#17 of 22 Places to Visit in Bhubaneswar
Distance (From Bhubaneswar): 6.5 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour
Place Location: At Nayapalli Area
Transportation Options: Cab / Auto
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 6.5 km from Bhubaneswar Railway Station, ISKCON Temple is located in the heart of Bhubaneswar city. It is one of the beautiful and well maintained places to visit in Bhubaneswar.
Built by the ISKCON, International Society for Krishna Consciousness, in 1991, this temple serves as an alternative to Lord Jagannath Temple of Puri as that temple is restricted to Indians. It houses Lord Krishna, Balarama, Gaura Nithai, Subhadra and Jagannatha. Focused on propagating and educating spiritual knowledge, techniques of spiritual life to society at large, the temple follows the great scriptures of India, Bhagavad Gita and Srimad Bhagavatam.
Built with white stone, the temple looks like a half open lotus or a blooming lotus. Showcasing the ideology of the ISKCON movement, the temple organises kirtans, bhajans and pooja on a regular basis. The temple also promotes the sankirtana movement, congregational chanting of the holy name of God. Different Vaishnav festivals are carried out on regular basis at the temple.
Timings: 8 AM to 9 PM