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The ISKCON Temple, also known as the Hare Rama Hare Krishna Temple, is a shrine dedicated to Lord Krishna. It was established in the year 1998 by Achyut Kanvinde and is located in the Hare Krishna Hills, in the East of Kailash area of New Delhi. The ISKCON temple is an exquisite construction adorned with classical stonework on the outside and pristine artwork on the inside. One of the largest temple complexes in the region, its followers believe in Srila Prabhupada. The temple complex is also a centre for learning Vedic sciences and has a massive following not just in the country but throughout the world.
Inside the main sanctum, the idols are adorned with rich clothes and jewellery and are decked with great delicacy and care. The centre hall reverberates the heavenly tune of "Hare Rama Hare Krishna", which is the central theme in ISKCON Delhi. Many devotional lectures and addresses are arranged for the benefit and spiritual nerve of devotees. The outer complex is embellished with intricate carvings and designs and has many shops and beautiful fountains adding to the spirituality of this shrine. The steps of the temple have various halls that lead to further ends of the temple, where other deities adorn the temple space.
ISKCON temple also houses a museum which organises multimedia shows exhibiting great epics such as Ramayana and Mahabharata. Sundays call for special prayer services, and the festival of Janmashtami is celebrated here with great vigour.
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