Krishna Balaram Mandir / ISKCON Vrindavan (Timings, History, Entry Fee, Images, Aarti, Location & Phone)

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Krishna Balaram Mandir / ISKCON Vrindavan Address: Bhaktivedanta Swami Marg, Raman Reiti, Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh, 281121, India

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Krishna Balaram Mandir / ISKCON Vrindavan Timings

Day Timing
Monday 4:30 am – 12:45 pm | 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm (Summer)
4:30 am – 1:00 pm | 4:00 pm – 8:15 pm (winter)
Tuesday 4:30 am – 12:45 pm | 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm (Summer)
4:30 am – 1:00 pm | 4:00 pm – 8:15 pm (winter)
Wedesday 4:30 am – 12:45 pm | 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm (Summer)
4:30 am – 1:00 pm | 4:00 pm – 8:15 pm (winter)
Thursday 4:30 am – 12:45 pm | 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm (Summer)
4:30 am – 1:00 pm | 4:00 pm – 8:15 pm (winter)
Friday 4:30 am – 12:45 pm | 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm (Summer)
4:30 am – 1:00 pm | 4:00 pm – 8:15 pm (winter)
Saturday 4:30 am – 12:45 pm | 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm (Summer)
4:30 am – 1:00 pm | 4:00 pm – 8:15 pm (winter)
Sunday 4:30 am – 12:45 pm | 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm (Summer)
4:30 am – 1:00 pm | 4:00 pm – 8:15 pm (winter)
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Krishna Balaram Mandir / ISKCON Vrindavan Darshan Timings
Morning Evening
4:30 am to 12:45 pm 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Morning Evening
4:30 am to 1:00 pm 4:00 pm to 8:15 pm
Krishna Balaram Mandir / ISKCON Vrindavan Aarti Timings
Morning Evening
Aarti Mangla 5:00 am Aarti Dhhop 4:30 pm
Aarti Tulsi 5:30 am Aarti Sandhya 6:30 pm
Guru Pooja 7:15 am Geeta pravachan 7:30 pm
Pravachan 7:30 am Aarti Sayan 8:00 am
Aarti Shringar 8:30 am
Aarti Rajbhog 12:00 pm

One of the most significant and popular temples in Vrindavan is Sri Krishna-Balaram Mandir, commonly known as ISKCON Temple. Situated in the Raman Reti area of Vrindavan, this temple represents the fulfilled dream of Srila Prabhupada, founder of ISKCON. This temple of unparalleled beauty holds a special place in the hearts of the followers of ISKCON.

Unique in its tradition, this temple worships the kinship of two divine brothers; Shri Krishna and Shri Balaram at the very place where they had spent their childhood.

ISKCON temple stands tall as the manifestation of Srila Prabhupada’s vision of being a source of strength to the devotees. Srila Prabhupada personally oversaw all the aspects of design and construction of the temple.

This temple is a powerhouse spreading the Krishna ideology all over the world.

History of Krishna Balaram Mandir / ISKCON Vrindavan

The International society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) was founded in New York City in 1966 by Shri A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada with an aim to spread the divine message of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.

The principles and practices followed by ISKCON are based on the percepts laid down by Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (1486-1532) along with His brother Nityananada Prabhu and six of His principal associates, the Goswamis of Vrindavan namely Santana, Rupa, Jiva, Gopal Bhatta, Raghunatha Dasa and Raghunatha Bhatta.

Architecture of Krishna Balaram Mandir / ISKCON Vrindavan

This magnificent temple was inaugurated by Srila Prabhupada in the year 1975 and was the first temple built by ISKCON in India. It is a Gaudiya Vaishnavism Temple inspired by Sri Chaitnaya Mahaprabhu in the 15th century.

Constructed with white marble, the temple is one of the impressive structures in Vrindavan. It is an example of exclusive workmanship with intricately carved walls and domes, winding staircase and archways.

The temple complex has three shrines ; one dedicated to Lord Krishna and His brother Lord Balarama, second dedicated to Sri Gaura - Nitai (Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and Nityananada) and the third to Sri ShyamaSundar (Lord Krishna and Radha Rani).

As you enter the temple doors, the checkered black and white marble courtyard catches your eye. The temple complex is huge with corridors displaying pictures depicting various Krishna leelas.

The vast ISKCON temple complex also houses a guest house, residential brahmachari ashram, a deity department, restaurant, bakery, souvenir shop and Srila Prabhupada ji’s samadhi.

Image Gallery of Krishna Balaram Mandir / ISKCON Vrindavan

Accommodation at ISKCON Vrindavan

ISKCON temple offers two accommodation facilities to devotees and ISKCON followers, namely Krishna Balarama Guesthouse and MVT Guesthouse (Mayapur Vrindavan Trust).

Krishna Balarama Guest House is located within the temple premises. It provides services at reasonable prices and is very convenient for the devotees to attend the temple sevas.

MVT is another wonderful place to stay situated approximately 100 metres from the temple.

You can book a stay in advance at this spiritual hub by reaching out to the ISKCON officials at guest house contact numbers or Email.

Eateries at ISKCON Vrindavan

Located within the temple premises, Govinda’s restaurant offers a great variety of lip smacking Indian and western dishes to the visitors. Timings for the availability of refreshments are as follows:

Morning : 8.30 am to 10.00 am
Afternoon : 12.00 pm to 3.00 pm
Evening : 6.00 pm to 9.00 pm

You can enjoy Indian and western cuisine at MVT restaurant as well, which is quite popular among the devotees.

Things to do at the ISKCON Temple

ISKCON Temple is the epitome of celebration of divine brotherhood and love. Lakhs of devotees visit this grand temple to worship the bond of Shri Krishna- Balarama and Shri Radhe - Krishna.

Few of the key attributes of the temple which you can enjoy are as follows:

1. Shri Krishna Janamshtmi: Shri Krishna Janamashtmi is the day when Lord Krishna appeared on this earth. This glorious day is celebrated with great enthusiasm by all the Vaishnavites. It is celebrated with great pomp and show and festivities even continue to the next day as Nandostav.

2. Seva: Offering one’s service to the Lord is integral to the Krishna consciousness movement. ISKCON temple provides you with the opportunity to serve by donating for “Your Day in Vrindavan'' where one can be blessed by performing RajBhog Aarti of Shri Gaura-Nitai, Shri Krishna-Balaram and Shri Shyama-Sundar, Gau Seva as well as opportunity to participate in Harinaam Sankirtan.

3. GoShala: You can lend a hand in maintaining the Go-Shala and experience the purest joy of serving one of the favorites of Lord Krishna, the cows. Lord Krishna who is popularly known as ‘Gopal’ and ‘Govind’ had lived as a Cowherd boy at Gokul.

4. Festivals: Apart from Shri Krishna Janmashtami, every year festivals of Sri Radhashtami, Ram Navami, Gaura Purnima, Nityananda Trayodasi, Srila Prabhupada’s Vyasa Puja and many more are celebrated with fervor and great zeal at ISKCON temple. Devotees from all over the country visit Vrindavan to take part in the grand celebrations.

5. Srila Prabhupada’s Samadhi: You can pay respect to Srila A. C. Bhaktivedanta Prabhupada, the founder acharya of ISKCON (the International Society for Krishna Consciousness) at his samadhi built within the temple premises.

Best Time to Visit the ISKCON Temple Vrindavan

The sacred city of Vrindavan experiences extreme weather conditions during summer as well as winter months. The best time to visit ISKCON Temple is from February to April and from October to December. During these months, the temperature stays in the moderate range offering the tourists a pleasant stay and an enjoyable visit to the temple.

ISKCON Temple Vrindavan Entry Fee and Timings

You don't have to pay an entry fee for visiting the ISKCON Temple. It is open on all days of the week. The ISKCON Temple Vrindavan timings are from 4:30 am to 12:45 pm and then from 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm during summer. During winter, the temple is open from 4:30 am to 1:00 pm and then from 4:00 pm to 8:15 pm.

How to reach ISKCON Temple Vrindavan

ISKCON Temple is located at Vrindavan and is easily accessible by hiring a private taxi from top car rental companies in Mathura-Vrindavan or taking an auto rickshaw. The closest airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi which is around 167 kms from the temple and the nearest railway station is Mathura Junction which is around 17 kms from Shri Krishna-Balarama Temple.

If you are staying at Vrindavan, you can easily reach the temple by taking an auto - rickshaw.

Welcome Center at the ISKCON Temple provides various facilities to the devotees and tourists for their comfortable stay and travel. It is open all days of the week from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm and from 5.00 pm to 8.00 pm.

Things to keep in mind while visiting ISKCON Temple

  • Maintain the sanctity and decorum of the temple.
  • Kindly do not take your footwear inside the shrine.
  • It is advisable not to leave your footwear outside, there is a free service available within the temple premises.
  • Dress Code : Men and women should dress up in a culturally appropriate way at all times.
  • Intoxicants : Beware of anyone offering intoxicants or drugs. Consumption of intoxicants in the dham is prohibited.
  • Kindly refrain from littering the surroundings and be mindful of disposing of any waste in a proper way.
  • Whenever and wherever possible, kindly use cloth bags to carry your belongings.
  • One can easily find clean water dispensers in the temple premises.
  • You can get fresh refreshments at the restaurant.

ISKCON Temple is a spiritual centre which enables the devotees to achieve inner happiness, satisfaction and higher consciousness. Located in Braj Bhoomi, it is an epitome of unparalleled faith and love for our Lord Krishna.

ISKCON Temple is one of the biggest and magnificent temples of Vrindavan dham. Once you enter the peaceful environs of the temple, you will experience many moments that will inspire you to introspect and contemplate one’s thoughts. It’s striking architecture and the spiritual warmth surrounding this place never fails to impress anyone visiting this temple.

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