Vaikuntha Hill

A grand-scale project on Vaikuntha Hill is conceived by the devotees of ISKCON Bangalore led by Madhu Pandit Dasa. It will consist of two temples - Sri Radha Krishna Temple and Sri Rajadhiraja Govinda Temple; and a cultural complex ‘Krishna Leela Theme Park’. The magnificent Theme Park is currently under construction, whereas the two temples in the cultural complex are open to the public.

Sri Rajadhiraja Govinda Temple was inaugurated by Shri Ram Nath Kovind, Former President of India, on June 14, 2022, in commemoration of the 125th birth anniversary of Srila Prabhupada. This temple was built in pursuance of Srila Prabhupada’s desire to build a grand temple like Tirumala.

This is the first stone temple of ISKCON Bangalore and is constructed as per traditional shilpa shastras in the Dravidian style of architecture. The design and aesthetics, including the seven doors to the sanctum, are inspired by the famous Sri Venkateshwara Swamy temple in Tirumala. The deity of Lord Srinivasa is nearly the same height and has been named Sri Rajadhiraja Govinda, emphasising that He is the King of kings.

Sri Rajadhiraja Govinda Temple is surrounded by the shrines of Sri Sudarshana Narasimha, Sri Mahalakshmi, Sri Lakshmi Narasimha, Bhakta Hanuman and Garuda Deva. A separate shrine has been constructed for Srila Prabhupada, where his achala shila murti, a black stone deity, is installed. This has been done for the first time in the history of ISKCON. The temple has been constructed due to the generous contributions of donors and patrons.

The upcoming Krishna Leela Theme Park is the first attempt in India to bring in the same technology that is used in Disney Parks around the world to create attractions centred around the themes of Vedic Epics.

The cultural complex will be a unique amalgamation of tradition and modernity, is poised to become a prominent spiritual landmark in Karnataka, attracting visitors from all over India.