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Iskcon Temple

ISKCON Temple of Delhi is located at Raja Dhirshain Marg, Sant Nagar near the East of Kailash locality. It is one of the 40 temples in India that belongs to the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, dedicated to Lord Krishna. A part of the Hare Krishna Movement started by Acharya Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the devotees and followers of the Hare Rama Hare Krishna cult built this temple in 1998 to disseminate the message of the Bhagwad Gita.

Location: Raja Dhirshain Marg, Sant Nagar near the East of Kailash locality

Famour for:Radha-Krishna Temple and Hare Krishna Temple

Time to Visit: Open on all days

Preferred Timings: Morning Prayer time (4.30 am, 7.15 am, 7.45 am) and evening Prayer time (12.30 pm, 7.00 pm, 7.45 pm). The main prayer hall closes from 12.00 pm to 4.00 pm.

Admission Fee: Free and open to all

How to Reach:Tourists can either take local buses from various points within the city to reach the temple or they can hire auto-rickshaws and taxis or take the metro rail.

Nearest Metro Station: Central Secretariat

Nearest Railway Station: Nizamuddin Railway Station

Functional Metro Station: Central Secretariat

Nearest International Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport

Time required for sightseeing: about 45 minutes

Temples in Delhi are renowned both for its religious fervor as well as its historic connection. The Simply yet beautifully made, the interior walls of this Temple in Delhi have been decorated with aesthetic works of Russian artists representing the different phases of life of various deities like Radha-Krishan, and Sita-Ram. The main attractions of the ISKCON Temple are its central prayer hall and the temple museum. The fine-looking and pleasing idols of Radha-Krishna with other deities are present in the central hall with informative religious lines and shibboleths. The temple museum on the other hand organizes multimedia shows to make the devotees understand the story of the epics Ramayana and Mahabharata. It also gives a brief interpretative understanding of views, philosophy and practice of the Hare Krishna cult. This is an interesting feature of the temple and should not be missed.

The festival of Janmashtmi, the birth of Lord Krishna is celebrated with the ISKCON temple premises on a large scale. The festival falls in the month of August or September during which the religious activities and enthusiasm of the devotees in the temple are at their highest level. Thousands of devotees visit the temple on this auspicious day and the atmosphere of joyous celebration is truly exhilarating.

The festival of Janmashtmi, the birth of Lord Krishna is celebrated with the ISKCON temple premises on a large scale. The festival falls in the month of August or September during which the religious activities and enthusiasm of the devotees in the temple are at their highest level. Thousands of devotees visit the temple on this auspicious day and the atmosphere of joyous celebration is truly exhilarating.

Nearby Tourist Attractions:

Kalkaji Temple, Khirki Masjid, Nizamuddin's Shrine and Chirag Dehlvi's Dargah.

 

Nearby Places to Eat:

The famous Govinda Restaurant in the temple complex offers excellent Satvik meals (without garlic and onions), Hotel Park Royal, Karim's, Supper Factory and Salims in Kailash Colony Market, McDonald's and sophisticated eating joints in Greater Kailash-1's market, many good food joints in Nehru place including the likes of Nathu's, Domino's Pizza, many good restaurants in Kalkaji Market and C. R. Park markets.

Nearby Shopping Venues:

Nehru Place (electronic items), East of Kailash Market (for all necessary items), Kalkaji Market and C R Park Market (residential markets), Greater Kailash-1 Market (all types of consumer goods especially garments).

Last Updated On: 2011/07/04

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sanjay

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Posted on 2012-01-22please update nearest metro station