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The Palace is the jewel of New Vrindaban, a curry-favoring utopia founded in the late 1960s by the followers of Hare Krishna. At first it was to be a simple residence for Krishna’s spiritual leader, Srila Prabhupada. But under the guidance of Keith Ham (a.k.a. Kirtanananda Swami) the humble house grew into a Palace fit for a raja, with crystal chandeliers, marble floors, stained glass windows, mirrored ceilings. Gold leaf and semi-precious stones accent its architectural flourishes. Surrounded by fountains, fragrant gardens, and a lily pond, it is utterly out of place on a back road in West Virginia.
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