ISKCON Temple is a beautiful temple, located at Gotri area. This is the place where the ancient culture of Vaishnavism – worship of the Deity forms of Lord Krishna, specifically Sri Sri Radha Shyamsundar, Sri Sri Sri Jagannath, Baladev and Subhadradevi, and Sri Sri Gaur Nitai, is observed.

The “Darshan Mandap” – temple room – is tastefully decorated utilizing several forms of traditional Indian Art.

Their Lordships are seated on exquisitely carved wooden “Sinhasan”, which were carved by a team of artists from Jaipur. These wooden sinhasan sit upon carved marble platforms. The entire ceiling in the Mandir (Temple) is decorated with hand carved and “highlighted” (hand painted with “vegetable colors”) Rajasthani designs, as are found in many thousands of palaces in Rajasthan. The design is borrowed from the famous “Govindadeviji Mandir”, inside the Maharaja’s Palace at Jaipur.

The exterior and interior of the Mandir are also decorated by hand carved pillars.

There is also a large sinhasan upon which the statue of ISKCON Founder – Acharya Srila Prabhupada sits.

The 2,500 sq. ft. flooring is all high class marble for Abu Road in Rajasthan.

In the “Ghummat”, the round dome covering the darshan mandap, there is a grand “Relief Artwork”, depecting Lord Krishna’s “Ras-lila”, as described in the “dashama skanda” (the tenth canto) of Srimad Bhagvat, that was hand carved by artists from Krishnanagar, located near Sridham Mayapur in West Bengal.

Hundreds of pious “bhaktas” (devotees) gather daily during the seven “aartis” (worship ceremonies) that take place are regular timings throughout the day. Additionally devotees are continuously entering the Mandir for darshan of Their Lordships whenever the Mandir remains open.

Time: 5 AM to 11 PM Location: Gotri Road, Gotri. Photography is strictly Prohibited inside Temple.

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