Friday, April 20, 2012

Consecration of ISKCON temple, Chennai

ISKCON, the largest Radha Krishna Temple on ECR built on 15 acres of land will be formally inaugurated on April 26. The scenic beach road ECR just got better, thanks to a new addition this year, the magnificent ISKCON temple. ISKCON Chennai will be inaugurating the 'Centre for Spiritual Art and Culture' which includes a temple off ECR at the Hare Krishna land, Sholinganallur.

The Shri Radha Krishna temple is a new symbol of rich Indian culture designed with architectural excellence. The construction of the ‘Centre for Spiritual Art and Culture’ began in 2002. Spread over an area of over 1.5 acres, the temple is constructed on five levels. There is a 7,000 sq ft temple hall on the first floor, an auditorium for cultural and spiritual programmes on the ground floor and a prasadam hall in the basement.

In the temple hall, there are three beautifully carved teak-wood altars which house the deities of Lord Krishna with His consort Radharani, Lord Chaitanya with Lord Nityananda and Lord Jagannath, Baladeva and Subhadra. These beautiful deities have been sourced from from Jaipur and Odisha.

Designed under the guidance of Sri Bhanu Swami, the temple has imbibed various attributes from Vedic scripture and is inspired by Pallava architecture.

The festivities start on April 26 at 9 a.m. and will continue till 2 pm. The Maha Kumbabhishekam will take place at 11:30 a.m. and Mangala arati at 12:30pm. Maha prasadam will be distributed at 1 p.m.

For details call 93810 63234 and 9840085411. 

ISKCON Address
Hare Krishna Land,
Bhaktivedanta Swami Road,
Off ECR, Akkarai,
Sholinganallur, Chennai-119.
Ph: 24530920/21/22/23

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