Sri Radha Krishna Temple commonly known as the ISKCON Bengaluru or Bangalore. Located in Rajajinagar area of Bangalore, ISKCON Temple is a revered shrine dedicated to Lord Krishna. The temple under the guidance of Madhu Pandit Dasa and was inaugurated in the year 1997 by Shankar Dayal Sharma. ISKCON Temple is known for its activities of engagement involving ardent devotees of Lord Krishna. The temple enrols members for life and arranges programs in their community centres for Krishna consciousness and awareness of the Lord.
ARCHITECTURAL STYLE: Hindu temple architecture
SANCTUM: Sri Radha-Krishna
DATE OF BUILT: 1997
The temple celebrates the festivals of Gaura Purnima, Rama Navami, Sri Krishna Janmastami, Radhastami, and Govardhan Puja with great fervour in the presence of devotees from different parts of the country and abroad.
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ISKCON BANGALORE'S SHRINES:
- Main shrine is of Radha-Krishna.
- Krishna Balrama.
- Nitai Gauranga (Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and Nityananda).
- Srinivasa Govinda (also known as Venkateswara ).
- Prahlada Narasimha.
- Srila Prabhupada.
HOW TO REACH
The ISKCON Temple is located on the Hare Krishna Hills, in the North Bangalore. It is well-connected to the various parts of the city through different modes of transport. Bangalore has an extensive bus network operated by the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC). You can easily find buses to reach the Hare Krishna Hills. The closest metro station to the temple is Mahalakshmi Station. The temple is merely 5-minute walk from there. Alternatively, you can also hire a taxi from any part of the city to reach the temple.
OTHER PLACES TO SEE
Bull Temple at Basavanagudi (Dodda Basavana Gudi)
This temple is situated in South Bangalore’s NR Colony. The temple was built in the year 1537 by the local ruler of the erstwhile Vijayanagara Empire. The granite structure of the statue of Nandi the Hindu demi-god shaped as a bull is said to be cut out of a single piece of rock.
Nestled in a place called Domlur near the Airport is Benagluru’s oldest temple. This temple was built in the 10th century by the Cholas and the presiding deity is Lord Vishnu. The temple which was once in shambles was renovated 20 years ago.
Dodda Ganesha Temple at Basavanagudi
This monolithic Ganesha is in the same temple complex as the Nandi statue. It stands about 18 ft. in height and 16 ft. in width. This Ganapati is popularly known as Shakthi Ganapati or Satya Ganapati.
WEBSITE & CONTACT
ISKCON Sri Radha Krishna Temple, Hare Krishna Hill,
Chord Road, Rajajinagar,