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”:
|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.
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
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.