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Autumn at New Vrindaban

Autumn colors at New Vrindaban, Wheeling, West Virginia

Autumn Colors At New Vrindaban, Wheeling, West Virginia
Photo by Vijay Singari

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Posted by Indira©Copyrighted in Zen (Personal) (Saturday November 12, 2005 at 10:43 am- permalink)
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  1. I have been to this place so many times. But it was never as beautiful as your picture. Can I ask you when you took this picture? I would also like to go to see the fall colors if not too many leaves have fallen already.

    Comment by mika — November 12, 2005 @ 11:10 am

  2. Don’t you love this place,Mika. So calm and peaceful. It’s a hidden gem, in my view.
    The picture was taken last fall. This year, we missed fall visit to this place. Vijay is quite busy at work nowadays.

    Comment by Indira — November 12, 2005 @ 12:28 pm

  3. I have never been there, but have always wanted to go. I grew up in West Virginia, so I am quite fond of its natural beauty–which is why, while I live in Ohio, I live in the Appalachian part of Ohio that looks very like the hills and valleys of West Virginia.

    I guess I am a hill-woman, bred and born.

    Comment by Barbara — November 12, 2005 @ 12:52 pm

  4. You must visit this place, Barbara. It’s not that far from Columbus, I think. 2 hours drive perhaps. Perfect place for a day trip.They also serve free full meal(Indian) on weekends to the visitors between 12 and 1’o clock. Papad, bajjis, a sweet.. everthing.
    The people there, really are preserving the spirit and nature of that place even with all the financial difficulties they are now facing.

    We spent our first winter acutally in Brigeport-Clarksburg near Morgantown area, Barbara. We were there for about 4 months. At that time, we felt really spooky(because of ghostlike trees without leaves, frequent snow storms etc.,), living there alone. We were there at the wrong time. Summer & autumn are really the best seasons to visit WV.

    Comment by Indira — November 12, 2005 @ 1:16 pm

  5. Excuse my ignorance but what kind of place is this? Sounds interesting and looks beautiful!

    Comment by Ilva — November 12, 2005 @ 2:58 pm

  6. Ohh this place is overwhelming. Wish I was there to see this beauty. It is breath taking. I like to see the fall colors near the water. I wanted to see this for a long time, but in cali there isnt much places to see the fallcolor apart from the streets, and few areas. Aamzing Pic Indira.

    Comment by Priya — November 12, 2005 @ 3:08 pm

  7.’s a Radha Krishna temple with beautiful scenery, cottages,lakes and everything in almost 10,000 acres of mountains. A kind of meditative place for most of Hindu/Indian people, here in US and Canada. Check out the link for more details about this place. Thanks!

    Priya.. thanks!

    Comment by Indira — November 12, 2005 @ 8:07 pm

  8. This picture is absolutely beautiful! “New Vrindaban” looks so peaceful and the trees have an incredible color…

    Comment by Rosa — November 12, 2005 @ 9:19 pm

  9. Perhaps Zak and Morganna and I will go sometime–Krishna is very inspirational to Zak.

    Clarksburg/Morgantown–I have been there many times, but I was born farther south, in the south-central part of the state.

    In the winter, when it is grey and the trees are bare, and the mist rises from the hollows onto the hills–it does look ghostly. There is a quiet beauty to it–but it is somewhat sad and not a little sinister. Even when the snow blankets the frozen ground in sparkling robes of purest white and ice glazes each iron-colored stone and withered branch in shimmering crystal, there beauty is merciless and hard, unyielding and bitter. There is nothing soft to the loveliness of winter–it is all ice and bone, iron and stone.

    The hills of my home are full of sunlight, but also shadow, Indira. There is much of beauty, but also sorrow and pain.

    Me–I love the spring and fall best. I like to watch the hills awaken in the springtime–a mist of green sprouts begins to clothe the naked branches, and redbud blossoms come in sparks of violet and pink. Dogwood bursts forth in showers of white bloom and the hills come to life in a cacophony of birdsong and laughing water.

    On the forest floor, the filtered sunlight brings forth carpets of wildflowers in forms and colors of dizzying array, and Nature dresses herself in raiments beyond human reckoning of beauty.

    And in the fall–the varigated greens yield to the fiery heart of autumn, and the leaves paint themselves in the colors of flame. Sometimes in that season, flame takes the forests–started by a careless hand or by lightning, and smoke wreathes the hills as wildfires tear through the hills–devouring the leaves whose colors mimic conflagration in a merciless onslaught.

    Mostly, though, autumm is a time of harvest and mist, when flocks of birds gather and fly, when the first hint of ice nips in the air and the scent of dried leaves and damp earth fill the heart with memories of the land’s summery fecund glory.

    I am a harvest-born child of that red-clay soil and those undulating hills and I think that though I may wander far and wide–I am never so happy as I am when I can walk upon the mountains of my birth, beneath a sky bounded by trees and crowned by mist and cloud.

    I am very happy and proud that there is a temple to Radha and Krishna there. It is a fitting place for them.

    Comment by Barbara — November 13, 2005 @ 12:19 am

  10. Indira !
    I call your picture : ‘ Garden Of Eden ‘- wonderful!
    Thank you 😉

    Comment by Chanit — November 14, 2005 @ 1:07 am

  11. Just dropped in here from Tilo’s.

    I’ve been here a couple of times, I studied in WV. Only problem was driving through the hilly Rt80 and 250 to get to this place. The walk from where we park to the temple is good. I think the lake is to the left side of that walkway?


    Comment by narayanan — November 16, 2005 @ 11:02 am

  12. Hare Krishna Everyone, I am the webmaster of the New Vrindaban Community, the beautiful place about which you all are talking about.

    I am very glad to know that you people liked this place. This is a breath taking site of New Vrindaban Community – The land of Krishna, place of pilgrimage to all the Hindus around the world build on the ideas and teachings of Srila Prabhupada – the founder of ISKCON.

    Visit the website for more details.

    The summer and the fall is the best time to visit this place. There are facilities of Lodging and boarding, food etc.

    5 mins away from main temple is the famous Palace of Gold – The Taj Mahal of America, built in the memory of Srila Prabhupada.

    I welcome all of you to come and visit this place and take a plunge in to the spiritual Renaissance…

    Please let us know how we can serve you…


    Shyam Pandey
    New Vrindaban

    Comment by Shyam Pandey — November 26, 2005 @ 7:24 am

  13. I live there, it is very fun. We have over 2,000 acres and 100 cows and a whole bunch of amasing nature trails, If anyone would like me to show them arround I could, I have herded the cows at this place for nearly 5 years

    Comment by Jagganath dasa — January 10, 2006 @ 9:55 pm

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