Our Story

Our story is one of a true example of one person's visions formed by thousands hands together!
It is a journey of a century in service to the society, Mother Earth and our Lord.

Expanded over 140 acres of area, Govardhan Ecovillage is a place that houses several eco-friendly initiatives. It is the result of the ardent desire of Rädhänätha Swami to fulfill the dream of his beloved guru, His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupäda "to erect for the members and for society at large, a holy place of transcendental pastimes, dedicated to the personality of Krishna."

"Eco-friendly," Rädhänätha Swami explained, meant:

Living in harmony with nature and according to the way Krishna wants us to live on a material level and spiritual level.

Living with respect for Mother Earth, Bhümi-devi, who is the consort of Lord Varähadeva, Lakshmi herself and honoring her and living in ways that replenish her resources rather than exploit her resources, and then utilize whatever resources she gives us, by her grace, for the service of Lord Vishnu."

Govardhan Ecovillage is not an overnight establishment but shape formed over a century of toil, hardship and the constant passion of many.

1968

The Vision

Srila Prabhupäda envisions for New Vrindavan in India in the form of Govardhan Ecovillage in Mumbai.

2003

Shaping to life

Pioneer residents join hands and herd together to form Govardhan Ecovillage with first steps towards organic farming.

2009

Spiritual soul

Govardhan Ecovillage began its focus on the development of a spiritual retreat centre.

2010

The seed is sown

Rädhänätha Swämi instructs young boys to develop Govardhan Ecovillage further.

2010

The larger picture

The batch of fifteen young monks shift to Govardhan Ecovillage for full-scale development of various facilities.

2014

First Temple

Sri Sri Rädhä Vrindaban Behari, a beautiful stone temple was inaugurated at Govardhan Ecovillage.

2016

Second Temple

A white marble deity of Lord Sri Gauränga was installed next to Sri Sri Rädhä Vrindaban Behari.

2017

The Global Recognition

The United Nations awards Govardhan Ecovillage for sustainable development and World Tourism.

2019

Another temple

The 100 feet high monument, Madana-mohana temple was inaugurated after years of research and execution.