Iskcon Temple in Bangalore Karnataka

Here is some Information about Iskcon Temple in Bangalore Karnataka India.

 


Location:On West of Chord Road, Bangalore,Karnataka
Dedicated to:Radha-Krishna
Built in:1997
Darshan timings:4:15am to 5:00am
7:15 to 12:50am ,4:00 to 8:20 Pm
Also known as: Sri Radha Krishna Chandra Temple
Attraction: Neo-classical style of architecture
Significance:Iskcon's largest temple complex across the World
Entry : free
Photography : Allow
Nearest Railway Station :Bangalore
Nearest Airport : Bangalore Airport


More Information about Iskcon Temple Bangalore




Iskcon Temple Bangalore is situated on a seven acre hillock called 'Hare Krishna Hill' on West of Chord Road. Iskcon Temple, Bangalore or the International Society for Krishna Consciousness is a replica of the Gaudiya Vaishnava faith based on the teachings of Bhagvad Gita and the Bhagvad Purana.

Iskcon Temple, Bangalore is also known as Sri Radha Krishna temple and cultural complex. It is well known all over the world for its architectural style. Iskcon Temple, Bangalore at Karnataka attracts lots of global tourists.

Iskcon Temple of Karnataka was set up to mark the birth centenary of its founder Sri Prabhupada. Iskcon Temple, Bangalore is built in neo-classical style thereby mixing the traditional element of temple architecture with modern facilities. The arches of the Iskcon Temple, Bangalore are very well decorated and the illuminated water falls lead you to the heavily designed Rajagopuram.

Within the Rajagopuram at Iskcon Temple, Bangalore in Karnataka lies an open air theater for organizing concerts and festivals. The four temple gopurams combine through glazed glass canopy to form the 10000 square feet hall named 'Hari Naam Kirtan'. This hall of Iskcon Temple, Bangalore is very popular for its painted ceilings.

One of the major attraction of Iskcon Temple in Karnataka are the idols of Lord Krishna and Goddess Radha. Apart from these, you must also check out the Vedic museums and exhibition hall that display the facts on religious beliefs. The lecture hall with multiple language translation system where some great spiritual and religious leaders speak on certain spiritual and religious topic is another must visit place within Iskcon Temple, Bangalore.

You can relax and meditate in the beautiful garden in the complex of Iskcon Temple, Bangalore in Karnataka. Moreover, do not forget to watch the multimedia Vedic film shown in the Iskcon Vedic Theater.


Best Time to Visit of Iskcon Temple Bangalore





Darshan timings: Iskcon does not discriminate its visitors on the basis of religion, color or socio-economic status. The temple is open for darshan from 4.15 am to 5 am, 7.15 am to 12.50 pm and 4 pm to 8.20 pm everyday.

The beauty and class of the Neo Classical style of architecture of the Iskcon temple clearly reflects in its Rajagopuram, paths decorated with water jets, sculptures and ornately designed arches. Best time to visit the temple is during the celebration of 'Janmastami'(birthday of Lord Krishna). Devotees from India and abroad flock to the temple during the festival. The festival is marked by several cultural and spiritual activities. The temple keeps launching programmes and one of the interesting programme was named as “Friends of Lord Krishna”. Its aim was to educate the youngsters about the Vedic culture(Vedic philosophy and lifestyle). The temple is easily accessible from any part of the city.

Architecture of Iskcon Temple Bangalore



Built in neo-classical style of architecture, the temple bands together conventional architecture with ultra-modern services. The ardent devotees like Madhu Pandit Dasa (President and Project director) and Jagat Chandra Dasa designed the structure of this remarkable shrine, mingling the elements of traditional South-Indian with contemporary style of architecture. The elaborate temple complex is divided into various sections and sub-sections.

The splendid structure of the temple is worth-seeing because the celestial grandeur cannot be bounded in words. Lush green gardens in the campus appear mesmerizing to the onlooker. The temple complex also has an open amphitheatre, where various festivals and concerts are observed. The festival of 'Janmashtami' is the major festival that is celebrated here with loads of enthusiasm and devotion.

Shata Koti Nama Japa Yajna

 

In 2000, this religious program was started to promote world peace and harmony with an intention to chant 1 Billion holy names of Rama and Krishna. The venue for this 'Nama Japa' is 'Harinama Mandapa', which can be found ahead of the first temple of Prahlada Narasimha. Here, one can see two sets of 108 granite steps, where the devotee can chant the 'Hare Krishna Mahamantra' at each step. Following the chant of 'Mahamantra' for 108 times, the devotee can enter the Narsimha Temple.

Folk Program


This is an unusual program in which, bachelors between the age group of 19 and 29 can take part. The "Friends of Lord Krishna" (FOLK) has been organized to create an understanding of the Vedic culture among the youth of Bangalore. It is held on Saturdays and Sundays, where classes, discussions and practical sessions on Vedic philosophy and lifestyle are undertaken.

Free Prasadam for All

 

The temple offers a bowl of 'Kichri' (made of rice and pulse) to its each visitor. The vast kitchen of the shrine is equipped with modern equipments and has the capacity to provide food for two thousand visitors per hour. Besides prasadam, the kitchen is also used to prepare variety of delicacies that are offered to the Lord. Recently, they have started a bakery, which has become popular for its egg less cakes and biscuits all over the Bangalore.

Cow Protection Program 

 

Following the knowledge of the Vedas, the temple also promotes protection of cows. Being the primary element, Cows are essential for a prosperous and healthy society. Bangalore Iskcon 'Gaushala' retains not less than 40 cows. The milk of these cows is used in the making of various dishes and delicacies.

Multivision Cinema

The Multivision Cinema at Iskcon Bangalore is accredited for being the first show combining visual projection and animatronics in India. Visualized by the devotees of the United States, the cinema comprises 14 projectors in the company of laser Disc players, the surround sound processors and the animatronics mechanisms. The 40-minute cinema ends on a spiritual note and is organized everyday at regular intervals.

Dakshinakriti


This is another scheme to encourage and preserve the conventional art and craft of South India. It supports and promotes the skilled artisans and craftsmen by providing them a channel for their work. The products made under this project are accessible at "Dakshinakriti" (the temple's sculpture showroom).

Srila Prabhupada Museum


The museum attempts to create, a sense of awareness, among the mass of people, about the contributions made by Swami Prabhupada. This architectural marvel is dedicated to the founder of the entire Iskcon movement.

Bhaktivedanta Book Trust 

Bhaktivedanta Book Trust is engrossed in translating and publishing Srila Prabhupada's multifarious works in the Kannada language. Various well-known writers of Kannada language are drawn in to translate the books.

Goloka Seva Trust


This project involves promotion and maintenance of the valuable art of incense (agarbatti) creation, by means of pure natural ingredients. This trust produces more than 73 types of incense specifically meant for worship. Their products are available at the temple counters for the visitors.


How to Reach Iskcon Temple Bangalore



By Road :All the out station buses originate from the Kempe Gowda bus station and the metro buses originate from Majestic bus station. Both the bus stations are situated opposite to the Bangalore city railway station.

By Train : Bangalore City Railway Station, comes under South Western Railway has direct trains connecting it with all the key cities in the country.

By Air : Bangalore (Bengalooru) has convenient air network, services almost all the domestic airlines as well as few international airlines.


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