bengali handloom and craft centres, which will showcase the work of the artisans and glorify the heritage of Bengal. The artisans and craftsmen of the state will get an opportunity to present their skill to numerous of people from the world.