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Saturday, August 10, 2013

ISKCON & the art of connecting with krishna

You can love it. At times hate it . But you just can't ignore it . The 'it' here being - Delhi . The city has so much to offer to everyone . It never stops people from coming into , it takes all the 'beating' for the bad the not-so-good people do. It offers diverse culture, historic monuments , varied tastes and not to forget -the nerve center of the India politics.

As a typical delhiite , I have seen this city move through a diverse series of changes. Yet , when I take a stroll near a park ,I fail to understand what exactly has changed ? Is it more vehicles, more rains, more people , more pollution or is it just the way it was .

Your guess is as good as mine. We will not talk or discuss about Delhi's not-so-good parts rather than focus on places , things which are very near to its heart . These are places that have done there bit in connecting Delhi to the larger universe.

One such place that is my absolute favourite and a must visit in case you are in Delhi is - Sri Sri Radha-Parthasarathi Temple . Also called and known as the famous - ISKCON DELHI temple .  This place was built in 1995 and ever since has been chanting the famous ‘ hare krishna’ rhythm . Located a top the ‘ hare krishna’ hill this place combines positivity , enthusiasm , celebrations , smiles  and above all – the connect with God.


You have to feel the pulse here sitting in the main hall where devotees are dancing as if the Krishna is also dancing along with them. The atmosphere is so charged up that being shy is not an option. Your feet and hands will automatically start moving and in no time you will be all by yourself playing and singing with Krishna.

ISKCON started in 1966 and ever since has come a long way with close 400 temples around the world . All the temples are built in a unique style of architecture and the ‘murti’s ‘ are unique and beautiful . The way the temple complexes are maintained is unlike any other regular temples you will find . Neat and clean with the most modern use of technology and with manicured lawns all around – the day would just pass by .

Sitting and attending the series of aratis they have all through the day and can make you reconnect with your inner self and realize what’s really important and worthwhile to gun for in this short time span called – life.

It’s a place where you feel the divine power with you.  So the next time , do ensure you take time out and visit ‘krishna’ abode, literally.

Catch a glimpse of  – live darshan .
Happy chanting –

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna
Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama
Rama Rama Hare Hare


Saru Singhal said...

Haven't been there, though I lived in NCR for close to 15 minutes but have seen many ISKCONs, from Bangalore to Boston and everywhere it brings a right amount of peace and happiness to you.

And ISKCON Bangalore is the best.

Karan said...

I must say lucky you !! having seen Krishna at so many ISKCON temples world over.

Wish to see ISKCON Bangalore in the near future.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

Uma Anandane said...

The image is unique. I haven't been to Delhi expect for transiting between flights and so this post is a good info for me

Karan said...

Thank you Uma for your kind words. Wish you can visit the ISKCON Delhi temple soon on your next visit to Delhi & share your thoughts with us.