Mayapur-Famous tourist place in West Bengal
Bengal is a place where a number of tourist spots and religious places are present. These places are center of attraction for the people of Bengal as well as people from all over India come to these places to get mental peace and for fun. In this article I will discuss everything in detail about the tourist places in Mayapur.
Mayapur is a religious place in West Bengal that has too much significance and is one of the most visited places in West Bengal. It is located in the Nadia district of West Bengal. It is situated on the banks of river Hooghly and thus has a beautiful looks which attracts the visitors. People come to this place not only from India but even from different parts of the world too.
Mayapur dham a place present is of special importance for the Hindus and is a very popular temple in West Bengal. The place is compared to Mathura and Vrindavan as people consider Lord Krishna as their main God here. The place was established by Bakti Vinod Thakur. You will find a number of temples dedicated to Radha and Krishna all over this place.
The place is also very important as it is the birthplace of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. It is believed that he was born here in the year AD 1486 and was an incarnation of Lord Krishna. The atmosphere at Mayapur is so divine that it will give you lot of mental peace and satisfaction.
The place is crowded throughout the year. However the importance of the place is increased manifolds in the occasions of Holi, Janmashtmi and other Vaishnava festivals. Once you visit the place you are sure to become a great devotee of Lord Krishna.
Tourist Attractions in Mayapur
There are a number of tourist attractions present in Mayapur. Some of the most popular temples in Mayapur are:
1)Chandrodaya Temple (first temple established by ISKON in Mayapur)
2)Samadhi of Prabhupada (temple dedicated to the founder of ISKON)
3)Shree Chaitanyamath (the birth place of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu)
4)Goswami Maharaj Temple of Dashavatar
5)Chand Kazi's Samadhi.
Chandrodaya temple or The ISKON temple
ISKON stands for International Society for Krishna Conciousness. The temple holds the prestige of being the first temple established in Mayapur. This temple is also dedicated to Lord Krishna and Radha and is very popular among the devotees of Lord Krishna. The temple is very huge and beautiful. The charm of the temple is enhanced by art and sculptures. Devotees keep chanting hare Krishna and hare radha which is soothing to the ears. The Morning Prayer is also famous among the tourists and if you have some time do not forget to get influenced by the magi of the temple at Night.
How to reach Mayapur
You can reach mayapur easily and a number of routes are available .
Reaching Mayapur by air - The nearest airport to Mayapur is Dum-Dum airport which is about 120 km from this place.
Reaching Mayapur by train- The nearest railway station is Burdwan junction from where you can reach Mayapur by private taxi or Bus.
Reaching Mayapur by Bus- You can even reach the place by a bus as superfast buses and luxury buses are also available.
Best time to visit Mayapur,West Bengal
The temeparature at this palceis good in winters and monsoons. In summers temperature as high as 40 degree celcius may be found. Thus the best time to visit this place is from October to March.
Events and festivals in Mayapur
A number of festivals are also celebrated at this place with full enthusiasm . For instance the festival of Navaratri is celebrated by the people on very large scale and it attracts a huge number of visitors also. Similarly Kalipuja is also celebrated with full dedication here. The celebration of holi in February and march and Janmastmi in month of August is also special.