Indian President Ram Nath Kovind will inaugurate ISKCON’s Rajadhiraja Sri Govinda Temple on June 14 on Vaikunta Hill, off the Kanakapura to Vasanthapura road in Bangaluru.
Karnataka Governor Thaawar Chand Gehlot, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, Bengaluru Rural MP DK Suresh and Bengaluru South Legislator M Krishnappa are among the galaxy of dignitaries who will attend this special event. .
This traditional carved stone structure is a replica of the famous Sri Venkateshwara Temple in Tirumala. The dimensions, stone carvings and aesthetics are also similar. The deity of Lord Srinivasa is almost the same size and was named Rajadhiraja Sri Govinda which means the Lord is the King of kings.
The temple will have facilities for the spiritual and cultural education of children, youth and families. A large waiting room will be available where devotees can comfortably wait to have darshan of Rajadhiraja Sri Govinda and other deities. A free Annadaan hall (mass feeding facility) will benefit all pilgrims. This complex was built thanks to the generous contributions of donors and patrons.
Temple authorities will hold elaborate ceremonies and sacred rituals according to Vedic traditions in the coming weeks. The campus will be fully open to the public beginning Aug. 1, 2022, according to information available from the temple.