ISKCON Mandir of Vrindavan is one of the most famous temples in Vrindavanwhich was established by his holiness Shri Swami Prabhupada. His dream was to build a majestic temple in the same city where Lord Krishna and his brother Balram spent their childhood many centuries ago. This temple is one of the most popular tourist attractions of the city and is thronged by the devotees from all over the country.
A famous Bhagavad Gita class is held in the Iskcon Vrindavan temple every day. It is held with the sole purpose of disseminating the knowledge given by the great Lord Krishna to Arjuna in Mahabharata.
There are three altars at ISKCON temple Vrindavan, the Shri Shri Gaura Nitai seat, Shri Krishna and Shri Balarama seat and Shri Shri Radha Shyamasundara seat along with Lalita and Vishakha. The main deities of the temple are Lord Krishna and Lord Balarama.
A serene spiritual aura of the temple welcomes you. Sparkling white marble with the exquisite carvings adds to the beauty of this place. You will see the devotees of Lord Krishna wandering around in orange and yellow robes, some chanting prayers, others in eternal bliss while all enjoying their time in here. This temple is one of the most prominent temples in the ISKCON sect and it attracts a lot of devotees. One can also see people here who have devoted all their life in the service of the lord. The ISKCON Temple is one of the most popular places to visit in Vrindavan.
There is a pious Samadhi Mandir of Shri Swami Prabhupada which is a museum containing details about Swami Ji's life. In the museum, you can feel the divinity and tranquility of the late swami Prabhu Pada, who was also the founder of the ISKCON movement, which has helped countless souls all over the world. The first floor of the Samadhi Mandir is a balcony that contains 108 Flower printed on the floor for the convenience of devotees who wants to chant the name of the lord while walking through the floor. As the Hindus believe that any mantra must be chanted 108 times. A pretty unique idea to keep count of the prayers isn’t it? After the Rajbhog aarti, the Samadhi Mandir is closed for the afternoon.
The temple courtyard is another worth visiting place in theIskcon Vrindavan Mandir. It is surrounded by the beautiful painting of Lord Krishna- Radha and Gaur-Nitai. These paintings are so breathtaking and it will take you into the bygone era when you can imagine the Radha and Krishna playing Raas and just being engulfed in the company of each other in pure and unadulterated love. The veranda on the left of the temple courtyard is converted into a beautiful garden where every morning devotees gather to make beautiful garlands and other offerings to the deities of the temple. The morning air is filled with the scent of freshly plucked flowers which makes the whole environment pious.
The courtyard consists of a Tamal Tree which is a favorite place of many devotees. The seat is situated on the opposite end of the altar of Sri Radha-Krishna. Spirituality peeks from every nook and corner of the temple. Placing their fingers on prayer beads, moving one bead at a time you can see many devotees chanting the Maha-mantra.
There is a canteen in the temple premises, which serves delicious food items like pasta, pizza, Chinese food items and much more. The food items are at a very nominal price.
ISCKON Temple Vrindavan Timings:
- 4:30 A.M to 12:45 P.M and 4:30 P.M to 8:30 P.M (In summers)
- 4:30 A.M to 1:00 P.M and 4:00 P.M to 8:15 P.M (In winters)