ISKCON Temples worldwide
Pictures from ISKCON temples and ashrams.
ISKCON or the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, is the largest and most famous Hare Krishna organization in the world.
Srila Prabhupada, in direct disciplic succession from Sri Caitanya, founded the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) it has grown to include 300 temples, 40 rural communities, and 80 restaurants in 71 countries.
ISKCON centres can cover a wide range of activities from temple worship to preaching, book distribution, farming, free food distribution, restaurants, education, and more. There is plenty of scope in the types of activities that can be offered as service to Krishna, God.
ISKCON centres are autonomous bodies that place themselves under the authority of ISKCON's Governing Body Commision (GBC). Centres are affiliated with ISKCON by adhering to certain standards and accepting the teachings of Srila Prabhupada as their basis.
Other Temples from India
India - A land of intense spirituality and religious faith reflected in the profusion of temples present in this subcontinent. Temples are found every where in Indiafrom large monumental structures to small stone buildings, eachhaving a certain significance and greatly influencing the lives of the people.
Many Vedic temples are known by different names around the world, depending upon the language. The word mandir or mandiram is used in many languages and is derived from a Sanskrit word, mandira - house of a deity. Temples are known as Mandir, Devasthanam, Kshetralayam, Punyakshetram, or Punyakshetralayam.