Thank you for kindly visiting
The Cyberspace of Mahanam Sampraday
and its Ashram and Temple
"Prabhu Jagatbandhu Ashram"
of Prabhu Jagadbandhusundar
at Swargadwar, Puri, Orissa, India


The following on-site pictures of Prabhu Jagadbandhu Ashram in Puri are provided in December 2001 by
Mr. Sukhendu Roychoudhury, Founder-Producer of "Sati Cultural Association" in Calcutta.
[Provides on-stage perfomances of religious dramas accross India on non-profit basis. Contact phone numbers in Calcutta (now named "Kolkata"): 475-1869/474-9823]



The following three pictures are taken and provided by Mr. and Mrs. Dipankar (Tukai) and Mita (Mili) Chanda of Lake View Park, Kolkata 700108 (Bon-Hooghli) in February 2002

All the pictures above are clickable to a bigger size.

“Prabhu Jagatbandhu Ashram” is located at Swargadwar, in Puri SriDham SriKshetra, right on the sandy shore of the Bay of Bengal to the left as one walks towards Jagannath Temple at a distance on the asphalted road on the right. Leaving behind the stretch of multi-storied hotels on the shore, one would enter the spacious, high-roofed shrine of Prabhu Jagadbandhusundar rather blindfolded. That is to say, one cannot miss Prabhu Jagadbandhu Ashram in Puri while taking a stroll on the paved road or the sandy beach of the Bay of Bengal with its endless expanse of blue water in the horizon and foamy waves near the shore. Behind the shrine and closer to the water of the Bay of Bengal on the sandy shore is located the kitchen and the low-roofed residence units of the Brahmacharis of the Ashram surrounded by a few leafy trees of optimal height.

Prabhu Jagadbandhu Ashram was founded by late Acharya SriSri Mahanambrata Brahmachariji.

One can enter the shrine by taking off the shoes in front of the shrine entrance door and go straight inside the shrine and look at the big picture of Bandhusundar near the end of the shrine or may seat peacefully and meditate or just maintain silence. Harinam Kirtan is performed every morning and evening with Aaroti. During seasonal festivities, special Sankirtan Utsavs are held to worship Bandhusundar.

To any devotee, pilgrim or wayside wanderer, Prabhu Jagadbandhu Ashram at Puri Swargadwar is a temple to practice silence and meditation, listen to Kirtans and watch Aaroti at specific times during early morning and late evening throughout the year.

In the holy city of Lord Jagannath, SriDham SriKshetra, where Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu disppeared into the Bay of Bengal in order to unite with Sri Radha in his mental ecstasy, Prabhu Jagadbandhu Ashram-Temple of Swargadwar stands in the midst of divine sobriety that reminds the devotees of Bandhusundar about yet another confluence of Brajalila, Gourlila and Mahaudhdharanlila as in Sri Vrindaban.