ISKCON Temple in Kolkata

If you are in Kolkata and a Krishna devotee, you must visit the divine ISKCON temple located at Albert road. For all those not aware of Kolkata ISKCON’s rich history, here it is worth mentioning that the ISKCON’s first center was established in India in the year 1970 by Swami Prabhupada. Tollygunge, Kolkata is the birth place of Swami Prabhupada. One more remarkable fact about Kolkata ISKCON is that the first Rath Yatra of ISKCON started from the city in the year 1972.  Take a break from your monotonous and artificial life and spend some time interacting with the divine power. Once you enter the temple premises the holy ambiance of this place will take you to a world, totally different from ours! Find yourself lost in the beauty and spirituality of ISKCON.

ISKCON Temple Kolkata

ISKCON Temples are located across length and breadth of the country showcases a new face of the country. At ISKCON Temple Kolkata you can find beautiful blend of ethnic traditions of the past and the innovative architecture of the present. The deity is same but is altogether presented in a new form that can be felt from the wide corridors, modern structures, murals, etc. The eye charming images of deities inject new freshness in the premises of the temple that greets devotees into the doors of the twenty first century technology and planning. The temple with its remarkable structural plan is best representation of modern temples in India and world.The main attractions of the temple include the vast area including beautiful lawns ornamented with floral motifs, carved pillars, statues and separate sections for visitors.The main statue lies in the central sanctum sanctorium.

International Society of Krishna Consciousness, Kolkata

ISKCON Temple, Sri Sri Radha Govinda Mandir
Address: Albert Rd, Elgin, Kolkata, West Bengal 700017
Phone:033 4040 3300
Email: info@iskconkolkata.com

Temple Timing

Take a note of temple timings so that you do not have to miss any aartis or pujas.
  • Mangal Aarti-4:30am
  • Tulasi aarti- 5am
  • Darshana Aarti and Puja- 7:30am
  • Rajbhog Aarti – 12 pm
  • Temple closed- 1 to 4pm
  • Dhup Aarti- 4 pm
  • Sandhya Tulasi Aarti- 6 pm
  • Gaura aarti- 6:15 pm
  • Shayan Aarti- 8:15 pm
  • Temple closed- 8:30 pm

Taste the divine Govinda’s bhog

Your visit to ISKCON will remain incomplete till you have helped yourself with the mouth watering and pure vegetarian food.
Timings:
Breakfast- 9am to 12 noon
Lunch- 12 noon to 4 pm
Snacks/South Indian dishes- 4 pm to 7 pm
Dinner- 7pm to 10 pm

ISKCON Guest House

If you want to make this trip different from others, then go for ISKCON’s guest house instead of staying in some hotels. What makes this place better, is its serene environment and is an ideal place to spend some quiet days with your family members.
Land mark- 3C, Albert Road
Circus Avenue
Kolkata
West Bengal - 700017
India
Guest House Email: guesthouse@iskconkolkata.com

Some useful tips for tourists

In case you are not much aware of temple guidelines, the following points should be kept in mind to avoid any unwanted situations:
  1. Maintain silence inside the premises. Respect the fact that any noise you create can cause disturbance to other devotees
  2. Do not wear exposing clothes that may hurt other’s sentiments
  3. Take off your shoes, the moment you enter the temple
Have a good time in Kolkata ISKCON and take along you, memories to cherish for a life time.

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    Avantika Raje from Delhi 1235 Days ago

    I have visited many branch of iskcon temple - iskcon Delhi, iskcon Mumbai and iskcon Ahmedabad but the architectural style and color combinationf of Kolkata's iskcon is quite different from other city's iskcon temple.

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    Sarmistha Banarjee from Kolkata 1235 Days ago

    The architectural style of Kolkata's ISKCON temple is slightly different from other city's architectural style. But whatever it is, it is very beautiful and you can see huge rush in the evening in this temple

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