Temple History and Milestones
Temple Location and Land Acquisition
In the phase-wise building of the Radha Krishna temple, an important milestone was reached May 2017 when JKYog acquired a 5-acre wooded plot in Apex, Chatham county. Subsequently, in June 2017, the adjacent 5-acre plot was also acquired for the project. It is a beautiful location, minutes from NC 751 and less than 10 minutes from NC 55, RTP. The plot situated in a picturesque wooded setting adjacent to the Center for Human Excellence provides a perfect serene backdrop to build a temple for our eternal Lords Radha and Krishna.
Temple Construction Plan – Phase-wise development
The temple construction will be done in stages. In the first phase, the divine leela places of Braj will be replicated on the land, to create the feel of the groves of Braj and Vrindavan. A small temple will also be built to begin worship services on the property. Subsequently, the grand main temple will be constructed in the style of the Dwarkadhish temple of Gujarat.
Temple Vision and Mission
This magnificent abode of Radha Krishna will not just enhance our devotion, but also enrich us with Vedic teachings and culture. Through spiritual activities such as discourses, satsangs, chantings, performing pujas and havans, yoga and meditation, and celebrating festivals and other so many more community offerings and sessions related to health and wellness the temple will serve the community.
The temple is envisioned to provide a relaxing rejuvenating environment for the family to nourish our body, minds and soul. Your very own joyful destination! The temple will be built with the generous support of the community.
Shilaropan Ceremony – September 25, 2017
A Shilaropan ceremony was conducted laying the first shila (stone) for the Govardhan Hill on the beautiful temple property. Chanting and singing bhajans, devotees with deep reverence followed by laying their shilas to lay the foundation for creating Govardhan Hill as the first leela place of Braj on the temple site.
Temple Opening Ceremony – April 29, 2018
Currently Phase I plans are underway to inaugurate the temporary temple on April 29th. Preparations are ongoing to have parking, lighting and signage and other items in place for Shree Radha Krishna to move into their new home.
Main Temple Plans
Plans are underway for building the main temple to be constructed in in the style of the Dwarkadhish temple of Gujarat. This will be completed in three planned phases.
Center for Human Excellence
The Center for Human Excellence, housed in the same facility as the temple has been set up to serve the community by promoting holistic health at the physical, mental, and spiritual levels. It is set up to promote health and wellness and build a stronger community in this welcoming environment. It provides a place where anyone can organize and conduct classes, workshops, seminars, and retreats in the fields of yoga, meditation, spirituality, and alternative medicine.
Street Name Address – 23 Radhika Way, Apex NC 27523
With Radharani’s grace the county has approved our own beautiful street address
23 Radhika Way. The county will soon put up the new road signs on the property and at other critical places on streets leading to the temple.
Radha Krishna Temple of NC is pleased to announce commencement of selected services, beginning April 29 after the Temple Opening Ceremony.