ISKCON Temple in Bangalore is a shrine to Lord Krishna. It is located in the area of Rajaji Nagar in Bangalore.
The ISKCON Bangalore is a venture of the International Society of Krishna Consciousness – which is also the full form of ISKCON, and is affiliated with the ISKCON revival movement which is a body of Gaudiya Vaishnavite devotees formed in the year 2000 as a pressure group to reform ISKCON with the goal to re-establish the original Hare Krishna movement.
The building of ISKCON was first erected by Sri Madhu Pandit Das and inaugurated in the year 1997 by the then President of India, Shankar Dayal Sharma.
It consists of various prayer halls, dedicated to Sri Sri Radha Krishnachandra, Sri Sri Krishna Balarama, Sri Sri Nitai Gauranga, Sri Srinivasa Govinda and Sri Prahlada Narasimha.
Apart from being a shrine to the Lord, ISKCON Bangalore is also a cultural hub. It has a lecture hall, which holds daily lectures delivered by devotees on the Srimad Bhagavat Gita.
It also has an amphitheatre, in which a number of events are held, such as cultural fests, dance and music programmes, educational conferences and so on.
The darshan timings at the ISKCON are 7:15 AM to 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM to 8:20 PM on weekdays, and on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays, the darshans can take place from 7:15 AM through 8:30 PM. The temple is guarded by well-trained security personnel, who monitor the area all the time.
ISKCON, being located on top of a hill that is devoid of any source of drinking groundwater, provides drinking water to all its visitors from tankers transported all the way from the ground area.
The temple also has a gift shop of its own, known as Matchless Gifts, selling aromatic incense and other devotional items including books. All profits gained from these shops are donated to charitable organizations.