ISKCON Temple at tirupati
The temple town of Lord Venkateshwara, Tirupati has another recently built landmark- the Lotus temple of Radha Govindji. This Lotus temple of Radha Govindji was built by the
ISKCON (International Society of Krishna Conscience).
The temple is lavishly built with about three-storey building, an imposing structure resembling both northern and southern Indian style of architecture. The temple appears as placed on a lotus petal. Every part of the temple is beautifully decorated and nicely carved. The ISKCON temple at Tirupati is said to be the largest ISKCON temple in India.
The main entrance is marked by a huge wooden door finely carved with some amazing work of motifs. The main temple on the third floor is a huge grandeur hall with sculpted pillars and with images of Radha Govindji (Lord Krishna and His consort Radha) and Ashta Sakhis are installed on a raised platform. The first floor has an exhibition hall, dioramas of Lord s various incarnations and several mythological episodes.
Besides the temple there is a well-equipped modern guest house for the members of the ISKCON society. There is also a restaurant where you get simple "Satvik" food. All-in-all, this temple of Lord Venkateshwara where He resides in the form of Lord Sri Krishna, is a beautiful place to visit.
The temple is located on Hare-Krishna marg near Alipiri.