Sri Sri Radha Parthasarathi Temple commonly known as the ISKCON Delhi temple. It is situated in the Hare Krishna Hills, East of Kailash area of New Delhi, India. The temple dedicated to the Lord Krishna and Radharani. The temple has been an outcome of the popular 'Hare Krishna' movement. It was constructed in 1993 by Achyut Kanvinde and inaugurated in the year of 1998 by Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the former Prime Minister of India on the occasion of Sri Ram Navami.
The temple echoes with the sounds of the devotees enchanting the Maha Mantra:
The temple is a significant structure, with 90-foot-high 'shikharas'. The walls of the temple have been decorated with the works of artists from Russia. The paintings portray different scenes from the lives of deities like Lord Krishan and Radha, and Lord Ram and Sita. The lessons from religious epics of the Hindu religion are demonstrated to attract more visitors to the holy place.
SANCTUM: Lord Krishna and Radharani
DATE OF BUILT: 1998
The temple can be visited all seven days of the week between 4:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. However, the main altar remains closed from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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.
HOW TO REACH
The ISKCON Temple is situated in the East Kailash region on top of the Hare Krishna Hills. The finest way is to travel by Metro. The Nehru Place Station and Kailash Colony Station are the nearest metro stations which are a 5-minute walk away from the temple. If you travelling from the Nizamuddin Railway Station, the ISKCON Sant Nagar is just 5 km from there. Taxi, auto rickshaw and public buses run from every part of the city. And if you travelling by air so, then ISKCON Sant Nagar is 20 km from the New Delhi international airport and can be reached using pre-paid taxis, metro train and DTC Shuttle buses all of which are available right at the arrival terminal.
The amenities are limited, neat and clean. Can do better if they improve the ambience, reception. Need to reserve well in advance. They also serve food on request from Govinda restaurant. People are nice and courteous. If you are looking for decent Accommodation then good place to stay. If you are planning to stay in a near ISKCON temple , then you can situated only a kilometre away from the Temple and can be reached within 5 mins by taxi. Special room arrangements are made for the disciples. Before arriving at the hotel one must contact with the hotel authorities so that arrangements can be made well in advance.
OTHER PLACES TO SEE
LOTUS TEMPLE: Situated in the national capital of New Delhi, the Lotus Temple is an organization dedicated to the Baha'i belief. The wonderful construction of this building reveals in the form of an astonishing white petal lotus and is one of the most visited creations in the world.
LAXMINARAYAN TEMPLE: The renowned Laxminarayan sacred Forehead was designed in the honor of the great Hindu goddess of prosperity, Maa Lakshmiji along with her consort God Narayana. The temple was designed by renowned B. R. Birla during the period of 1933-1939, and was greatly inaugurated by renowned Gandhiji. This great vacationer fascination near sacred Akshardham has various amazing temples that are devoted to Bhagvana Shiva, Lord Buddha and Bhagvana Krishna at the edges.
AKSHARDHAM MANDIR: Swaminarayan Akshardham Mandir, commonly known as Akshardham Temple, is a Hindu mandir and a spiritual-cultural campus in New Delhi, India. The mandir has intricately carved pillars and sculptures as well. Its main sanctum houses an idol of Swaminarayam. It also contains idols of other Hindu deities like Krishna, Parvati and Lakshmi. The word Akshardham means the abode of almighty Lord Swaminarayan and believed by followers as a temporal home of God on earth.
WEBSITE & CONTACT
Address: Hare Krishna Hill, Sant Nagar, East of Kailash, New Delhi, Delhi 110065, India
Reception & General Information: +91 (011) 26235133 /34 /35 /36 /37
Communications & Media: +91 9654 789 832
Life Patron Member: +91 9910 759 153