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ISKCON Temples

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada is the founder acharya of the hare krishna movement. Completed in 1998, this is a complex of temples. The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) was initially raised as a spiritual society in New York to Propagate the message of the Bhagwad Gita. It was founded by Swami Prabhupada. In India there are about 40 ISKCON temples. iskcon temples, iskon temple, iskcon temples in india,Iskcon Temple, Karnataka Contemplating the traditions of the ancient Vaishnava tradition, its philosophy and practice, these spiritual temples have left a mark on all mankind. Visiting these temples proves to be a pleasant and revealing experience.

ISKCON temples are dedicated to Lord Krishna and were built by the Hare-Rama Hare-Krishna cult followers. These complexes are elegantly built and are few of the largest temple complexes in India. There are beautiful paintings of Russian artists on the different past times of Radha Krishna, Sita, Ram, Laxman, Hanuman and Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Special programmes like Kirtan, Aarti, Pravachan and Prasadam are held every Sunday.

Famous ISKCON Temples In India :

* ISKCON Temple, Delhi
For many this is just a temple, for finding solace, peace and quiet. Sitting amongst Lord Krishna and his devotees with Hare Krishna chants going around is indeed an experience. But for those who are seeking more, there is so much to learn and see, than what meets the eye.

* ISKCON Temple, Bangalore, Karnataka
The ISKCON Temple was built recently by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. iskcon temples, iskon temple, iskcon temples in india,Iskcon Temple, Karnataka As you climb the granite steps you will encounter three small shrines before the main temple. The three idols of Lord Krishna in the main shrine are made of brass.

* ISKCON Temple, Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh
It is located within the premises of the Krishna-Baldev Temple in Vrindavan. Beautiful paintings depicting the life of Lord Krishna adorn the galleries leading to the main temple. ISKCON devotees from various parts of the world can be spotted manning the library or ISKCON book stalls and partaking in temple rituals.

* ISKCON Chandradoya Mandir, Mayapur, West Bengal
This is the international headquarters of ISKCON. Surrounded by: a Vedic city, the main Deities are Sri Radha Madhava. The Deities are larger than life-size. There are also eight Gopis, four on each side of Radha-Madhava. Also on the main altar is a small set of Radha-Krishna Deities. On the left altar are Deities of the "Pancha-Tattva-Advaita Acarya", Lord Nityananda, Lord Chaitanya, Gadadhara, and Srivasa Thakur. To the left of this altar is another altar with an impressive Deity of Lord Narasimha.

Iskcon Temple in Karnataka is a must see. Built on the theme of the Iskcon cult the temple is also called Sri Radha Krishna Chandra Temple. ISKCON stands for International Society for Krishna Consciousness. Worshippers throng the Iskcon Temple in Bangalore every day. This particular temple in Bangaluru was built to mark the birth centenary of Sri Prabhupada, founder of Iskcon. iskcon temples, iskon temple, iskcon temples in india,Iskcon Temple, Karnataka The seven-acre hillock on which Iskcon Temple is situated is also called the Hare Krishna Hill.

The striking feature of Iskcon Temple, Bangalore is its architecture. Built in Neo Classical style, this monument will grab the attention of every tourist. The splendor of the temple oozes out from its main shrine or Rajagopuram. The path leading to the main shrine is decorated with illuminated water jets and ornately designed arches. The temple is a standing testimony of sheer magnificence. Traditional and contemporary architectural traditions have been combined to create Iskcon Temple, Karnataka. There are four Gopurams inside the temple. All the four shrines are connected with glazed-glass canopy. The four gopurams are dedicated to Sri Krishna Balrama, Sri Nitai Gauranga, Sri Prahlada Narasimha and Sri Srinivasa Govinda respectively.

Beautiful idols of lord Krishna and Radha at Iskcon Temple, KarnatakaThe main shrine houses the beautiful idols of lord Krishna and Radha. The idols were consecrated in the year 1997. Most of these shrines are situated in the main hall that measures 10,000 sq feet. The ceiling of the hall flaunts famous paintings by Russian painters. Two ardent disciples of Lord Krishna-- Madhu Pandit Dasa and Jagat Chandra Dasa, designed the entire layout of Iskcon Temple, Bangalore. The huge building is further divided into sections and sub sections. The Iskcon Temple attracts about 10,000 to 15,000 followers every day. The superb structure of the temple is rightly complemented by the lush green gardens. The greenery and the serene atmosphere of Iskcon Temple make it one of the most sought after religious places in the garden city.

Janmastami is a festival that cannot be missed. This day is celebrated as the birthday of lord Krishna. From all over the globe numerous devotees come to Iskcon Temple, Bangalore to witness the celebrations. The open amphitheater within the temple complex is used for organizing concerts and festivals.

Several religious and social projects have been undertaken by Iskcon Temple from time to time. One of these religious projects is the one that which was launched in the year 2000. In order to promote world peace and harmony a religious program was started. It required one to chant the 1 billion names of Shri Krishna. A separate venue for the Harinama Mandapa or Nama Japa was arranged for. This lay ahead of the first temple, Prahlada Narasimha. Two sets of granite steps with each one comprising of 108 steps can be found here. According to the program a devotee can chant the `Hare Krishna Mahamantra` at each step. After chanting the `Mahamantra` for 108 times he can enter the Narsimha Temple.

The temple also launched another program in which bachelors between 19 and 29 years can participate. It was called the "Friends of Lord Krishna" or FOLK. This was undertaken to educate the young generation about the Vedic culture in Bangalore. This is done through classes, discussions and practical sessions on Vedic philosophy and lifestyle.

Akshay Patra, a feeding program is also popular in the Bangalore temple. To encourage and preserve the traditional art and craft of South India Iskcon Temple promotes the skilled artisans and craftsmen through their work. These products are displayed at "Dakshinakriti" or sculpture showroom.

Being located at the heart of Bangalore Iskcon temple, Karnataka, it is easily accessible to all.



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