The ISKCON Temple Rajahmundry is built in two acres of land situated on the bank of sacred river Godavari in Rajahmundry city.This place has got significance because many Rishis performed their tapasya.Sri Chaitanya Maha Prabhu met his disciple sri Ramananad Raya then governor of Chennai province under the Devotee King Purushotham Maharaj .The famous conversation among the Lord Sri Chaitanya and Ramaananda Raya took place on Godavari Bank and now this place is known as Ramananda Raya Gaudiaya Math.
ISKCON Temple Mandaps:
Around the ISKCON Temple there are ten mantapsof lord's ten incarnations (Dasavatras).It is built uniquely and it is the third largest temple after Bangalore and Tirupathi in south India among ISKCON Temples .There is vedic exhibition in cellar of the temple complex depicting Lord Krishna, lord Rama and Chaitanya lilas which attracts students ,devotees and visiting public.
The temple is visited daily by 1000 to 1500 devotees and on Sundays 6,000 to 8,000 devotees and on Janmasthmi day 50,000 devotees.
There is Govinda Gift stall adjoining the temple hall. On upstairs there are 15 preaching glow sign boards and another Govinda Gift stall where the Founder Acharya books and other devotional paraphernalia are available.
The temple is headed by its president Sriman SATYA GOPINATH DAS who has got two decades experience in conducting ISKCON major activities like building temples, conducting Rath Yatras, holding Hare Krishna festivals at various places.
On every Friday the Lord Govinda Srinivas Abhishekam is performed at 6:30 am. On every Saturday and Sunday there is sannai vayidyam is performed with musical instruments glorifying the Lord .
At 7:30 am the darshan is opened and there is sringar or darshan arathi. The deities are decorated in fresh clothes, adorned with beautiful garlands and jewellery. After darshan arathi, there will be Srila Prabhupada arathi followed by Srimad Bhagavatam class from 8:00 am to 9:00 am. The darshan is opened until 1:00pm and is closed after raja bhoga arathi. The temple and the darshan are reopened at 4:30 pm with arathi.
At 6:30 pm there is Tulasi arathi followed by Sandhya (Gourva) arathi. After Sandhya arathi there is Bhagavad Gita class from 7: 30 pm to 8:30 pm. Soon after the class there is unjal seva(julan yatra) to the lordships Sri Sri Radha Gopinath. The temple is closed after unjal seva i.e. at 8:45pm. On very special occasions such as sri Krishna janmasthmi etc the temple is opened all over the day.
Apart from this the deity of mother Godavari is offered pooja two times daily i.e. at 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm.
Kadiyam located in the Godavari basin is richly fertile, abundantly irrigated and naturally available place for the development of Nurseries.Moderate Temperatures and high relative humidity are also the additional factors for high plant production.It is located 15 kms from nearest Railway station and Airport,Rajahmundry.Kadiyam Nurseries are spread over a radius of 10 kms comprising villages viz.Kadiyam, Kadiyapulanka, Burrilanka, Veeravaram,Pottilanka,Venkayyammapeta and Damireddypalli.
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