The state’s largest ISKCON temple has been completed in Patna, the capital of Bihar. The grand ISKCON temple built at a cost of 100 crores in Buddha Marg of Patna is unique in many ways. This ISKCON temple will be formally inaugurated on May 3 in which many dignitaries will be involved. The entire program including the inauguration ceremony at the ISKCON temple will be of five days in which the program will start from May 1. Patna ISKCON President Shri Krishna Kripadas told that a grand inauguration of this temple will be done in the name of Shri Radha Banke Bihari ji and Vedic Sanskar Kendra.
What is the specialty of ISKCON temple
The specialty of Patna’s ISKCON temple is its structure. It has been built on 84 pillars on the lines of the famous historical Dwarkadhish temple. There is also a philosophical reason to build on 84 pillars. President Shri Krishna Kripadas told that as there is a religious philosophy of 84 yoni, in the same way, once one circumambulates 84 pillars, one can get out of the cycle of 84 yoni of life.
The entire ISKCON temple has been built by the family of artisans who built the Taj Mahal. The marble installed in the temple is of the world famous Markana from which the Taj Mahal was built. Auditorium, Govinda restaurant and guest house have been constructed in this temple. There are three more auditoriums with the Lord’s auditorium where thousands of people can gather together.
Invitation to many people including PM Modi and CM Nitish
Eminent and dignitaries have been invited to the opening ceremony of the grand ISKCON temple. General Secretary Devki Nandan Das, who came from Mumbai ISKCON, told that on May 3, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, along with ISKCON, Guru Maharaj and devotees from all over the country and abroad will reach Patna for the inauguration ceremony of this grand ISKCON temple. There is a plan to establish this temple as the biggest center of faith.