The International Society of Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) was founded by A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada in 1966 & since then the movement has spread globally with over 500 temples and around 2, 50, 000 devotees. The objective of the society is to promote well being of the society through teachings of Lord Krishna as envisaged in Bhagwat Gita & other ancient Vedic scriptures of India. This branch of ISKCON was established about 12 years back in the building donated by Kashi King. Earlier there were small statues of Radha-Krishna enshrined in the temple which have been replaced now by magnificent idols in 2002. Presently regular puja is performed by 6 priests. A committee looks after the administration of the temple. Various programmes are organized here on Janmashtami day. A Rathyatra displaying various events of the life of Lord Krishna are also organized which passes through various roads of the city and ends at this temple.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Freedom from diseases
- Relief from adverse effects from bad planetary aspects
- Relief from bondage
Achutham Keyshavam Rama Narayanam Krishna Damodaram Vasudevam Harim Shridharam Madhavam Gopika Vallabham Janaki Nayakam Ramachandram Bhajey
Meaning -Oh Lord who cannot be perished, who also has names like Keshava, Rama, Damodara, Narayana, Sridhara, Madhava, Krishna, Ramachandra the beloved of Janaki, let me say your name regularly.
Vasudeva Sutham Devam Kamsa Chanoora Mardhanam Devaki Paramanandham Krishnam Vande Jagathgurum
Meaning -I bow to you O Krishna, the ultimate guru, Devaki and Vasudeva's son, and the destroyer of Kamsa and Chanur.
Adharam Madhuram Vadanam Madhuram Nayanam Madhuram Hasitam Madhuram Hridayam Madhuram Gamanam Madhuram Mathuraa Dhipate Rakhilam Madhuram
Meaning -Meaning - Sweet are Your lips, sweet is Your face, sweet are Your eyes, sweet is Your smile, sweet is Your heart, sweet is Your gait, O Lord of Mathura, everything about You is sweet.
Alokya Mathur Mukha Madarena Sthanyam Pibantham Saraseeruhaksham Sachinmayam Devam Anantha Roopam Balam Mukundam Manasa Smarami
Meaning -I think of this Balamukundan as the one who looks lovingly at his mother's face while taking milk from her, who has eyes similar to the red lotus, who is the embodiment of truth and intelligence and other forms.