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RADHA SEVA

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Empowering
widows,
preserving
sacred spaces

in Vrindavan, India.

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OUR MISSION

RADHASEVA IS A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION DEDICATED TO EMPOWERING WIDOWS AND THE LOCAL PEOPLE OF VRINDAVAN, INDIA, TO PROTECT AND PRESERVE ITS SACRED LAND AND UPLIFTS ITS COMMUNITIES

 

WHERE WE WORK

Govardhan & Radha Kunda
in Sri Vrindavan Dham

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Vrindavan, The Sacred Land of India

Vrindavan, India, the childhood home of Lord Sri Krishna, is globally renowned as one of the most sacred places on the planet and the home to thousands of temples and historically holy sites.

Yet thousands of Vrindavan's people suffer extreme
poverty, and 20,000 are widowed women, the largest community of widows in the world.

We believe in empowering Vrindavan's people while protecting its sacred land and water.

 

Supporting the Widows
of Vrindavan


Home to over 20,000 widows, Vrindavan has become the city of widows and a sanctuary for India's women after the death of their husbands. Considered inauspicious or cursed by society, widows are often forced from their homes and travel thousands of miles to reach Vrindavan in hopes of a brighter life.
 

We're on a mission to offer a brighter life.

 


For over a decade, we've empowered widows to make a difference in their lives and communities. Together, we are preserving historic heritage sites, protecting sacred land and water, offering meals to those in need, and showing by example the powerful contributions a widowed woman can make if only given the opportunity.

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The Widows of RadhaSeva

Provided for over
1 million prasadam meals to the local and widow community

Clean and maintain over 16 sacred temples and kunds (bathing pools) around
Radha Kunda

Provide necessary services to over 250 widowed women every day
 

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Empowering Brajavasis to protect their sacred home

We work with the local Brajavasi community to protect and support their land and people.

 

Ensuring the Brajavasi culture continues to thrive for generations to come, we work with underrepresented Brajavasi locals, and together we tackle projects that matter within the community and for the preservation of Sri Vrindavan Dham.

Our work includes restoring ancient spaces, providing meals and resources to those in need, and offering education to local children.

COMMUNITY EFFORTS

Before and after our site restorations

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Caitanya's Sitting Place

Rhondita - Widow of Vrindavan

In 1515 Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu would rest at this location between His walk from Imli Tala to His camp at Akrura Ghata. The Jagannath deities here were previously worshiped by Murari Gupta and later sent to this location to be cared for. Today Rhondita maintains Caitanya's Sitting place. 

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BEFORE - 2012

We restore and maintain the historic and sacred kundas and holy spaces throughout Radha Kunda and Govardhan. After initial restorations are complete, we work with widows and Brajavasis to preserve each of these locations daily to ensure their protection and longevity. 

Our site restoration locations

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Our RadhaSeva Brajavasi Team

Removed over 800,000 lbs of trash from sacred and historic  sites.

Maintain over 30 sacred temples and kundas around Radha Kunda and Govardhan & over 6km of sacred forested land.

Serves over 150 daily meals to local men, women, and children in need.
 

THE NEXT GENERATION

Educating Radha Kunda's Children

We offer educational programs specifically designed for the academic and spiritual excellence of the children of Radha Kunda and Govardhan. By giving these children opportunities for success, they ensure Vrindavan's future.

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Offering a bright and promising 
future 

We offer educational programs specifically designed for the academic and spiritual excellence of the children of Radha Kunda. Our programs reach out to children in disadvantaged regions who generally do not have the opportunity for accelerated learning or spiritual engagement.