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Iskcon Temple

Iskcon Temple Delhi

What is ISKCON?

The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) is the spiritual institution founded by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada in July 1966 as a continuation of the Brahma-Madhva-Gaudiya sampradaya.

ISKCON was personally directed by its Founder-Acarya Srila Prabhupada until his departure on November 14, 1977.

ISKCON belongs to the Gaudiya-Vaishnava sampradaya, or denomination, a monotheistic tradition within the broad Hindu culture. It is scripturally based on the 5,000-year-old Sanskrit text Bhagavad-gita.

In ISKCON’s incorporating document, Srila Prabhupada imparts the “Seven Purposes of ISKCON”:

  1. To systematically propagate spiritual knowledge to society at large and to educate all peoples in the techniques of spiritual life in order to check the imbalance of values in life and to achieve real unity and peace in the world.
  2. To propagate a consciousness of Krishna as it is revealed in the Bhagavad-gita and Srimad Bhagavatam.
  3. To bring the members of the Society together with each other and nearer to Krishna, the prime entity, and thus to develop the idea, within the members, and humanity, at large, that each soul is part and parcel of the quality of Godhead (Krishna).
  4. To teach and encourage the Sankirtan movement of congregational chanting of the holy name of God as revealed in the teachings of Lord Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.
  5. To erect for the members, and for society at large, a holy place of transcendental pastimes, dedicated to the personality of Krishna.
  6. To bring the members closer together for the purpose of teaching a simpler and more natural way of life.
  7. With a view towards achieving the aforementioned purposes, to publish and distribute periodicals, magazines, books and other writings.

The temple is open all days through out the week.

Program Time
Mangala Arati 4:30 am
Japa (Mantra) Meditation 5:15 am
Darshan Arati 7:15 am
Guru Puja 7:30 am
Srimad Bhagavatam Discourse 8:00 am
Raj Bhog Arati 12:30 pm
Usthapana Arati 4:15 pm
Sandhya Arati 7:00 pm
Bhagavad Gita Discourse 8:00 pm
Sayana Arati 8:30 pm
Temple Hall Closes 9:00 pm

The main temple hall is closed between 1 pm to 4 pm.

BY METRO STATION

The Nehru Place station is the closest to the temple and is just a 5 minute walk. The alternate option would be Kailash Colony Station

 

BY RAILWAY STATION

ISKCON Sant Nagar is 5 km from the Nizamuddin railway station and 12 km from the New Delhi railway station. Both of them offer auto-rickshaws, taxi, public bus service and Metro train to commute

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BY AIRPORT

ISKCON Sant Nagar is 20 km from the New Delhi international airport and can be reached using pre-paid taxi’s, metro train and DTC Shuttle buses all of which are available right at the arrival terminal.