Shree Krishna Mandir



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 Video - In and Around Shree Krishna Mandir
The Ashrama at Laitumkhrah, Shillong has been vested with a temple of beautiful marble idol of Bhagavan Shri Ramakrishna Dev which was consecrated in the year 1953 by the then President of the Ramakrishna Order, Swami Shankaranandaji Maharaj.

Significance of the temple
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Shillong Centre of Ramakrishna Mission has four campuses. The campus is a beautiful spot located atop a hill which consists of a small but attractive shrine, the adminstrative office, an exhibition cum sale section engaged in propagating Ramakrishna Vivekananda and Vedanta literature and a library named Vivekananda Library.

The second campus which houses a Students' Home is specially for tribal boys of the region, a small guest house and a medicine store for the mobile medical unit is just on the other side of the road. The Charitable Dispensary cum Polyclinic is being the third campus about 400 metres away from the Ashrama. It caters to about 500 poor and needy patients every day. Vivekananda Cultural Centre is the fourth campus in the Ramakrishna Mission Campus which is situated in the heart of the city and carries out several activities in its campus.
Time to visit
Shree Krishna Mandir
Every evening in the temple, prayer and arati are carried out which is very well attended by devotees in and around Shillong. Even discourses, lectures and special worships are held on occasions in the campus. Other than the birthday anniversaries of Sri Ramakrishna, Holy Mother Sarada Devi and Swami Vivekananda, other celebrations like Janmastami, Durga Puja, Kali Puja, Shivaratri, Christmas Eve are solemnly observed. On Ekadashi days, Ramanam Sankirtan is held and on all Sundays. Spiritual discourses are given which are attended by a large number of devotees.

Other places to visit

The Wards Lake is an important visiting place of Shillong. It is an artificial lake created with swirling walks around and full of fish. Feeding the fish from the bridges over the lake is a favorite pastime for the people visiting here. There are facilities of boating and refreshments available and around 17 kilometers ahead of Shillong by the Guwahati-Shillong Road, is the Umiam or Barapani Lake located which serves as another popular place for outings and weekend visits. Facilities for water sports are available at Umiam.

Shree Krishna Mandir
The State Museum depicts a glimpse of the heritage and lifestyle of the Khasis, the Butterfly Museum at Riatsamthiah and even the Botanical Garden are some of the other places worth a visit. The Golf Club can boast of the first 18-hole golf course in Asia. Lady Hydari Park and the Fruit Garden are two other places where tourists can while around.

The wettest places on earth the cold Cherrapunji and Mausynram are about 55 kms from Shillong. Some of the most spectacular sites to visit are the waterfalls of Meghalaya like Mawsmai, Kyndrem and Nohkalikai which are around Cherrapunjee or Sohra, as it is now known.

Travelling 65 kms from Shillong, one arrives at Nartiang, the summer capital of the Jaintia kings. A park of megaliths and a 500-year-old temple of Durga are the attractions.

How to reach the Temple

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Through Airways -the Shillong airport at Umroi connects to only Kolkata. Guwahati is the nearest major airport, which is nearly 100 km away from Shillong. Shillong can be reached by taxi car and the fare is about Rs 2000.

Guwahati Airport is well connected to many major cities in India, including Delhi, Agartala, Aizwal, Kolkata and Imphal. Delhi and Kolkata are the international airports which are close to Guwahati; both are nearly 1100 km from Guwahati. International travelers or devotees can connect to the city of Guwahati through Kolkata or Delhi.

Through Railways - the Nearest railhead to Shillong is Guwahati, which is at distance of 100 km away. Shillong can be reached by taxi car and the fare is about Rs 2000. The Paltan Bazaar Railway Station in Guwahati is a major railway junction on the North-East Frontier Railway. Guwahati is well connected with all the major railheads of India.

Through Roadways - the Shillong bus stand is located at the city center and regular bus services to Guwahati are available. The State Road Transport Public buses and the private tourist bus providers operate bus services from Shillong to the many cities in Meghalaya and the neighboring state. The bus stand is located in the heart of Shillong