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ISKCON Temple in Mumbai

ISKCON Temple in Mumbai

The Founder of the ISKCON temple was Acharya A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami.” ISKCON”, stands for “International Society for Krishna Consciousness”. The ISKCON temple at Chowpatty, Mumbai was built in 1986, and the presiding deities installed in this temple are of Shri Radha Gopinath, Shri Lalitha, Shri Vishaka, Shri Gopal, Shri Janardhan and Shri Nitai Gaurachandra.

The temple premises also houses the Govinda Auditorium and a Guest house for the pilgrims to stay. The temple conducts puja on Sundays and after the puja is over there is free lunch for all the devotees. The Chowpatty branch of ISKCON conducts Rath yatras and youth programs on  a regular basis, so that people in Mumbai are aware of their rich religious heritage.

In the festival of Chariots (Rath Yatras), which are held from time to time, there is an exhibition showcasing the various aspects of “Vedic culture”, like science, mathematics, art etc.  

Upcoming Programs of Iskcon Temple Mumbai

On 4th January 2014, that is next year the temple is going to conduct a “mega rath yatra”, at the noted Shivaji Park in Mumbai. The temple has started a unique program on the internet, called which gives an opportunity to the devotees round the globe to participate in the temple festivals online, and to have a darshan of the deities.

Value Education Programs of Iskcon Mumbai

Many schools in Mumbai were alarmed at the erosion of social and moral values in our society, so they requested the ISKCON Chowpatty, to conduct value based education programs in various schools in Mumbai. So in the year 2000, ISKCON began this program to enlighten the students about the devotional values of the “Bhagvad Gita”. This program covers more than 2,000 students in various schools  starting from the 5th standard up to 10th standard.

Students from the schools regularly visit the ISKCON temple, for their field trips, where they are exposed to seminars regarding day to day issues like tackling peer pressure, being honest, having self esteem and managing one’s emotions. These seminars are really helpful for the students. Premanidhi Dasa is the Director for these seminars.

The Temple also conducts a weekend program called Gopal’s Fun School, where children from 4 years to 14 years, are taught stories about the Vedas, learn bhajans and are taught meditation.

This facilitates their personality development and builds up their character . Presently this program is being run in 8 locations in the city of Mumbai.

Founder of Chowpatty ISKCON

Radha Nath Swami started this temple and he got his spiritual initiation fro Srila Prabhupad. Radha Nath Swami was initially a Jew, but the teachings of Krishna had a great impact on him, that he became a great devotee of Lord Krishna and came and settled in Chowpatty, Mumbai.

ISKCON’s Chowpatty Temple is known for its beautiful architecture and it is a beautiful place of worship for the Krishna devotees. This temple is built near the Chowpatty beach in South Mumbai and the two closest Western railway local stations are Charni Road and Grant Road.

ISKCON Chowpatty Temple,
Girgaon Chowpatty, Mumbai – 7
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