In India, ISKON is one of the popular temples in which people have an undeniable belief. And people across the country and world love to visit these ISKON temples. ISKON is an abbreviation of International Society for Krishna Consciousness and it is also known as the Hare Krishna movement. Every temple of Hare Krishna has the same concept of chanting Hare Krishna Hare Rama – Rama Rama Hare Hare and the temples also have an activity room where kids and their parents can participate in different activities for special day’s celebration. Every city of India has a beautiful ISKON temple and interested visitors must plan to visit them at least once. The positive environment, bhajans, prasad, and activities certainly win your heart to the fullest and make you feel amazed.
Some of the amazing temples you can visit all over India are listed in this blog. The beauty, charm, and peace of these temples will surely compel you to revisit here and bring you an amazing experience for sure. All you need to know more about each temple, thus here we have come up with some of the incredible and beautiful ISKON temple’s list. Just go through all of them and plan your travel accordingly.
ISKON Ahmedabad is one of the widely visited temples in India. It is spread into 12,000-sq-ft and it has enough space to accommodate approximately 4,000 people. The entire temple is designed in Gujarati Sompura and Rajasthani Khamira architecture style. The temple has lots of deities including Radha-Govinda, Sita-Rama-Laksman-Hanuman, Sri Nathji, Gaura-Nitai, Jagannath Baladeva Subhadraji, and Srila Prabhupada, and Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati. The visit to this temple will bring internal peace and for sure. It is also known as one of the biggest temples ISKCON has in India. The temple also provides several facilities to visitors including Life Long Membership, Guest Facilities, Sunday Feast, Free Food Service, etc.
Temple Timings: Daily Worship – 4:30am | Morning Worship, 12:30pm | Noon Worship, 7:00pm | Evening Worship, 9:15pm | Temple Closes.
Dates back to 1975, Sri Krishna – Balaram is known as the first-ever ISKCON temple in India and therefore the devotees have a blasting celebration every year on the special day of Janamashtmi. And people celebrate it to the grand level. Right from special decoration, prasad to the bhajans, everything in the temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna. Apart from the special celebration, the temple is spread into a wide area and has an impressive architecture. The temple consists of a beautiful Ashram, a well-furnished restaurant, and museums to have a special visit. The Ashram is designed in such a way to provide great accommodation to visitors (for males and females), so interested visitors just need to plan the travel towards this ISKCON temple. And the visit will be fantastic for sure.
Temple Timings: Samadhi Arti Summer and winter – 4:10 AM, Shayan Aarti Summer, and Winter 8:30 PM/ 8:00 PM, Temple Closes in Summer – 8:45 PM, Temple Closes in Winter – 8:30 PM.
Established in 1976, ISKCON Hyderabad is widely popular as Sri Radha-Madanmohan Mandir. It is headquartered in South India. The architecture of the temple is quite old and it beautifully reflects the art and skills of architecture designers. Even being one of the oldest ISKCON temples, where visitors can have comfortable accommodation in its Ashram for males and guest house for visitors. Travelers visiting this temple can participate in the daily Vedic priest services including bhajans and prasad distribution. Apart from these services, the temple also runs the youth program wherein they can present their devotion towards Lord Krishna.
Temple Timings: All days of the week 4:30 AM – 8:30 PM and Temple shall remain closed at the following timing: 1:00 – 4:30 pm, 9 pm onwards.
Amongst the popular ISKCON temples, Anantapur temple is one of the unique ISKCON temples. The temple attracts visitors due to its charming architecture which comprises four enormous statues of horses designed and placed at its entrance. It is officially known as Radha Parthasarathi Temple and aims to spread ‘Krishna Consciousness’. It was inaugurated in 2008 and has a brilliant in-house restaurant that enables visitors to have delicious food during their stay. The temple enables travelers to enjoy and participate in different celebrations and festivals throughout the year. The charming beauty and calm of the temple win the heart of travelers. Lastly, the institute is also engaged in social work and provides food to 1500 patients at the government hospital.
Temple Timings: The temple remains open from 4 am to 12 pm and again from 4.30 pm to 8.30 pm on all days.
Established in 1995, though ISKCON Allahabad is one of the smallest temples across the country in comparison to other ISKCON temples, but is widely visited due to its holy significance of the spot. The land of this temple was donated by the Kashi King. The temple has a guest house, cowshed area within the campus and it allows the visitors to have a perfect visit to this temple. The other existing deities of the temple were established in 2003 and visitors can have a lovely experience visiting this temple.
Temple Timings: 7:00 AM – 8:30 PM – All days of the week
6.ISKCON West Bengal
Founded in 1972, ISKCON Mayapur in West Bengal is one of the popular temples close to the city of Kolkata. It is one of the biggest ISKCON temples in the country and is located away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The temple has lots of deities that travelers can visit. The temple has a big campus and divided into various wings and has numerous facilities to accommodate hundreds of guests. The campus has a restaurant, gift shop, and ashram for men too. Apart from the temple, tourists also visit here due to the nearby attractions of the place.
Temple Timings: Morning 4:30 am to 5:00 am, 7:30 am to 8:00 am, 8:15 am to 11:45 am, 12 noon to 1:00 pm Evening 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, 6:15 pm to 8:00 pm, and 8:15 pm to 8:30 pm
Located in the pink city – Jaipur, ISKCON Temple which is also known as Sri Giridhari Dauji Temple is one of the most popular tourist spots in the city. Throughout the year, tourists visit this beautiful complex of lord Krishna. The complex also houses the statue of Lord Balarama along with lord Krishna. The statues are decked up with some beautiful clothes and accessories that make them look even more beautiful. Here in this temple, visitors can easily see the 52 stained glass windows depicting special scenes of Puranas. The temple also has an in-house restaurant, lush gardens, and a conference hall where visitors can gather for different prayer offerings and lectures. Here visitors will have a fantastic experience for sure.
Temple Timings: 4:30–5:15am, 8–11:30am, 4–7:30pm – All days of the week
Sri Sri Radha Madhav Sundar Mandir at Siliguri is one of the beautiful ISKCON temples that grab the attention of travelers from all corners of the country. The temple has a great significance as the entrance of the city is truly beautiful. The blend of both beautiful architecture and ambiance makes it one of the amazing ISKCON temples. It is also known as one of the biggest centers in North-East India and also houses a gift center a bookshop, canteen, in-house museum, and Bhagavad Gita Academy that offers a lot of things to fall in love with Krishna Consciousness.
Temple Timings: 4:30am–1pm, 4–8:30pm – All days of the week
9. ISKCON Pune
ISKCON Pune is one of the attractive temples that visitors must visit at least once. The beauty and charm of the temple will surely make travelers feel amazed over its visit. It is spread over 6 acres and took 7 years in its construction. The temple has received a fund of Rs 40 crores from ISKCON temple in camp. The entire complex has two different temples one is of Radha Krishna Temple (the main one) and another is the Venkateswara (Balaji), Temple. The formers have used red stones to represent the North Indian style of architecture whereas the latter harbors have used Kota stones to represent the South Indian architecture. And the charm of both these temples is truly stunning.
Temple Timings: 4:30 am – 8:45 pm – All days of the week
Established in 2012, ISKON Chennai is located on the East coast road, in the southern part of Chennai and is a widely visited temple in Chennai. The temple is constructed on 1.5 acres of land and it is the largest of its kind temple in the entire Tamil Nadu. The temple has beautiful statues of Radha Krishna, Sri Nitai Gaurang, and the lord’s family. ISKCON temples across the country have earned lots more devotees, no matter which state or city travelers are visiting, they certainly find one ISKCON Temple in all major city like one in Tamil Nadu. One must plan to visit here at least once.
Temple Timings: 9am–12pm, 4:30–6:30pm – All days of the week
How can one become a Life patron member of ISKCON?
All you need to submit the application form along with a donation and three-color stamp-sized photos. Just after a few days of submission, your card will arrive.
How to donate?
To donate, people can use various methods including demands draft, credit card, cash, cheque, or bank transfer. Make sure that the cheques and bank transfer should be in the name of ISKCON.
Is it possible to transfer patron membership cards to others?
No, it is exclusively meant for the particular member-only and no one else can use it.