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Meaning of Yugal Kunj

The name was given by our Gurudev, Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj. The meaning of YUGAL KUNJ is the ‘flowery pleasure groves of Vrindavan where Radha and Krishna roam leisurely and perform loving pastimes.’

Aim Of Yugal Kunj

Spread over 15 acres of lush green landscape located Duluth Atlanta, Yugal Kunj is dedicated to bring religion and faith to people of all ages. Yugal Kunj aspires to provide a temple for practicing devotion; a community center for the personal development of children and adults, and a second home where families can spend quality time together in a picturesque serene surrounding.

About The Organization

Radha Madhav Society is part of the worldwide mission of Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat (JKP), a non-profit organization founded by Jagadguru Kripalu ji Maharaj to provide a deeper understanding of true Hinduism and to bring to light the priceless resources of this eternal religion and its all-encompassing culture. The temple is an initiative of Sushri Siddheshvari Devi (Didi Ji): a senior disciple of Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj.Didi Ji is a well-known and respected figure not only in the local Atlanta area but also in the USA, Canada, Trinidad and other parts of the world.

Concept Of Yugal Kunj

The concept of Yugal Kunj is quite unique. It emphasizes religion in a new and modern way while firmly holding on to the values of Hinduism. The building itself is a modern take on a traditional temple. The pleasing and refreshingly elegant lobby with its jeweled tone décor leads to a grand Prayer Hall that houses the main shrine for the beautiful deities of Radha Krishna and Seeta-Ram. The deities are handcrafted in pure white marble and look resplendent in glamorous outfits and jewels They are the very epitome of grace and benevolence. One look, and you will fall in love with Them.

Surroundings

The building is surrounded by lush greenery that truly gives one the feel of a “Kunj” (flowery bower) but sits in the middle of Duluth, making it easily accessible from various locations within the city. Once you enter the grounds, the feeling is like no other. It is a place filled with trees and flowers and beautiful fountains that mesmerize you and will compel you to spend a little more time.

For The Youth

This center focuses very strongly on the youth, as they are at the epicenter of the inception of this community center. Through its various activities and services Yugal Kunj will provide a positive, safe and healthy place for the youth to come together on common ground that centers on Hinduism and Hindu culture.

Gurukul

Gurukul is the educational wing of Yugal Kunj. This exciting initiative will take children and teens step by step through the various phases of our culture, helping them develop long lasting faith and understanding of the Hindu religion. Beautiful classrooms provide an optimal learning environment since, and are equipped with state of the art technology. Dedicated teachers make learning an enjoyable experience for all children.

Projects For The Youth

The temple and community center cover a wide variety of projects and subjects for the youth, such as robotics, dance,art, music, and Indian languages. There is something here for everyone of every age. All one needs to bring is an interest, an open mind and a sense of commitment. An effort is underway to provide a world class, unique electronic interactive playground. You have to see it to believe it! In a technology driven world it provides physical challenge to children without them feeling the pangs of separation from technology. Baseball courts, Tennis courts and a jungle gym are all at several stages of completion.
There are various activities in progress at the center. The youths are being taught to play various musical instruments depending on their choice and aptitude. They learn to play traditional instruments such as dholak and harmonium and untraditional ones such as danthal. Tiny hands trying to hold the flute and delicate little feet dancing to the music that glorifies Radha Krishna are a sight to behold. Movie nights with popcorn, and picnics in the green surroundings are much loved by kids of all ages. These events give parents a chance to soak in the serene atmosphere of the temple while the kids spend time in a positive and nurturing environment.

Camps

Camps foster group activities so that kids develop a sense of teamwork and a spirit to share as they grow. Day camps are organized throughout the year so that the kids may associate with Didi Ji and develop a strong bond with her. Camps are fun filled days with water sports and s’mores around the campfire. Older kids learn various aspects of leadership and project management, providing them with the tools to become better leaders in the future.

For Adults

Although youths are at the center of this community center, there is a strong framework to include the young at heart but older in age. Very unique to the temple is a bus service that transports people to the temple who are unable to travel alone, thereby providing them access to a safe environment that is respectful of their age and interests. There is an abundance of resources which are geared towards satisfying a mature mind; resources that are not only pleasing to the eye but also immensely beneficial to the soul. Daily satsangs and keertans are followed by inspiring lectures and discussions,and Geeta classes and book clubs. You are invited to take the discussions to the beautiful walking trails or sit in meditation by the quiet reflection pool. The choices are plenty and yours to make.
Adults are encouraged to learn Yoga and musical instruments to nourish their minds and holistic massages are offered to relieve the aches and pains that ail them. Ayurved and homeopathic approaches provide safe alternatives to those who desire them. A resident chef provides wholesome and nourishing juices and power smoothies to refresh you. Sunshine blast anyone!! The same innovative chef provides wholesome fresh “sattvik” meals at a nominal charge.

For Seniors

Our parents and grandparents have paid their dues in life by giving the best part of their lifes to us. It is time to give back to them. It is time to provide them with a place that is physically safe and up to code for the challenged so that they can “hang” around with likeminded people and spend their sunset years getting closer to God by learning new and true meanings of Bhakti and Seva. Yugal Kunj gives he older generation an amazing opportunity to be mentors to the younger generations. Now dadi ma’s pickle recipe will be shared and taught to the younger generation and will live forever after being passed down from one generation to the next. Soft delicate wrinkled hands will show inexperienced hands the art of knitting and crocheting, while the younger generation takes up the challenge of introducing Facebook and iTunes to the older generation. What a wonderful collaboration this will be!! Yugal Kunj will allow for all this and much more.

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