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ISKCON Vrindavan

Bhaktivedanta Swami Marg | Raman Reti, Vrindavan 281121, India
+91 565 254 0021
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The Sri Sri Krishna Balaram Mandir, situated in the Raman Reti area of Vrindavan, holds a special significance for devotees of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. This grand temple represents the fulfilled dream of Srila Prabhupada, founder acharya of ISKCON, who wished to construct a temple of unparalleled beauty for the worship of the transcendental brothers Krishna and Balaram in the same village where they played more than five thousand years ago. Prabhupada directly oversaw all aspects of design and construction and personally called the Lord to come and accept the worship of His devotees from around the world. He said "Lord Balaram is the source of spiritual strength, and I have built this temple just to give strength to the devotees". Today, the Sri Sri Krishna Balaram Mandir is a booming spiritual center. Every day of the week pilgrims flood in great numbers from nearby Delhi and all over the world. In fact, the large green government signs posted over the highway turn off to Vrindavan only give directions to two temples: Banke Bihari and ISKCON. Visitors to the temple first pass under the brilliant white marble archway of Srila Prabhupadas samadhi, an architectural wonder of winding peacock stairways and intricately carved walls and domes. They then enter through the gigantic wooden temple doors and find themselves transported to the spiritual world upon seeing the palace of Krishna Balaram with its sunken black and white checkered marble courtyard, beautified by a living tamal tree. The music of the kartals, mrdanga and sweet harmonium of the 24 hour kirtaneers enters the heart, and everyone, including young and old, spontaneously raise their arms and dance in ecstasy. Ascending the courtyard steps, visitors approach the effulgent gorgeous forms of the source of all beauty, the presiding Lords Sri Sri Gaura Nitai, Krishna Balaram and Radha Shyamasundar. Standing transfixed with open eyes and folded hands, pilgrims drink in the dazzling vision of the Lord, artistically decorated with no consideration of expense or effort, truly a festival for the eyes. This entire temple complex is a busy preaching powerhouse comprised of thirty departments including a guesthouse, welcome center, Samadhi museum, ten book stalls, bakery, restaurant, broadcast studio, residential Brahmacari ashram and a Deity department with one of the highest standards of worship in the world, engaging more than one hundred devotees directly in the seva everyday.
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Bhaktivedanta Swami Marg | Raman Reti, Vrindavan 281121, India
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Reviewed yesterday

This Iskcon temple in itself is like any other Iskcon temple. It was so much crowded when we visited there. Spend at least 1 hour.

Thank rshalder
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My first visit to the birthplace of Krishna, Mathura! It’s one of the heritage city built in ancient times, one will experience the old time religious myths with modern way of living in today’s world. The city still connects to many and the devotees are...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

must visit place of Vrindavan for Lord krishna follower. Its cafeteria also has some very yummy and hygenic food.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A must visit if you happened to be in Varindavan. Continue dance and chanting of "Hare Krishna Hare Rama" takes you to another world. There is no Pandits to cheat the public as in other local temples.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is far more organized temple compared to the rest in Vridavan, it is however crowded though. They have more planned ques and token systems for keeping your foot wear. Same rules apply here the timings are morning and evening closed during lunch hours. Crowded...More

Thank Deepak B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the cleanest and better organized temple in vrindavan. The architecture is great and the environment mesmerising. Like all iskcon temples it had a section with marketplace for books and Ayurveda items

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we visited the temple on the gaur purnima /holi festival.I would say there is no better time to be there to pay pilgrimage to the founder of Iskon(bhakti vedanta prabhu ) but also to enjoy the festival of colors.the well organized temple is where you...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very well managed temple with proper focus on cleanliness and hygiene. very positive feel in the aarti and no noisy or unmanaged crowd... all gud & positive things about this place.. Do attend the aarti...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good and peaceful place .I have visited this wonderful temple in month of Octoberber 2017.everyonecshould visit this .

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There cant be anything more pure, more closer to heart and what connects to your real self. It was best experience of life, so nice mantra chantings, so beautiful darshan, beautiful aroma, excellent prasada, got very nice book at so less cost, this book, Science...More

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Andre R
November 30, 2017|
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Response from Sidharth M | Reviewed this property |
Get in Touch with Grab Journeys, it’s one of the best agencies in Vrindavan to arrange and kind of Tour packages at nominal price. I got my Braj Darshan package arranged through them. Google grabjourneys to get their... More
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I have a full day in my hand & another evening hours only (6-9pm). I want to see the following sites- 1.Banke Bihari Temple 2.Nidhivan 3.Sevakunj 4.keshighat 5.Chirghat 6.kaliyaghat 7.Mirabai temple 8.Katyani temple 9.Imlitala 10.Gopeswar Mahadev temple 11.Rangaji Temple 12.Govinda dev temple 13.Radha Raman Mandir 14.Iscon temple 15.RADHA Balaram Mandir 16.Madan Mohan Mandir 17.Shaji temple 18.Radha Vrindaban temple 19.Radha Gokulananda Temple 20.Radha Ballava temple 21.Prem Mandir 22.Jaipur temple Is it possible to do so? If yes then someone please suggest me a compact route chart by one after another place. I think it is hard to cover all.But I know you people are so expet on this field that you can surely give me some way out.Plz do me the favour.As much as you can.Waiting for the positive vibe. Plz kept in mind about the temple opening and closing time.
August 20, 2017|
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Response from JaiOSingh | Reviewed this property |
I don't think we can cover 8-10 temple in morning as temple will close 12 afternoon. It would be more difficult to cover 4-5 temples in case you are driving your vehicle as it will take couple of minutes to park vehicle... More
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kcjosh2008
Hare Krishna , AGTSP, pls read last two line of the below comment on the sites *& pls correct it , I think it was typing mistake that instead of Meal U hv mentioned Meat , ( You may also have proper and reasonably priced meat at Govindam restaurant , at the ground floor of Guest House ). pls edit it This is the full comment ----------- By Mr. Ashutosh “Staying at ISKCON was magnificent experience.” Reviewed 2 weeks ago If you are visiting Vrindavan, Mathura and want to stay, ISKCON temple guest house is a best option. This provides you clean, peaceful and satvik stay facility with A/C & Non A/C options for nominal price. Rooms are big, neat & clean with attached toilets (Western style), geyser for hot water and balcony. Some rooms are providing accommodation for family upto 4 members without any fuss. You can also have Darshan at your convenience, enjoy the Lunch at Prasad Hall (between 10-12 am). Other wise, there is a canteen providing snack and drink options at the temple main gate. You may also have proper and reasonably priced meat at Govindam restaurant , at the ground floor of Guest House.
June 16, 2017|
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Response from Ashutosh S | Reviewed this property |
Thanks for correcting me. Yes I intend to write about meal and due to typing error it was written as "Meat".
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