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ISKCON Temple, Delhi


Delhi Iskcon Temple

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The ISKCON temple, also popular as Sri Sri Radha Parthasarathi Mandir, is devoted to the worship of Lord Krishna and Radharani. The temple houses the idols of Sri Sri Radha Parthasarathi, Sita Rama Laxman Hanuman and Sri Sri Gaura Nitai.

The temple is located in the East Kailash region of the capital on the hilltop of Hare Krishna Hills. The temple has been an outcome of the popular 'Hare Krishna' movement. It was constructed in 1993 by Achyut Kanvinde and inaugurated in the year of 1998 by Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the former Prime Minister of India on the occasion of Sri Ram Navami.

The temple is a significant structure, with 90-foot-high 'shikharas'. The walls of the temple have been decorated with the works of artists from Russia. The paintings portray different scenes from the lives of deities like Lord Krishan and Radha, and Lord Ram and Sita. The lessons from religious epics of the Hindu religion are demonstrated to attract more visitors to the holy place.

The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) follows strict line of worship in the Vaishnava tradition, in order to provide a dedicated service to the Lord at the temple. Twenty four priests are assigned the task of carrying out essential prayers and services. The deities are dressed twice a day. The daily routine includes six aartis offered to the deities, namely Mangala Aarti, Darshan Aarti, Raj Bhog Aarti, Usthapana Aarti, Sandhya Aarti, and Shyana Aarti. The devotees are offered 'bhoga ka prasad' after the prayers to the deities are completed.

The temple echoes with the sounds of the devotees enchanting the Maha Mantra:

Hare Ram Hare Ram
Ram Ram Hare Hare
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna
Krishna Krishna Hare Hare


The Museum of Vedic Culture

The museum inside the complex of the temple is well equipped with tools of modern technology for spreading the knowledge about the Vedic culture among the followers. It also showcases some sculptures of the gods and goddesses in bronze. The ISKCON Vedic Expo will also interest devotees.

Bhagvadgita Animatronics Robot Show

The temple organises a special Animatronics Robot Show in which clay robots narrate the teachings of the Bhagavadgita.

Ramayana Art Gallery

The significant scenes from the epic Ramayana are demonstrated using multimedia presentations and light-and-sound effects.

The Vedic Centre for Performing Arts

The complex has an open-air amphitheatre where performers from the world over come to present their skills, illustrating scenes from the great epics of Hinduism.

Timings

The temple can be visited all seven days of the week between 4:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. However, the main altar remains closed from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Celebration

The temple celebrates the festivals of Gaura Purnima, Rama Navami, Sri Krishna Janmastami, Radhastami, and Govardhan Puja with great fervour in the presence of devotees from different parts of the country and abroad.

Location of ISKCON Temple, Delhi


Iskcon Temple - Entry Fee, Timing, Address, Official Website

AddressHare Krishna Hill, Sant Nagar, East of Kailash, New Delhi
Entry fee:No entry fee
Timings :All days of the week
4:30 AM - 1:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Phone No (Official)+91-11-26235133
Official Websitehttp://www.iskcondelhi.com/
Photography allowed or notNot Allowed
Nearest railway stationNew Delhi Railway Station
Nearest Metro StationNehru Place




Last Updated on : August 25, 2016