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ISKCON Temple Ahmedabad Address: Satellite Road, Sarkhej Ghandhinagar Highway Crossing, Bodakdev, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, 380059, India

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ISKCON Temple Ahmedabad Timings

Day Timing
Monday 4:30 am – 1:00 pm
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tuesday 4:30 am – 1:00 pm
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wedesday 4:30 am – 1:00 pm
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Thursday 4:30 am – 1:00 pm
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday 4:30 am – 1:00 pm
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday 4:30 am – 1:00 pm
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sunday 4:30 am – 1:00 pm
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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Ahmedabad, the financial and economic hub of Gujarat is believed to have been named after its founder, Ahmed Shah. Existence of people from various communities proffers varied iconic places of worship. Tourists flock in the city to soak in its cultural heritage enjoying mouth watering delicacies and visiting the stunning landmarks.

Travellers would bask in the city’s religious sanctity that houses several magnificent temples, derasars and mosques. A perfect mix of mythology and religion is reflected through an array of religious sites located in the 600 year old city of Ahmedabad.

While there are several Krishna temples in the city, ISKCON temple is a definite visit for people travelling to Ahmedabad. Situated near the Gujarat Samachar Press, the ISKCON temple is frequented by followers of Hinduism throughout the year.

An enduring religious landmark, the temple reflects a perfect mix of Gujarati, Rajasthani and Sompura architectural styles. This captivating temple draws hordes of believers throughout the country. Devotees can hear constant recitation of holy name of Hare Krishna.

There are 108 square platforms set inside the temple where devotees step upon chanting Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare, Hare Ram Hare Ram Ram Ram Hare Hare.

ISCKON

A prestigious non profit organization, ISKCON or the International Society on Krishna Consciousness was formed with the aim to spread the Vedic teachings to the general public motivating them to live a peaceful and delightful life.

Also known as the Hare Krishna movement, the organization was founded by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada in 1966 in New York. Initiated as a small community by the Gaudiya Vaishnavas it became a world renowned huge organization within a small span of time.

Several special sessions are held for devotees including people from educational institutes and corporate to spread spirituality and Vedic teachings. These sessions involve teachings based on Holy Scriptures including Bhagavad Gita, Srimad Bhagavatam, Chaitanya Charitamrita and other Vaishnava scriptures. It is attended by several devotees who imbibe and practise the teachings of Bhakta-yoga.

In 1972 A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada established the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust for publishing Vaishnava texts and works on philosophy and culture of Bhakti-yoga. Books are published in different languages for maximum reach.

A spiritual organization commissioned with an intention of engaging devotees into spiritual practise, it has more than 850 temples worldwide today. They have an ISKCON centre in every country of the world. Dating back to five thousand years, the organization also known as the Hare Krishna movement is dedicated to Lord Krishna.

Working continuously towards spreading Bhakti-Yoga or Krishna Consciousness the organization has set several centres across the state teaching everyone about eternal truth.

History

Renowned as Hare Krishna Temple, ISKCON Temple of Ahmedabad was built as a step to spread the teachings of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu to maximum number of people. This glorious ISKCON Temple was built by Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada in 1997.

Architecture

An enchanting temple reflects a perfect blend of Gujarat Sompura as well as Rajasthani Khamira styles of architecture. Tourists entering the temple can see the astounding images of Lord Vishnu and his different avatars on both sides of the walls.

Spread over an area of 1.3 hectares of land it houses the images of Radha and Govinda, Rama, Sita, Lakshmana and Hanuman, Jagannath Baladev, Shrinathji and Subhadraji. Witness the golden idol of Lord Narasimha and Goddess Lakshmi placed before the images of Radha and Govinda.

It has a massive hall extending upto 12000 sq feet that can accommodate around 4000 devotees. Also known as Sri Radha Govinda Dham, it is topped with majestic stone domes with beautiful carvings from Krishna’s life. There are three domes which extend upto 50 feet in diameter.

This marble floored sacred complex has intricately carved windows built in Khamira and Rajasthani Mewas style. The ceilings are beautifully ornamented with several images of Radha and Krishna. Ceilings and the walls of the temple are decorated with murals illustrating stories from Krishna’s life.

Devotees can also pay their obeisance to the idols of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati. A noteworthy feature of the glorious temple is the harmonic chandeliers. The peaceful ambiance and the rhythmic chanting of Hare Krishna invoke a sense of happiness and peace of mind.

Temple Activities

Radha Govinda Goshala is maintained by the temple authorities that houses several cows and bulls. These well fed cows provide milk for the use in the temple while the bulls are used for agricultural farming.

Sankirtan department maintains a grand collection of Vedic books and also distributes Bhagwat Gita to its devotees. Sunday feast organised by the Food for Life department provides food to the needy human beings.

Facilities

Facilities provided by the temple include a library, hostel, restaurant and a meditation room. Devotees often like to experience the delicious pure vegetarian Prasad meal. A restaurant situated within the premises of the temple provides varied types of mouth watering vegetarian delicacies.

People interested to associate themselves with ISKCON community can enrol for life membership facility. ISKCON youth forum have been set up for the young for guiding them to lead a meaningful and delightful life.

ISKCON guest house has around 40 rooms for tourists visiting the temple from various parts of the country seeking spiritual bliss. Gift shop within the premises of the temple has an exclusive collection of gifts and articles related to Lord Krishna.

Routes

ISKCON Temple is situated on Satellite road on Sarkhej Gandhinagar Road. Ahmedabad is well connected with all the cities of the country through air, rail and road. The nearest airport is Sardar Vallabhai Patel airport which is 18 km from ISKCON temple.

Ahmedabad’s railway station called Kalupur Railway station is located at a distance of 6km from the sacred site. Buses are run by both private and government operators and can be accessed from either Gita Mandir or Paldi bus stop.

Entry Fees and Timings

People can visit the temple anytime from 4:30 am in the morning till 1:00 pm in the afternoon or in between 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the evening. Devotees enjoy visiting the temple to witness the varied aartis performed in the temple including Mangala Aarti, Tulsi Aarti, Dhoop Aarti, Raj Bhog Arti, Pushpa Arti and Sandhya Aarti.

Other inspiring activities include Shringar Darshan and Guru Pooja. Photography is not allowed inside the temple.

Events and Festivals

The sacred site is swarmed with visitors especially during Krishna Jayanti which is celebrated with great zeal and splendour. Temple is beautifully decorated with lights and flowers. Around 108 variety of food is offered to Lord Krishna during this festival.

Nand Mahotsav is another notable festival held in the temple. On 7th November disappearance day of Srila Prabhupada is celebrated organising several activities throughout the day.

FAQ’s and General Information about ISKCON Temple

Why to visit the ISKCON Temple?
ISKCON Temple is a splendid temple that should be visited for its serene ambiance and tranquillity. A highly revered temple is a must visit for tourists to witness its graceful architecture and exquisite murals. Viewing the deities dressed in wonderful attire is a sight to behold.

When to visit the ISKCON Temple?
ISKCON Temple can be visited anytime during the year. People prefer visiting the city only during September till March in order to avoid the scorching heat of the city.
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