In and Around Iskcon Temple
The Temple is nestling in the serene fringes of the Hare Krishna Hill in East of Kailash, with good aromic ambience in simple words, promulgates Krishna consciousness through myriad sankirtan movements, congregational chantings of the holy name of God as revealed in the teachings of Lord Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.
The exquisite architecture of this sacred shrine attracts many tourists from all parts of India. One can see the elegant 'shikharas', soaring as high as 90 ft from the womb of spirituality which dominates the crimson skyline of this sector. Drifting an evening sitting on the stairs of this hallowed place, and pulsating to the euphonic chants amidst a tranquil ambience is a unique experience and should be felt by every holidayer in Delhi.
Significance of the TempleThe main shrine is a huge hall where three shrines are located under the three spires. The three shrines are usually dedicated to Radha-Krishna, Sita-Ram and Guara-Nitai respectively. At once, the glimpse of these idols makes one to ponder over the celestial world. The idols in the Temple are worth-seeing and admired for their sculpted beauty. Festooned with rich clothes and jewelry, the idols are adorned with great delicacy and care. In this hall, one can always hear the divine tune of Hare Rama Hare Krishna. Many lectures, kirtans and discourses are arranged for the benefit and spiritual upliftment of devotees. An entry into the Iskcon Temple of Delhi for the revered shrine is a quiet escape from the bustles of city. One can feel the solace, serenity, satisfaction and can meet one's self in the higher dimension.Sitting amongst Lord Krishna and his devotees with Hare Krishna Hare Rama chants going around, is indeed a very extravagant experience of a lifetime.
If one has interest and curiosity for legends of mythology and their scientific relevance then it is worth visiting the ISKCON museum, which is ensconced on two floors of the temple building. Pinned to a common goal to present Indian history in an interactive manner, the temple authority has taken initiatives to organise a light and sight show garnished with life-like figures of Hindu mythology, that has been making a huge impact on the audience. Portraying the best of science and religion, the exhibition is a must see for every visitor. Strolling in the ground floor one can find beautiful motifs that bring the forlorn preachings of Bhagwat Gita back to life. As you will climb higher, the whole backdrop changes to that of Ramayana and Mahabharata stories.
During the whole month of 'Shrawan' (July-Aug) and 'Kartik' (Oct-Nov), the shrine is decked wonderfully with flowers. Spiritual discourses and chants enhance the divine atmosphere of the temple.
Srila PrabhupadaIt is believed that Shri Srila Prabhupada has the most significant contribution towards mankind, due to his books. During the last twenty years of his life Prabhupada translated over sixty volumes of classic Vedic Scriptures, such as The Bhagavat Gita and Srimad Bhagwatam into English language, for their depth and clarity, his books have won praise from the colleges and universities like Harvard, Oxford, Cornell, Columbia, Syracuse,stc.
Hare Krishna Mantra
Time to VisitThe temple is open on all days and the Preferred Timings: Morning Prayer time (4.30 am, 7.15 am, and 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.
|The festival of Janmashtmi, the birth of Lord Krishna is celebrated within 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 places to ISKCON temple
Other places to VisitKalkaji Temple, Khirki Masjid, Nizamuddin's Shrine and Chirag Dehlvi's Dargah are the other places worth visiting around the ISKCON temple in Delhi.
Trasnport Facilities at the Temple
- Located in the heart of New Delhi, in the posh sectors of Kailash, the ISKCON temple is easily accessible from the corners of city.
- It only takes approximately 45 minutes to reach the temple from Indira Gandhi International Airport and around 25 minutes from Nizammuddin Railway Station, the nearest rail head.
- Tourists will get ample public transport options from all areas of Delhi, including DTC and private buses, taxis and auto-rickshaws all round the clock.