Iskcon Temple Overview

With more than 400 temples globally and 140 temples in India, the International Society for Krishna Consciousness or ISKCON is one of the largest and popular religious organizations in the world. The organization has its reach in almost every continent on Earth. ISKCON is known for its spirituality, mindfulness and marvelous religious structures.

Among its many temples in India, one can find a beautiful ISKCON Temple in the city of Hyderabad. Located in the central region of Nampally, the main deity of the ISKCON temple is Lord Krishna alongside idols of Sri Radha-Mohana, Sri Jagannatha Baladeva-Subhadra, and Sri Gauri-Nitai.

The temple is a marvel with modern architecture and lush green gardens around it. The temple also houses many water-fountains that make the temple more magnificent and enigmatic. One will always hear the hymn of “Hare Rama Hare Krishna” in various corners of the temple.

The temple authorities organize devotional and religious lectures in the halls of the temple and teach the preaching of Lord Krishna. Alongside the lectures, the authorities organize Pujas daily with some special programs on Sunday to attract more and more devotees to the temple.

ISKCON temple is the epicenter of cultural and spiritual well-being and various social activities for the local people residing in the temple. The authorities sent the residents of the temples to various corporate centers and institutes to teach various spiritualization techniques. The aim of the people of ISKCON is to raise the importance of spiritualization in oneself and learn the true value of life.

How To Reach

The ISKCON Temple is around 27 km from the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport and is easily accessible by road. 

By Bus:
There are many buses that run from the airport to the temple. The ride takes around 50 mins and covers some important suburbs of the city. 

By Cab/Taxi:
There are private cabs and taxis that run between the airport and the temple. It takes around 30-35 minutes for the ride and is comparatively expensive to the bus journey.

Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit ISKCON Temple is during the winter season as the climate in Hyderabad during the winter season is mild and cold.

There are special aartis and puja that happen in the temple. The timings of all the aartis and puja are as follows:

4.30 AM - Mangla Aarti

5 AM - Tulasi- Puja

6.30 AM - Srimad Bhagavatam Discourse

7.30 AM - Sringar Darshan

7.45 AM - Guru Puja

12.30 PM - Raj Bhoga Aarti

4.30 PM - USthapana Aarti

7 PM - Sandhya Aarti

8.30 PM - Shayana Aarti

Also, the main temple remains closed from 1 PM to 4 PM and from 9 PM to 4.30 AM.

Other Essential Information

 ISKCON Hyderabad, Sri Sri Radha Madanmohan Mandir, Hare Krishna Land, Nampally Station Road, Hyderabad. 

Timing: Daily 4.30 AM to 8.30 PM

Price: There is no entry fee.

History of ISKCON Temple

The history of the ideology of ISKCON dates back to the early 15th century, to the times of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, who is considered as an incarnation of Lord Krishna by the devotees of ISKCON. The ideology of Gaudiya Bhagavata Vaishnavas, which is the school of thought of ISKCON was widely spread by Chaitanya Mahaprabhu in the regions of West Bengal and Orissa. He laid the foundation of the widespread of this ideology through the practice of Sankirtan, which invited people from all the caste and creed to worship Lord Krishna. 

Lately, in 1969 Swami Prabhupada brought this ideology to the west after he went to New York. Slowly, his movement gained an international shape with more and more people learning about the teachings. George Harrison, a member of the very popular Rock Band ‘The Beatles’ made various musical tracks about the ideology of Krishna with the followers of Hare Krishna.

After gaining momentum in the west, the ideology of ISKCON spread in various cities across India. More and more followers of Lord Krishna joined the movement and in a span of around 54 years, there are around 600 ISKCON centers globally which include temples and educational centers.

Tips for visiting ISKCON Temple

- Ask the authorities in advance about the grand aarti timings in the temple. Make sure you arrange your visit following the aarti timings. 

- Consumption of Liquor is prohibited inside the temple premises.

- Maintain the cleanliness in the temple premises and use the garbage bins available in the compound.

- There are many activities to do in the ISKCON Temple, from the library to various small events. Make sure that you carry some eatables and enough water to keep your body energized.

- To learn more about the temple and its ideology, make sure you buy a few books from the souvenir shop.
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Iskcon Temple FAQs

Is a camera allowed in ISKCON Temple?

No, a camera is not allowed inside then ISKCON Temple. For security and other reasons, the authorities do not allow visitors to carry cameras. If you wish to have a photo of the temple, you can buy it from the souvenir or gift shop in the temple premises.

Can we wear jeans in the ISKCON temple?

Yes, you can wear jeans in the ISKCON temple. Since the place is of religious and spiritual importance, the authorities have put up some rules regarding the clothing of the visitors. One is not supposed to wear clothes that are above the knees.

What should I wear to ISKCON Temple?

You can wear anything is below your knees. Although, it is advisable to wear traditional Indian clothes to feel the vibe of the temple and get yourself mingled in the spiritual environment.

Who built the ISKCON Temple?

ISKCON Temple of Hyderabad is built by the ISKCON organization. The organization has built over 140 temples in India and 400 temples around the globe. The ISKCON Temple in Hyderabad is one of the biggest temples of the ISKCON organization is India.

Is parking available at ISKCON Temple?

There is no parking spot in the temple but you can park your vehicle near the temple premises. There is a special parking space built by the authorities as more and more visitors have started to visit the temple.

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