Iskcon Temple in Kolkata West Bengal

Here is Some Information about Iskcon Temple in Kolkata West Bengal India.


Location: Mayapur,3C Albert Road, Minto Park, Kolkata, West Bengal
Built in: 1966
Dedicated to: Radha Madhava
Photography: Allow
Entry: Free
Temple timing: 6:00 AM to 9:00AM
Visiting timing: 30 Mins
festivals: Janmastmi,Diwali
Coordinates:   22°32'37"N   88°21'13"E
Phone: +91 (033) 22873757, +91 (033) 64511401
Website: www.iskconkolkata.com
Nearest Railway Station:Kolkata
Nearest Airport: Netaji subhas Chandra Bhose Int. Airport

The Iskcon society was founded by his divine grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, in the year
1966. The society focuses on Krishna devotion worldwide. In the last 43 years, it has developed into a worldwide confederation. The chain of Iskcon presently owns 10,000 temple devotees and 250,000 congregational devotees throughout the world.

Popularly known as the Hare Krishna movement, the Iskcon society has 350 centers, 60 rural communities, 50 schools and 60 restaurants worldwide. The international headquarter of the society are based at Mayapur near Kolkata. It takes approx 3 hours to reach Mayapur from Kolkata, by road. Through its headquarters at Mayapur and other centers, Iskcon society spreads its mission of its unsectarian, monotheistic movement. It is stated to be meant for the well being of the entire humanitarian society, preaching them the holy science of Bhagavad Gita and other ancient scriptures.

The Iskcon society plans to build its largest temple in Mayapur. The construction of this marvelous building has started in the city. When complete, this temple would be surrounded by the Iskcon society city and will also have its own Vedic planetarium. Right now, the city houses an Iskcon temple with Radha Madhava deities. The idols are surrounded by eight gopis, four on either side. The idols of Narasimhadeva and the Pancha-tattva can also be seen here. It is one of the most visited religious places in the city.

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By Air : Kolkata is well connected by air to all major countries in the world, as well as to Indian cities. The air carriers that have flights to and from the city include Aeroflot, Air France, Air India, Biman Bangladesh, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Gulf Air, Indian Airlines, Japan Airlines, Jet Airways, KLM-Royal Dutch Airlines, Royal Jordanian Airlines, Royal Nepal Airlines, Singapore Airlines and Thai Airways International.

By Rail : Trains are available from all parts of the country to Calcutta. Most inward bound trains stop at Howrah, which is also the station from which major trains to other cities depart. Most trains heading to areas such as New Jalpaiguri and other provinces in the north-east stop at the other station, Sealdah. Local trains to nearby towns are available from both stations, depending on which part of West Bengal you want to go to. Since Howrah and Sealdah are not exactly a hop, skip and jump away from each other, do remember to check which station you need you board your train from, when you buy your ticket!

By Road - A few buses ply from Orissa and Bihar to Calcutta. However, these are highly uncomfortable and best avoided. Buses are also available to nearby towns, especially if you wish to visit Siliguri and New Jalpaiguri on your trip to Calcutta. Depending on which direction you're heading in, buses could depart from the end of the Maidan near Chowringhee Road, or the bus stand at Babu Ghat near Fort William. A few tour operators have their own private bus stands, so do make inquiries.

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