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Spread the Word

Kindly spread the word about the Govardhan Retreats and the Govardhan Retreat Center.

Everything is made twice, the first time in people’s minds and the second in physical space. By talking about the Govardhan Retreat Center, some people will be inclined to avail themselves of our services, go on retreat, or help build it … or who knows?

Offering service

Vrindavan is the land of service. It’s said that in Vrindavan even Krishna picks up a broom and sweeps the walkways for His beloved Radharani and Her eight companions. If one wants to enter the mood of Vrindavan, take up the mood of a servant.

Offering service in the holy dhama means offering service to Radha and Krishna in the spiritual world. If you feel inspired to serve at the Govardhan Retreat Center, please contact Prasanta Dasi (

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HG Madhavananda Prabhu

teacher-madhavanandaMadhavananda Das, joined ISKCON in Los Angeles in 1982. He moved to Bhubaneswar Orissa in 1993 where he has been living since. He was instructed by Sri Srimad Gour Govinda Swami Maharaja to edit his lectures into publications.

For over ten years he has been serving as the director of ISKCON Gopal Jiu Publications, the editor of Sri Krishna Kathamrita Magazine, and the email magazine Sri Krishna Kathamrita Bindu.

HG Jagattarini Mataji

teacher-jagatarinimatajiHG Jagattarini Devi joined ISKCON and first met Srila Prabhupada in Los Angeles in 1970. Along with her husband, Bhurijana Prabhu, Jagattarini Devi pioneered ISKCON in Hong Kong. Srila Prabhupada encouraged her to use her artistic talents to attract people to the cultural side of devotional service. Some years later, she developed a series of puppet shows while she was living at ISKCON Pennsylvania’s farm, Gita-nagari, and these shows were videoed, sent out worldwide, and are still enjoyed by devotee children everywhere. In 1983 she moved with her family to Vrindavan, and spent the next thirteen years teaching at Bhaktivedanta Gurukula.

In her spare time she went regularly to significant holy places throughout the outlying Vraja district. Gradually, through these tours, Jagattarini Devi amassed a treasury of realizations about the pastime places themselves along with a deep attachment to them.

Since 1996 Jagattarini Devi and her family have been living in Perth, Australia, where she continues to draw inspiration for her art from Vrindavan. In 1998 she began working with a variety of mediums to produce miniature, three-dimensional diorama exhibits depicting Krishna’s Vrindavan pastimes. She has established these dioramas in the Sacred India Gallery, which is meant to attract people to the glories of Sri Vrindavan Dhama and is located on a five acres property fondly called Gopinatha Dhama.

HH Sacinandana Swami

teacher-sacinandanaswamiSacinandana Swami has been a monk in the bhakti tradition for forty-two years. He is known for his significant contribution to the practice of contemplation and meditation for modern practitioners of bhakti.

Sacinandana Swami has published seven books and two CDs, and offers an array of retreats, seminars, and workshops worldwide. Thousands of enthusiastic singers and dancers visit his kirtana concerts. He teaches at the Vrindavan Institute for Higher Education in India and the Bhaktivedanta College in Belgium. Furthermore, Sacinandana Swami serves as the spiritual guide for the Veda Academy, which is active in eight countries, and has recently founded the organization, “Yoga Is Music.”

Being fond of India’s sacred pilgrimage sites, he goes there annually to seek inspiration. Although his pilgrimages have taken him all over the subcontinent, he is particularly fond of the sacred land of Vrindavan, the birthplace of Lord Krishna.