What is ISKCON

Upon arrival in New York on September 1965, Srila Prabhupada was struggling alone for one year to found his God consciousness movement. He was living simple, giving the lectures whenever and wherever he got the opportunity and gradually by his instructions he began to attract attention of the people. Yet on July 1966, while working…

Harinama-sankirtana

Reawakening spiritual identity Harinama-sankirtana (the congregational chanting of the holy names of the Lord) may be most familiar from seeing the devotees out in the streets, dancing and chanting the maha-mantra Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare accompanied by mridangas (two headed drums) and karatalas…

Temple project

Temple Construction Photo Gallery Ancient Stone Architecture Full Stone structure using 1,50,000 cubic feet of stone. No iron used in the temple construction. Shikhara Key Stone – single piece of stone weighing 80 Tons. Garbha Griha – housing the Deities of Sri Radha, Sri Krishna and Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Temple room – 10,900 sq.ft -…

ISKCON Salem

Inspiration Located two hundred kilometers southeast of Bangalore, Salem is home to a very enthusiastic group of ISKCON devotees, mostly young brahmacharis, who have recently relocated to a new property, a three-acre plot of land, just a half kilometer from Periyaar University and the Government Engineering college (which is part of the reason they purchased…