In the hilly region of Ardennes Belgium you can find a beautiful temple Radhadesh. This is exactly not a temple but a fairy tale castle. Lord Radha-Krishna is worshiped in this castle. The castle was built at around 11th century and was bought by ISKON in the year 1979.
The main mission of ISKON includes,
- Spreading and educating spiritual knowledge to achieve unity and peace in the world.
- Spreading consciousness of Lord Krishna and the great scriptures of India The Bhagavad-gita
- Spreading knowledge of reincarnation of soul, humanity and love. Together with the preaching, the organization is also dedicated in writing and distributing books, magazines and other writing.
The most interesting part of the temple is that, they have initiated an education, the only Hindu Vaishnav university in Belgium, Bhaktivedanta College. The college offers interesting online courses also.
We visited the place by Car. The temple also offers a wonderful service of picking you up from the railway station and dropping to temple by car. All necessary information for pick up is found in their website. We parked the car in free car parking area just in front of a small playground, at the entrance gate.
This is the castle, where Lord is worshiped.
Colorful clothes on God in every special occasion.
There is a vegetarian Indian restaurant and cafeteria, just next to the temple. The restaurant offers delicious home made food and desserts, with very peaceful ambiance. Attached to the restaurant is an Indian boutique. It offers most of the Indian products like, Indian textiles, jewelry, musical instruments, books etc.,
p.c: Radhadesh website
It is a very beautiful place amidst the forest. You don’t have to be a follower of ISKON to visit this place. You can offer prayers to Lord, have delicious Indian food, buy sovereigns in Indian boutique and relax in the guest house. The rooms offer comfortable accommodations for affordable prices.