Shri Krishna Vrundavana Edison
Sri 1008 Sri Suguneendra Theertha Swamiji of Udupi Sri Puthige Matha established the Shri Krishna Vrundavana, affiliated to Sugnyana Religious & Charitable Foundation (SRCF), in December 2002. Since then through Jan 2009, the organization conducted various events at different Hindu temples including the Dwarkadish temple, Parlin. In Jan 2009 the Vrundavana found its new permanent location at 215 May Street, Edison, NJ. This remarkable feat is definitely by the grace of Lord Sri Krishna who has recognized the countless hours of hard work put in by the volunteer force. This dedication and hard work of the volunteer groups has continued and will only build in momentum over the months/years as we build this into a stellar organization with absolutely no debt obligations.
The Vrundavana is on a sprawling 3.5 acres land in South Edison with the temple built up area of around 15000 square feet. The temple premise includes a puja hall, prasaada hall, and living quarters for the priests. It also has a multi-purpose community hall with occupancy of about 280 people.
The presiding deity in the Vrundavana is udipi Sri Krishna. In line with Hari sarvottamatva-Vayu jeevottamathva, the Vrundavana worships Mukhyapraana, a deity in the form of Sri Hanuman. In this kali yuga millions of devotees continues to get the blessings of the kalpataru Sri Raghavendra swamy whose mruthika brindavana is kept and worshiped here. Daily puja is offered (thrice) to the above deities in the udipi sampradaya with recital of Veda mantras followed by annadhana (twice a day).
Vrundavana will benefit numerous communities, and their future generations by spreading the message of Lord Sri Krishna and strengthening the customs and traditions of our great culture in this part of the world. To the younger generations it provides an opportunity to experience our rich cultural, traditional and religious roots. To the thirsty seeking enlightenment and inner meaning of life the Vrundavana provides the opportunities to learn from our scriptures. To the far and away seeking to perform rituals and sevas the Vrundavana offers services of its learned priests who have undergone formal training in udipi. To those wishing to spend the peaceful and tranquil time in a holy shrine the Vrundavana provides the perfect setting to congregate and participate in the group chanting conducted on a daily basis.
All Hindu festivals like Ugadi, Deepavali, Krishna Janmaashtami, Rama Navami, Madhwanavami, Navarathri, Shivarathri, Ganesha chaturti et al. will be celebrated in pomp at the Vrundavana.