Volunteer opportunities in India

ByVrinda Kunja Ashram

Volunteer opportunities in India

Volunteer opportunities in India

Our mission in Vrindavan is to receive volunteers and visitors from all over the world. We seek to encourage them to develop bhakti, or devotion by serving and visiting holy places. Experiencing Vrindavan means studying the holy books and preserving the holy land of Braj Vrindavan.

Nonetheless the Yamuna river, ancient buildings, as well as serving the local people, the Brijvasis or spiritual inhabitants of Braj. Inspiration to serve has always been our mission. Don’t hesitate to join our 10 day volunteer program in India on 2nd september 2017.

In this article you can read about the volunteer opportunities in India.

Volunteer opportunities in India

This is how Vrinda Kunja Ashram looks during Divali. Divali is a major Hindu holiday celebrating the arrival of Lord Rama after rescuing His beloved Sita.

We invite you to stay with us in heart of Indian culture

If you have ever think of staying in India for some time to experience the glory and spiritual energy of a holy place, Vrindavan is sure to make that dream come true. Indian culture itself has emanated from Vrindavan, since it is the homeland of Krishna. As a volunteer you can experience monastic life in a traditional Hindu ashram in authentic environment. Vrindavan is only 150 km from New Delhi, on the way to Agra, on the bank of historical Yamuna river.

History of Vrinda Kunja Ashram in brief

When the influence of the royal families fell behind, many temples in Vrindavan lost their support. The Manipuri Queen abandoned her Kunja for many years and worship of the deities ended. They removed the Deities of Radha and Krishna after a short time. Afterall many thieves started to come in the hope of plundering hidden treasures.

Here you can read more about history of Vrinda Kunja Ashram.

Volunteer opportunities in India: restoration work

In 1989 Srila B.A. Paramadvaiti Swami was looking for a place for South American and European devotees to stay while they visited Vrindavan. He discovered the abandoned Manipuri temple with the help of Chandravan, who was the intermediary between him and the Queen’s family.

Restoration began immediately after the acquisition, by Swami B.V. Paramahamsa who arrived from Colombia especially for that purpose. They wished to preserve the original beauty of the place and not expand construction. They consequently intended to maintain the wonderful gardens and the serene atmosphere. It is said that it is 1,000 times more beneficial to restore an old building than construct a new one.

Paramadvaiti Swami eventually named the place Vrinda Kunja in honour of Vrinda Devi, the holy personality after whom Vrindavan is named. Vrinda is also a name of the holy basil plant, Tulasi, which is cultivated and worshipped lovingly in every Hindu household and temple. The visitors of Vrinda Kunja Ashram enjoy the company of Tulasi plants in the temple garden along with rare trees. Therefore the verdant gardens make Vrinda Kunja Ashram a real spiritual oasis in the holy place of Vrindavan.

Lineage – who we are?

We are followers of the Six Goswamis of Vrindavan and Srila Narottam Das Thakur. We are inspired by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur and his disciple, who reproduced Vaishnava philosophy, Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.

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10 Comments so far

Ujjwal NagPosted on11:41 am - Jun 23, 2017

I want to work as volunteer for Eco village initiative. I am an engineer with Management education.

NinaPosted on7:07 pm - Jul 13, 2017

Hare Krishna,
I studied Bhakti yoga in my country since the year 2005 and would like to join your village. I have a lot of practical skills to help your community (cooking, gardening, painting, building…)

Rosiris RodriguezPosted on6:52 pm - Jul 25, 2017

I would love to give back all the love i have received, to share my life with people of other cultures and learn about the them at the same time they learn somenthing about my culture, i love to spread my knowledge, my love and kindness to all the people i met.

My email is : rosi_0693@hotmail.com

    Vrinda Kunja AshramPosted on1:41 am - Sep 23, 2017

    Namaste!, Dear Rosiris, we will like to share with you in our volunteer program, sorry for the late reply… we will contact you soon by email.
    Best Regards!

Svetlana RykovaPosted on10:49 am - Aug 12, 2017

Respected organisers of volunteering program,

Hare Krishna!

my name is Svetlana Rykova, I am Russian student, 29 years old. Currently I am a PhD student in Zhejiang University (Zhejiang, China). My major is Religious Studies.I am finding an opportunity to take part in your Volunteering Program in Vrindavan in Febraury (I can stay for one month, during my winter holidays). Is it possible? What should I do for it?
Could you, please, share with me a application form for this program and give recommendations how should I apply and what should I do?

Thank you a lot for your time and help.

Sincere,
Svetlana Rykova

    Vrinda Kunja AshramPosted on1:39 am - Sep 23, 2017

    Hare krishna!, dear Svetlana Rykova… sorry for the late reply, we are happy to know that you want to join our volunteer program, we will contact you soon by email, telling you all the details… thanks, and see you soon!

MuraliPosted on1:06 am - Sep 23, 2017

I would like to serve the ashram full time

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