Our Main Services
Although our temple has numerous departments performing various different services, the main focus is on the deity worship, prasadam distibution, goshala, devotee care and 24 hour hour kirtan of the holy names of the Lord, and all other functions carried out in the temple are all meant to support and encourage the betterment and success of these key services.
His divine grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada
The dear most friend and ever well-wisher of one and all, who travelled the world to give the same transcendental bliss of Krishna consciousness that he constantly relished.
Why this Krishna Consciousness movement?
The search for happiness
Everyone is looking for happiness but it elusively slips away from everyone. The Krishna consciousness movement gives the perfect path leading to uninterrupted eternal happiness, untinged by any misery, which is to be experienced in the company of the blissful Lord Sri Krishna.
The path and the destination in the Krishna consciousness movement are one and the same with the only difference being in the quality of the experience in the stages of practice and perfection. The process therefore is most perfect for it strives to bring about the true nature of the soul from the very beginning of the process.
The goal is to be transported to the transcendental realm of Sri Krishna, the abode made up of pure eternal bliss and knowledge, where misery, old age, disease and death are non existent. The only experience there will be that of unalloyed love and devotion shared between the Supreme being Sri Krishna and the individual souls.
The Sri Sri Krishna Balaram Mandir, situated in the Raman Reti area of Vrindavan, holds a special significance for devotees of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. This grand temple represents the fulfilled dream of Srila Prabhupada, Founder Acharya of ISKCON, who wished to construct a temple of unparalleled beauty for the worship of the transcendental brothers Krishna and Balaram in the same village where They played more than five thousand years ago. Srila Prabhupada directly oversaw all aspects of design and construction and personally called the Lord to come and accept the worship of His devotees from around the world. He said, “Lord Balaram is the source of spiritual strength, and I have built this temple just to give strength to the devotees”.Read More