ISKCON Temple Delhi
Sri Sri Radha Parthasarathi Mandir, generally known as the ISKCON Delhi temple, is a well known Vaishnav temple of Lord Krishna and Radharani in the form of Radha Parthasarathi. Opened in 1998, it is located at Hare Krishna Hills (near Nehru Place), in the East of Kailash area of New Delhi, India.
ISKCON Temple, designed and built by Achyut Kanvinde who in 1993 agreed to accept a pro-bono commission to build this temple complex for the followers of Srila Prabhupada, is one of the largest temple complexes in India. It comprises numerous rooms for priests and for service renders. It has many halls that are used for its administration purposes and various seminars. It is divided into four broad sections.
The temple celebrates many festivals in a grand scale like Ramanavami, Sri Krishna Janmashtami, Gaura Purnima, Radhastami, Jagannath Rath Yatra and Nauka Vihar ( Boat Festival). Some of the main activities conducted by the temple includes Harinam Sankirtan, Food for Life, Youth Training Programs, Program for Prison Inmates, Seminars for Corporates etc.
Prayer timings :
- Morning Prayer time: 4.30 am, 7.15 am, 7.45 am
- Evening Prayer time: 12.30 pm, 7.00 pm, 7.45 pm
The temple complex houses:
- Govinda’s Vegetarian restaurant (Timings: Lunch- 12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. & Dinner- 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.)
- The temple also has a library of its own which has a huge collection of spiritual books.
- Few relevant information for visitors which will make their trip to the temple hassle-free:
- Apart from the main hall the temple complex also houses a museum which runs multimedia shows to explain the epics Ramayana, Mahabharata and the verses from the Bhagvadgita.
- The temple is open all days from 4:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- The Nehru Place station (on the violet line) is the closest metro station to the temple.