ISKCON Temple Mumbai
ISKON temple attracts thousands of devotees every year! This huge and magnificent temple was an ambitious project by the International Society of Krishna Consciousness who have similar beautiful temples in the rest of the country as well. This temple is situated in Juhu area in Mumbai in India. This temple is situated on a small hillock and boasts of clean air and unpolluted surroundings. Dedicated to Lord Krishna, this is one place where visitor leaves touched for sure! It is open all days and no entry fee! ISKON temple opened in 1978 as a spiritual oasis, ISKCON temple Mumbai has been a haven for those who feel burdened with the crass materialism and artificiality that engulfs the humanity. When here you could do mediations and participate in hypnotic chanting of mantras that is sure to detoxify your spiritual health and help in enlightenment for the serious seekers.
ISKCON temple Mumbai has all the facilities for a pleasant spiritual stay. The ISKCON temple complex has a spacious marble temple, a top-end auditorium, a book-publishing house, a restaurant and a twin towered six storied guest house where visitors can stay and relax and be a part of daily spiritual programs of the temple on their wish. You are going to enjoy the pure existence of devotees congregating the ISKCON temple. Each and every day about 5000 pilgrims visit the temple and on Sundays the number goes as high as 10 thousand. Janmasthami is the grandest occasion celebrated in August and September each year. It is the time when ISKCON temple which is situated at Juhu becomes a host to millions of devotees. Inside of the temple was crowded too. There were three small temples one after another in sequence, which were very beautiful and studded with glowing jewels. These idols were made up of white glittering marbles which adds to is beauty. In the first temple, there were beautiful idols of Ram, Lakshman and Sita. On one side, there was Hanuman, who was in a sitting posture, as if always ready to serve his lords these used to add to the screen environment of temple.
- Mangala aarti (4:30 am)
- Tulsi puja (5:15 am)
- Sringar darshan (7:15 am)
- Guru puja (7:30 am)
- Bhagavatam discourse (8:00 am)
- Raj Bhoga aarti (12:30 pm)
- Usthapana aarti (4:30 pm)
- Sandhya aarti (7:00 pm)
- Bhagavad gita discourse (7:30 pm)
- Shayana aarti (8:30 pm)
Whenever you are come in Mumbai, please do visit these tranquil ISKCON temples, if for nothing else, just to feel some peace and quiet and meditate, right in the middle of this mega polis 🙂 The architecture of both these ISKCON temples is quite engaging and they both have a peaceful vibe that really soothes the mind. Babulnath Temple is totally dedicated to Lord Shiva and there is a small trek to be undertaken via a large stone pathway while ISKCON is all about Lord Krishna, replete with a cozy little Vrindavan park! When we entered the temple, we found several saal leave plates on a table. Each included two oranges, one apple and a ‘peda’/ kind of sweet. Each plate of puja offering was for 80/- and the priests made it clear that nothing would be taken out of the plate, during puja, though it is the usual custom in Hindu temples. As I bought one plate of puja offering, Bili also bought one though it was not needed as she belongs to a different religion.
- 4:30 am morning to 1:00 pm afternoon (Closes from 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm in afternoon)
- 4:30 pm to 09:00 pm.
How to Reach
From Airport: The total distance between ISKCON Temple Mumbai and Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is about 6 km.
From Railway Station: Mumbai Central Railway Station is roughly approx. 25 km and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus is approximately 22 km away from ISKCON Mumbai.
From Bus: The nearest bus depot to the temple is the JVPD bus depot about 1 km away.