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ISKCON Temple

Built in a magnificent architectural style, the ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness) Temple of Bangalore offers a perfect blend of spirituality and modernity. The temple attracts devotees and tourists from all over the world, for its spiritual experience. It is a huge cultural complex inaugurated in 1997 to carry out the vision of His Divine Grace. One of the largest ISKCON temples in the world, Sri Radha Krishna Temple at Rajajinagar in Bangalore is amongst the prime religious attractions of the city.

Temple Architecture
The temple is built in Neo-Classical style of architecture, with a beautiful combination of conventional design with ultra modern services. The structure of the temple is designed by mingling the elements of traditional South Indian with contemporary style of architecture. The elaborate temple complex is divided into various sections and sub-sections.
The magnificent structure of the temple is worth exploring. The grandeur of the temple cannot be explained in words. The temple also houses an open amphitheatre, where various festivals and concerts are held. The festival of 'Janmashtami' is the major festival that is celebrated here with loads of enthusiasm and devotion.
The ISKCON temple architecture displays an exceptional amalgamation of glass and gopuram. Other prominent features of the temple include a gold-plated flag post (17 m high) and a gold-plated kalash shikara (8.5 m high). The temple also houses a Vedic Museum, a lecture hall, an exhibition area and a theatre where Vedic films are shown.

Darshan Timings
The temple is open from 4:15 am to 5:00 am for the Grand aarti, known as mangala-aarti. The temple again opens at 7:15 a.m. for Shringara Darshana Aarti.
During weekends and public holidays Temple timings are 4:15 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. without any break in the afternoon.
The evening aarti starts at 7:00 p.m. where devotees sing kirtan. In the main temple, the aarti is performed by three priests. This aarti is followed again by kirtan where devotees can be seen dancing to the rhythm of "Hare Krishna Hare Rama".



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