ISKCON Boise, New Biharvan Dham
ISKCON Boise, Idaho
1615 Martha Street, 83706
Tel: (208) 344-4274, E-Mail: email@example.com
Web site: http://www.boisetemple.org/
The Boise Hare Krishna Temple and Vedic Cultural Center was opened near Boise State University, Boise, Idaho, United States, in 1986 in the home of one of the members. Before then there was no Hare Krishna temple in town. Teachers and professors from local schools and colleges often brought classes to the old temple.
In 1999 a new temple was erected between two brick duplexes. The completed temple was opened in August 1999 with Boise Mayor Brent Coles cutting the ribbon to signify the public opening. The golden dome, painted ceiling and rich stained glass windows were all crafted by local master artists. Centrally located in the temple is a hand carved teakwood altar from India's Jaipur, and is considered by adherents to be the abode of the presiding temple Deities, Sri Sri Radha-Bankebihari. On the south side of the temple is a stained glass window.
Nearly 500 people visited ISKCON Boise, Idaho this August 21st, to celebrate Sri Krishna Janmastami, as well as the 25th anniversary of “the family temple.” Today, the family is a big one, but the same spirit of togetherness holds from back when Ananta Rupa Dasa and his wife Aruddha Dasi started the temple in their home in 1986.
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