ISKON is known as the International Society for Krishna Consciousness and it is also known as the Hare Krishna movement. All ISKCON temples have a positive environment, beauty, charm, peace, bhajans, and prasad associated with them.
Every temple of Hare Krishna has the same concept of chanting Hare Krishna Hare Rama – Rama Rama Hare Hare. Almost every city in India has an ISKON temple. If you’re planning to visit an ISKCON temple, in this article, we have listed the 10 most beautiful ISKCON temples everyone must know.
1. ISKCON Ahmedabad
ISKON Ahmedabad is one of the most widely visited and one of the biggest temples ISKCON has in India. The temple is spread over 12,000-sq-ft that and can accommodate approximately 4,000 people. The temple architecture is designed in Gujarati Sompura and Rajasthani Khamira styles. The temple is dedicated to many deities including Radha-Govinda, Sita-Rama-Laksman-Hanuman, Sri Nathji, Gaura-Nitai, Jagannath Baladeva Subhadraji, and Srila Prabhupada, and Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati.
2. ISKCON Hyderabad
ISKCON Hyderabad was established in 1976 and is also widely popular as Sri Radha-Madanmohan Mandir. The temple architecture is quite old and beautifully reflects the art and skills of designers. The visitors can have a comfortable accommodation in its Ashram and can participate in the daily Vedic priest services including bhajans and prasad distribution. The temple also runs a youth program to present its devotion to Lord Krishna.
3. ISKCON Vrindavan
ISKCON Vrindavan is dedicated to Sri Krishna – Balaram is known as the first-ever ISKCON temple in India in 1975. the temple was built wide area with impressive architecture. Moreover, the temple also consists of a beautiful Ashram, a well-furnished restaurant, and museums to have a special visit. The Ashram is designed in such a way as to provide great accommodation to visitors for both males and females.
4. ISKCON Anantapur
ISKCON Anantapur is one of the popular ISKCON temples that was inaugurated in 2008 that attracts visitors with its charming architecture. The temple houses four enormous statues of horses designed and placed at its entrance. It is officially known as Radha Parthasarathi Temple and aims to spread ‘Krishna Consciousness. The temple is actively engaged in social work and provides food to 1500 patients at the government hospital.
5. ISKCON Allahabad
ISKCON Allahabad was established in 1995 and is one of the smallest temples when compared to other ISKCON temples in the country. But it is one of the most widely visited temples due to the holy significance of the spot. The land of this temple was donated by the Kashi King. The temple has a guest house and cowshed area on its premises that allow visitors to have a perfect visit to this temple.
6. ISKCON West Bengal
ISKCON Mayapur in West Bengal was established in 1972. It is one of the biggest ISKCON temples in the country which is located away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The temple is spread across a wide area and is divided into various wings and has numerous facilities to accommodate hundreds of guests. The temple also has a restaurant, gift shop, and ashram.
7. ISKCON Siliguri
ISKCON Siliguri also known as the Sri Sri Radha Madhav Sundar Mandir at Siliguri is one of the beautiful ISKCON temples. It is considered one of the amazing ISKCON temples because of its beautiful architecture and ambiance. The temple houses a gift center, a bookshop, a canteen, an in-house museum, and a Bhagavad Gita Academy that offers a lot of things to fall in love with Krishna Consciousness.
8. ISKCON Jaipur
ISKCON Jaipur also known as Sri Giridhari Dauji Temple is one of the most popular tourist spots in the city. The temple also houses the statue of Lord Balarama along with lord Krishna. There are 52 stained glass windows depicting special scenes of Puranas here. The temple also has a restaurant, lush gardens, and a conference hall where visitors can gather for different prayer offerings and lectures.
9. ISKCON Pune
ISKCON Pune is one of the attractive temples that is spread over 6 acres and took 7 years to construct with a fund of Rs 40 crores from the ISKCON temple in camp. The entire complex has two different temples Radha Krishna Temple (the main one) and another is Venkateswara (Balaji), Temple. The temple is constructed in red stones and Kota stones to represent the North Indian style of architecture and South Indian architecture respectively.
10. ISKCON Chennai
ISKON Chennai located on the East coast road, in the southern part of Chennai was established in 2012. The temple houses beautiful statues of Radha Krishna, Sri Nitai Gaurang, and the lord’s family. ISKCON temple, Chennai is surely one of the most beautiful and calmest temples you can find in Tamil Nadu.
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