April 22nd, 2006

New Vraja Dhama – Temple and community project, south-west Hungary

New Vraja Dhama is the Hungarian yatra’s varnashrama farm community. It is situated in the flowing hills of south-west Hungary, close to Lake Balaton. It is marked as ‘Krishna Valley’ on Hungarian road maps and is known as such by locals. The farm has 450 acres of prime arable land. It also has a 1000 square metre purpose-built temple made with a traditional building technique of rammed earth walls.

It is the transcendental home of Sri Sri Radha-Shyamasundara, Sri Govardhana-Lal, Sri Gaura-Nataraja, Sri Sri Laksmi-Nrsimhadeva, and Sri Sudarsanadeva (who is surrounded by hundreds of salagrama silas). Their Lordships are the centre of the farm project where approximately 150 devotees serve Them with love and devotion.

New Vraja Dhama’s goal is to become self-sufficient. It does not have mains electricity, just a few solar panels that produce energy mainly for lighting the altar. Heating is provided by wood burning stoves that operate an under floor heating system. Milk, fruits and vegetables are produced on the farm for the pleasure of Their Lordships and Their devotees.

The farm receives many guests throughout the year. During the summer months coach loads of tourists come to see the temple. Every year about 25,000 guests take darshan of Their Lordships, hear the chanting of the holy names, and taste Krishna prasadam.

New Vraja Dhama was featured in the March/April 2002 edition of Back To Godhead magazine.

You can view the New Vraja Dhama website at


42 Responses to “Projects”

  1. Bhakta Jesper says:

    Hare Krishna Please accept my obeisances, all glories to Srilla Prabhupada.

    My name is Bh. Jesper, age 26, and for 5 years I served in Holland and Belgium
    namely as bookdistributor, cook, Harinama, basicaliy as allround temple devotee.
    I would like to serve in Krishna Valley as a fulltime brahmacari. Are there any possibilities? Right now I am back from my travel to India and am enthusiastic to find a service oppertunity. I heard about the positive development of ISKON Hungary and i am looking forward to take shelter of the association.
    Can you kindly inform my if it is welcome to offer my service as a fulltime temple devotee?

  2. Sivarama Swami says:

    Bh. Jesper you may contact Gaura Sakti Prabhu the TP of Krsna Valley and he will answer your question.

  3. Utpal says:

    Dear Sivarama Swami, Greetings from India. We have read about Krishna Valley in Indian magazine (Chitralekha) and we are very impressed to know about it. We want to know more details about taking active part in Krishna Valley. Can we come there to live permanentely and be Krishna devotees? What are the rules and regulations? We are Canadian citizens but currently living in India. We would really appreciate your reply in this regard.

    Thanking you. Jay Shree Krishna.

    Warm regards,
    Utpal & Nehal
    Gujarat State
    Tel: +91-9712907779

  4. Dr Gurucharan Singh says:

    Dear and Respected Maharaj Pamho AGTSP . Maharaj it is my humble request to you that for the benefit of Indians and other people of this world please advertise about your devotee community throughout this world.
    Thanking you your servant gurucharan

  5. Sudha Mehta says:

    Hare Krishna Utpal and Nehal Prabhuji

    All Glories to Srila Prabhupada. PAMHO.

    I am writing this from Bosnia. I had visited Iskcon Budapest Temple at Lehul in the Ist of January 2011. The temple standards are very high w.r.t cleanliness and devotees are very loving and mellow in their dealings. One visit to the temple created a desire to be in the temple for ever.

    But on introspection I find that instead of trying to place ourself in comfortable environment which is what all conditioned soul in the material society would want to we should learn from Hare Krishna Valley and Iskcon Budapest to make temples with such high standards, facilities and devotees in and around the place where we stay.

    Hard word and voluntarily giving up pleasure is spiritual life. You should read the books of Srila Prabhupada and not magazines like Chitralekha to give directions.

    Apologies if I hurt you by pointing the mistake in your thinking

    Hare Krishna
    Sudha Mehta