One of the special features of the King of Mungir was that he became a Vaishnava, even though his family had previously been devoted to worshiping Lord Siva. He also constructed a temple in honor of Sri Chaitanya, called the Prema Mandir, which is also situated in Mungir.

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Royal Genealogy

Raja Kamleshwari Prasad Singh had two sons Raja Shivanandan and Raja Raghunandan

 

Raja Shivanandan had two sons: Raja Devakinandan and Rajkumar Yadhunandan

 

Raja Devakinandandan Prasad Singh and Rani Ramavati Devi

 

Raja Devakinandan has one son: Rajkumar Sachinandan

 

Raja Sacinandana Prasada Singh had two sons , Rajkumar Ananta Prasada Singh and Rajkumar Krishna Prasada Singh.

 

Rajkumar Ananta Prashad Singh and His Brother

 

Raja Ananta Prashad Singh and his Family

 

Rani Anju Singh, Raja Ananta P. Singh, Raj Kumari Priti

 

Rani Anju Singh, Raja Ananta Prashad Singh, Raj Kumari Niti

 

Raj Kumar Ajit Singh (Raja)

 

Raja Ananta P. Singh, Raj Kumar Ajit Singh (Raja)

 

Ananta Prasada Singh, now known as Sripada BV Sadhu Maharaja, preserved the tradition of his grandfather's worship of Sri Sri Radha Mohan in Vrindavana, while simultaneously supporting his large family. The charitable tradition combined with the deep spiritual commitment to the worship of Radha Mohanji and the resulting development of higher consciousness turned Ananta Prasada Singh into a person who was living in two separate realities. After taking initiation from Radha Govinda dasa Babaji, together with his wife, he was sent by his Gurudeva to meet with Srila Prabhupada Bhaktivedanta Swami. Originally he was reluctant to go and asked his Gurudeva, "Why should I go to meet him. I've already got you. You are my guide." His Gurudeva told him that Srila Prabhupada was an incartnation of the mercy of Nityananda Prabhu and that he therefore should go and see him.

 

 

Raja Sir Raghunandan Prashad Singh

 

Our story focuses primarily on Raja Sir Raghunandana Prasada Singh, who became the ruler of this area during the British Raj, as an heir to his predecessor Raja Kamalesvari Prasada Singh, and was actually installed in full power during the British administration period in India.

One of the special features of the King of Munger was that he became a Vaishnava, even though his family had previously been devoted to worshiping Lord Siva.

He also constructed a temple in honor of Sri Chaitanya, called the Prema Mandir, which is also situated in Mungir. There is another temple the Raja had constructed in Jandaha. It is the Patita Pavana Temple.

His devotion to Lord Krishna was so strong that he and his wife spent more time chanting and hearing hari-katha, then they did running the governmental affairs.

The Maharaja was also very committed to translating Vaishnava literature from Bengali into the local Hindi language, to share the treasures of the teachings of Lord Chaitanya with all the local people under his care.

 

 

Raja Sir Raghunandan Prasad Singh, KT (knight) MLC Member of Legislative Council. Member of Indian Parliament

Raja Raghunandan with Rolls Royce atending the parliment at Delhi

Raja Sir Raghunandana Prasada Singh also organized pilgrimages. He would rent trains from the Indian railway to bring hundreds of citizens to Vrindavana for the Vraja Mandala parikrama. While in Vrindavana he secured land on the Mathura road to establish, acording to the royal tradition of those times, a beautiful temple, dharmsala and gosala for service to Vraja Mandala. The temple which he constructed at this place, is now divided by the Mathura road into Mungir Mandir and Chota-Mungir Mandir, they are situated before the Rama-Krishna hospital and the Jaipur mandir. Their lordships Sri Sri Radha Mohanji and their favorite accompanying gopis, Lalita, Vishakha, Citra and Campakalata were installed on a silver throne, surrounded by beautiful gardens of kadamba and tamal trees.

 

Royal Memories of the Family

Raja Raghunandana Prasada Singh was married by the wish of his father, but he did not have much inclination to family life. All he would do was chant the Holy Names all night.

His wife would do the same while sitting on the other side of the room. After many years of marriage there was no child, so his father gave him the order that he must produce an heir. Otherwise the family's royal lineage would be broken. The result was Rajkumar Sacinandana Prasada Singh.

At that time as India was undergoing great turmoil in the effort to gain independence, kings were left without income while still burdened with the duty to maintain the temples, schools, hospitals and public services. Great efforts were made to shift these social responsibilities to new governmental deparments.

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Activites
of the
Munger
Raj Family

 

Religious Trust

 

•  Sri Sri Radha Mohan Temple Trust Board, VRINDAVANA

•  Sacinandana Smriti Bhavan (Guest House), VRINDAVANA

•  Temple of Love, MUNGER

•  Sri Jagannatha Temple Trust, Kastharni Ghat, MUNGER

•  Patita Pavana Temple Trust, JAMDHA

•  Durga Sthan, Bekapur, MUNGIR

•  Kumar Sacinandana Durga Sthan, JAMDHA

•  Sri Sivanandana Nath Temple Trust Board, MUNGER

•  Mungir Raj Royal Award Program, VRINDAVANA

•  House Of Wisdom Restoration and Dham Seva, VRINDAVANA

•  Vaishnava Literature Publications

 

Educational Trust

 

•  Raja Devakinandana & Diamond Jubilee College, MUNGER

•  T.N.B. College, BHAGALPUR

•  Willar Sanat Hall, PATNA

•  Rani Saraswati Sanskrit School, MUNGER

•  Madle School, KAJRA

•  House Of Wisdom Educational Charity

 

Public Services

 

•  Townhall of Munger

•  Paying ward of Sadar Hospital, MUNGER

•  Kumar Market, MUNGER

•  Donated to Municipal Corporation (Raja Bazar)

•  Kastharni Ghat, MUNGER

•  Baua Ghat, Munger

•  Crematory Ghat, Munger

House Of Wisdom General Charity

 

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  Munger Related

» The Kingdom of Munger

» Munger Mandir Vrindavan

» The Renounciation of the King

» Bhakti Vedanta Sadhu Maharaj

» Vrindakunja

» Food for life

» Braj rakshak dal

» House of wisdom

» Nimai Educative Charity

» Dharma Fundation

» Hindu Gemeinde Berlin

 

 

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All those who want to make seva to Vraja Mandala and participate in the Mungir Raj Royal Award or who would like to stay in Mungir Mandir for Kartik, can contact us by e-mail or personal letter to:
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Munger Mandir
Mathura Road,
near Rama Krishna Mission
Vrindavan Mathura
U.P. 281121

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