ISKCON Temple Chandigarh (India)
The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) was established in 1966 by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (Srila Prabhupada). ISKCON has since developed into a worldwide confederation of 10,000 temple devotees and 250,000 congregational devotees. Better known as the Hare Krishna movement, ISKCON is comprised of more than 350 centers, 60 rural communities, 50 schools, and 60 restaurants worldwide. The mission of this nonsectarian, monotheistic movement is to promote the well being of society by teaching the science of Krishna consciousness according to Bhagavad-gita and other ancient scriptures. ISKCON Temple is located in Sector 36B, Dakshin Marg in Chandigarh. The shrine is one of the several of the chain temples spread all over the country and across the world. The temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna and Radha, and is visited by thousands of devotees all through the year. The shrine reverberated with peace and tranquility and is a must visit a place.
All days of the week.
Hare Krishna Dham, Sector 36-B, Dakshin Marg, Chandigarh 160036, India Suggested duration: 1-2 hours.
Open and Closing Time
Hours Today: 4:30 AM - 5:15 AM, 7:15 AM - 12:45 PM, 4:15 PM - 8:30 PM All days of the week: 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Entry Fee: Cost: Free Entry
Near By Attraction
Panjab University. Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib. International Dolls Museum. Shastri Market. Hotels available near by Iskcon Temple
A distance between Railway Station Chandigarh and Iskcon Temple is 7.5 miles or 6.5 nautical miles. A distance between Iskcon Temple and Bus Stand is 5.6 miles or 4.9 nautical miles
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Interesting facts about Iskcon Temple
The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), popularly known as Hare Krishnas after the mantra that they chant, is a worldwide religious organization founded by A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada in 1966 in New York and is based on the Gaudiya Vaishnavism tradition of Hinduism inspired by the life.
Srila Prabhupada visited Chandigarh in 1976 and desired a Vedic educational institute to help educated citizens of the City Beautiful to make their life happier and peaceful by practicing Krishna consciousness.ISKCON started regular Vedic institute and temple on a 3 acre land in heart of a city in sector 36-b in 1979. In the last 27 years, the center has grown up as a beautiful temple cum cultural center and is like an oasis in the desert of blazing material life. Besides 25 full-time residents, more than 200 families are practicing Krishna Consciousness regularly.
Thousands of citizens avail the benefit of kirtan, pravachan, and prasadam on various festivals celebrated throughout the year. Every Sunday hundreds of people enjoy their weekends by participating in the festival of chanting dancing and feasting