Pay a visit to the stunning main temple, New Vrindaban's central shrine of worship. The temple is open to the public 365 days a year. Worship begins at 5 am, continuing throughout the day, and visitors are welcome to observe at any time.
Walking through the gigantic temple entrance doors, flanked by two sculpted guards, you’ll feel like you’re entering another dimension.
Inside, marvel at the replication of an ancient Indian temple with twenty-four pillars topped with wood-carved lions leading up to intricately worked ceilings. Spot the parrots hidden in the four-story-high stained-glass atrium ceiling. The central golden altar, from which the presiding deities of the community give their audience is considered by many to be one of the world’s most beautiful, truly a must-see.
The temple walls are hung with original works of art. Also on display in the temple room is a priceless, hand-carved, teak-wood festival chariot and an incredibly opulent ceremonial golden swing. The temple is a spiritual oasis – the perfect place to meditate or pray.
**Please note alternate weekend schedule
5:00 AM Mangala Arati • Ceremony honoring the Deities, Tulasi and Nrsimhadeva
5:45 Maha Mantra Meditation • Guided meditational practice
7:00 Milking the Cows and Go-puja • Honoring the cows at the Cow Barn
7:30 Darshan Arati • Greeting the Deities in new dresses
7:40 Guru Puja • Honoring ISKCON’s Founder-Acharya Srila Prabhupada
8:00 Srimad Bhagavatam • Class and discussion from our sacred scripture
9:00 Breakfast Prasadam
10:00 Govardhana Parikrama • Sat and Sun March to October (In front of the temple)
12:30 PM Raj Bhoga Arati • Noon worship ceremony
**1:00–3:30 Altar doors closed • Monday–Friday
**1:00 Bhagavad-gita class • Saturday and Sunday
**1:30 Lunch Prasadam • Monday–Saturday
**2:00 Lunch Prasadam • Sunday
4:30 Dhoop Arati • Evening worship ceremony
6:00 Milking the Cows at the Cow Barn
7:00 Gaura Arati • Evening worship ceremony
7:30 Bhagavad-gita class
8:30 Shayana Arati • Last darshan/viewing of the Deities