Srila Prabhupada instructed his disciples and followers to develop New Vrindaban as a replica (expansion) of Vrindavan Dham. He specifically desired that we construct replicas of the seven major temples of Vrindavan. Sri Sri Radha Gopinath Mandir at Govardhan is the first of the seven temples.
His intention is for not just a physical copy, but a place infused with the Brijabasi Spirit (the confidential mellows of Vraja) where selfless loving relationships prevail and our consciousness is transformed into the mood of Vrindavan.
Srila Prabhuapda’s letter to Hayagriva, dated 18 November 1968:
New Vrindaban should be taken up very seriously because actually I want to develop a replica of Old Vrindaban. I have got ambition to construct there 7 temples as follows:
Radha Madan Mohan