The city of Ahmedabad impressed me a lot. It is one of those cities, which truly deserve to be one of the best cities of India in every term. I was very much inspired by its heritage, legacy and also the rich diversity of culture. I had one more place to visit before wind up my Ahmedabad trip, and it was to the famous ISKCON temple.
The ISKCON temples are the largest and one of the biggest communities spread around the world and they are dedicated to Lord Krishna. It was started by the founder of ISKCON Srila Prabhupada.
The ISKCON temple in Ahmedabad is located on the Satellite Road at Sarkhej Gandhinagar Highway Crossing. The temple is open from 4.30 am to 1 pm and from 4 pm to 9 pm. The architecture of the temple is a blend of the Rajasthani Khamira style and Gujarat’s Sompura style. It also features India’s largest temple rooms.
The architecture of the temple from inside was simply amazing. It consisted of ornate stone clad pillars and marble floorings, which were engraved with the granite designs in colors. The place is very peaceful in terms of the vibes and energy. The tranquility of the place is truly divine. It is one of those places where you can always come to find your lost peace of mind. I sat in a corner of the temple and saw people chanting the mantra of Hare Krishna and Hare Rama.
The temple is truly wonderful in terms of ambience and the maintenance well carried out. Amidst the noise and hustle bustle of a busy place, which is full of mega structures, modern infrastructures, there are temples like ISKCON where people can spend time being on their own. The serenity of the temple truly makes one go in a state of trance. The place is easily accessible from any part of Ahmedabad.
The visit to ISKCON was really an icing on the cake. I spent some wonderful moments in this amazing city of Ahmedabad. The visit to the temple cheered me and I was thoroughly motivated to come back to this place sometimes sooner in my life.