The Krishna Island is on a lake in county Fermanagh of Northern Ireland, about 2 hours drive from Belfast / Dublin. On the Island the only house is of Hare Krishna, which has been open to devotees and visitors for the last 30 years. It has been a spiritual and cultural hub for all visitors including devotees and Indian community. Every time you visit the temple, you will feel welcomed and rejuvenated. The serene and iconic location on an island on the lake amongst the natural surrounding makes it special too.
Temple has had its ups and downs. No matter what, despite harsh weather, lack of resources, and remote location, it has stood tall to serve its visitors, and Deity worship has been performed every day by a resident Poojaari. Years of lack of maintenance due to paucity of funds have led to deteriorating situation in the 170 year old building. Temple, therefore has a long term development plan of 'Govindadwipa New Development'.
Thanks to kind and generous donation from a lot of you, we completed critically needed heating upgrade of the temple. Now pujaaris (priests) can stay in the temple, perform deity worship, prepare prashadam and keep it functioning.
For phase two of temple’s revival, the temple needs to be made properly habitable so that visitors and devotees can stay and meditate in this serene and blissful location. For that temple urgently needs £30,000 by the end of 2019 to get the following work completed.
- Renovation of septic tank, toilet and laundry facilities - estimated cost £10,000
- Make guests rooms inhabitable and comply with all safety regulations - estimated cost £10,000. Guest rooms will be used to provide a place to stay and to teach Vedic wisdom to Irish and British members of the general public who had little to no previous contact with shastra and the culture that goes with it.
- Resurrect resident cows shelter i.e. a new Barn - estimated cost £10,000. When cows are cared for, everything becomes auspicious and Krsna is pleased
For further details, please click here to watch a short video of the temple and current condition.
Therefore, we urge you to donate as much as you would like and provide support for this worthy cause.