Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat (JKP), previously known as Sadhna Bhawan Trust, is an international, non-profit, spiritual, educational and charitable organization founded in 1970 by the reformer, 5th original Jagadguru of this age,, Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj, so that He can have a firm and stable establishment of His mission in the world.
JKP has established four main Trusts namely Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat (Bhakti Dham), Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat (Rangeeli Mahal), Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat (Shyama Shyam Dham) which are all non profit, public religious charitable trusts, registered under Section 12 (A) of the Income Tax Act in India. In addition, there are centres and affiliates all over the world that endeavour to spread the knowledge and mission of JKP.
The Trust is involved in an array of philanthropic activities for the betterment of society. Some of the social activities of the JKP include helping poor people monetarily and non-monetarily, distribution of hand driven tri-cycles to the physically handicapped, clothes, food, blankets, utensils & other necessities to the poor, widows etc. The Trust has also actively helped raise funds for contributing in National Relief Programs at times of Natural Calamities (Earthquake, Tsunami, Cyclones and Floods, etc).
JKP has also established various free-for-all charitable hospitals in rural villages of North India namely - Jagadguru Kripalu Chikitsalaya (Bhakti Dham), the first fully charitable hospital in Mangarh village (Pratapgarh District, UP) and Jagadguru Kripalu Chikitsalaya (Rangeeli Mahal) in Barsana Village (Mathura District, UP). A massive charitable hospital - Jagadguru Kripalu Chikitsalaya (Shyama Shyam Dham) is under construction in the holy land of Vrindavan Village (Mathura District, UP). Hundreds of poor villagers, daily, are given medical consultancy and medicines free of cost in these hospitals. They are fully equipped with the latest medical facilities, such as Ultra Modern X-Ray Systems, Ultra Sound Machines, Blood Analyzers, ECG's, Auto-Refractometers, etc.
Jagadguru Kripalu Chikitsalaya (JKC) is dedicated to raise the health status of the surrounding deprived community by providing personalized quality health care with compassion.
Apart from above “Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat - Bhakti Dham” has constructed & established “Bhakti Mandir”, standing 108 feet tall and built with pink sandstone, white marble and black granite, – a world class, artistically designed and hand crafted stone structure spread across approximately over 60,000/- Sq. Ft. to encapsulate the divine past-times of Shree Radha Krishna and Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj. The beautiful life sized Deities of Shree Radha Krishna incorporates divine pleasure and attraction of Shree Radha Krishna and forcibly attracts the mind. Delicately carved Deities of the Ashta Mahasakhis (8 eternal and closest friends of Radha Rani), personally established by Shree Maharaj Ji encircle the main hall. Equally beautiful life sized Deities of Shree Sita Ram have been established on the first floor. For further devotional inspiration, two side wings display depiction of Shree Radha Krishna leela and important events from Shree Maharaj Ji's life. Bhakti Mandir spreads the philosophy of practicing pure & perfect devotion to purify the mind so as to have constant absorption of it in Shree Radha Krishna & Their Pastimes. Furthermore, it helps devoid the mind from all worldly desires & the desire of liberation, and to have the only ultimate desire of attaining divine love.
An even more majestic structure called “Prem Mandir” has been constructed in Vrindavan by “Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat – Shyama Shyam Dham”. This monument to God’s Love is an elaborately carved, white marble wonder. Each stone of the temple has been hand carved by the hundreds of temple artisans, who have been working on this project for eleven years. Its intricate beauty is enhanced by 80 panels that encircle the Temple depicting scenes of Radha Krishna leelas as described in the Bhagwatam. Two main shrines depict beautiful life sized deities of Radha Krishna and Sita Ram. The monuments depict the glory and past times of Radha Krishna with the various exhibits setup in them. This devotional centre will serve all who come in search of God's love, through knowledge and the practical experience of devotion. Surrounded by beautiful gardens and fountains, the temple complex will also have educational exhibits to enlighten visitors with the eternal knowledge of our scriptures. They will spread the message of the True Religion and Culture of India.
“Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat – Rangeeli Mahal” is coming up with a divine temple called “Kirti Mandir”, a temple of Raseshwari Shree Radha Rani’s mother Kirti Maiya in the divine abode Barsana Dham. It will be a unique structure as it will be the only temple in the world depicting Shree Radha Rani in Her childhood form cradled in the arms of her divine mother spreading the glory of Radha Rani and her mother. The amazing temple will also feature a life-size deity of Shree Radha Rani, the only one of its kind in Braj. The sandstone temple is being hand carved on site by the large number of temple artisans living at the ashram. The temple also will feature white marble carvings, and black granite columns.
Along with spiritual education, Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj also places importance on regular secular education. Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat (JKP) has established Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat Education a charitable education institution for girls in Kunda, Pratapgarh which provides 100% Free Education to all students. The institution offers quality secular education opportunities at 3-levels:
Kripalu Mahila Mahavidyalay, an undergraduate and postgraduate institution with approximately 700 students, and offering Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Education, Master of Arts and Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications;
Kripalu Balika Intermediate College, a middle and high school, operating from classes 6 to 12 with approximately 700 students and;
Kripalu Balika Primary School, operating from LKG to Class 5 with approximately 700 students.
JKP Education is an Institution of excellence and a guiding force in the field of educational upliftment for not only the under privileged and deprived poor girls living in the region. but also in the surrounding communities. In addition to receiving free education, students receive free uniforms, including free distribution of bicycles to those students who travel long distances. Apart from these, free distribution of school-related necessities such as School Bags, Stationeries, Lunch Boxes, Raincoats, Umbrellas, Caps, etc are also distributed to all students from time to time with an aim of removing any obstacle to the girl's education that is likely to be induced by poverty.
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