#15 of 34 Places to Visit in Delhi-City
Distance (From New Delhi Railway Station): 15 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1-2 Hours
Place Location: 3.5 Km From Lotus Temple
Transportation Options: Bus / Cab / Auto
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 15 km from New Delhi Railway Station and 3.5 Km from Lotus Temple, Sri Radha Parthasarathi Mandir, popularly known as the ISKCON Temple, is a well-known Vaishnava temple located at Hare Krishna Hills in the East of Kailash area of New Delhi. This temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna and Radha in the form of Radha Parthasarathi.
The ISKCON Temple was built by Hare Rama Hare Krishna devotees in 1998. The temple is one of the 40 temples built by International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKON) Movement established by Acharya Swami Prabhupada, to propagate the message of Bhagavad-Gita.
This temple was designed and constructed by Achyut Kanvinde for the followers of Srila Prabhupada. The architecture of the temple is a fine example of artistic splendor with Shikharas standing at height of 90 m. The central prayer hall has three shrines dedicated to Radha-Krishna, Sita-Ram and Guara-Nitai respectively. The interiors of the temple have been beautifully decorated with works of Russian artists depicting the various phases of life of deities like Radha-Krishna and Sita-Ram.
Another attraction of the temple complex is the museum that exhibits multimedia shows of the epics Ramayana and Mahabharata. Every Sunday special programs like kirtan, aarti, pravachan and prasadam are held at the temple.
Temple priests offer 6 different aartis to the main deities daily, which include Mangala Aarti, Tulsi Aarti, Dhoop Aarti, Raj Bhoga Aarti, Pushpa Aarti and Sandhya Aarti. Janmashtami festival is celebrated at a grand level at this ISKCON Temple. Thousands of devotees visit the temple on this auspicious day and the atmosphere of joyous celebration is truly exhilarating.
Timings: 4.30 AM - 1 PM and 4 PM - 9 PM