About Sri Sri Radha Govinda temple (one of the largest ISKCON projects in South India)
Iskcon Temple Timings: 4:15 AM to 9:00 PM
Temple Distance: 14 kms from Tirupati RTC Bus stand and 15 kms from Tirupati Railway station.
It was well known over the years that ISKCON has grown in the matter of spiritual popularly throughout the world and to-day it is widely recognized by theologians, scholars, students and laymen as a genuine and important organization for protecting and preserving the spiritual welfare of all. The reason for this is twofold:
First and foremost, the spiritual master and Founder Acharya of ISKCON. His Divine Grace A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada was a spiritual leader of substantial and purity. As the representative of the unbroken chain of disciplic succession from Lord Sri Krishna Himself, Srila Prabhupada is celebrated as the leading exponent of Vedic knowledge and culture of this age.
Secondly, the philosophy and lifestyle of the devotees in Krishna Consciousness movement is grounded firmly as per the teachings of Srimad Bhagavatam- As it is and Srimad Bhagavad-Gita.
It was in the year 1974-75; His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada made a visit to Tirupati-Tirumala as a special guest of the Government of Andhra Pradesh. During his stay at Tirumala, Srila Prabhupada was extremely pleased to have Darshan of Lord Sri Venkateswara. He was also pleased to see hundreds and thousands of pilgrimage devotees visiting the divine place daily.
During the course of his discussion with the then Endowments Minister of A.P., Sri Sagi Suryanarayana Raju, Srila Prabhupada pointed out that T.T.D.should take steps for propagating and reviving the message of Bhagavad-Gita, immediately on large scale. His Divine Grace said it is the only way to bring peace and harmony throughout the world. Since T.T.D. has the basic infrastructure it should work out some program and take the assistance of the devotees of the ISKCON to conduct vigorous preaching for the benefit of all.
By the mercy of the Supreme Lord Sri Krishna in 1982 a humble beginning was made to this end, and to-day the vision of Srila Prabhupada is becoming unfolded. The management committee and the Executive office of T.T.D. have been very kind in providing a beautiful, large place to land at the foot of the divine Tirumala Hills. In 1983 a small brahmachari ashram was conducted to train young missionary devotees from around the world.
On the 10 th April 1984, a small temple was inaugurated by installing the most beautiful ‘Archa Vigraha’ if Sri Sri Radha Govinda. In Order to effectively carry out the mission of broadcasting the science of Vedic Knowledge, a master plan is made in the year 1997 with an approximate cost of Rs. 15 Crores expected to be completed by 2005.
Daily Sevas :
|Name of the Seva||Timings|
|Mangal Arati – First ceremony of the day.||4.15 a.m.|
|Tulsi- Puja||4.50 a.m.|
|Shringar Darshan Arati.||7.30 a.m.|
|Guru Puja.||7.45 a.m.|
|Tulasi Arati.||6.30 p.m.|
|Sandhya Arati.||6.45 p.m.|
A unique nature of this project would be that it is expected to receive the entire financial contribution from book distribution as people from all over the country and particularly from South India, visiting this great holy place, at least once a year. This temple project (A CENTER FOR VEDIC CULTURE AND THEOLOGY) will create a strong spiritual base for India, from where this universal message can easily reach one and all.
In this connection we are making a humble appeal to you, to kindly come forward and assist this project in any one of the following donations schemes.
TAKE THE GLORY OF BUILDING A HISTORICAL MONUMENT AT THE MOST FAMOUS RELIGIOUS PALCE IN INDIA-TIRUPATI. THE ABODE OF LORD SRI VENKATESWARA.
A UNIQUE AND ONCE IN LIFE TIME OPPURTUNITY.
A GREAT EFFORT TO PROPAGATE PRESERVE AND REVIVE BHAGAVATA DHARMA OR SANATANA DHARMA.
However, the success of this effort depends purely on the combined efforts of all devoted and philanthropic souls.
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