In 1968, the New Vrindaban Community was founded in West Virginia to fulfill Prabhupada’s dream of an ideal society based on Krishna Consciousness, or love of God. Srila Prabhupada had a vision of “seven temples on the seven hills,” all obstacles seemed insignificant to his followers. By 1972, the community had expanded from 100 acres to 500 acres.
The New Vrindaban Holy Dham is set in the beautiful and peaceful Appalachian Mountains in the rural West Virginia Panhandle. This spiritual community has been a place of pilgrimage for many thousands of visitors each year.
In 1973 devotees decided to build a home for Srila Prabhupada, where he could write his books and enjoy the clean country air. Prabhupada’s Palace is not a memorial of mundane love. Its greatness cannot be understood in terms of marble, teak, silver or gold. Rather it is a work of devotion to Lord Krsna.