Radha Krishna Temple ISKCON-London

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Temple Address
9-10 Soho St, Soho, London W1D 3DL
Temple overview

The Radha-Krishna Temple of ISKCON-London is a religious oasis in London’s heart. We are committed to spreading the timeless philosophy and traditions of bhakti-yoga from His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the great spiritual teacher who first introduced bhakti culture to the Western world in 1965. We welcome everyone to join us in our vibrant daily activities and events on their spiritual path.

Initially housed opposite the British Museum at Bury Place after 1969, the Temple moved to its current location at 10 Soho Street in 1977.

History of Radha Krishna Temple

It was founded by six devotees from the Radha Krishna Temple of San Francisco, sent by A.C. leader of ISKCON. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada set up the movement’s UK branch in 1968. Through the Beatles ‘ George Harrison, the Temple came to prominence by publicly aligning itself with Krishna consciousness. Devotees Mukunda, Shyamsundar and Malati all continued to hold senior positions in the rapidly growing ISKCON organization, among the six initial representatives in London.

The devotees of the Temple recorded an album of devotional music with Harrison as Radha Krishna Temple (London), which was released on the Beatles ‘ Apple record label in 1971. Among these recordings was “Hare Krishna Mantra,” a 1969 international hit single that helped popularize the Western Maha Mantra. Until buying a country estate in Hertfordshire, known as Bhaktivedanta Manor, the Radha Krishna Temple obtained its first permanent premises at Bury Place in central London with financial support.

How to Reach the Temple

By Road: The temple in the district of Bansberia. We can easily reach the Temple by hiring a car, bus or taxi from anywhere in the state of Kolkata or from a neighboring state. Through the street, Kolkata is linked to most Indian cities. The 2nd and 6th National Highways link the city with other Indian cities and states. Kolkata has a wide network of public and private buses. Calcutta State Transport Corporation (CSTC), Calcutta Tramways Company (CTC) and West Bengal Surface Transport Corporation (WBSTC) operate the city’s regular bus service. In the heart of the city, the Esplanade Terminus is the main bus terminus.

By Rail: Howrah, 49 km from the temple, is the closest railway station to the temple.

By Air: The Temple can be reached via the nearest international airport of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose (40 km), which is well connected to regular domestic flights to Delhi, Mumbai.

Daily Poojas

Arati is an offering to an exalted person of gratitude, acceptance, or worship. Since the Supreme Lord is the most exalted man, it is best to give Him arati. Arati is one aspect of the worship of the Deity. The Deity is offered auspicious items during the arati.

Darshan is a Sanskrit word meaning vision or vision and is most commonly used in Hindu worship. It can also be defined as a glimpse of an apparition. One may try and receive a deity’s darshan, and on seeing Darshan may invoke an immediate bond between that deity and the devotee. Overall, a Darshan can be characterized as an experience intended to help one concentrate and appeal to one’s sense of spirituality.

Temple Timings
Monday
4:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
4:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
4:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
4:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
4:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
4:30 am - 9:30 pm
Sunday
4:30 am - 9:30 pm

Temple Timing
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