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Jihva Mandir
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Jivan Mandir holds special significance for us. It was the first location for our cleaning efforts nearly a decade ago. It was our first mural installation location, showcasing the historical events of this sacred temple, and it was our first garden project. The results are stunning.

Srila Raghunatha dasa Goswami, one of the great Goswami's of Vrindavan, felt great anxiety seeing that the waters of Radha Kunda were being used for personal cleaning and washing clothes. So he ordered the construction of a new well on the eastern side of Sri Shyama Kunda at the location where the gopis of Vrindavan once had a beautiful well. At a certain depth, the workers constructing the well came across a large stone which they tried to remove with an iron tool. The stone was struck in three places and blood was seen to come from it. When Srila Raghunatha dasa Goswami was informed of this, he ordered the work to be stopped, afraid that some offense might have been committed. While he contemplated on this matter that night, the great form of Sri Krishna which was shown to Nanda Maharaja at the time of the Giriraj-Govardhan Puja, appeared to him and informed him that his, (Govardhana’s) tongue was hit unknowingly. Krishna then ordered Raghunatha dasa Goswami to remove the stone, install it in a temple and worship it daily with Tulasi leaves and Radha Kunda water. Even now, three blackish marks may be seen on the tongue from where it was once struck. 

Our Cleaning & Restoration
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The Woman Behind Daily Cleaning

Meet Purnima,

Purnima is a Brijwasi, a Vrindavan local, and a widow. She has been with RadhaSeva for over ten years, and every day she keeps the Teen Goswami Samadhi and the alley leading up sparkling clean. 

Without doing this work, this ancient temple, hundreds of years old, would be in severe disrepair from the wear and tear of millions of pilgrims who come to visit each year, and the road leading up to it would be impossible to walk through with the heaps of garbage left behind. Because of Purnima, this temple is in beautiful condition and easily accessible for those who visit and come to pray. 

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Help Us Maintain
These Sacred Spaces
$30 a month keeps Radha Kunda and Govardhan restored and maintained.
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