ISKCON Radha Krishna Temple


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Distance (From Ahmedabad Junction Railway Station): 13 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1-2 Hours

Place Location: On Sarkhej-Gandhinagar Highway

Transportation Options: Cab / Auto

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 13 km from Ahmedabad Junction, ISKCON Temple is a Hindu temple located on Sarkhej-Gandhinagar Highway in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Also known as Sri Radha Govind Dham, it is one of the top places of pilgrimage in Gujarat and among the famous places to visit in Ahmedabad.

ISKCON Temple in Ahmedabad is dedicated to Lord Krishna and his beloved lover Radha. The temple was opened in 1997 on the orders of A. C. Bhakti Vedanta Swami Prabhupada, the founder of the ISKCON Society. The temple has much significance as it is still considered as the most popular temples in Ahmedabad. The idols of Lord Krishna & Radharani are attractive and many people come here for worshipping Lord Krishna to fulfill their needs.

Sprawling over an area of 4 acres, the architecture of the temple is a blend of Gujarati-Sompura and Rajasthani-Khamira style. The temple features the largest temple rooms in India, which can accommodate around 4000 devotees. One can see intricate marble work, beautiful murals, gorgeous columns, exquisite marble floors and designer walls at the temple. The temple houses the deities of Radha - Govinda, Nitai-Gauri, Rama Sita Lakshman Hanuman, Jagannath Baldev, Sri Nathji, Subhadraji and idols of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati.

The temple complex also has a library, restaurant, hostel, a meditation room, etc. The premises of the temple vibrate with the chants of Hare Krishna during prayer sessions. The followers hold sessions in institutes, corporates, etc., to teach the techniques of spiritualizing the daily life. The temple is well maintained and extremely neat and clean. Janmashtami and Nand Mahotsav are the two important festivals celebrated here with great pomp and fervor.

Timings: 4.30 AM to 1 PM & 4 PM to 9 PM