Events in Temple
ISKCON Chennai was primarily established to re-spiritualise society and reach out Vedic knowledge to all sections of society. To achieve this goal, ISKCON has programs suitable for different age groups. There are daily Bhagavatam and Bhagavad-gita discourses besides specially tailored courses for children, youth boys, youth girls, families and seminars. These programs are held all over the city in about a hundred centers.
Bhagavad-gita & 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.Choose from our wide range of devotional gifts such as Krishna posters, picture frames, Krishna dolls, key chains, bags and traditional skirts and kurtis.
ISKCON Chennai’s Radha Krishna temple offers a very beautiful and peaceful environment for prayer and meditation. There are various facilities available here including a 700-seater capacity Sri Radha Krishna Kalyana Mandapam as well as a AC mini hall with a capacity of 150. These are used for our preaching programmes, seminars and cultural activities.
Enjoy varieties of Krishna prasadam at our open air and AC Restaurant. Open 10am-9pm, with cool drinks, chaat, tiffin and rice items as well as thaali. Special buffet on weekend evenings.The temple complex has a beautiful Air Conditioned Guest house, very well furnished, well maintained Rooms, hosts both devotee and prospective devotee guests from around the globe.
ISKCON has more than 500 centers all over the world. The Chennai chapter of ISKCON inaugurated the present gorgeous temple at Sholinganallur on April 26, 2012. It has a lot of unique features. Find the chakras that line the body of the temple-purusha on the steps, see the avatars of the Lord governing the eight directions in attractive glass paintings and more!
His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada is the founder Acharya of ISKCON. He travelled to New York in 1965 at the age of 69, to spread the teachings of Lord Chaitanya. Srila Prabhupada visited Chennai in 1972 and 1975 and began the Chennai chapter of ISKCON. He specifically told his disciples to build a “gorgeous temple” in Chennai.
- Sunday Special
Special Events like bhajans, discourses, prasadam and special buffet lunch on all Sunday morning from 9:00am – 1:00pm
- Daily Seva Timings
The timings of the sevas offered to the deities are as follows:
4.30 am – Mangala arati followed by Hare Krishna mantra meditation (japa)
7.30 am – Srngara Arati followed by Srila Prabhuapda Guru Puja
8.00 am – Srimad Bhagavatam discourse in English (Darshan closed)
8.30 am – Dhoop Arati
12.00 Noon – Raj-bhog Offering. Darshan closes
12.30 pm – Raj-bhog Arati
1.15 pm – Darshan closes
4.00 pm – Darshan opens with Dhoop arati
6.15 pm – Darshan closed. Tulasi Puja
6.30 pm – Japa Meditation Session
7.00 pm – Gaura Sandhya Arati. On Saturday and Sunday, 6.45pm.
7.45 pm – Bhagavad Gita discourse
9.00 pm – Shayana Arati
9.15 pm – Deities rest. Darshan closed.