ISKCON Temple, Bangalore

ISKCON Bangalore is a charitable society with the goal of propagating Krishna attention all around the world, as defined by using Srila Prabhupada, whose teachings are primarily based on Bhagavad-gita and Srimad Bhagavatam. The society became registered in the year 1978 under the Karnataka Societies Registration Act, 1960. The objectivess of the society are derived from the Seven purposes of ISKCON as said by means of Srila Prabhupada. In 1987, the society turned into working from a rented house in Bangalore. Within the 12 months 1987, the leaders of the society applied to Bangalore development Authority (BDA) for allotment of land to assemble a grand temple and cultural complex. The land become allotted on August 3, 1988 – a seven-acre hillock, which was not anything but a huge piece of monolithic rock that could not be transformed into sites. The BDA defined it as “karaab land” (waste land). A temporary shed became constructed to installation a make-shift temple and the Deities of Sri Sri Krishna Balarama moved to this shed on the appearance day of Lord Balarama (September 1988).

Sri Madhu Pandit Dasa, the President of the ISKCON Bangalore Society, is a qualified civil engineer from IIT (Mumbai) and applied his know-how to conceive a terrific temple for Krishna with the assist of Sri Jagat Chandra Dasa (a devotee who become additionally an architect and product engineer from IIT–Mumbai). The unique combination of glass and gopuram represents a fusion between majestic traditional patterns and ambitious new aesthetics. The unique easy temple design commenced in 1990 envisioned to fee Rs.10 crore gave manner to a extra stunning, precise architectural model that price Rs.32 crore. The development started in 1990. 600 professional craftsmen spent more than 10 million guy-hours to construct this architectural marvel. 32,000 cubic meters of stone, 131,250 tons of cement and 1,900 heaps of metal were used within the production. Subsequently the temple production become finished in 1997.

The temple and cultural complex changed into inaugurated by means of the then President of India, Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma on might also 31, 1997. Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma said: It gives me massive pride to partner myself with the inauguration of this center for development of culture of international Society for Krishna consciousness (ISKCON) here in Bangalore. This marvelous complex, a mix of way of life and modernity, is a image of the determination and devotion of ISKCON to the cause of bhakti and service. It’s miles an architectural landmark. I congratulate all the ones who have worked tirelessly to set up this first rate edifice. Source

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  • By Road: is located in North Bengaluru. It is well connected to the rest of the city through various modes of transport. Type your location in the box next to the map to get driving instructions from your location to ISKCON Bangalore.
  • By Train:  Bangalore City Railway Station – 6.9 km, Yeshwantpur Railway Station – 2.2 km
  • By Air: Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru – 33 km
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  • Nearest airport is Kempegowda International Airport
  • Nearest railway station is Yeshwantpur 
  • Nearest bus stations is Bangalore 
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