Location of ISKON Temple
The ISKON Temple is situated at Hari Krishna Hill, near East of Kailash. The temple is located in the Kailash region of the capital on the hilltop of Hare Krishna Hills.
Architecture of ISKON Temple
The temple is an important construction, with 90-foot-high 'shikharas'. The walls of the temple have been decorated with the works of artists from Russia. The paintings represent different scenes from the lives of deities like Lord Krishan and Radha, and Lord Rama and Sita. The lessons from spiritual epics of the Hindu religion are revealed to be a focus for more visitors to the sanctified place. Dedicated to Lord Krishna; the temple is one of the biggest temple complexes in India.
Administration of ISKON Temple
The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) follows firm line of worship in the Vaishnava tradition, in order to supply a dedicated service to the Lord at the temple. Twenty four priests are allotted the charge of carrying out necessary prayers and services. The deities are dressed twice a day. The daily routine includes six aartis offered to the deities, specifically Mangala Aarti, Darshan Aarti, Raj Bhog Aarti, Usthapana Aarti, Sandhya Aarti, and Shyana Aarti. The devotees are offered prasad after the prayers to the deities are completed.
Attraction of ISKON Temple
One of the high points of the ISKON Temple is the central prayer hall housing magnificent idols of Radha-Krishna, along with the idols of other deities and enlightening spiritual lines and mottoes. Another attraction of the temple complex is the museum that exhibits multimedia shows of the epics Ramayana and Mahabharata. Every Sunday special programmes like 'kirtan', 'aarti', 'pravachan' and 'prasadam' are held at the Hare-Rama Hare-Krishna temple. Festivals gain substantial importance, like the Janmashtami festival, birthday of Lord Krishna, when brilliant celebrations are held, with devotees thronging in lakhs to catch a glimpse of the deity. The complex has an open-air amphitheatre where performers from the world over come to present their skills, illustrating scenes from the great epics of Hinduism. The major scenes from the epic Ramayana are revealed using multimedia presentations and light-and-sound effects. There is a Museum of Vedic Culture inside the temple.
Festivals of ISKON Temple
The temple celebrates the festivals of Gaura Purnima, Rama Navami, Sri Krishna Janmastami, Radhastami, and Govardhan Puja with great dedication in the presence of devotees from different parts of the country and abroad.
Visiting Information of ISKON Temple
The temple remains open in the morning from 4.30 AM to 12.00 PM and again in the evening from 4.00 PM to 9.00 PM.
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