Friends of Vrindavan

FoV has undertaken various community-based projects to realize its vision of a Vrindavan that is eco-friendly and sustainable. Successful partnerships with the local community and various national and international organizations and institutions have allowed us to increase the impact of these initiatives.

Friends of Vrindavan

It has been at the forefront of many struggles for conserving the pilgrimage town of Vrindavan, specially sanitation, restoring river Yamuna back to the ancient ghats, plantation, water harvesting and other heritage conservation measures.

Friends of Vrindavan

The projects run by Friends of Vrindavan benefitted the marginalized sections of the community and other vulnerable groups, by finding them the job opportunities, while serving the sacred land to maintain its sanctity.

Friends of Vrindavan

We are working vigorously to find effective solutions to keep Braj-Vrindavan’s essence alive for the future generations. FoV has facilitated community platforms for discussions and peaceful resolution of issues related to environmental conflicts.

FRIENDS OF VRINDAVAN

Friends of Vrindavan is an active sewa (service) NGO with fully accountable and transparent operations. A community enterprise initiative focusing on enviro-regeneration and care based on spiritual values which are deeply ingrained in the cultural traditions of Vrindavan.


Who are we

Friends of Vrindavan (FoV-India) was founded in 1997. Its founders felt that the ecological heritage of Braj, represented by the groves, Yamuna and the sacred Braj raj (dust) of Vrindavan is in great danger and desired to serve this sacred land by taking some concrete steps. FoV dedicates its services for the environment, with focus on conserving the ecological and cultural heritage of the Braj region focusing on Vrindavan. It mixes traditional methods and modern technology to sustain shared natural resources of Braj, the holy abode of the Divine Couple Sri Radha Krishna.

Vrindavan is literally losing its sacred ground to garbage, the ruthless cutting of trees and in their place a mindless concrete jungle is emerging. The infrastructure of the town cannot provide services to the vast numbers of pilgrims. There is an utmost need for preserving the swarupa(ambience) of this holy Dham. After 15 years of DhamSevaFoV has grown into a community enterprise, an enviro-regeneration and care based initiative, in tune with the spiritual values and the cultural traditions of Vrindavan.

Supported By

  • SRI CHAITANYA PREMA SAMSTHANA
  • UNDP-GEF Small Grants Programme
  • SIR RATAN TATA TRUST
  • GTZ-ASEM
  • TIMES FOUNDATION
  • THE YASHA BIRLA GROUP
  • INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR KRISHNA CONSCIOUSSNESS
  • AKSHAYA PATRA FOUNDATION
  • GOKUL CHAND BANGUR FOUNDATION, KOLKATA
  • DHANWANTARY SEVA FOUNDATION, KOLKATA
  • RAM CHARITABLE TRUST
  • MANORAMA DEVI MEMORIAL TRUST
  • MS LATA MANGESHKAR
  • HERO HONDA GROUP
  • JIVA INSTITUTE, VRINDAVAN