ISKCON Sri Lanka has initiated a grand project for Lord Krishna in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
This will be a landmark project of ISKCON Sri Lanka in the Capital City Colombo.
The ISKCON Sri Lanka was established in the year 1976 at No: 188, New Chetty Street, Colombo -13.
This temple was started in a small way and now it has grown bigger in terms of the activities undertaken by the temple. The property of the temple was purchased on 2007 by the generous donations received from Temple Members, Devotees, and Well-Wishers. Also the deities of the temple Radha and Krishna were donated by Tirupati, Tirumala Devastanam, India.
Old Temple Premises
Now ISKCON Sri Lanka is constructing a new temple at the same location in Colombo with more facilities to accommodate more devotees and to facilitate various spiritual and social activities. The construction of the temple is under way and the cost of the temple construction is estimated to be around Sri Lankan Rupees 150million (Which is around USD 1.1 million).
Proposed New Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple Plan
Temple Construction Progress – Demolishing of old building
The old temple building was demolished on March 2013.
ISKCON temple in Sri Lanka was established in 1976 at Colombo the capital city of Sri Lanka and since then day by day, devotees joined and made presence till date. The deities of the temple are Sri Radha Rajagopal, Jagannath, Balaram, Subathra and Gaur Nithai.
At present a new temple for ISKCON – Sri Lanka is being constructed at the same place and is a prominent place in Colombo city. Once the temple is constructed, it will be a landmark in this area and will operate as the headquarters for ISKCON in Sri Lanka.
This construction project was initiated with the blessings of H.H Jayapataka Swami and H.H. Bhanu Swami the Governing Body Commissioners.
It is estimated that the cost to complete the temple will be over US $ 1.2 million.
It is being planned to have the new temple inauguration in 2016 for the 50th Anniversary of ISKCON.
Devotees who wish to contribute to this project can contact the temple via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit the temple website (www.iskcon.lk) for more information.