Sri Krishna Balarma temple, Iskcon, Vrindavan Photo journal

View of Iskcon temple from Raman Reti Road, Vrindavan, India

Iskcon temple on Raman Reti Road in Vrindavan is the hub of the market sprung around it. Internet cafes, shops and stalls selling lemon soda, fruit, lassi, ethnic Indian clothes (very reasonably priced), perfumes, idols and a bank stand right across the road from the temple. The temple opens for Mangala arti at 4 a.m. and closes at 8.30 p.m. after Shayan arti worship. Through the day it is thronged by visitors from Delhi and other places. Vrindavan, a two hour drive from Delhi and an hour's drive from Agra is the headquarter for Vaishnav devotees the world over. Iskcon is an organisation with international branches, and hosts visitors from abroad. The month of Kartik in November is particularly busy at Iskcon temple.

Entrance to Iskcon temple, Vrindavan

entrance to iskcon temple, vrindavan, India

Iskcon temple, raman Reti Road, Vrindavan, India

The Govinda restaurant behind the temple is quite popular.

On entering through the Raman Reti road entrance, the hall on the ground floor is where we pick up books, ready to eat snacks – Pizza slices, samosa, cake, laddoo, etc. The top floor is a museum recording the life of Srila Prabhupada ji, the founder of the Iskcon movement. Opposite this structure is Sri Prabhupada's samadhi.

Samadhi mandir and Chanting balcony

Samadhi mandir, Prabhupada ji, Vrindavan, India

Inside view of Samadhi mandir

Prabhupada's samadhi, Iskcon temple, raman Reti Road, Vrindavan, India

Video tour, Samadhi temple, Iskcon, Vrindavan

This picture has been taken from the first floor of the samadhi mandir. The samadhi mandir closes for the afternoon after Rajbhog arti, like the rest of the temple.

This first floor is more of a balcony with 108 flowers painted on the floor for devotees to use as a counter as they walk and chant the Hare Krishna mahamantra.

Temple courtyard

Tamal tree, Iskcon, Vrindavan, Mathura, India

The temple courtyard is surrounded by verandahs which have beautiful wall paintings depicting the life of Sri Radha-Krishna and Sri Gaur-Nitai.

Wall painting at Iskcon temple, Vrindavan

Wall painting at Iskcon temple, raman Reti Road, Vrindavan, India

The left verandah is converted into a garden each morning when women gather to makes garlands and flower decorations for the temple deities: Sri Radha-Shyamsunder, Sri Krishna-Balarama, Sri Gaur-Nitai and Sri Prabhupada.

courtyard and tamal tree, Iskcon temple, raman Reti Road, Vrindavan, India

The base around the tamal tree in the temple courtyard is my favourite seat. It is opposite the altar of Sri Radha-Shyamsunder. Other devotees sit here and chant the mahamantra with fingers moving steadily on tulsi-bead-counters hidden in beautifully embroidered bags which hang around their necks.

Iskcon temple, raman Reti Road, Vrindavan, India

Sri Radha Shyamsunder, Lalita Sakhi and Vishakha Sakhi at Iskcon temple, Vrindavan

Sri Radha Shyamasundar Iskcon Vrindavan India

Sri Krishna Balarama

Sri Krishna Balarama temple Iskcon Vrindavan India

Sri Gaur Nitai

Nitai Nimai Hare Krishna

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Places to stay in/near Iskcon temple, Vrindavan

GUEST-HOUSE Rs. per Night
non AC / AC
Phone No. +91-0565
Iskcon Guesthouse 250 2540021
MVT 750 / 999 2540079
Agrasen (NRI / Indians only), Parikrama marg, Raman Reti Road 150/300 2540186
Dhanuka Ashram, Parikrama marg, Raman Reti Road 250 2540075/38
Sri Ram Saranam, Parikrama marg, Raman Reti Road 125 2540191
Fogala Ashram, Raman Reti Road 150/250 2540489

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Please see this hotel which is behind ISKCON... Address: Bhakti Dhama residency, Behind ISKCON Temple, Raman Reti, Vrindavan. Distt Mathura. 281121 U.P. India Call at : +91 (0)565 2540052, +91-9319-222-333 Mail at : [email protected] or [email protected] Website:

Bhakti Dhama on Wednesday, June 24, 2009

hare krishna hare krishna krishna krishna hare hare

krishan gopal on Thursday, July 16, 2009

This temple and the aarti of iskcon temple is the soul of mine and my family. Thanks to iskcon members. Kindly pray for me so that i can come to vrindavan

shivika on Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Event: Jhulan Yatra (Sri Sri Radha-Krishna Swing festival)-2009 Venue: ISKCON Vrindavan Start Time: Saturday, August 1 at 5:00pm End Time: Tuesday, August 4 at 5:00pm

Anisha on Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Event: Srila Prabhupada Vyasa Puja 2009 (Birthday celebration) Venue: ISKCON Vrindavan Date: Saturday, August 15 at 7:00am - 7.00pm

Anisha on Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Event: Bhagavat Katha by His Holiness Radha Govind Swami Maharaj Venue: ISKCON Vrindavan Date: Saturday, August 8 at 8:00am to Friday, August 14 at 9:30am

Anisha on Wednesday, July 22, 2009

hare krishna!!!!!! there cn nt b anythng beautiful, soothng, relaxing, amazing n marvelous place in this world other than iskcon temples!!! sooo enjoy ur life here bcz here u only find the true reason of ur life!!!!!!!!! hari bol!!!!

mahak on Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Open invite from Iskcon Vrindavan: Kartik Parikrama by Bus with Deena Bandhu Prabhu (Vrindavan, India), from Sunday, October 4 to Friday, October 30 2009

anisha on Thursday, September 3, 2009

Hare krishna prabhuji, prabhuji i live at hostel and i am not finding the way of chanting, what should i do?

vinay pant on Monday, September 7, 2009

radhe krishna ki jyoti alokik teeno lok me chhayii rahe hai. hey radhekrishna meri manokamna puri kijo bhagwaan! heaven on earth radhekrishna iskcon temple.

chittranjan yadav on Saturday, September 12, 2009

hare krishna. Delhi devotees are coming to vrindavan by 30th oct to 01st nov. with a group of 2500 devotees.

Archit Das on Monday, October 5, 2009

35th Year Anniversary of Sri Sri Krishna Balarama Mandir, Vrndavana on wednesday 24th March, 2010.

mohita on Wednesday, March 17, 2010