ISKCON Vrindavan

ISKCON Vrindavan

ISKCON Vrindavan
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Sri Sri Krishna Balaram Mandir, situated in the Raman Reti area of Vrindavan, holds a special significance for devotees of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. This grand temple represents the fulfilled dream of Srila Prabhupada, founder acharya of ISKCON, who wished to construct a temple of unparalleled beauty for the worship of the transcendental brothers Krishna and Balaram in the same village where they played more than five thousand years ago. Prabhupada directly oversaw all aspects of design and construction and personally called the Lord to come and accept the worship of His devotees from around the world. He said "Lord Balaram is the source of spiritual strength, and I have built this temple just to give strength to the devotees". Today, the Sri Sri Krishna Balaram Mandir is a booming spiritual center. Every day of the week pilgrims flood in great numbers from nearby Delhi and all over the world. In fact, the large green government signs posted over the highway turn off to Vrindavan only give directions to two temples: Banke Bihari and ISKCON. Visitors to the temple first pass under the brilliant white marble archway of Srila Prabhupadas samadhi, an architectural wonder of winding peacock stairways and intricately carved walls and domes. They then enter through the gigantic wooden temple doors and find themselves transported to the spiritual world upon seeing the palace of Krishna Balaram with its sunken black and white checkered marble courtyard, beautified by a living tamal tree. The music of the kartals, mrdanga and sweet harmonium of the 24 hour kirtaneers enters the heart, and everyone, including young and old, spontaneously raise their arms and dance in ecstasy. Ascending the courtyard steps, visitors approach the effulgent gorgeous forms of the source of all beauty, the presiding Lords Sri Sri Gaura Nitai, Krishna Balaram and Radha Shyamasundar. Standing transfixed with open eyes and folded hands, pilgrims drink in the dazzling vision of the Lord, artistically decorated with no consideration of expense or effort, truly a festival for the eyes. This entire temple complex is a busy preaching powerhouse comprised of thirty departments including a guesthouse, welcome center, Samadhi museum, ten book stalls, bakery, restaurant, broadcast studio, residential Brahmacari ashram and a Deity department with one of the highest standards of worship in the world, engaging more than one hundred devotees directly in the seva everyday.
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dinesh pakki
Lindau, Germany5 contributions
Jan 2020
ISKCON Vrindavan is one of those rarest places where it can be spiritually satisfying chanting the Hare Krishna mantra in Lord Krishna's own abode. It was an enriching, beautiful experience to attend kirtans, aartis and prayers here.
We visited Vrindavan in month of Jan, 2020 and stayed at Nikunj Ashram which is few meters away from ISKCON. I was accompanied with my spouse and my father in law.
We even could attend the afternoon prasadam lunch served daily and the canteen in the temple also serves very healthy vegetarian food through out the day till 9pm. Hence, older people/parents will not have any problem with having food over there.
There were several foreign devotees spending time chanting the Hare Krishna mantra along with many others. There is also a nice bakery shop and nice cloth store as well withing the temple premises. You can also buy nice Krishna souvenirs and holy gifts as well. The cuisine in the bakery store also contains nice sandwiches and other sweets catering the needs of Foreign devotees as well.
Its a must visit place in your life time.
Apart from that, you can connect with ISKCON travel guides to visit other temples in Vrindavan that will make your visit most memorable one.
Written May 2, 2020
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Jaipur, India3 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
The whole place is simply Divine! Very courteous staff, very well organized , with instructions shared with others about programs.
The main attraction is the beautiful Shri Krishna Balram , Radhe Krishna and Gaur Nitai statues , mesmerizing place.
Wonderful divine sankirtan and devotional Mangala arti. One never feels like returning back from Vrindavan. Iskcon is at the heart of bringing divinity closer to devotees heart!!
Written February 11, 2022
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Shimla, India5 contributions
Dec 2019
This is a beautiful temple of Krishna built, as they say under the supervision of Swami Prabhupad. It was amazing experience for us to see many foreigners there chanting 'Hare krishna' there. Compared to crowded and mismanaged Banke Bihari temple it was a very enlightening and peaceful experience here.
Written January 3, 2020
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India133 contributions
Oct 2021 • Solo
It is one of the cleanest temple at vrindavan. Properly manged with not a speck of dirt anywhere. The best thing about this temple is that nobody fleeces you for money. The idols are immaculately dressed and you will start getting spiritual feeling once you enter the temple. Provision for keeping shoes and water is there in the temple. Worth a visit if you are in vrindavan.
Written October 20, 2021
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Ravindranath Das
6 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
Even if you are not interested in the philosophy you will find plenty to occupy you on a trip to ISKCON. Food stalls, a bakery, juice stand, gift shops and bookshops. It's like a mela every day. The white marble architecture is magnificent. And a visit to the temple will amaze you. The mosaic and painted walls, constant chanting and the most splendid altars you will ever see. A multi level experience for all the family.
Written January 9, 2020
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Rishikesh, India18 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
Temple to visit again amd again for peace of mind. Evening is very delightful here. Chanting of Hare Rama Hara Krishna surround the place with positive energy. Place offers satisfying and peaceful experience.
Written March 22, 2020
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Surabhi G
Meerut, India29 contributions
Mar 2020
Lovely experience, great crowd, witnessed Holi rituals. Architecture and ambiance is mesmerizing. Crowd is well organised. It humbles seeing so many volunteers doing Puja or preparing flower garlands for idols. Proud moments to see so many foreigners visiting ISKCON.
Written March 11, 2020
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Ashutosh S
Faridabad, India179 contributions
May 2017 • Family
If you are visiting Vrindavan, Mathura and want to stay, ISKCON temple guest house is a best option. This provides you clean, peaceful and satvik stay facility with A/C & Non A/C options for nominal price. Rooms are big, neat & clean with attached toilets (Western style), geyser for hot water and balcony. Some rooms are providing accommodation for family upto 4 members without any fuss. You can also have Darshan at your convenience, enjoy the Lunch at Prasad Hall (between 10-12 am). Other wise, there is a canteen providing snack and drink options at the temple main gate. You may also have proper and reasonably priced meat at Govindam restaurant , at the ground floor of Guest House.
Written May 30, 2017
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Neha J
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India214 contributions
Sep 2013 • Family
its a very beautiful temple with some mouthwatering prasad ...they also serve yummy dryfruits cakes and cup cakes as well as other food items like samosa, kachori, pizza,burgurs which is just awsome...their cake was one of the best eggless dryfruit cake i ever had...except that prasad is a real delight..
Written September 2, 2013
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Anupam K
Delhi14 contributions
May 2012 • Friends
Vrindavan is like the heart of Krishna and his personal home. Where Krishna took birth more than 5000 years ago. Iskcon is built on the land called Raman Reti where Krishna Balram (Brother of Lord Krishna) used to play. So the land itself has itself much importance where God and his brother , Lord Balram used to play. Vrindavan Iskcon is a nice and big temple with the deities of Radha Shyamsundar, Krishna Balram, Gaur Nitai and Samadhi of Srila Prabhupad (pure devotee of Krishna) There are nice facilities for fooding and acomodation. You can get western food as well as Indian food. There is Goshala ( a home for cows which are very dear to Krishna). There is also Gurukula (vedic way of child education). You can get amny spritual books from the temple. Programs start in the temple from morning 4:00AM to 9:00PM in the evening. Therefore, there is lot of time to spend.
Written July 22, 2012
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