This Gaura Purnima,
celebrate with us by honoring the widows of Vrindavan who maintain Sri Caitanya's most sacred pastime places in Radha Kunda.
Your generous gift to the widows of Vrindavan helps them to continue to maintain the divine pastime places of Sri Caitanya Maha Prabhu.
By supporting the widows of Vrindavan today, you're helping them protect and care for the most divine and sacred pastime places of Sri Caitanya Maha Prabhu, the combined form of Sri Radha and Krishna in Radha Kunda.
Celebrate Gaura Purnima with the Widows of Vrindavan
By helping us provide sari sets to the 300 widows in our care, you're helping us empower and make a difference in the lives of women who are maintaining these sacred spaces.
Help us bring joy to the women who need it most.
Before and after our restorations at Caitanya Baitaka in Radha Kunda.
About Caitanya Baitaka
One day while on parikrama around Govardhana Hill, Sri Chaitanya arrived at a small village then known as Aristagram. The Lord inquired from the local people where the sacred lakes of Radha Kunda and Shyama Kunda were situated, but no one knew. Over the many centuries since Radha and Krishna had created them, the two sacred kundas were practically forgotten and somehow had become renamed as gauri meaning golden (the complexion of Radharani), and kari meaning blackish (the complexion of Krishna). These two kundas had been turned into paddy fields by the local farmers.
On the outskirts of the village, Sri Chaitanya sat in deep contemplation underneath a beautiful tamala tree. As the Lord sat there, his glance fell across the two nearby paddy fields that were fed by underground springs. By his divine spiritual power, the Lord could understand that these two paddy fields were non-other than Radha Kunda and Shyama Kunda. In great ecstasy, the Lord suddenly ran into the middle of the paddy fields and in whatever water was available there, took his bath, much to the astonishment of the onlooking villagers. Lord Chaitanya then took clay from the sacred kundas and applied Vaishnava tilaka marks to his transcendental body. The Lord then danced in great ecstasy around the two kundas while chanting the holy names of Radha and Krishna. When he felt fully satisfied, Sri Chaitanya offered his obeisances to the sacred kundas and continued his parikrama of the holy land of Vraja.
Radha Seva is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering widows and the local people of Vrindavan to preserve its sacred land and uplift its communities.
Together we will ensure a beautiful Vrindavan.
Since RadhaSeva was founded in 2010, we were on a mission to restore beautiful Govardhan and protect and empower widows and the local Brajavasis who reside there. Together we take on services that matter, empowering the people and preserving their sacred home.
We have the vision to see every widow in Vrindavan cared for and empowered and every sacred place maintained. But we also have a vision for the future, and so, with your help, we're making an impact that can last for many generations to come.
We believe that together we are an empowered community, and can protect sacred Vrindavan.
In honor or memory of a loved one, celebrating a special event, or as a gesture of kindness, sponsoring a widows feast brings celebration to widows.
$500 provides for 200 widows
$750 provides for 350 widows
SPONSOR A WIDOWS FEAST
Padma Inc. A USA 501(c)(3) registered nonprofit. Tax-Exempt EIN 561969986 RadhaSeva is a dual-qualified charity in USA and India with Padma Charitable Trust. RadhaSeva is wholly owned by Padma Inc.
This service is dedicated to and in honor of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada and his International Society for Krishna Consciousness