Design & Salient Features
NAVA BRINDAVAN DHAM will house a 60 meter temple and cultural center spread across 9 acres. The architecture of this center will be a blend of ancient and modern architectures. Especially the Hoysala style of architecture with sculptures depicting the stories from epics like Mahabharata, Ramayana, Bhagavata will be a festive attraction.
The construction of this monumental building will be in accordance with all the rules and laws laid out by the government including zero-waste management, rain water harvesting, and various other eco-friendly measures. It is also of special mention that it would be an earthquake-proof building.
The glass-covered towers of the temple would be a center of attraction even from great distances. The temple pond for boat festivals and large open air theater for outdoor festivals would be an added beauty to this cultural centre.
To facilitate the teaching and propagation of the message of the Supreme Lord from Bhagavad-Gita and Srimad Bhagavatam, this temple will also comprise of high-tech lecture halls and conference rooms. To promote further the cultural heritage of this cultural city, cultural events like musical concerts, dance festivals, etc. would also be held in the premises of these halls. The center would also comprise of a huge library to further the interests of spiritually-inclined readers. Furthermore, special programs would be conducted for the youths to guide them through their life to achieve the perfection of human energy.
A Harinama mantapa is also being planned to proclaim sankirtana or chanting of the Holy Name of Lord as the only and best means for emancipation from all distress in this age of Kali for all people.
The beautiful deities of Their Lordships Radhakrishna, Krishna Balarama, Gaura Nitai, and Anantha Padmanabhaswamy would be installed in this temple according to Vedic tradition. The temple would also comprise of yajnashalas to conduct various vedic yajnas (fire sacrifices).
The temple would be brimming with devotional activities right from early morning 4 a.m. till 9 p.m. For the visiting devotees of this temple, proper boarding and prasadam facilities including a Nitya Annada Hall are also being conceived of. To propagate Sattvic lifestyle among family, children, and youth, ISKCON would also be conducting various programs from this center.
The sound and light show and the various colored fountains would not only provide an appropriate backdrop to the various festivals of ISKCON, but also an out-of-world experience to the tourists of this temple. Thus, this center would be an added major destination to the tourists of this heritage city Mysuru.