The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), also known as the Hare Krishna movement, is a spiritual organization founded by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada in New York City in 1966.
This objective of the ISKCON is to make every town and village aware about and bring them closer to Lord Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s sankirtan movement. The movement is aimed at spreading mercy and is an educational non-profit organization. ISKCON has established its centers all over the world. India itself has more than 70 temples in India that are well known and widely visited.
ISKCON Temple, New Delhi
Lose yourself in the pious ambience of the ISKCON temple of New Delhi. Situated on the Hare Krishna hill, this shrine dedicated to Krishna has a charm of its own. ISKCON is a complex of temples and the largest one of its kind in India. The complex and the temples inside them were designed meticulously by the renowned architect Achyut Kanvinde in 1993 and have attracted a number of devotees and tourists since then.
The temple is filled with the sweet sound from the Mridangam and the calming Hare Rama Hare Krishna chants. Attending the morning and evening prayer services known as Arti is a must if you ever visit the complex to indulge yourself in a joyful Krishna worship. ISKCON temple, New Delhi is visited by tourists and devotees all year long; the most popular time though to visit the complex is the during the Janmashtami festival when one can witness a grand celebration of the patron and be marveled by the splendid structure of the shrine. The light and sound show within the compound is another popular attraction that draws a lot of visitors.
The second temple ISKCON temple in New Delhi is located in Dwarka. This shrine is situated in a two acre plot. The shrine in Dwarka is planned to be extended to make it larger than it is currently. This temple will also act as an educational and cultural center once it is completed.
ISKCON temples are known for their pure but grand ways of worshipping Lord Krishna. The shrine has a charm of its own that will enrapture you. The complex is well connected with the rest of Delhi with a good roads and an efficient transport system.
The temple complex lies close to the Nehru place metro station and also close to railway stations. It is also very close to the Delhi International Airport. If you are not from Delhi, it becomes really convenient to stay in one of the business hotels near the Delhi airport, as one can find a number of hotels in a wide budget range while getting proximity to the temple complex as well as the airport.
There are a number of hotels in the vicinity of the ISKCON temples in New Delhi. One can choose from a variety of accommodation arrangements – lodges, dormitories, low budget and luxurious hotels. There are also a range of 5 star hotels near the Delhi airport which are also close to the shrine.
One of the 5 star hotels near the Delhi airport is Vivanta by Taj – Dwarka. Accommodate here to get a whole new angle on business hotels in the city.