ISKCON temple, Mumbai officially known as Sri Sri Radha Rasabihari ji Temple is a temple in Juhu area in Mumbai in India. It is set upon four acres of land and a stone throw away from Juhu Beach. A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the founder-acharya of ISKCON (also known as the Hare Krishna Movement) inspired the construction of one of India’s most beautiful temple of Lord Krishna in Mumbai. The presiding Deities at the temple, Sri Sri Gaura-Nitai, Sri Sri Radha Rasabihari and Sri Sri Sita Rama Laxman Hanuman were personally installed by the founder of ISKCON. The temple is visited by thousands of people and devotees during festive occasions.
In the early 1970s, Srila Prabhupada acquired the Juhu property and promised Sri Sri Radha Rasabihari Deities who were then housed in small shack. The temple complex opened in 1978 and includes a spacious marble temple, an auditorium, restaurant and a twin towered seven-storey guest house where visitors can stay and participate in the daily spiritual programs of the temple. ISKCON is regular destination of visit for many eminent celebrities. Many Indian and International movies have shown the Hare Krishna culture.
ISKCON Juhu is also a hub of research and education starting from its scientific research to school education (Bhaktivedanta Swami Mission School) with I.C.S.E curriculum. It also holds daily discourses on various Vedic scriptures along with many regular seminar and courses. The ‘Heaven on Earth’ complex houses a spacious library which not only has an extensive collection of spiritual books but also a multi media section. One can watch ISKCON’s many international videos and relish hundreds of lectures, kirtans and bhajans. Membership is free and all are welcome to avail of the excellent facilities. The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust (BBT) is the world’s largest publisher of books concerning Krishna and the philosophy, religion, and culture of the Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition of India. Bhakti Kala Kshetra is the cultural wing, consisting an auditorium, is a center for many cultural festival starring Ravi Shankar, Jagjit Singh, Protima Bedi, Vyajayantimala, Hema Malini, Anup Jalota and many others.