ISKCON Temple of Mumbai, dedicated to Lord Krishna, is amongst the forty ISKCON Temples It is a collection of temples, spread all are the world, dedicated to Krishna. It is an international society which has the most famous Hare Krishna organizationacross India and a major attraction of the Juhu locality. Swami Prabhupada inspired the construction of this beautiful temple in Mumbai to spread Krishna consciousness. Also known as Radha Rasabihariji temple, thousands of devotees swarm the temple from across the globe to seek peace.
The architectural splendour of the ISKCON Temple is worth-seeing. Both, its interior and exterior walls are adorned with murals and sculptures. In the central prayer hall, one will find paintings portraying the incidents from the life of Lord Krishna. Many devotees who gather at the temple can be seen chanting the ‘Mahamantra’ (the great syllable) given by Swami Prabhupada. The temple also arranges food and snacks for visitors at nominal charges. Every evening, the temple gets echoed with prayers and bhajans, attracting devotees from the surrounding area.
ISKCON temple also works towards the intellectual development of an individual. Here one can do mediations and participate in chanting of mantras that is sure to elevate your soul and help in enlightenment for the serious seekers. The Vedic Educational and Cultural Complex within the premises of ISKCON Temple organises Robot Shows to present spiritual awareness by the use of electronic power. The temple authorities also conduct various cultural, social, and learning programmes to enhance the Vedic knowledge.
more attraction in Isckon Temple
The temple compound also has a lecture hall, a book-publishing house, and a guest house where visitors can stay and be a part of daily spiritual programs of the temple.
Best time to visit
ISKCON Temple can be visited all the year round. However, the best time to visit the temple is during the festive season of Janmasthami in the months of August and September. It is during this grand occasion that ISKCON temple at Juhu becomes a host to millions of devotees.
When Swami Prabhupada for the first time saw the land where ISKCON Temple of Mumbai now stands, the land was only a jungle. He liked the land so much that he prayed to God that if ever he got this land, he would build a beautiful temple there. The same land was offered to ISKCON in the year 1971.