ISKCON Temple Delhi – Check out the facts, history, photos and why you must visit the sacred temple to experience the true Krishna Consciousness

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare

This is the chant that we hear in all the Hare Rama Hare Krishna Temples popularly known as the ISKCON Temples in almost all corners of the world. “International Society for Krishna Consciousness” (ISKCON) started over five hundred years ago in the Gaur region of Bengal. The primary mission of the cult is to disseminate and propagate the philosophy of Lord Krishna and the way of life as dictated in the sacred book of Hindus, the Bhagvad Gita.

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Here we share reasons why you must definitely visit ISKCON Temple Delhi – One of the most Popular Temple Complexes in Delhi and North India.

To Experience the True Krishna Consciousness – Bhakti Yoga

Krishna consciousness or Bhakti Yoga is all about awareness and affection for Lord Krishna, the Supreme Being. It is the culmination of all forms of meditation, knowledge, yoga and spirituality. The main aim of bhakti-yoga is to recover our subconscious connection (yoga) with that one supreme deity by serving him with love (bhakti).

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Lord Krishna with his mother Yashoda in ISKCON Temple Complex, Delhi

The practice of Bhakti Yoga involves hearing about Lord Krishna from the Srimad Bhagvatam and the Bhagvad Gita and chanting Krishna’s names. Situated in the tranquil environs of the Hare Krishna Hill in East of Kailash, ISKCON temple Delhi lets you experience the True Krishna Consciousness.

To Witness the Gorgeous Images of the Hindu Dieties

The temple complex is designed by the renowned architect A,P. Khanvinde along with S.M. Jauhari, the associate architect.  The towers of the temple also known as ”Shikharas” and are as high as 90 feet. Interestingly, if you see the temple tower from certain angles, it appears like the elegant peacock feather that Lord Krishna ornamented his headgear with. In addition, the use of red sandstone in contrast with the white structures all throughout the temple complex is appealing too.

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Besides, the magnificent architecture, the thing that attracts many travelers and tourists is the divine effigies of Lord Krishna in various forms. The one that attracted me the most is the effigy below where Lord Krishna is seen in Vishnu Avatar reclining on the Sheshnag.

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And there is a beautiful marble effigy Of Lord Krishna with his beloved Radha.

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The Kaliya Naag Udhar

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To Witness The Vedic Sound and Light Show Titled as the ‘Gita Saar’

A 25 minute show, his exhibition is a must see as it not only brings the best of religion and Science but is also aimed at Self-realization through the teachings of Lord Krishna mentioned in the Bhagvad Gita.

Three robots camouflaged as Lord Krishna, Arjuna and Swami Srila Prabhupada, the founder of ISKCON, deliver the message of Bhagvad Gita and other Hindu scriptures by discussing the philosophies mentioned in the text. This animated version of devotion is interesting as it uses hi-end technology to enact the play. The entire set is controlled by 3 computers networked together which is further connected to a remote control.

The Realistic Statutes Crafted by the Russian Sculptors

Right at the entrance of the ISKCON Temple, Delhi, you’ll see a life-like sculpture of the convener of ISKCON group – Swami Srila Prabhupada. This statue appears realistic as if an actual person is sitting right beside you. Only after a thorough glance, you’ll know that it is an idol and not a real life figure. Besides, the temple has other beautiful idol in the premises, All the idols in the temple complex have been crafted by the Russian sculptors and you have to see to believe what a marvelous work these sculptors have done!

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To Celebrate the Real Taste of Vegetarian Food

End the trip of this beautiful sacred place by slurping the aromatic vegetarian meal. Do not miss the food of ISKCON Temple Delhi. In fact, any of the 40 ISKCON temples in India.

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