ISKCON was founded by its Founder- Acharya Srila Prabhupada until his departure on November 14, 1977 and it is one of the spiritual institutions founded by the divine Grace of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada in July 1966.
Pre-dominantly ISKCON belongs to the Gaudiya- Vaishnava Sampradaya which is popular as a monotheistic tradition within the broad Hindu culture. It is scripturally based on the 5,000-year-old Sanskrit text Bhagavad-Gita. It is basically established to serve as a center for India's greatest glory Vedic knowledge and culture.
How To Reach:
By Metro Train: The Nehru Place station is the closest to the temple and is just a 5 minute walk. The alternate option would be Kailash Colony Station.
By Train: ISKCON Sant Nagar is 5 km from the Nizamuddin railway station and 12 km from the New Delhi railway station. Both of them offer auto-rickshaws, taxi, public bus service and Metro train to commute.
By Air: ISKCON Sant Nagar is
20 km from the New Delhi international airport and can be reached using
pre-paid taxi’s, metro train and DTC Shuttle buses all of which are available
right at the arrival terminal.
ISKCON is- ‘The International Society for Krishna Consciousness’ which is the spiritual institution founded by the Divine Grace of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada in July 1966 as a continuation of the Brahma-Madhva-Gaudiya sampradaya.
Srila Prabhupada imparts the “Seven Purposes of ISKCON” in ISKCON’s incorporating document. These are-
(1) To systematically propagate spiritual knowledge to society at large and to educate all peoples in the techniques of spiritual life in order to check the imbalance of values in life and to achieve real unity and peace in the world.
(2) To propagate a consciousness of Krishna as it is revealed in the Bhagavad-gita and Srimad Bhagavatam.
(3) To bring the members of the Society together with each other and nearer to Krishna, the prime entity, and thus to develop the idea, within the members, and humanity, at large, that each soul is part and parcel of the quality of Godhead (Krishna).
(4) To teach and encourage the Sankirtan movement of congregational chanting of the holy name of God as revealed in the teachings of Lord Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.
(5) To erect for the members, and for society at large, a holy place of transcendental pastimes, dedicated to the personality of Krishna.
(6) To bring the members closer together for the purpose of teaching a simpler and more natural way of life.
(7) With a view
towards achieving the aforementioned purposes, to publish and distribute
periodicals, magazines, books and other writings.
This famous temple is dedicated to the service of Radha
and Lord Krishna. The idols in the center are the major attraction for the
entire complex. Temple has unique latticed towers a fusion of traditional
design and modern possibilities will extend ninety-eight feet above the highest
point of the hilltop. Inside the temple premise, the carved stone, wood, and marble
bring to life the advanced artistry of ancient India in devotion to Lord Krishna.