About Our Temple

About us

Srila Prabhupada had instructed HH Jayapataka Swami Maharaj that there should be atleast ten temples in Kolkata. By His grace and mercy the seed of ISKCON DumDum was sown in 2013, when a well-wisher named Sri Sankar Lal Chakraborty gifted his property to ISKCON. This center started functioning since 24th January 2014 and was identified as an individual project since 2020.

Since then, the temple has undergone several stages of renovation. The congregation of temple is trying to maintain the temple.

ISKCON Dum Dum is located in a beautiful place named Motijheel, near Dum Dum (Kolkata) Airport, spreading the divine knowledge of Krishna Consciousness. It is located in a distance of 3.8 kms from Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport (Kolkata) and 3.6 kms from DumDum Metro Station.

We conduct a variety of courses, seminars and workshops. In fact, there’s something for everyone – the kids, the youth, the families. We also invite you to join us for festivals and any of our tours. Together, let’s enhance the spiritual dimension of our lives!

The Development

ISKCON DUMDUM currently occupies a property that was generously donated by Sri Sankar Lal Chakraborty in 2013. The terms of the donation were stipulated in a will, specifying that the full possession of the residing building would only be granted to ISKCON upon the passing of Mr. Chakraborty and his spouse. ISKCON undertook the construction of a temple hall and made improvements to the property as per the conditions outlined in the will. In August 2023, ISKCON gained full possession of the property in compliance with the aforementioned conditions. ISKCON has been diligently enhancing the aesthetics of the area, with the aim of providing a serene and inviting environment for numerous devotees to engage in spiritual practices. ;

As It Was

Present Condition

Temple Timings

Daily Temple Program

Event Time
Mangala Arati 04:30 AM
Tulasi Arati 05:00 AM
Group Chanting 05:30 AM
Guru Puja 07:30 AM
Srimad Bhagavatam Class 07:45 AM
Temple Close 01:00 PM
Darshan 04:00 PM
Sandhya Tulasi Arati 06:00 PM
Gaura Arati 06:15 PM
Temple Close 08:30 PM

Darshan Open Time

04:30 AM - 07:00 AM
07:30 AM - 01:00 PM
04:00 PM - 08:30 PM

Our Inspiration & Leaders

His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Srila Prabhupada (1896-1977), was an extraordinary person who dedicated his life for teaching the world about Krishna consciousness, ancient India’s most noble message of spiritual wisdom. In 1965, at the age of 69, on the order of his spiritual master Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura, representing a line of teachers dating back to Lord Krishna Himself, Srila Prabhupada sailed from India to New York to share Lord Krishna’s message.
His Holiness Jaypataka Swami Maharaj
Maharaj received initiation from Srila Prabhuapda in Montreal, Canada in 1968 and two weeks later took over the post of president of ISKCON Montreal center. He helped open an ISKCON center in Toronto, then with Bhagavan Dasa helped open ISKCON’s center in Chicago. In 1970, Srila Prabhupada sent him to India where he served as president of the ISKCON Kolkata center. About a year and half later Srila Prabhupada sent him to Mayapur where he received sannyasa initiation. Maharaj has been instrument in manifesting many desires of Srila Prabhupada.
His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaj
Maharaj was born in Bengal in 1945 and spent most of his early life in the city of Calcutta. In 1970, He left India to study chemistry in Germany. Coming across Vedic literatures while in Germany, He discovered the richness of India’s spiritual heritage. In 1975 he returned to India to wholeheartedly pursue spiritual life. Maharaj travelled with and personally served Srila Prabhupada for the final year of Prabhupada’s life. After Srila Prabhupada’s departure from this world in 1977, Maharaj served in Mayapur for several years Maharaj had translated into Bengali all of Srila Prabhupada’s works on major Vedic literatures, consisting of more than fifty volumes of books including Bhagavad Gita, Srimad Bhagavatam, Chaitanya Charitamrita and Nectar of Devotion – just as Srila Prabhupada had instructed him in their very first meeting.
HH RNSM ISKCON Kolkata 2020
His Holiness Radhanath Swami Maharaj
HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj was born in Chicago, USA. He took the vows of sannyasa in 1986 and returned to India. His major efforts in India have resulted in the large community and Temple in Chowpatty, Mumbai, and ISKCON Belgaum temple. Other programs of sharing Krishna consciousness are currently faring successfully in Kolhapur, Nasik, Aurangabad, Nigdi and other centers in the Maharastra state of India . Radhanath Swami Maharaj has directed a number of acclaimed social action projects including Midday Meals, daily serving over 250,000 plates of pure vegetarian food to the children in the slums of Mumbai. He has also worked to establish missionary hospitals and eye camps, eco-friendly farms, schools and ashrams, an orphanage, and a number of emergency relief programs throughout India.
His Holiness Bhakti Purusottama Swami Maharaj
Maharaj first joined ISKCON in Mayapur, India, in 1978. He is an initiated disciple of HH Jayapataka Swami Maharaj and is an integral part of the organization of the Headquarters of ISKCON in Mayapur, where he is based. His GBC zonal assignments include Eastern India, Bangladesh, Korea and Nepal. He is co-GBC and co-zonal secretary for North and South Korea, India, Arunachal Pradesh, Mayapur and West Bengal including Puri, North and Western Orissa, Bangladesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Nepal, Sikkim, Assam, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Bhutan, Meghalaya and Tripura. Maharaj is the author of several books: Sri Kshetra parikrama, The Final Call, Death, and a book on the pastimes of Krishna’s dearest devotee, entitled The Glories and Pastimes of Srimati Radharani. He has also written a few smaller titles in the Bengali language.Besides his native Oriyan, HH Bhakti Purusottama Swami Maharaj speaks Bengali, Hindi and English and shares Krishna consciousness in all of these languages.
His Grace Dayarm Prabhu
HG Dayaram Prabhu is a computer science engineer graduated from IIT Bombay. He join ISKCON Mayapur in 1985, since then he served as General Manager, CEO for several years in ISKCON Mayapur. He played major role in acquiring land for Mayapur temple.

Currently he is serving as ISKCON Bureau member, legal head of ISKCON, Temple President of ISKCON Kolkata.
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