Kovai Chandra Educational and Cultural Centre (KCEC)
A CSR - Cultural and Spiritual Responsibility initiative by ISKCON Kovai.
A cultural and educational presentation for the respiritualization of humanity.
We are a community of spiritualists who strongly believe that spirituality is not a bunch of rituals or practices, but something which is deeply founded on education and culture. Our hope is to present, in the best possible and relevant ways and means, our glorious Indian culture for the respiritualization of the entire human society.
While religious harmony & thought are in question, stirring a strange apathy in the minds of people, KCEC hopes to be an oasis of peace and spirituality, integrating young & old from all religious quarters and walks of life. Ranging from a state of the art mueseum to a beautiful meditation hall to delicious karma-free eateries to beautiful gardens, we promise a unique special spiritual experience for anyone who visits the complex.
"Kovai Chandra", the "Moon of Kovai"
Cool, refreshing and soothing. A gift of His Divine Grace A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada to the people of Kovai, to soothe their minds and provide much needed spiritual and cultural succor. The Sri Sri Radha Krishna temple and community complex is a massive expanse of about 55,000 sq.ft area. Kovai Chandra is designed to be an offering of love and devotion from the wonderful, people of Kovai, to the moon like Supreme Personality of Godhead. Don't miss this once-in-a-life time opportunity to be part of history. The rest is all normal run-of-the-mill.
A stunning, unique Neo Dravidian design reflecting the rich ethos of Tamil history.
That apart,KCEC architecture is a very unique layout. Its a very positive architecture. If you look at it from the top, its a plus sign. It reflects the swastika symbol given in the Vedic literature. And within the Plus sign, there are five areas. The Four areas in them correspond to the 4 purusha-arthas given in the Vedic culture, namely, Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha. These 4 are the purusha arthas or the 4 principles of good living. The secret is there is a 5th purusha artha - which is prema, or love of God.The Architecure would depict all this. Please visit the Architecture section for more details.
One of the main aims of KCEC is to help people culturally arrive at spirituality through the education imparted in the complex. The centre with its museums and exhibits would carry the people through an experiential learning process.
The Educational centre of KCEC aims to provide a value-first education in contrast to skill-first education seen in the educational institutes. It aims to bridge in the yawning gap in the present educational system which hardly places importance on values.
Knowledge, skills and values is what people will get from here. That's one of the main things which this educational centre will offer....an education of culture, spirituality, and values and thus, helping people lead a better human life which is more holisitc and healthy. The methodology adopted would be an inside out approach. Read more...
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