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Palace of Gold, Moundsville

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Religious Site · Architectural Building
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Overlooking the Appalachian hills and valleys, Prabhupada's Palace of Gold is reminiscent of an Indian kingdom.

Enjoy leisurely walks through our award winning gardens or sit by the lotus pond and enjoy a smoothie.

Inside, see sunlight colors through thirty-one stained glass windows reflected in crystal chandeliers and mirrored ceilings. Walk upon intricate marble floors and inlaid walls. Fifty-two varieties of marble and onyx imported from Europe, Asia and Africa.

In the Grand Hall hangs a giant French chandelier over 150 years old. Murals depicting ancient Indian classics are painted on the ceiling in the tradition of Renaissance masters. Walls and pillars are accented with semi-precious stones and pure gold. Under the thirty-ton main dome is a 4200 piece crystal ceiling.

Four royal peacock windows display more than 1,500 pieces of hand-crafted stained glass. Peacock and lotus motifs pervade the Palace, etched into numerous windows and carved into doors. Peacocks are traditionally associated with Royalty and Lord Krishna, who wears a peacock feather in His hair.

Prabhupada's Palace of Gold is worth the trip to WV, and we look forward to seeing you soon!
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  • Really interesting place! The intricate tile work, embroidery, and wood work is a sight to see. The palace is currently under construction, which was a bit disappointing, but the ambiance indoors was....  more
    Really interesting place! The intricate tile work, embroidery, and wood work is a sight to see. The palace is currently under construction, which was a bit disappointing, but the ambiance indoors was....  more »
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  • I have so far gone twice. Once in 2019 and again in 2021. The plan is to go this Summer of 2020 because it is spiritually nourishing to go. It would be a delight to be able to host gatherings there to continue to spread the many messages of soul nourishment. I can say that my soul longs to be there every year without a doubt. But just as it is sacred it is also in need of volunteers/donations for it to continue to stand as it once did. A goal of mine is to do so this year. The Palace of Gold is a sacred place and I encourage anyone who sees this review to go and visit. The history it holds and the people there are very welcoming as well. Recommend active wear if you will be active but if you are going with intent to take pictures in this beautiful palace then I’d recommend to wear comfortable shoes!
  • Probably the most beautiful place I have ever seen. It costs $14 for a guided tour but you are allowed to wonder around and take pictures for free. The gift shop was super cheap surprisingly and it had beautiful trinkets

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