New Vrindavan

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Usually when I go someplace it is spontaneous. I like to go the paths less traveled, so I rely on topograpical maps. I saw Palace of Gold on the map. Sounded cool. I was not expecting what I found. A place like this in the middle of nowhere!

 Srila Prabhupada established the New Vrindaban Community in America in 1968. A society based on Krishna Consciousness. A small band of devotees lived on a small farm with no electricity or running water. The land was at that time being used as a dump. After a time, the 100 acre farm became 500 acres. A home for Prabhupada became a labor of love and took 7 years to complete.

 

From Moundsville:

You will need to get onto 1st street going east, towards the hill. 1st street is Rte. 250. 1st street does not go directly through to Rte. 2, aka Lafayette Avenue.

 

Coming into Moundsville from the north, you will already be on Rte.

250 which runs together with Rte 2. Just before the Welcome to Moundsville sign, turn left and follow the Rte. 250 South signs until you are on 1st street.

 

If you cross into Moundsville from Ohio on the 12th Street bridge, continue straight through the traffic light at Rte. 2/Lafayette and go a couple of blocks until you come to Jefferson Avenue and take a left.

 

If you come into Moundsville from the south, take a right on 12th street and go a couple of blocks until you come to Jefferson Avenue and take a left.

 

Follow Jefferson Avenue and take a right on 1st street.

 

Once on 1st street, follow Rte. 250 South 7.5 miles, turning left onto Palace Rd/Limestone Hill Rd. 2/10's of a mile after Limestone General Store.

 

Stay on the paved road with the double yellow center line.

 

Go 3.7 miles to the Palace of Gold.

 

Continue 3/10's of a mile to Radha Krishna temple and lodging.

 

homeres says:
This does not at ALL look like the rest of rural west virginia..
Posted on: Mar 04, 2009
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