Shri Shri Radha Banke Bihariji temple, popularly known as ISKCON temple is the upcoming temple on Buddha Marg in Patna. Originally scheduled to have the construction completed by 2012, it has been pushed to 2014 due to delay in work. The temple is being constructed by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). The foundation stone of the temple was laid down by the CM, Nitish Kumar in 2007.
The temple complex will come up in an area of 2 acres. It will comprise mediation and spiritual centre, restaurant, medical consultancy centre, community kitchen, guesthouse and an auditorium besides the two-storey main structure. The structure will have a central dome and three darbar or halls on the top floor where deities will be placed. The first hall, Radha Banke Bihari Ji Darbar, will consist of idols of Lord Krishna and Radha along with Lalita and Vishakha. The second hall, Ram Darbar, will have the idols of Lord Rama with Sita, Lakshman and Hanuman. The third hall, Gaur Nitai Darbar, will have the idol of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and Nityanand Mahaprabhu. The idols measuring nearly 3-feet will be placed on 24-carat gold plated thrones. The total cost estimated is Rs 51 crore. The auditorium will have the capacity of 1500 persons, to be leased for spiritual programmes. The restaurant will serve the vegetarian food at reasonable prices and will be open for general public. People of the City are eagerly waiting for its inauguration. It will be one of the important place for them to enhance their spirituality.
How to reach :
It is situated on Buddha Marg, near Patna Junction. One can hire autos, rickshaw etc. to reach there.
Patna Junction ~ 0.5-1 km
Patna Airport ~ 6-7 km
Mithapur Bus Stand ~ 7-8 km
Nearby Places :
Mahavir Mandir ~ 0.5-1 km
Buddha Smriti Park ~ 0.5-1 km
Indira Gandhi Planetarium ~ 0.5-1 km