Lucknow: The city of Nawab’s Lucknow to get its first (International Society for Krishna Consciousness) Iskcon temple soon.
The construction for the city’s first Iskcon temple begins from today which will be built at a cost of Rs 60 crore on a 5-acre complex.
After a three-day event comprising devotional activities the construction commences officially.
As of now Iskcon’s Lucknow centre is in Bans Mandi area of the Charbagh station locality. But the management has decided to make shift in center after it cannot expand the premises and renovate it because of it is rented property, the temple is being shifted to Sushant Golf City and the Charbagh centre will be closed from March.
The architect of Mumbai’s Iskcon centre, Premnath has designed the temple which will comprise two floors. Along with an extensive 16,000 square feet meditation centre, the first floor will have an outlet for spiritual items. The second floor will provide a guest house for devotees. A Ram Temple is also proposed on the premises.
Apart from this, the temple will have a multimedia centre for preaching Lord Krishna’s ideology and sessions of Bhagawad Gita.
Temple president Aparimay Shayamdas said, a cow-shelter (gaushala) will be developed on a half-acre land, which will come up next to the temple and about 200 cows of various species in the shelter. Further plans include production and marketing of milk and cow dung products.