ISKCON Temple Chennai is part of the Centre for Spiritual Art and Culture and is located off the East Coast Road at the Hare Krishna land, Sholinganallur. The deities worshipped in the temple include those of Radha Krishna Lalita Vishaka, Jagannath Baladev Subhadra, and Sri Sri Nitai Gauranga.Spread over an area of over 1.5 acres, the temple is constructed on five levels. There is a 7,000 sq ft temple hall on the first floor, an auditorium suits for any function on the ground floor, a Dining hall in the basement, Restaurant and Book/Gift shop in the annexe building.
Sri Sri Radha Krishna Kalyana Mandapam
Location: On the ground floor of the temple building, right under the sanctum sanctorum of Sri Sri Radha Krishna.
Hall Seating Capacity : 700
Basement Dining Hall Capacity : 200
Rooms Available: All air conditioned.
1. Bride room on stage
2. Bridegroom room on stage
3. Large ground floor room with two double beds, attached bathroom
4. Dormitory with 9 beds, attached bathroom
5. Room with double bed, attached bathroom
6. Big room with three beds, attached bathroom
Assistance can be provided to book more rooms nearby.
Advantages: Blessings of Sri Sri Radha Krishna
Spacious car park.
To book Sri Radha Krishna Kalyana Mandapam or AC mini hall, please contact Sri Tirumal Rao at 9282138879.
Books & Gifts Shop
A one-stop for all your devotional needs! Buy Deity, Deity dresses, puja paraphernalia, meditation beads, photos and posters, calendars, dhotis, kurtas, T-Shirts, women clothing etc. Fancy handbags, key chain, car hangers, wall clock, flower vase, photo frame and many such gift items with a touch of our tradition and cultural heritage. You can also get cow products like pure cow ghee, soap powder, danta-manjan and go-arka. And yes, do have a look at the jewellery section with special crystal pendents, neck beads, bangles etc.
Ekadasi Items are Now Available at our Matchless Gift Shop
Bhagavad-gita As It Is and Srimad-Bhagavatam are the largest selling books all over the world. Open up the treasure house of Vedic knowledge by picking from our vast publication of books. We have a large collection of books for children too. Also check out for audio and video CDs, children’s books, greetings and vedic scriptures.
10:00 am – 2 pm
4 pm – 9 pm
For any query please contact Mr. Satish at 9751839905.
Dine & Stay
Shuddha Sattva…seasoned with Love!
A Pure vegetarian restaurant
At Shuddha Sattva, we offer an authentic vegetarian mix of Italian, Chinese, Indian (North Indian and South) cuisine in the buffet as well as a-la-carte range along with the best combination of our Breads, Savouries, Sweets and Pastries & Cakes all under one roof.
Shuddha Sattva not only serves pure vegetarian meals but everything served is first offered to Lord Krishna – thus the meals are not only tasty but truly transcendental. As a result it satisfies not only the palate but also elevates the consciousness!
Through this restaurant we promote a healthy and vegetarian diet among the people while practically demonstrating how a sattvik vegetarian diet can have variety, taste and health benefits.
To suit the requirements of all the esteemed guests of Lord Sri Krsna, we have a non AC restaurant and a fine dining AC restaurant cum party hall.
Enjoy varieties of Krishna prasadam at our open air and AC restaurant. with cool drinks, chaat, tiffin and rice items as well as thaali. Special buffet on weekend evenings. Make your long drive and temple visit complete with Krishna prasadam.
9:30 am – 3:00 pm 5:00 pm- 9:15 pm
- Highly recommended – Special weekend buffets dinners with more than 20 items!
- AC Party hall for occasions like birthday parties, engagement, reception etc. with a seating capacity of 100.
- Open air lawn for private functions which can host around 150 people.
- Outdoor Catering
- Eggless cake orders!
For any details please contact Ms. Vandita at 7358667242
The temple complex has a beautiful Guest house, very well furnished, well maintained Rooms with courteous staff equipped with dining facilities catering divine Prasadams . Persons who are life members as well as Dharmadhikari’s are provided free accomodation for specific periods. The guest house hosts both devotee and prospective devotee guests from around the globe.
There are several luxurious marble rooms with comfortable furniture and individual toilet facilities. The rooms are quite spacious and the highest standards of cleanliness are maintained. The guest house hosts a variety of devotees including Sannyasis, GBC members, Prabhupada disciples, gurus and other visiting devotees from around the globe. All the rooms have split Air Conditioner facility and wide balconies overlooking the garden and the temple.
More than all these, the enchanting spiritual environment echoing chanting of “Hare Krisna…Hare Krishna…” takes you very close to the divine feet. Early morning Sacred bath to the deities should not be missed. Devotees will not get this experience any where else.
ISKCON was primarily established to spiritualise society and reach out Vedic knowledge to all sections of society. To achieve this goal, ISKCON has programs that reach out to people of all ages.
- Bhakta Prahlad Siksa Samaj
Children are said to be equal to God. They are innocent and dependent. At the present time stress and pressure is sliding down upon them from different spheres and bad association is dragging them down the path of rude speech, violent responses, unstable values and reckless atheism. Children are moving away far from God.
With a view to show children the joy that can be found in Godliness, the BPSS conducts programs all over Chennai. The program includes Prayer, Bhajans, Hare Krishna mantra meditation, Story session, indoor fun games, English rhymes and songs, activities and craft and delicious free prasadam. There are conducted at 60 residences of our devotee volunteers in various parts of the city. To know the locations of these BPSS centers, look at our
The BPSS is also actively tuning in students in schools to the joy of Godliness by conducting programs in about 20 schools and reaching out to more than 9000 children per week. If you would like our volunteers to conduct the program in your school, please contact us.
The temple is frequently used as a ‘Field Trip’ location for several prominent schools of the city such as PSBB, P.S. Hr. Sec. School, Vidya Mandir, Anna Adarsh and so on. Children of these schools get an insight into temple culture and given a treat of joyful devotional activities by the devotees such as stories and quiz.
To get more details contact our office at 044-24456199, 044-24413466 between 11am and 5pm.
- Bhakti-vriksha for families
Bhakti-Vrksa, spread across the city in about 75 centers trains the entire family in the vedic way of life, centered on God. Husbands and wives learn practices suitable to peaceful and meaningful living. Parents are trained to follow and raise children in God consciousness. The whole family shifts its focus from oneself to Lord Krishna who is worshipped by proper methods. Find the location closest to you from this address list
ISKCON Chennai has specially tailored courses for families, youth boys and girls as well as children. The program for the families and children include Bhajans, Bhagavad-gita classes, arati-puja and prasadam. These programs are held all over the city in about a hundred centers.
To get more details contact our office at 044-24456199, 044-24413466 between 11am and 5pm.
- Lectures and Seminars
Srimad Bhagavatham discourses are delivered everyday in the temple by His Holiness Bhanu Swami or other senior devotees. Live webcast of the lectures of HH Bhanu Swami, while in Chennai, is provided from 7.30am-9am.
HH Bhanu Swami Maharaj also conducts seminars on various topics. These CDs are available in our gift shop.
Bhagavad-Gita lectures are given every evening from 8pm-9pm and on Sundays from 11.30am-12.30pm
- Corporate/ College Seminars
Intellectual education influences the mind and value-based education influences the heart. If education does not train the heart, it could lead to dangerous consequences. If we want to build one’s character in our offices, homes and society at large, we must have the wisdom to live a principle-centered life based on honesty, compassion, gratitude, courage, responsibility etc.
To train students and young professionals in such value based mindset, seminars on topics such as Anger, Stress and Time Management have been presented by our devotees at colleges and corporates. To organise such tailor-made seminars, contact Mrs. Sukirti at 9790710432.
- Iskcon Youth Services
ISKCON Youth Services (IYS) is a non-profit social initiative, aimed at helping young professionals harmonize tradition and modern ethos by facilitating their holistic growth. The key focus of IYS is to rekindle the innate wisdom about meaning and purpose of life enabling one to act wisely and courageously under any circumstances between good and bad, between virtuousness and vulgarities regardless of the academic degrees one has!
The motto of IYS Chennai is ‘Reviving Culture, Restoring Confidence’
- Creating a class of people of high character and competence.
- Saving youth from self-destructive habits.
- Restoring confidence through a scientific understanding and practical application of culture.
What we do at ISKCON YOUTH SERVICES (IYS)?
- We train students in techniques and principles that groom them into future leaders of the society.
- Seminars on problems that youth face and how to tackle them.
- To expose youth to the scientific, simple principles of ancient Indian wisdom.
- Give them an insight of real happiness and success, free of modern stress and anxieties.
- Facilitate youth to implement those through various activities like:
- Voluntary social services like conducting programs at orphanages, old age homes, flood relief activities & others.
- Providing them an experience of alternative lifestyle through organizing camps and nature trips with music, skit, dance, quiz, debate, meditation and delicious food.
- Organizing a regular youth festival, “Ullaas” for both entertainment and enlightenment.
Mr. Jivananada (For young men) at 9940301080
Ms. Sukirti ( For young ladies) at 9790710432
- DISCOVER YOURSELF!
Knowledge elevates; spiritual knowledge transcends!
This intense eight hour program is a systematic course designed to increase awareness about intriguing truths of life for the benefit of human society. It considers both the scientific world’s view and the universal principles of timeless Vedic wisdom. In addition to theoretical approach the seminar provides practical techniques and method for self development.
- Search for happiness
- Does God Really Exist?
- If Yes, Who is He?
- Science of Soul?
- Why Bad things happen to Good People?
- Science of Yoga
- Practical Application
Facilitators: Professionals trained in Vedic scriptures, the faculty themselves practice what they speak. This ‘walk the talk’ is unique as participants can for themselves see that principles being taught can actually be practiced in daily life.
Sessions are powered by –
- Multimedia Tools: The sessions are enriched with PowerPoint presentations, movies, etc.
- Comprehensive course ware:
- course books,
- case studies,
- Interactive session with a separate Q&A
For Further details please contact Mrs. Manoharini at 9381060505