The ISKCON Temple of Delhi is located at Raja Dhirshain Marg, Sant Nagar, near the East of Kailash locality. It is one of the 40 temples in India that belongs to the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, dedicated to Lord Krishna. A part of the Iskon TempleHare Krishna Movement started by Acharya Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the devotees and followers of the Hare Rama Hare Krishna cult built this temple in 1998 to disseminate the message of the Bhagwad Gita.
There are beautiful paintings of Russian artists on the different past times of Radha Krishna, Sita, Ram, Laxman, Hanuman and Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Special programmes like kirtan, aarti, pravachan and prasadam are held every Sunday between noon to 3.00pm.
The temple remains open in the morning from 4.30am to 12.00pm and then in the evening from 4.00pm to 9.00pm
From a restaurant to a museum in the making, a library and a special animatronics show, ISKCON has it all. While looking around if you get hunger pangs, you need not go further than the completely vegetarian restaurant Govinda. The idea behind the upcoming museum is to present Indian history in an interactive manner. Says Dina Nath Das, the brain behind the entire show “it is important to present the story of human evolution to the people, in the right manner. Thus the sound and light presentations accompanied by huge relief and life-like figures are bound to make an impact on an audience, far more than just an exhibition”. The museum will be opened by August for those who want to see the best of science and religion together. Though the museum is being built, the artwork and the concept behind it already seem impressive. The story begins on the ground floor with the Bhagwat Gita. When you move on to the first floor, you will be taken through the entire sequence of the Ramayana, Mahabharata and the Shrimad Bhagwatam.
Religious programmes like Kirtan, Aarti, and Pravachan are held in the temple complex regularly. Museum shows are organized in the evening at nominal charges on all days except Monday.
Nehru Place (electronic items), East of Kailash Market (for all necessary items), Kalkaji Market and C R Park Market (residential markets), Greater Kailash-1 Market (all types of consumer goods especially garments).