Timings – Opening & Closing: Monday – Friday: 7.00 AM – 8.00 PM , Saturday: 7.00 AM – 8.00 PM , Sunday: 7.00 AM – 8.00 PM , Public Holidays: 7.00 AM – 8.00 PM\
In 1975, Srila Prabhupada instructed Gour Govinda Swami to build a temple in Bhubaneswar. It is the 108th and last temple project of Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada which was completed and inaugurated in 1991 on Lord Nityananda Prabhu’s holy appearance day after seventeen years of preparation and construction.
As instructed by Srila Prabhupada, Gour Govinda Swami installed Sri Gaur Nitai, Krishna Balaram and Jagannath, Baladeva, Subhadra Devi on three altars and named the temple Sri Krishna Balaram Temple. It also has Gour Govinda Maharaja’s Samadhi Mandir and Srila Prabhupada’s Bhajan Kutir.
At the back of the temple, there is a brahmachari ashram which can house 150 brahmacharis. The ashram complex includes four rooms for sanyasis, a conference hall for 150 devotees, a library, prasadam hall for 300 and an office. The temple has fifteen acres of farmland which is used for growing vegetables.
ISKCON Temple contains idols of deities like Krishna, Balaram, Gaura Nithai, Subhadra and Jagannath. Focused on propagating and educating spiritual knowledge, techniques of spiritual life to society at large, and consciousness of Krishna, the temple follows the great scriptures of India, Bhagavad Gita and Srimad Bhagavatam.As publicised in the teachings of Lord Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, the temple focuses on the belief that each soul is part and package of the quality of Godhead, Krishna. The temple also promotes the sankirtana movement, congregational chanting of the holy name of God.
Showcasing the ideology of the ISKCON movement, the temple organises kirtans, bhajans and pooja on a regular basis. With activities surrounding over two ISKCON centres, one in the Swarga Dwara area and the other in the outskirts of the city, ISKCON movement is very prominent in Bhubaneshwar. Nearby ISKCON temple, a new Radha-Krishna Temple is constructed, for the devotees of Krishna and Radha, the universal symbol of love.