There are around two million temples in India. While some are said to be thousand-year-old, others are even being built today. Not only in India, but the devotees of Lord Krishna are also present across the world. Everyone shows their love towards him in their own unique manner.
Some hymn bhajans, others follow rituals and remember the almighty in their thoughts. To please Lord Krishna and to further dedicate their thoughts, an organisation, the International Society for Krishna Consciousness has built several magnificent Krishna temples across the world. If you are also a devotee of Lord Krishna, do visit these five stunning ISKON temples in the country.
ISKCON Temple, Mayapur, West Bengal
When we think of West Bengal, the first city that pops in our head is the capital city Kolkata. Rich in heritage culture and beautiful architecture, Kolkata gives you a unique experience. Just 123.4 km away from the beautiful city is another amazing place, Mayapur. It is home to the stunning Sri Mayapura Chandrodaya Temple, which is one of the biggest ISKCON temples in India. It was started building in 1972 and is also the main headquarter of ISKCON.
ISKCON Temple, Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh
Vrindavan is said to be the place where Lord Krishna spent his childhood. Hence, there are many Krishna temples in the city dedicated to the almighty. While you visit some of the ancient ones, such as Banke Bihari or Prem Mandir, don’t forget to offer your prayers at Sri Krishna Balaram Temple. It was the first ISKCON temple in India, which was built in the year 1975.
ISKCON Temple, Noida, Uttar Pradesh
While there is a magnificent ISKCON temple in the national capital, we suggest you visit the one in Noida. Just 42.5 km away from Delhi’s ISKCON temple, the Sri Sri Radha Govind Mandir is simply outstanding. Several tourists throng this place of worship, which is on Agrasen Marg. The best time to visit this temple is during Janmashtami, as the grand Aarti and the decoration happens to be larger than life!
ISKCON Temple, Jaipur, Rajasthan
The pink city of India Jaipur (lesser-known facts about the Pink City) is popular for regal palaces and stunning architectures. While you witness history in the capital city of Rajasthan, don’t forget to go to Giridhari Dauji Temple. It will give you the same vibe and charm as any other palace in the city. If you are looking for peace, away from the city rush, the ISKCON temple of Jaipur is where you should be.
ISKCON Temple, Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh
Another grand ISKCON temple is situated in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh (iconic destination in Gwalior). It is called Sri Sri Radha Madanmohan Temple. The moment you will look at the beautiful temple, you will feel charmed by its intricate gorgeous architecture. If you want to get lost in Lord Krishna devotion, the Sri Sri Radha Madanmohan Temple is a must-visit during Janmashtami.
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