May 5, 2016

ISKCON Temple - Bangalore

Site Name: ISKCON Temple 
Site Type: Hindu temple
Location:  Bangalore, Karnataka state, India
Highlights: One of the biggest ISKCON temples in the world
Nearest Railway Station: Bangalore
Nearest Airport: Bangalore
How to reach: Well connected by road, rail and air
Hotel: A lot of options including luxurious and budget hotels all over the city
Restaurants: A lot of options across the entire city

ISKCON stands for International Society for Krishna Consciousness. ISKCON society was formed by Sri Prabhupada in 1967 CE in the US. The society considers Lord Krishna as the supreme deity. There are millions of followers for ISKCON society all over the world. There are about 50 ISKCON temples found mostly in India and USA. Bangalore city also has an ISKCON temple. It is situated in north Bangalore and it is one of the biggest ISKCON temples.

ISKCON temple complex in Bangalore is very huge and is a prominent tourist attraction in the city. It was inaugurated in 1997 CE. The small mound where the temple is located is called as Hare Krishna Hill.

The 56 feet high gold plated flag staff is a major highlight of this beautiful temple. The temple has five tiered gopura in all the four directions. 

The sanctum enshrines the beautiful idols of Radha and Krishna. There are other shrines in the temple that are dedicated to Krishna & Balram, Nitai Gauranga (Chaitanya & Nityananda), Venkateshwara, Narasimha along with Prahalad and Sri Prabhupada.

As usual to any other ISKCON temple, the prayer hall in front of the main shrine is huge and the evening prayers and devotional songs are very pleasant to the ears.

Happy travelling. 

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