ISKCON is a beautiful temple located on Hari Krishna Hill in East of Kailash, New Delhi. It is among the 40 temples in India built by ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness). Built in the year 1998, it is a lavish and grand temple with its shikhara rising to a height of 90 ft above ground level. The shrine houses the idols of Sri Radha Krishna Parthasarathi, Sri Gaura Nitai, Sri Rama, Lakshman and Hanumana.
The temple boasts of wonderful architecture and the beautiful paintings depicting the life phases of mythological characters such as Randha-Krishna, Sita-Ram, Laxman, Hanuman and Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. The main hall of the temple can accommodate around 1,500 people at a time. The hall boasts of some wonderful idols of Radha-Krishna which really capture the hearts of devotees.
The temple has a beautiful museum which is a major attraction of the temple. One of the striking features of the museum is that it holds multimedia shows telling the mythological stories of Ramayana and Mahabharata and also gives a brief overview of the philosophy, views and practice of the Hare Krishna cult. The shows in the museum are organized in the evening on all days except Monday at very nominal charges.
One must come to this temple during the festival of Janamashtmi (the birth of Lord Krishna) as this festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm at this temple. The festival attracts a large number of devotes and visitors from far and wide. The entire temple is beautifully decorated on the day of the festival. The festival falls in the month of August/September.
The visiting time of the temple is from 4:30 am to 12.00 pm in the morning and 4.00 pm to 9.00 pm in the evening. Religious programs like aarti, kirtan and sermon are held in the temple on regular basis.
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