February 5, 2023

BENGALURU EXPRESS

Truth Triumphs

President to dedicate Rajadhiraja Sri Govinda temple

Bengaluru, June 10: The President of India Mr Ramnath Kovind will dedicate Rajadhiraja Sri Govinda Temple of ISKCON on June 14 at Vaikunta Hill, Off Kanakapura Road at Vasanthapura in Bengaluru.

Governor of Karnataka Thaawar Chand Gehlot, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, Member of Parliament from Bengaluru Rural D.K Suresh, legislator from Benglauru South M Krishnappa are among the galaxy of dignitaries, who will be participating in special event.

This traditional, stone-carved 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 nearly the same height and has been 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 queuing hall will be available where devotees can wait comfortably to have the darshan of Rajadhiraja Sri Govinda and other deities. A free Annadaan Hall (Mass feeding facility) will benefit all the pilgrims. This complex has been constructed with the generous contributions from donors and patrons.

The temple authorities will be performing elaborate ceremonies and sacred rituals according to Vedic traditions in the coming weeks. The campus will be fully open to the public from August 1, according to the information from the temple.

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