Krishna Balaram Mandir

Sri Sri Krishna Balaram Mandir, also called ISKCON Vrindavan, is one of the major ISKCON temples in the world. It is a Gaudiya Vaishnava temple located in the city of Vrindavan, Mathura district, in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.[1] The temple is dedicated to the Hindu gods Krishna and Balarama. The other deities of temple are Radha Krishna and Gauranga Nityananda.[2]

Krishna Balaram Mandir
Iskon Temple, Vrindawan.jpg
Religion
AffiliationHinduism
DistrictMathura district
DeityRadha and Krishna as Sri Sri Radha Shyamsundar, Krishna and Balarama as Sri Sri Krishna Balarama, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and Nityananda as Sri Sri Gaura Nitai
FestivalsJanamashtami, Radhastami, Gaura Purnima
Location
LocationVrindavan
StateUttar Pradesh
CountryIndia
Architecture
TypeHindu architecture
Completed1977
Temple(s)3
Website
www.iskconvrindavan.com

HistoryEdit

The temple was inaugurated in 1977.[citation needed]

DeitiesEdit

 
Samadhi Mandir, Swami Prabhupada, ISKCON, Vrindavan

The Presiding Deities of the temple are Krishna and Balarama at the central altar. On the right altar are Radha Krishna as Sri Sri Radha Shyamsundar with Gopi,[clarification needed] Lalita and Vishakha. On the left altar are Chaitanya Mahaprabhu with Nityananda, and of ISKCON Founder Acharya and 32nd Acarya in Gaudiya Vaishnava Disciplic Succession A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada and his Guru Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati. Krishna-Balaram Mandir enforces one of the highest standards of cleanliness and of deity worship in all of Vrindavan.[3]

Near the temple, at the entrance to the complex, is located the samadhi mandir shrine of His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, built of white marble.

FestivalsEdit


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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Janmashtami 2018: From Mathura to Mumbai, How Devotees Are Celebrating Lord Krishna's Birth at Temples Across India". Retrieved 17 July 2020.
  2. ^ Anand, D. (1992). Krishna: The Living God of Braj. Abhinav Publications. p. 103. ISBN 978-81-7017-280-2.
  3. ^ "Krishna Balarama Mandir- ISKCON". www.radha.name. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Krishna Janmashtami 2019: Why we celebrate the festival, date and significance". India Today. 21 August 2019.
  5. ^ "Covid-19: Iskcon bans entry of foreigners in Vrindavan temple". 5 March 2020. Retrieved 18 July 2020.
  6. ^ "Covid-19: Iskcon bans entry of foreigners in Vrindavan temple". 5 March 2020. Retrieved 18 July 2020.

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