Sacred Valley

Madhuri Kunj Ashram is located in the village of Karmazinai, Lithuania. Surrounded by ancient oak forests, the ashram rests next to the holy Lithuanian rivers Neris and Dūkšta. 

For thousands of years, Lithuanians have gathered in the valley of Karmazinai to offer prayers and fire sacrifices to their ancient Gods. Today the worship continues as the most sacred presiding deity of Sri Radha together with her beloved Sri Krsna has settled in Madhuri Kunj Ashram.

Daily devotees offer pooja, a sacred ritual of worship, and perform other devotional services.

Madhuri Kunj Temple

Madhuri Kunj is a residential ashram, where devotees live full time, while others visit on weekly basis. Daily we gather to meditate, chant mantras, and read sacred texts. The program begins at 5:00 AM with sacred prayers and deities’ worship rituals. Afterward, everyone engages in different services such as preparation of prasadam, book translation, cow seva, and other household activities. Daily we gather for classes on various spiritual subjects, followed by evening maha-mantra kirtan

 

Full Ashram Timetable

05:45 Morning prayers and bhajans (online)

06:30 Mangala arati (online)

07:00 Sringar seva – deity dressing

08:00 Bhoga offering

08:30 Guru puja

08:45 Prasadam distribution

09:00 Services 

11:00 Yagya*

12:30 Noon arati

13:00 Bhoga offering

13:30 Prasadam distribution

14:00 Services

17:30 Kirtan

18:00 Evening arati & kirtan (online)

18:30 Bhoga offering

19:00 Hari-katha (online)*

20:00 Prasadam distribution

*exact time may change from time to time

OUR WORSHIPFUL DEITIES

Seva Kunj

Sri Radha Shyamasundar & Eight Gopis 

From left: Sri Rati Manjari, Sri Citra Devi, Sri Vinoda Manjari, Sri Campakalata Devi, Sri Krshna, Sri Radha, Sri Visaka Sakhi, Sri Nilima Manjari, Sri Lalita Sakhi, Sri Rupa Manjari.

Sri Pancha Tattva

From left: Sri Advaita Acarya, Sri Nityananda Prabhu, Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu, Sri Gadadhara Pandita, Sri Srivasa Thakura.

Sri Jagannath, Baladeva, Subhadra, Sudarshana Cakra

Sri Gopeshwar Mahadev

Our Community

Madhuri Kunj is a community, practicing love consciousness. At the moment, we are around 50 people of different ages. Every week we gather for spiritual programs, where we engage in different activities like singing, dancing and learning from ancient scriptures. On special occasions we have open programs, where we celebrate and make a feast for everyone who wants to join us. 

Our community lives according to the ahimsa principle, which is a principle of non-violence. We follow a vegetarian diet, producing local vegetables, herbs, and fruits. We seek to live a sustainable life in harmony with nature. Upholding the Vedic tradition of respecting all forms of life, we continue to work steadily towards setting up a cow care facility. Currently, we are raising two cows that are considered the most sacred animal in Vedic culture.  

 

Polaroid 

Madhuri Kunj is a community, practicing love consciousness. At the moment, we are around 50 people of different ages. Every week we gather for spiritual programs, where we engage in different activities like singing, dancing and learning from ancient scriptures. On special occasions we have open programs, where we celebrate and make a feast for everyone who wants to join us. 

Our community lives according to the ahimsa principle, which is a principle of non-violence. We follow a vegetarian diet, producing local vegetables, herbs, and fruits. We seek to live a sustainable life in harmony with nature. Upholding the Vedic tradition of respecting all forms of life, we continue to work steadily towards setting up a cow care facility. Currently, we are raising two cows that are considered the most sacred animal in Vedic culture.