a place of peace

The temple of Radhakripa Rouen is an oasis of peace. Like a spiritual refuge, it gives us access to a unique space because it allows us to enter an atmosphere that is imbued with love, gentleness and bliss. As if time had stopped, it makes us taste eternity. It's a real ray of hope in a world that has become bland and tasteless.

The temple and all that surrounds it manifests in this world the presence of the spiritual realm of pure beauty and love where the Supreme Being lives eternally in his form made of eternity, knowledge and bliss.

Being here, just that, allows us to feel the presence of this reality that comes to us in this place, and to deepen this search will allow us to be able to enter it fully.

Whether you came to the temple for the day, the weekend, or more, discovering our beautiful surroundings is a natural way to begin your own inner exploration. The deep calm of the Govinda Kund (sacred pond) and Champ des Bruyères park promotes a journey into your own tranquility.

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NITAI VISVAMBHAR

Caitanya Mahaprabhu is the embodiment of Krishna and Radha in one body, so that Krishna can experience the deep love and devotion Radha had for Him.

Nityananda was His closest associate and together They inaugurated a huge spiritual movement with the aim of spreading divine love throughout the Earth, chanting the name of the Lord as the easiest way to attain enlightenment. .

Like the sun and the moon, They embody ultimate compassion and infinite mercy.

Visvambhar is another name of Sri Caitanya which means "He who sustains the whole universe." »

Benefits: Helps us to experience the Divine and attain the grace of the Lord by chanting the Holy Names.

AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Between 1966 and 1977, Srila Prabhupada circled the earth 14 times, encouraging his disciples and meeting many personalities. Thus the continents could benefit from his teachings.

Despite this very busy schedule, he was a prolific writer and his books constitute a veritable library on the subjects of Vedic philosophy, religion and Vaisnava spiritual culture. His writings have been translated into over 50 languages.

In order to help Caitanya Mahaprabhu pour out the purest love to the entire Earth, Srila Prabhupada, like a transcendental gardener, cultivated the hearts of millions of human beings by planting the seed of devotion there. 

Benefits: Helps the individual to develop love and faith in God. Gives him a special empowerment to enable him to reach the perfection of existence, even in this life.

Prahlad Nrisimhadeva

In the Puranas are described the different avatar of the Lord: the different forms in which He descends into this world, down through the ages, to perform particular activities. The Srimad Bhagavatam describes that during the first age the Lord appeared in His form of Sri Nrisimha.

His appearance was partly that of a man and partly that of a lion. He manifested in this form in order to save His devotee, the young 5-year-old Prahlad, whom his father, Hiranyakashipu, wanted to kill.

Although He may look fierce, Nrisimha is actually very attentive to His devotees. He comes to restore balance and destroy what is called “spiritual pride”.

giri govardhan

Giriraj is the emperor of all mountains. The gopis proclaim that he is haridasa-varia, the best servant of Sri Hari; whose worship was introduced by Sri Krishna Himself.

Giri Govardhana rested like a bee on Krishna's lotus hand for seven days. He expertly serves Krishna and His dear associates by providing them with fruits, roots and caves.

The temple holds a Govardhan if the (piece of the Govardhan hill) of 50 Kg in order to allow pilgrims to meet Giriraj in person and implore His blessings.

tulasi devi

One of Krishna's most intimate servants comes in a special form to bless us with extraordinary fortune.

Krishna devotees worship a small tree. But this is no ordinary tree. She is Tulasi Devi, Krishna's favorite plant.

Tulasi has delicate purple and green leaves, and a sweet, striking fragrance famous for attracting the spirits of yogis in the service of Krishna.

She is the embodiment of purity, chastity, unconditional love and devotion.

It takes the form of a plant for the benefit of all who perform devotional service to the Lord. In fact, Krishna does not accept any offering unless a Tulasi leaf is also offered.

 

Guru Parampara

The Guru Parampara is our spiritual lineage that goes all the way back to Krishna Himself over 5000 years ago.

This imperishable science of yoga has thus been received through the chain of disciplinary succession. It was shared from master to disciple, until today.

Krishna taught it to Brahma. Through the sound of His flute, He transmitted it directly into his heart. This is how the Vedas appeared in this world.

Through this lineage, the spiritual teachings of Krishna were unaltered and their authenticity preserved by realized souls.

bhaktisiddhanta sarasvati prabhupada

Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Prabhupada (1874–1936) was the spiritual teacher of AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.

He was a highly respected teacher of Bhakti (devotional science) throughout the Indian continent. According to all historical accounts, he was extremely intelligent and excelled in mathematics, astronomy, Sanskrit and other languages.

The University of Calcutta offered him a prestigious post, but he declined so that he could devote his life to furthering the spiritual work of his father, Bhaktivinoda Thakura.

Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati met with several scholars and leaders and wrote over 108 books and pamphlets, striving to present Bhakti as a theistic science. He established 64 temples, known as Gaudiya Maths, inside and outside India.

He asked his disciple AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada to go to the West to teach Krishna consciousness. Srila AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada went to New York in 1965 and pursued his spiritual master's mission on a large scale.

AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Between 1966 and 1977, Srila Prabhupada circled the earth 14 times, encouraging his disciples and meeting many personalities. Thus the continents could benefit from his teachings.

Despite this very busy schedule, he was a prolific writer and his books constitute a veritable library on the subjects of Vedic philosophy, religion and Vaisnava spiritual culture. His writings have been translated into over 50 languages.

In order to help Caitanya Mahaprabhu pour out the purest love to the entire Earth, Srila Prabhupada, like a transcendental gardener, cultivated the hearts of millions of human beings by planting the seed of devotion there. 

gopesvar mahadev

Lord Shiva is reputed to be the best of all Vaisnavas, and is also well known as Ashutosh, being easily pleased and very merciful.

Being the protector of the spiritual world, it is only through his mercy that one can truly enter this mysterious universe of pure devotion.

Therefore, it is of utmost importance to offer our humble respects to Sri Gopesvar Mahadev and implore his mercy in order to progress on the path of Bhakti.

Including Tulasi Devi, Giri Govardhan and the holy river Yamuna, Gopesvar Mahadev is one of the 4 personalities who give access to the sweet and wonderful reality of Vrindavan, the eternal abode of the Divine Couple.

sankarshan kund

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gopesvar mahadev

Lord Shiva is reputed to be the best of all Vaisnavas, and is also well known as Ashutosh, being easily pleased and very merciful.

Being the protector of the spiritual world, it is only through his mercy that one can truly enter this mysterious universe of pure devotion.

Therefore, it is of utmost importance to offer our humble respects to Sri Gopesvar Mahadev and implore his mercy in order to progress on the path of Bhakti.

Including Tulasi Devi, Giri Govardhan and the holy river Yamuna, Gopesvar Mahadev is one of the 4 personalities who give access to the sweet and wonderful reality of Vrindavan, the eternal abode of the Divine Couple.

Benefits: Control of desire and support on the spiritual path. Helps us achieve pure devotion and understand the purpose of our practice. It gives access to the spiritual world.

bhaktisiddhanta sarasvati Prabhupada

Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Prabhupada (1874–1936) was the spiritual teacher of AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.

He was a highly respected teacher of Bhakti (devotional science) throughout the Indian continent. According to all historical accounts, he was extremely intelligent and excelled in mathematics, astronomy, Sanskrit and other languages.

The University of Calcutta offered him a prestigious post, but he declined so that he could devote his life to furthering the spiritual work of his father, Bhaktivinoda Thakura.

Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati met with several scholars and leaders and wrote over 108 books and pamphlets, striving to present Bhakti as a theistic science. He established 64 temples, known as Gaudiya Maths, inside and outside India.

He asked his disciple AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada to go to the West to teach Krishna consciousness. Srila AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada went to New York in 1965 and pursued his spiritual master's mission on a large scale.

Benefits: Helps us to develop the greatest spiritual quality: humility.

The Heather Field Park

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Just in front of the temple extends a huge park where we can walk and find the calm of nature. This place of tranquility fits perfectly into our sacred place by becoming, in a way, its garden. Thus, it too becomes a sacred place where one can meditate and find oneself...

– Area of 28 hectares

– 5000 trees planted including a conservatory orchard and an edible forest

– Large lawn of 2 hectares, 3 playgrounds from 1000 to 8000 m²

– Ecological reserve allowing the development of remarkable species.

The park is a space of nature in the city, where you can discover a mosaic of landscapes ranging from the edible forest to areas of large lawns through a meadow orchard.

Guru Parampara

The Guru Parampara is our spiritual lineage that goes all the way back to Krishna Himself over 5000 years ago.

This imperishable science of yoga has thus been received through the chain of disciplinary succession. It was shared from master to disciple, until today.

Krishna taught it to Brahma. Through the sound of His flute, He transmitted it directly into his heart. This is how the Vedas appeared in this world.

Through this lineage, the spiritual teachings of Krishna were unaltered and their authenticity preserved by realized souls.

Benefits: Protection, mercy and grace to help us reach the Divine.

tulasi devi

One of Krishna's most intimate servants comes in a special form to bless us with extraordinary fortune.

Krishna devotees worship a small tree. But this is no ordinary tree. She is Tulasi Devi, Krishna's favorite plant.

Tulasi has delicate purple and green leaves, and a sweet, striking fragrance famous for attracting the spirits of yogis in the service of Krishna.

She is the embodiment of purity, chastity, unconditional love and devotion.

It takes the form of a plant for the benefit of all who perform devotional service to the Lord. In fact, Krishna does not accept any offering unless a Tulasi leaf is also offered.

Benefits: Confers purity of body and mind so that we can develop unconditional love and devotion.

giri govardhan

Giriraj is the emperor of all mountains. The gopis proclaim that he is haridasa-varia, the best servant of Sri Hari; whose worship was introduced by Sri Krishna Himself.

Giri Govardhana rested like a bee on Krishna's lotus hand for seven days. He expertly serves Krishna and His dear associates by providing them with fruits, roots and caves.

The temple holds a Govardhan if the (piece of the Govardhan hill) of 50 Kg in order to allow pilgrims to meet Giriraj in person and implore His blessings.

Benefits: Connection with the spiritual world, provides and helps us to achieve the purpose of life.

Prahlad Nrisimhadeva

In the Puranas are described the different avatar of the Lord: the different forms in which He descends into this world, down through the ages, to perform particular activities. The Srimad Bhagavatam describes that during the first age the Lord appeared in His form of Sri Nrisimha.

His appearance was partly that of a man and partly that of a lion. He manifested in this form in order to save His devotee, the young 5-year-old Prahlad, whom his father, Hiranyakashipu, wanted to kill.

Although He may look fierce, Nrisimha is actually very attentive to His devotees. He comes to restore balance and destroy what is called “spiritual pride”.

Benefits: Purifies, protects, balances and removes all obstacles on our spiritual path so that we can reach ultimate reality.

radha madan mohan

Radha and Krishna represent the loving relationship between the devotee and God, which is the essence of the path of devotion. The presence of this Divine Couple reminds us all to deepen and develop our own unique relationship with the Supreme Person.

Madana Mohana is a name of Krishna which means 'He whose beauty fascinates even Cupid'.

Krishna is manifested here in the company of His spiritual energy called 'Radha'. She is the source of all the spiritual energies of the Lord, and as His energy She is no different from Him.

Together, they form the Divine Couple. Krishna is the origin of rasa; The master of relationships, and Radha is the embodiment of Prema; the purest love. Their exchanges of love are like an infinite ocean in which They entertain themselves for eternity.

Benefits: Awakens us to Prema: Divine Love and absorption in Krishna's name, form, qualities and entertainments.

god family

Krishna is here manifested in the company of some of His most important eternal associates: Nanda Maharaj, Yasoda Mayi, Balaram, Subala and the cows.

Nanda is the personification of the fatherly aspect of the Divine and Yasoda the motherly aspect. They are actually the original parents of Krishna.

Balaram is Krishna's older brother, but also his first expansion. He is the source of the spiritual world and the original spiritual master.

Subala is a priya narma sakha, a close friend of Krishna.

White Cow: Dhavali, one of Balaram's main cows.

Black cow: Yamuna, one of Krishna's main cows.

Together they represent the Supreme Family. In their exchanges, they share unlimited feelings of love.

Benefits: Helps develop an intimate relationship with God, putting God and others first; brings us closer to our true Self; awakens the joy of serving.

NITAI VISVAMBHAR

Caitanya Mahaprabhu is the embodiment of Krishna and Radha in one body, so that Krishna can experience the deep love and devotion Radha had for Him.

Nityananda was His closest associate and together They inaugurated a huge spiritual movement with the aim of spreading divine love throughout the Earth, chanting the name of the Lord as the easiest way to attain enlightenment. .

Like the sun and the moon, They embody ultimate compassion and infinite mercy.

Visvambhar is another name of Sri Caitanya which means "He who sustains the whole universe." »

Benefits: Helps us to experience the Divine and attain the grace of the Lord by chanting the Holy Names.

Govinda Kund

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The museum

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The entrance to the temple is a unique museum that allows you to discover the different facets of Vaisnava spiritual culture: its age-old wisdom, its traditions, its principles of life, etc.

This visit in time and beyond allows to prepare the heart to live the ultimate experience: the encounter with the Deities.

who are we ?

The Temple of RADHAKRIPA ROUEN is a center of RADHAKRIPA MISSION.

RADHAKRIPA MISSION is a spiritual community of the "GAUDIYA VAISNAVA" spiritual tradition and a assignment aiming to share the millennial wisdom of this spiritual lineage with love and gentleness, without fanaticism.

In France, RADHAKRIPA MISSION is recognized by the government as a " Vaisnava Hindu Congregation“, by decree of the Council of State, in the same way as all Christian and Buddhist monasteries.

The “GAUDIYA VAISNAVA” spiritual lineage goes back to the beginning of time and is based on the sacred texts of the Vedas which are the origin of all the wisdom of India. It conveys and teaches the voice of divine love and non-violence, harmony and peace (the PREMA YOGA).

It is open and accessible to all without any restrictions and simply requires sincerity of heart.

Transmitted by the greatest sages of humanity, it is a very powerful path for spiritual progress, but at the same time very joyful and inspiring.

We invite you all to come and have a sweet and magical experience...

radha madan mohan

Radha and Krishna represent the loving relationship between the devotee and God, which is the essence of the path of devotion. The presence of this Divine Couple reminds us all to deepen and develop our own unique relationship with the Supreme Person.

Madana Mohana is a name of Krishna which means 'He whose beauty fascinates even Cupid'.

Krishna is manifested here in the company of His spiritual energy called 'Radha'. She is the source of all the spiritual energies of the Lord, and as His energy She is no different from Him.

Together, they form the Divine Couple. Krishna is the origin of rasa; The master of relationships, and Radha is the embodiment of Prema; the purest love. Their exchanges of love are like an infinite ocean in which They entertain themselves for eternity.