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Iskcon Temple


The ISKCON Temple in Bengaluru is one of the largest ISKCON temples of the world. Srila Prabhupada opened this temple in South India so as to expand his ISKCON (The International Society for Krishna Consciousness) mission. After a number of efforts of the devotees, this grand temple could be built. The Temple is situated on the ‘Hare Krishna Hill’ in Bengaluru and is built in a neo-classical style, which means that the temple architecture preserves the traditional architecture of along with the modern facilities.

The ISKCON Temple is extremely beautiful, with a positive and a peaceful ambience, befitted for those meditating. It has a total of six altars, the main is that of Radha-Krishna and the others include Krishna-Balram, Nitai-Gauranga, Srinivasa-Govinda, Prahlada-Narasimha and Srila-Prabhupada. The Temple also has an open air theatre in its vicinity for organizing festivals and concerts.

The huge hall named ‘Hari Naam Kirtan’ is well known for the extraordinarily beautiful painted ceilings. There is also a lecture hall, where a number of spiritual leaders give discourses on religious and spiritual topics. The best thing is that the lecture room has the provision of multi language translation system, which makes it very convenient for devotees all over the world to attend the lectures and seminars in this hall. The pious Vedic Museum and Exhibition Hall display the facts on religious beliefs.

One may simply relax or meditate in the lush green gardens of the temple and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere with positive energy all around. The effort of the temple authorities to help and feed the poor is really appreciable. The ISKCON Temple succeeds in reaching to the hearts of all age groups belonging to various class, creed, states and countries through its spiritual, educational and cultural activities.

Best time to visit

Weather wise the Temple can be visited any time of the year as Bengaluru enjoys pleasant climate year round. The best time to visit the temple is during Krishna Janmashthmi (Lord Krishna’s birthday) which is celebrated here with great fervour.


The temple celebrates all festivals related to Vishnu avatars. The place is extremely crowded by a number of devotees, especially during Krishna Janmasthami. You must not forget to visit the ISKCON theatre that offers a multimedia Vedic film for the visitors.


The Temple is open from 4:15 am till 5:00 am; next it opens again from 7:15 am till 12:50 pm, and then again opens at 4:00 pm till 8:20 pm on all week days.

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