ISKCON Temple, situated at the popular Juhu Beach
, is a spacious structure constructed in marble. It is dedicated to Lord Krishna
, who is referred here by the name Rasabihari, meaning ‘the enjoyer of the transcendental rasa dance.’
Lord Krishna is seen here with his beloved, Radha. Together they are referred by the name Radha-Rasabihari. They are flanked by the idols of two gopis named Lalita and Visakha. To the right of the main deities are the idols of Lord Ram and Sita, followed by Lakshman and Lord Hanuman. To the left of the Lord Krishna idol are the images of Prabhu Nityananda and Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, who are considered as the greatest devotees of the lord. An idol of Srila Prabhupada, the founder of International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), is shown along with his spiritual guide, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur, paying reverence to the deities. The courtyard features some fine paintings depicting various episodes from Hindu mythology.
This magnificent temple complex, spanning an area of four acres, features some modern amenities such as vegetarian restaurant, a theater, a twin-towered seven-storied hotel and an institute named Bhaktivedanta.
The major festival in this temple is the Janmashthami festival, which is celebrated in a grand manner.