6 Famous Krishna Temples in the World
Krishna Temple in Udupi
Krishna, the eighth avatar of Vishnu, is a major deity for people following Hinduism. For his devotees, Krishna is a name of the original, unique Supreme Person, the source of all that exists.
This widely revered divinity is the focus of many devotional cults. Mahabharata and Bhagavata are the basic sources of Lord Krishna's mythology.
Many temples are built worldwide to honor and worship Krishna. Here is a brief overview of some of them.
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Sri Krishna Janma Bhoomi
This sacred temple, which is located in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India, is built around the prison cell where Krishna was born. It is the most revered temple of Lord Krishna. I have felt the holiness of this temple during my visit sometime back.
The temple was first built by Krishna's grandson Vajranabha. Since then it has been destroyed and rebuilt at least 17 times. The temple that you see today was built in the 20th century.
The temple is open between 7.00 am and 8.00 pm daily. Pieces of history recovered from the temple complex are displayed in a museum located nearby.
Krishna Janam Bhumi Photo
Udupi Sri Krishna Matha
Located in Udupi, Karnataka, India, this temple is in Dravidian architecture. The temple resembles a living ashram, fostering daily life and devotion. Udupi, which is known as the Mathura of South India, is the birthplace of Sri Madhwacharya, founder of Dwaita philosophy. I experienced serenity and joy during my last visit to this temple.
The Krishna idol in the temple, which is is carved out of Shaalagrama Shila, was installed in 13th century CE. The unique feature of this temple is that here Krishna is worshipped through a window with nine holes, which are known as Navagraha Kitiki. The temple opens at 5.00 am and closes at 9.00 pm.
Mangaluru Airport (59 kilometers) is the nearest airport to Udupi, which is well-connected by rail and road. You can reach the temple from the airport by bus or cab.
Sri Krishna Temple Udupi Timings
Nirmalya Visarjana Puja
Akshya Patra Gopuja
Avasara Sanakadi Puja
Krishna Temple in Kathmandu
Located near Asan Tole, this old temple is well-known for its elaborate woodcarvings. Pets and footwear are not allowed inside the temple.
ISKCON Temple Bengaluru
Built and managed by ISKCON in 1997, this huge cultural complex is in North Bengaluru. It houses the deities of Radha and Krishna. ISKCON (International Society of Krishna Consciousness) is dedicated to propagating Krishna Consciousness worldwide. This temple is an excellent example of Hindu temple architecture.
Iskcon Temple Bangalore Timing
7.15 am to 1.00 pm; 4.00 pm to 8.20 pm
7.15 am to 8.30 pm
Sri Krishna Balaram Temple
A decent temple in bay area.— Sharath Ramachandra
Arulmighu Parthasarathyswamy Temple
This temple is in Triplicane, Chennai. This 8th-century-temple is the oldest temple in Chennai. It is sacred for Vaishnavites. In fact it is the 61st Divya Desam in 108 Vaishnava Divya Desams.