ISKCON (Hare Rama Hare Krishna) Temple

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ISKCON (Hare Rama Hare Krishna) Temple, Chennai Overview

ISKCON Temple Chennai is a temple devoted to Lord Krishna. It is located on the East Coast Road in southern Chennai. Built on 1.5 acres of land, ISKCON, Chennai is the biggest Radha Krishna temple in Tamil Nadu. It was officially inaugurated on 26 April 2012. The deities revered in the temple include Radha Krishna and lord's family, including Sri Sri Nitai Gauranga.

ISKCON Temple is located in the Injambakkam region in Thyagaray Nagar of Chennai. It is one of the most popular establishments by the ISKCON society in India. It is a harmonic blend of tradition and modernity in an artistic style, as well as the best of latest scientific technology.

Like all the other ISKCON temples in the world, the main deity here is Lord Sri Krishna Chaitanya whose teachings and life stories are preached here. The deities worshipped in the temple include those of Rukmini and Krishna. The image of deity Satyabhama, one of the eight wives of Krishna, is also housed in the temple premises. Other deities worshipped in the temple include Jagannath, Baladeva, Subhadra, and Gaura-Nitai. ISKCON Chennai also fosters and protects the traditional art and craft of South India.

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The entrance to the temple is noticeable by the illustration of the universe or the bhu-mandala on the marble floor. The temple is built on five levels, with a huge area covering 1.5 acres. Main temple hall of 7,000 square feet is on the first floor, followed by an auditorium for cultural and spiritual programs on the ground floor and a prasadam hall in the basement.

The key objective of the temple is to transform the materialistic minds into a spiritual uniqueness of absolute love. This is vividly epitomised by means of a splendid chandelier that projects several colours on the walls and ceiling. The temple also visually exhibits various vastu shastra features. Near the portico, a devotee can find books and souvenirs on spirituality and Hindu philosophy.

ISKCON Temple is located in Injambakkam which is around 2 km from VGP Bus Stop. It takes a little time to travel because of traffic congestion. Metropolitan Transport Corporation buses ply to the temple regularly from different parts of the city. These are government run, hence extremely cheap. Alternatively, you can travel by auto rickshaw or taxi from any point of the city. These are comfortable modes of transport as they drop you right at the main gate of the temple. 
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