Iskcon Temple

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Distance (From Amritsar Junction): 5 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour

Place Location: Near Golden Temple

Transportation Options: Cab / Walk/Trek

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 1 km from Golden Temple and 5 km from Amritsar Junction, ISKCON Temple, also known as Sri Gaur Radha Krishna Mandir, is a prominent Hindu temple situated in the heart of Amritsar, Punjab.

ISKCON Temple in Amritsar is dedicated to Lord Krishna. It was founded by The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). ISKCON was founded by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhakti Vedanta Swami (Shrila Prabhupada) in the West in 1966. ISKCON belongs to Gaudiya Vaishnavism, a devotional tradition based on the teachings of Bhagavad Gita and Srimad-Bhagavatam. The Bhagwad Gita is the principal scripture of The Hare Krishna Movement Organization.

The temple houses the idols of many Hindu gods and goddesses with Sri Krishna and Goddess Radha being the most important. The ISKCON temple is open to all. There are regular prayers conducted here and all the visitors are given Prasad free of cost. One can buy spiritual books, pictures of gods, and other items from the stalls put up in the temple.

The ISKCON Amritsar celebrates the Rath Yatra Maha Mahostav of 'Lord Jagannath' every year in the month of December for 3 days. Large number of devotees and tourists flock to the temple to seek the blessings of Lord Krishna and Goddess Radha during Rath Yatra.

Timings: 4.30 AM - 9 PM