Iskcon Temple at Juhu

by mumbaitemples@gmail.com, December 28, 2013

About Temple:

Iskcon Temple in Mumbai is one of the 400 Iskcon temples across the world. ISKCON stands for International Society of Krishna Consciousness. Established in 1978, this temple is also known as the Hare Rama Hare Krishna Temple. Hare Krishna Land (ISKCON Juhu) is set upon four acres of prime land and a stone throw away from Juhu beach. A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, founder of ISKCON, inspired the construction of one of India’s most beautiful temple of Lord Krishna in Mumbai.

The presiding Deities at the temple are Sri Sri Gaura-Nitai, Sri Sri Radha Rasabihari and Sri Sri Sita Rama Laxman Hanuman.The Deities were personally installed by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.

Made of white marble, Iskcon Temple is very spacious and has an inbuilt publishing house, guest house and a restaurant serving Vaishnavite food. The walls of the temple are adorned with beautiful paintings. Aimed to preach the sayings of Bhagwad Gita, this temple has Radha Rasabihariji as its presiding deity.

The best time to visit the Iskcon Temple us during the celebration of Lord Krishna’s birthday, which falls in the month of August or September. Millions of devotees from all over the world visit the temple during Janmashtami. Daily spiritual courses are also available in the temple, a major highlight of which is the robot show demonstrating religious knowledge.

 

 

History:

Hare Krishna Land (ISKCON Juhu) is set upon four acres of prime land and a stone throw away from Juhu beach. A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, founder of ISKCON, inspired the construction of one of India’s most beautiful temple of Lord Krishna in Mumbai.

The presiding Deities at the temple are Sri Sri Gaura-Nitai, Sri Sri Radha Rasabihari and Sri Sri Sita Rama Laxman Hanuman.The Deities were personally installed by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.

In early 70’s when Juhu was considered a remote and obscure part of the city, to envision a temple rising here was beyond anyone’s imagination. However, fighting against many odds Srila Prabhupada acquired the Juhu property (which is presently Hare Krishna Land) and promised Sri Sri Radha Rasabihari Deities who were then housed in small shack “My dear Sir, please remain here, and I shall build a beautiful temple for You”. Srila Prabhupada requested his disciples to construct a silver and teakwook simhasana for Sri Sri Radha Rasabihari on a marble altar and Their temple should have marble domes more than a hundred feet high.

Today the magnificent temple complex is one of the most visited in the country. It is a spiritual oasis in the dry and demanding material life of the financial and commercial capital of India. Opened in 1978, the complex includes a spacious marble temple, a recently renovated auditorium, a huge restaurant and a twin towered seven-storey guest house where visitors can stay and participate in the daily spiritual programs of the temple.

Temple Guest house:

The temple also has a Guest house which can be used by visitors and by life members (patrons). The guesthouse has 76 rooms, which include single / double AC, NON AC rooms. The tariff is not very high and you could get a Double AC Room for Rs 3000/-. It is advisable that you book your room atleast a month in advance. You can call the following numbers to book your room. Tel +91 (22) 2620-6860 / 2620-0870 / 2620-2226

Life membership at Iskcon

You can become a life member of the Iskcon temple. Currently, the temple has more than 50,000 life members. For more information on Life membership and its costs, you can call the office directly at the following numbers – 26200337 or 26206860.

Vaishnava Calendar
02 July 2013 – Disappearance Day of Sri Srivasa Pandita
04 July 2013 – Yogini Mahadvadashi
08 July 2013 – Disappearance Day of Sri Gadadhara Pandita
08 July 2013 – Disappearance Day of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura
09 July 2013 – Gundica Marjana
10 July 2013 – Ratha Yatra Starts
10 July 2013 – Disappearance Day of Sri Svarupa Damodara Gosvami
10 July 2013 – Disappearance Day of Sri Sivananda Sena
13 July 2013 – Hera Pancami
14 July 2013 – Disappearance Day of Sri Vakresvara Pandita

How to reach Iskcon temple?

Nearest train stations to the temple are Vile Parle (West) or Andheri (West). JVPD is the closest bus depot and you have trains running every 20 mins to Andheri station (which is on the western line). You can take an Auto rickshaw from Andheri station if buses are not available.

Whats close to Iskcon?

Juhu beach is very close to the temple, where you could take a walk, or eat at the many stalls after your temple visit.

Temple Location:

Address: Sri Sri Radha Rasabihari, Hare Krishna Land,
Juhu, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India 400049.

Telephone: +91 (022) 2620 6860

Mail ID:

Website feedback/suggestions : iskconmumbai.juhu@gmail.com

Guest House inquires : Guesthouse.Mumbai@pamho.net

Life Membership inquiries: LM.Juhu@pamho.net

Govinda’s Restaurant / Multi-purpose hall bookings : Govindas.Juhu@pamho.net

Official Wesite Address: http://www.iskconmumbai.com/

Nearest Railway Station: Andheri

Map:

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Pooja Timing:

Temple is closed at the following timing:
01:00 pm to 04:30 pm
09:00 pm to 04.30 am

Pooja Timing
Mangala arati 04:30 am
Tulsi-puja 05:15 am
Sringar darshan 07:15 am
Guru puja 07:30 am
Bhagavatam discourse 08:00 am
Raj Bhoga arati 12:30 pm
Usthapana arati 04:30 pm
Sandhya arati 07:00 pm
Bhagavad-gita discourse 07:30 pm
Shayana arati 08:30 pm

 

 

Special Days in Temple:

Janmashtami
Radhastami
Govardhan Puja
• Ramnavami
Gaura Purnima
Jagannath Rath Yatra
• Vyasa Puja
• Caturmasya


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Other ISKON Temples in Mumbai

ISKCON Chowpatty Address:
Opp.
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan 7, K M Munshi Marg, Girgaon Chowpatty, Mumbai,
Maharashtra, India, 400007

Phone: +91
(022) 23665500 Fax:
+91 (022) 23665555 

Website: www.radhagopinath.comwww.deitydarshan.comEmail: info@radhagopinath.com
History: ISKCON Chowpatty was built in the year 1986 and is located in downtown Mumbai. Its presiding deities are Sri Sri Radha Gopinath accompanied by their associates Sri Lalita and Sri Vishaka,  Sri Gopal, Sri Janardhan and Sri Nitai Gaurachandra.  The temple consists of Govinda’s, Auditorium and Guest house for the visitors. The Temple conducts Rath Yatra’s, Youth programs, Sunday programs and Perfect Dham Yatra’s to all the devotees.
ISKCON Mira Road Address:
Sri Sri Radha Gridhari Temple, Srishti, Sec-1, Bhaktivedanta Marg,
Miraroad, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, 401107

Phone:  +91
022- 28453562,  +91 022- 28454672, +91 9223183023, +91 9223183021

Website: www.iskconmiraroad.com
Email:iskconmiraroad@pamho.netiskcon.miraroad@gmail.com
History: ISKCON Mira Road
was previously located in Bhayandar and late in the year 1996 got shifted to Mira road. Its presiding deities are Sri Sri Radha Giridari,
Jagganath, Baladev, Subhadra and Gaura Nithai. The temple consists of Auditorium, Govinda’s, Guest house for the visitors. Every day in the temple there are discourses conducted in English and Hindi. There are various skits, dramas, dance conducted by young children during occasions . The temple also offers various youth programs for young boys and girls. The Sunday feast offers a lavish feast prasadam to all. The current temple is small so ISKCON Mira Road has initiated a huge project to build a bigger temple. The new temple will be big and spacious and will attract more devotees. ISKCON Mira Road conducts Jagganath Rath Yatra every year and thousands of devotees participate in it. During the Rath Yatra free prasadam is distributed to all the devotees.
ISKCON Kharghar Address:
Hare Krishna Land, Sec.23, Central Park, Opposite Golf Course,
Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India – 410210

Phone: +91 22
27740037, +91 22 27745269 +91 9820039911,  Fax: +91 22 27740027

Website: www.iskconkharghar.co.in
Email:contact@iskconkharghar.co.insurdas.gkg@pamho.net
History: ISKCON Kharghar will be a huge temple and will be the first ISKCON temple located in Navi Mumbai. The construction of new temple at Kharghar has started after the shilanyas ceremony held on January 15, 2012. Sri Sri Radha Madan Mohanji, Sri Sri Sita Ram Hanumanji, Sri Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu and Nityananda, Sri Sri Vittal Rukhmini, Sri Sri Prahlad Narasimha will be the deities installed  as per Vedic pancreatic ceremony executed by highly learned saints. This temple will be surrounded by
Sahyadri Hills, 5 Km. away from the New International Airport. Various projects like Bhakti Vedanta College For Vaidik Education, Bhakti Kala Kshetra will be initiated by ISKCON Kharghar. Throughout the year lakhs of people visit the ISKCON Kharghar centre during important festivals. People enjoy the festivals which are celebrated as per the Panchratrika Vidhi by Hare Krishna devotees, with great favor. These festivals celebrated at ISKCON Centers transform the families and relieved from material pangs. ISKCON Kharghar temple conducts daily scriptural classes based on Bhagavat Gita, Srimad Bhagavatam & Chaitanya
Charitamrta and other Vedic scriptures – the ultimate in Vedic knowledge.