Rajajinagar is named after Chakravarthi Rajagopalachari, the first Indian Governor General of India. This constituency has 7 wards. The famous temple ICKSON is in this area.
ISKCON Temple :
Sri Radha Krishna Temple has deities of Radha and Krishna at ISKCON Rajajinagar in North Bengaluru. It is one of the largest ISKCON temples in the world. The temple is a huge cultural complex that was inaugurated in 1997 by Shankar Dayal Sharma. The project was conceived and executed by Madhu Pandit Dasa.
Hare Krishna Hill is the hillock on which the temple is situated. ISKCON Bangalore is a charitable society with the objective of propagating Krishna Consciousness as explained by Srila Prabhupada, whose teachings are based on Bhagavad-gita and Srimad Bhagavatam.
His Divine Grace A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada founded ISKCON in 1966, for preaching the message of Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu: the chanting of the Hare Krishna mantra.
In 1987, the society was operating from a rented house in Bengaluru. In the year 1987, the leaders of the society applied to Bangalore Development Authority for allotment of land to construct a grand temple and cultural complex. The land was allotted on August 3, 1988 – a seven-acre hillock, which was nothing but a huge piece of monolithic rock that could not be converted into sites. The BDA described it as “karaab land” (waste land). A temporary shed was constructed to set up a makeshift temple and the deities of Sri Sri Krishna Balarama moved to this shed on the appearance day of Lord Balarama (September 1988).
The temple is known for celebrating festivals on a very grand scale attracting thousands of devotees. Situated in the heart of Bangalore City, ISKCON temple is the most visited place attracting thousands of devotees daily
Meticulously clean surroundings, drinking water, hygienic washrooms, elevators for senior citizens and the specially-abled, adequate car parking, visible signboards, a variety of eatables, etc. are some of the well thought of amenities for visitors.
The Akshaya Patra Foundation, an initiative of ISKCON Bangalore is principally involved in implementing the Mid-Day Meal programme to the children in Government and Government-aided schools.