In September 1965, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada left the shores of India to fulfill the prophesy made five hundred years ago by Lord Chaitanya that His name will be chanted in every town & village of the world. In this Kali-Yuga, the centers of Krishna Consciousness are like ocean in the desert. One such oasis of spiritual shelter is the Shri Shri Krishna Balaram Mandir. Srila Prabhupada has delivered Sri Sri Radha Govindaji to the whole world. It was his expressed desire to have a very beautiful KRISHNA BALRAM Temple in Jaipur.
“So I want to open a duplicate Krishna Balarama temple in Jaipur. I am sending separately copies of pictures of our Krishna Balarama Temple in Vrindaban. Of course there is also Radha Krishna and Gaura Nitai. I wish That You have some land in Jaipur and help us in constructing a temple like in Vrindavan…”
Srila Prabhupada Wrote on July 13, 1975
Hare Krishna Movement, Jaipur has tried to fulfill this transcendental dream of our spiritual master Srila Prabhupada. The temple construction was started in Dec 2010 and it was inaugurated on 28th April 2012.
The inauguration ceremony of Sri Sri Krishna Balram temple was celebrated at Hare Krishna Movement, Jaipur. Mahant Shri PadamNabh Goswami from Radha Raman Mandir, Vrindavan performed the Pran Pratishtha Pooja and rituals. Mahant Shri Anjan Kumar Goswami – Govind dev Ji temple, Jaipur and Mahant Shri Albeli Madhuri Sharan from Saras Nikunj , Jaipur were chief guests of the program. Thousands of devotees from all over the country witnessed this historic event.
Program was presided by Shri Madhu Pandit Das President, of Hare Krishna Movement. Program was started on 24th April with installation of Sudarshan Chakra. This was the second temple of India which have 7 feet Sudarshan Chakra on its Shikhar. On 27th April – Pratishtha Hawan was performed.
On 28th April, Maha-Abhishek of Sri Sri Krishna Balram was done with 51 different types of holy items.
During lecture Shri Madhu Pandit Dasa said that this temple will provide golden opportunity to every devotee of Jaipur city to raise his /her interest towards spiritual progress.
The “Sri Sri Krishna-Balaram Temple” is a huge cultural complex in Jaipur city aiming to carry out the vision of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the Founder-Acarya of Hare Krishna Movement promote Vedic culture and spiritual learning.
HKM Sri Sri Krishna-Balaram Mandir, in Jaipur attracts visitors from different parts of the world and it offers a truly commendable experience to visitors and devotees from a spiritual, architectural and general perspective. The HKM temple is more than a place of rituals.
It reaches out to all classes of society in all age groups through a series of spiritual, educational and cultural activities.
The archa-vigraha is an incarnation of the Lord in a form appreciable by a devotee. Devotees engage in devotional service of the Lord in His archa-vigraha form, which according to the shastras can be made of material objects such as stone, metal, wood, jewels or paint. These are called sthula, or physical representations. Devotees follow the regulative principles of worship, as enjoined by the scriptures, accepting the physical form of the archa-vigraha as non-different from His original spiritual form. Thus services rendered to the archa-vigraha enable the devotees to achieve the ultimate goal of life which is to be always absorbed in thoughts of the Lord.
His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada went to America in 1965 at the age of 69 years to fulfill the order of his spiritual master. Within a short period of 12 years, he presented the Vedic literature through more than 50 books in English. Highly respected by the academic community for their authority, depth and clarity, his books are used
It is enjoined in the scriptures that whenever Krishna incarnates on this Earth to annihilate the miscreants, He is accompanied by His intimate associates. Balarama incarnated with Krishna as His elder brother in Vrindavana when They appeared on this planet in the previous age of Dvapara yuga. Krishna and Balarama played in the forests of Vrindavana and took care of Their cows along with Their friends.
Five thousand years ago, Lord Krishna, with His elder brother Balarama and His younger sister Subhadra, once visited Kurukshetra in a chariot. Two thousand years later, King Indradyumna started the temple of Jagannatha in Orissa at Puri, and he wanted to establish a deities in the temple of Krishna, Subhadra, and Balarama coming to Kuruksetra.
Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, the pioneer of the modern Hare Krishna movement, appeared in Mayapur, West Bengal over 500 years ago). The Srimad Bhagavatam has described His position as a hidden avatara or incarnation of the Supreme Lord Sri Krishna. His appearance in the Kali yuga was to propagate the congregational chanting of the holy names of God.