Located in Mayapur in West Bengal, India; the ISKCON Temple is an important religious site for Hindus as well as for people who believe in other religions. One of the over 650 temples that the International Society for Krishna Consciousness has established all across the globe, the place is always buzzing with devotees who come here to pay their respects to Sri Prabhupada, the founder of ISKCON. The sprawling and lush green complex is enormous and spacious and has multiple places of worship in it. Larger than life idols of all prominent lords are installed in the temple, and these beautiful images especially catch the attention of the visitor.
The key areas in the temple complex include the main temple, an idol of the founder of ISKCON, Acharya Srila Prabhupada, the presiding deities Sri Sri Radha Madhava and an idol of Lord Nrisimhadeva that finds its way in the centre of the compound. The highlight of the temple, no doubt, is Srila Prabhupada's Pushpa Samadhi Mandir, or the shrine of Srila Prabhupada. This shrine is a grand and majestic marble dome that glistens beautifully when the soft rays of the Sun touch it at sunrise and sunset. Other than this, the temple is also famous for its Govinda Restaurant, a standard feature of all ISKCON temples, that serves delicious and freshly prepared pure vegetarian dishes. All in all, this is a must visit place for all people, whether worshippers of Lord Krishna or not, to discover the magical healing powers of the Divine.
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