On building a temple of Sri Madhava one can attain the eternal
Vaikuntha-loka. One who offers a garden laden with fruits and flowers
will attain heavenly pleasures.
Just by starting the construction of a temple for Lord Krishna, sins
committed in seven births will be wiped out and one will deliver his
forefathers who are suffering in the hellish planets.
Whoever constructs, or helps to construct, a Vishnu temple will
protect eight generations of fathers, grandfathers and forefathers
from falling into hell.
Vishnu Dharmottara Purana:
A person who build a temple of Sri Vishnu will get the same results
as performing the Rajasuya Yajna and Ashvamedha Yajna.
O Best of the brahmanas, as many atoms are there in the temple so
built, for so many thousands of years will he be able to reside in the
Know the purpose of Your life
One cannot be happy simply with the gratification of the body and mind.
The spirit's needs must be fulfilled. Therefore, we have to engage in activities that will evoke divine consciousness. This is possible only by hearing and chanting the divine activities of the Supreme Lord Sri Krishna. Human life is simply awarded to a living entity so that he can realize his spiritual identity and his permanent source of happiness.
Srila Prabhupada imparted knowledge that enables us to advance in our understanding of God and become happy by our association with God.
“Temple means a shelter for spiritual education. People should come, they should learn what is spiritual life, what is God, what is my relationship with God.. That is a temple.” -Srila Prabhupada
And Srila Prabhupada wanted a centre in kanpur also. He said," We should certainly have a centre in Kanpur."
This was Srila Prabhupada's purpose when he went to America in 1965 at the age of 69. He formed his Society called the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) and within a short period of 12 years, he established 108 ISKCON temples around the world.
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