of the Palace of Gold
September 2 marks the 40th anniversary of Srila Prabhupada’s Palace of Gold, the preeminent memorial shrine (smriti samadhi) of Srila Prabhupada in the West. New Vrindaban will be hosting a Palace of Gold reunion on September 28–29 to commemorate the momentous occasion (more details to follow soon).
Why is the Palace of Gold unique? In the late 1960s the New Vrindaban community wanted to build a home for their spiritual master as an offering of love and appreciation and to pay tribute to Srila Prabhupada’s life and legacy.
From a simple blueprint, the novice devotee architects and builders created a stunning masterpiece, Srila Prabhupada’s Palace of Gold, considered by leading media networks as the “Taj Mahal of the West” and one of the “eight religious wonders to see in the US.” The Palace boasts 22-karat gold-leaf lattice work and domes, exquisite marble work, spectacular stained-glass artwork, intricately carved teakwood, superbly crafted terraces, and plush gardens and lawns. Srila Prabhupada’s followers considered their humble attempts as the will of Krishna to glorify His pure devotee.
The Palace of Gold is Srila Prabhupada’s first memorial shrine in the West, which preserves some of his personal memorabilia. Every year the Palace attracts thousands of guests, pilgrims, and devotees from all over the world to congregate, glorify, and worship Lord Krishna and His pure devotee.
The schedule of events will be posted soon. Keep an eye on this space.