“Iskcon, A famous temple of Mumbai with presence world wide is on list of Mumbai attractions between tourist. Also called ‘Radha Rasabihariji temple’,’Radha Krishna temple’, Iskcon is at Juhu, Andheri West built on 1977, having per-presence of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada the founder of Iskcon for his love and preaching of ‘Srimad Bhagavatam’. ‘Bhagwat Geeta’ is another a spiritual book in India and concept of spreading love, provide food and live life in best way..”
Festivals at Iskcon Andheri Temple
Every year, below festivals are been celebrated inside temple premises :
- Vyasa Puja (Rituals)
- Govardhan Puja (Rituals)
- Jagannath Rath Yatra
- Ramnavami (For Lord Shri Ram)
- Gaura Purnima Celebration
Iskcon temple itself is a beautiful place and listed in one of the main attractions of Mumbai. Once inside this temples peaceful environment near juhu beach, you will be automatically attracted towards the cool climate inside, the silence will makes you feel meditated. And the beautiful idols of radha krishna is what will make you still on the place for few minutes. Hare Rama Hare Krishna is what is chanted and is what Iskcon around world is known for.
Other main attraction being the guest house quarters called Prabhupada Quarters where A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the main founder of Iskcon temple world wide, who stayed during 1977. Those few days of his stay were dedicated to translate Srimad Bhagavatam and disciples and also to meet other famous personalities in Mumbai city. Prabhupada Quarters is opened 5:30 and 8:30 pm and has in its display items like Prabhupadas palanquin, Vyasasana and dictaphone among other few things. One the weekly attractions being the lecture given by Srila Prabhupada.
Ample car parking facilities is available inside temple premise and is a perfect place to park your car near Juhu beach.
Aarti Timings :
- Mangala aarti at 4:30 am
- Tulsi Puja at 5:15 am
- Sringar darshan starts at 7:15 am
- Guru puja done at 7:30 am
- Bhagavatam discourse at 8:00 am
- Raj Bhoga aarti at 12:30 pm
- Usthapana aarti at 4:30 pm
- Sandhya aarti at 7:00 pm
- Bhagavad gita discourse at 7:30 pm
- Shayana aarti at 8:30 pm
Temple Open/Close Timings : Starts Early morning at 4:30 with Mangala Aarti, Close between 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm in afternoon and after 9 pm.
How to Reach Iskcon
Although Andheri Iskcon has their private help desk that will help you on easing your travel, Here are the Numbers as listed on their website : +91-22-26239704 or +91-9819925594. Below is a small guide on how one can reach temple via Airport, Train and Road.
By Air : Domestic and International Airport is about 4 km from Iskcon temple at Juhu, Private Yellow Black color taxis and Prepaid cabs are readily available outside airport. It will take approximate half hour to 45 minutes to reach this Juhu temple.
By Train : Andheri on Western Railway Suburb being the main station to get down. If you are coming from outside Mumbai you might like to know how to reach Iskcon from landing stations like CST, Dadar, Kurla, Borivali etc. From CST, Dadar and Borivali direct trains are available to Andheri and from Kurla you can plan a bus to Juhu depot or a private cab/auto.
By Road : Eastern Express Highway OR National Highway 8 which Mumbai Ahmedabad highway, Once you are in city take turn from Andheri inside, cross the airport road and flyover bridge towards west and its almost 10 minutes then.
Hare Krishna Land, Sri Sri Radha Rasabihari Temple, Near Juhu Depot, Mumbai 400049. Contact : 91-22-26206860.
Iskcon Contacts Numbers
- Main Board Number : 91-22-26206860
- Iskcon Guest House Direct Lines : 022-26200870,26206860,26202226
- Other Extensions :
- Bakery : 159
- Travel Desk : 177
- VAST : 195
- Youth Forum : 607
- Sweet Stall : 169
- Bhaktivedanta Institute : 153 and 154
- Bhakti Kala Kshetra : 444
- Bhaktivedanta Book Trust Section : 634
- Bhaktivedanta Swami Mission School : 639
- Campus Preaching : 193
- Communications : 197
- Library : 155
- Congregation Services : 142
- Food for Life : 178 and 189
- Govinda Restaurant : 191 and 622
- Television : 101 and 168
- Life Membership : 188 and 187
- Ladies Program : 102