Austin, TX (U.S.): JKP Barsana Dham

400 Barsana Road,
Austin, TX 78737 (U.S.A.)
Tel (512) 288-7180
Fax (512) 288-0447

In 1990, after a nationwide search, Austin was selected as the home for the U.S. center of Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat a 200-acre property was found in the Texas Hill Country. Bearing a striking resemblance to the holy district of Braj, India, the seasonal wildflower fields, naturally occurring Pecan groves, mature oak trees and a scenic stream made this property the perfect setting for the creation of Barsana Dham.
Founded by H.D. Swami Prakashanand Saraswati, Barsana Dham represents the manifested Grace of Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj, who Graced Barsana Dham with two extended visits in 2005 and 2007.

Since 1995 Barsana Dham has been a place of pilgrimage for Hindus living in the Western Hemisphere. Some
of the most important holy places of Braj, are represented throughout the 200-acre ashram. Shree Swamiji personally envisioned and designed every aspect of the ashram, grounds and temple.
All the main Hindu festivals are celebrated in Barsana Dham with enthusiasm and devotion. Guests often remark that they have never experienced more joyous and spiritually meaningful celebrations anywhere else in the world. In addition, special lecture series, holiday weekend programs, daily satsang, special devotional programs, and educational camps are held year round, making Barsana Dham an important resource for Hindu culture, history and religion.

The ashram at Barsana Dham accommodates up to 250 guests, allowing families to stay for extended visits in the devotionally rich atmosphere but thousands come to take part in joyous celebrations such as Holi, Janmashtmi and Divali.

H.D. Swami Prakashanand Saraswati
pyari aama ki jay