Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat (JKP) is an international, non-profit, spiritual, educational and charitable organization founded in 1970 by the 5th original Jagadguru of this age, Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj, to spread the philosophy of attainment of Supreme Bliss as given in the Sanatam Dharm.
Centers of JKP
JKP has established four main centers in India and one in USA, namely, Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat - Bhakti Dham in Mangarh, Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat - Rangeeli Mahal in Barsana, Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat - Shyama Shyam Dham in Vrindavan, Golok Dham in Delhi and Radha Madhav Dham in USA. These ashrams are fully engaged in serving the public both socially and spiritually. In addition to these five centers, there are other local centres and affiliates all over the world that endeavour to spread the mission of JKP. Visit here for more details about JKP centers.
JKP is involved in a series of philanthropic activities for the betterment of society. It has established three 100% free charitable hospitals in rural villages of north India, namely - Jagadguru Kripalu Chikitsalaya - Bhakti Dham in Mangarh village of Pratapgarh district in UP, Jagadguru Kripalu Chikitsalaya - Rangeeli Mahal in Barsana village of Mathura district in UP and Jagadguru Kripalu Chikitsalaya - Shyama Shyam Dham in the holy land of Vrindavan in Mathura district of UP. Hundreds of poor villagers are given medical treatment and medicine daily free of cost in these hospitals. They are equipped with the latest medical facilities, such as modern X-Ray systems, Ultrasound machines, blood analysers, ECG machines, Auto-Refractometers, etc. The doctors in these hospitals are volunteers who consider serving in these hospitals their privilege.
Along with spiritual education, JKP is committed to the upliftment of women in rural India through secular education. In this regard, it has established JKP Education, a charitable educational institution for girls, which provides 100% free education to all its students. The institution offers quality secular education at 3-levels:
Kripalu Mahila Mahavidyalay, an undergraduate and postgraduate institution with approximately 2000 students, and offering Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Education, Master of Arts and Master of Science degrees.
Kripalu Balika Intermediate College, a middle and high school, operating classes from 6 to 12 with approximately 1200 students
Kripalu Balika Primary School, operating classes from LKG to 5 with approximately 800 students.
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Other Philanthropic Activities of JKP
Some of the other philanthropic activities of JKP include distribution of clothes, food, blankets, utensils and other necessities of daily life to the poor, distribution of hand driven tri-cycles to the physically handicapped and raise funds for contributing to the National Relief Programs at times of natural calamities such as earthquake, tsunami, cyclones and floods.
Monuments built by JKP
JKP Bhakti Dham has constructed a beautiful temple called Bhakti Mandir in Mangarh which inspires devotion in every visitor's heart. As you enter Bhakti Dham and travel down the road, Bhakti Mandir appears before you like a mystical divine charm. While reminding future generations of the greatness of this divine place, it will also provide inspiration for devotion and divine knowledge for thousands of years to come.
Standing 108 feet tall and built with pink sandstone, white marble and black granite – a world class, artistically designed and hand crafted stone structure spread over approximately 60,000 sq. ft. to portray the divine pasttimes of Shri Radha Krishna and Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj. The beautiful life sized deities of Shri Radha Krishna incorporates divine pleasure and attraction of Shri Radha Krishna and forcibly attracts the mind. Delicately carved deities of the Ashta Mahasakhis (the eight eternal and closest friends of Radha Rani), encircle the main hall. Equally beautiful life sized deities of Shri Sita Ram have been established on the first floor. The two side wings of the temple display depictions of Shri Radha Krishna leela and important events from Shri Maharaj Ji's life. Bhakti Mandir spreads the philosophy of practicing pure and perfect devotion to purify the mind. Click here for more info on Bhakti Mandir.
An even more majestic structure called Prem Mandir has been constructed in Vrindavan by JKP Shyama Shyam Dham. This monument is an elaborately carved, white marble wonder. Each stone of the temple has been hand carved by the hundreds of temple artisans, who worked on this project for eleven years. Its intricate beauty is enhanced by the 80 panels that encircle the temple depicting scenes of Radha Krishna leelas as described in the Bhagwatam. Two main shrines depict beautiful life sized deities of Radha Krishna and Sita Ram. This devotional centre will serve all who come in search of God's love, through spiritual knowledge and the practical experience of devotion. Surrounded by beautiful gardens and fountains, the temple complex also has educational exhibits to enlighten visitors with the eternal knowledge of our scriptures. Click here for more info on Prem Mandir
A third temple called Kirti Mandir is under construction in Barsana. The temple will be a unique in its class as it will be the only temple in the world depicting Shri Radha Rani in Her childhood form cradled in the arms of mother Kirti. This temple will also feature a life-size deity of Shri Radha Rani, the only one of its kind in Braj. The sandstone temple is being hand carved on site by a large number of temple artisans living at the ashram. The temple will also feature white marble carvings and black granite columns. Click here for more info on Kirti Mandir