Thursday, November 10, 2011

ISKCON Temple, Bangalore

When in Bangalore all tour operators will surely take one to this temple. Even though new the temple has been constructed beautifully and well known in the city. ISKCON Temple is the temple of Lord Krishna and Radha. It is located at Rajajinagar, in the North Bangalore.

Built on a small hillock it is one of the largest ISKCON temples in the world. The construction of the temple that sprawls on 7 acres of land is completed in 1997. Built in neo-classical style of architecture, the temple brings together conventional architecture with ultra-modern services.

The Temple has six shrines. The main shrine is for Radha-Krishna. Others are Krishna Balrama, Nitai Gauranga, Srinivasa Govinda, Prahlada Narasimha and Srila Prabhupada.
The main hall of the temple covering a area of 10000 sq ft has the first three shrines that are listed above. The ceiling of the hall is decorated with beautiful paintings of Lord Krishna made by the Russian painters.

47 comments:

Al said...

It's nice to see that they are still building new temples. I wonder how this will hold up in 400 years? I like your photos.

Team G Square said...

I somehow don't like this temple ,find it just like any other mall in Bangalore .

Sridharan said...

It is in my wish list for a very long time.. ! Nice!

Jo Bryant said...

what an amazing temple - really really beautiful

DeeBee L. said...

It's interesting to see a "newly built" temple! In fact it is very traditional and elaborate like most of your buildings, but it has a little air of modernity to it that make it stand out!

matheikal said...

Captivating and meaningful as classical temple architecture is, I would like to see contemporarily relevant architecture in modern temple constructions.

ladyfi said...

What marvellous shots. Love the sun-drenched look in the first one.

R.Ramakrishnan said...

I have been to this temple before. Beautiful & serene place.

Lowell said...

That is huge! 10K sq. ft. in the main hall?

It certainly is beautiful. Are those blue rectangles on the roof solar panels?

Jeevan said...

My parents missed to visit this temple badly when we were visited Bangalore last. Nice details and pictures of the temple!

FotoAnna said...

Beautiful Temple!
Love the capture in the night...
Happy SWF and greetings from Holland,
Anna :-))

Kim, USA said...

I love these shots Rajesh!

SWF

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful temple, lovely skies and marvelous captures as always, Rajesh! Thanks for sharing the beauty! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Kay L. Davies said...

Nice night and day sky shots, Rajesh!

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

Gary said...

Grand tour!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

EG Wow said...

The modern design is quite attractive and seems to my eyes to be sympathetic to older temple architecture.

Photo Cache said...

nice to see a newer built temple.

My sky is here

Roberto Machado Alves said...

Three very interesting photographs. Thank you for sharing things about your country.

Roberto, Rio de Janeiro

http://graceolsson.com/blog said...

all of them are beauty but my favorite if the third..congrats

J Bar said...

Great shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Carver said...

Exquisite temple and I enjoyed all the shots.

magiceye said...

beautifully captured

thomas said...

Yet another beautiful temple.

chubskulit said...

Beautiful sky!

Sky shots at my page.

Pearl Maple said...

Great photos, 7 acres is a lot of temple,seeing the detials relfected in the light is an impressive sight

Leovi said...

Beautiful, really spectacular. I wish you a happy weekend.

Wenche said...

A beautiful temple it is. Great shot :0)

Rakesh Vanamali said...

This is brilliant....I have been there some years ago!

Aakash @ Love poems said...

Beautiful temple, love the pics. Very beautifully captured.

Dianne said...

very beautiful
I like the symmetry of the shrines

George said...

I must admit that I really like this modern temple. It has classic features. yet also has clean, simple lines. Your night shot is beautiful.

Ann said...

I marvel where you get all the money to build such beauty.

Rajesh said...

Thank you all.
No new temple can ancient temples in architecture or craftsmanship.

Al: Good question.

TeamG: I am with you on this.

eden said...

What a beautiful temple! Great shots.

NISHA MAHARANA said...

excellent.thanks.

forgetmenot said...

The lighting in the middle shot is beautiful. It highlights the structure of a magnificent temple. Have a wonderful weekend. Mickie :)

Cassie said...

Are you a professional photographer? If not, you should be! Your photos are always so perfect.

Kay L. Davies said...

I love the centre photo, Rajesh, full of shadowy mystery and beauty.

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

LV said...

Your world is filled with so many great and interesting temples.

Sneo said...

co-incidentally i just happened to visit ISKCON in Boston this week. it is nowhere this grand. Just another building from outside

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful Click.I visit the beautiful temple few years ago.

Arti said...

Beautiful captures, it is indeed a very big temple spread in a huge area.

Sakshi Shioramwar said...

what a marvel !! loved the top most shot..

Seema said...

Amazing....really beautiful temple.

Antarik Anwesan said...

I had been to the Bangalore ISCKON back some 10 years back, I think in 2002 during Diwali and the diya-festival was on. It was beautiful! Had loved the experience! :)

Rajesh said...

Thank you all for appreciating this new temple.

Suzy said...

Looks beautiful.
Dropping by from The Thursday Challenge.