The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) has announced that it is going to develop a grand Radha Gopal Mandir Vedic India Cultural Centre in Varanasi district of Uttar Pradesh, the second such after Kanpur.
While talking to media
, Achyut Mohan Das, Chairman ISKCON Varanasi, said that the temple would be named Sri Sri Radha Gopal Mandir Vedic India Cultural Centre.
"It will be an effort to present the traditional values and culture of Vedic India through modern means and help holistic development of the society," he said.
The temple will have yoga and other facilities along with accommodation of international standards for tourists coming from across the world. A Vedic Ashram will also be built in the temple for dedicated spiritual students and social activists.
"ISKCON Bhagavat Vidyapeeth will also be established in the cultural centre. Both basic and advanced courses related to Srimad Bhagwad Gita, Srimad Bhagavatam, Puranas, Upanishads, Chaitanya Charitamrita, will be conducted at the centre.
Achyut Mohan Das further said that under the social responsibility of ISKCON Varanasi, a 'Youth Welfare Centre' will also be established near Hyderabad Gate of Banaras Hindu University (BHU), where workshops will be conducted to make the youth intellectually competent and technically skilled.