The ISKCON Temple situated in northern Bengaluru is the best place to immerse in true devotion of Lord Krishna. Its pious ambience with chants of hymns elevates you from the materialistic world to the sublime divine.
The temple, also famous as Sri Radha Krishnachandra Temple, worships the Hindu deities such as Radha Krishna, Narasimha and Krishna Balarama.
The temple reflects a fusion of traditional and modern styles, combining wood with glass on the exterior and gems with gold on the interior. In the courtyard stands the 17-metre-high Dwajastambha (flag post) plated with gold, which enhances the beauty of the temple.
Engrossed in heavenly bliss, the main hall echoes with the maha-mantra from dawn to dusk: Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare, Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare.
The atmosphere at the holy place is so tranquil that one desires to spend hours in the service of the Lord. Saints and devotees can be seen in and around the temple with grand tilaks on their foreheads.
Highlights not to miss:
- The opening of Lord’s altar for darshan is marked by the blow of conch shells.
- The procession of idols in a palanquin around the main altar takes place every day in the evening, in which devotees also participate.
- As per the custom the devotees take four revolutions around Tulasi-devi, the favourite plant of Lord Krishna and offer water at her root.
- The temple provides its visitors with a delicious prasadam, made in traditional as well as modern styles, with numerous flavours.
Address of ISKCON Temple, Bengaluru:
Hare Krishna Hill, Chord Rd, Rajajinagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560010
Timings of the temple:
- 04:15 a.m. to 05:00 a.m.
- 07:15 a.m. to 01:00 p.m.
- 04:00 p.m. to 08:30 p.m.