Europe ISKCON temples
Today, ISKCON has about 500 centers around the world, with a worldwide congregation in the hundreds of thousands devotees.
It was founded in the U.S. by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami in 1965. Hare Krishna became popular in the U.S. and Europe among young people of the 1960s and '70s counterculture, who often appeared in public places dressed in saffron robes, chanting, dancing, and asking for contributions. Members of the group are vegetarians. They renounce alcohol and drugs and chant several hours every day. Peace and joy are to be gained by surrendering to Krishna.
Most famous temples in Europe is Radhadesh in Belgium and Bhaktivedanta Manor in England.
Radhadesh - Radha Gopinatha Temple
This beautifull old Castle has been transformed into a most wonderfull place with most wonderfull people living there as a part of the worldwide ISKCON (international Society Krishna Consciousness) maybe better Known as Hare Krishna's.
In the Château, which has been beautifully renovated by the present inhabitants, you can see a gorgeous temple-room which is unique in Belgium and the Netherlands. Sri Sri Radha-Gopinatha with Sri Lalita devi and Sri Vishaka devi were installed in 1977. Jagannatha-Baladeva-Subhadra were first installed by Srila Prabhupada in Amsterdam in 1972. Temple have about 40.000 visitors a year.
Bhaktivedantha Manor - Radha Gokulanandana Temple
Bhaktivedanta Manor is a Gaudiya Vaishnava temple set in the Hertfordshire countryside of England in the village of Aldenham near Watford. The Manor, as it is called by those familiar with it, is owned and run by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, better known as ISKCON, or the Hare Krishna movement.
It is ISKCON's largest property in the UK, and one of the most frequently visited Radha Krishna temples in Europe. It stands in 70 acres (280,000 m2) of landscaped grounds consisting of lawns, flower gardens, a children's playground, an artificial lake that attracts many water fowl, and a substantial car park.
All activity at Bhaktivedanta Manor focuses around the temple room with its altar of carved wood and gilt containing three domed shrines. The first houses deity forms of Radha and Krishna, named Radha Gokulananda. The second houses Gaura-Nitai deities, and the third, Sita, Rama, his brother Lakshman and Hanuman.