Experience the Mystical Splendour of the Hare Krishna Golden Temple

An Unforgettable Spiritual Experience At The Hare Krishna Golden Temple!

The beautiful temple in the morning rays | Image credit

The first-ever Golden Temple in Telangana, known as Hare Krishna Golden Temple or HKM Hyderabad, is a grand example of devotion and a symbol of spiritual harmony. Hare Krishna Hill, the hillock at Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, India, is the site of the Hare Krishna Golden Temple.

HKM Hyderabad is a charitable society committed to spreading the message of Krishna Consciousness around the world.

About the Hare Krishna Golden Temple:

It is said that around 700 years ago, the Lord appeared in the form of Swayambhu Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy and Lord Shiva appeared in the form of Swayambhu Sri Panchajanyeshwara Swamy at the location where the temple currently resides.

The Temple’s Golden Gopuram | Image credit

In 2018, Sri Venkaiah Naidu, the then Vice President of India, inaugurated the Hare Krishna Golden Temple in Telangana – the first Golden Temple in the state.

The Radha Govinda Idol | Image credit

The Hare Krishna Golden Temple features two shrines: the first is devoted to Swayambhu Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy and the second to Sri Sri Radha-Govinda.

This transcendental temple of the Lord features a 50-foot Golden Dhwaja Stambh, a 4600 square foot Maha Mandapam, and five golden stairs Rajagopuram.

The distinctiveness of this temple is that the idol of the Lord and His divine consort Sri Lakshmi Devi are in a standing position. The Lord manifests Himself in a two-handed form, carrying the Sudarshan Chakra in his right hand and the Conch shell in his left.
Lord Narasimhadev is seen in a radiant, heavenly form, and Mother Lakshmi Devi is graciously displaying her Abhaya Hastha and showering blessings upon all her devotees.

At the Temple, located just after the Dhvaja Stambha, is the Harinam Japa Mantapa – offering a special way to honour and praise Lord Krishna through chanting His holy names during one’s visit for His darshan.

The Japa Mandapam | Image credit

Visitors to the temple can opt to either pass through the Harinam Japa Mandapam or directly proceed to seek the darshan of Lord Shri Lakshmi Narasimha. The devotees chant the Hare Krishna maha-mantra as they climb each of the 108 steps on the Harinam Japa Mandapam.

The rare Saligrama Shila at the temple | Image Credit

In the Garbhalayam of Swayambhu Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy, a rare Saligrama shila is kept. This Saligrama Shila was discovered in the Gandaki River, close to the Muktinath Temple in Nepal. By the divine power of the Lord, it miraculously arrived at this Kshetram.

Chanting beads, bead bags and framed pictures of the Lord can be purchased at the temple. Additionally, there are plenty of scriptures written by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, including the Bhagavad Gita available here. Painting, story, and activity books featuring illustrations of Leelas and depictions of the Lord are available for children.
These books are available in all the 17 regional languages

The temple is also involved in a lot of social services. Hare Krishna Golden Temple, provides free meals to those in need through Akshaya Patra, the world’s largest NGO-run mid-day meal program. This non-profit organization provides over 1.8 million meals to school children daily.
And visitors to the temple are given a free lunch through Nitya Annadana Seva from 12.30 PM onwards.

The Hare Krishna Golden Temple is an important religious site in Hyderabad, and it is a place of deep spiritual significance for many Hindus. For those who visit the temple, it is a place of peace and serenity, and a source of spiritual nourishment. Whether you are a devotee or just want to explore the beauty of the temple, a visit to the Hare Krishna Golden Temple is sure to be a memorable and rewarding experience.

Helpful Tips:

Make sure to have the Prasadam. It’s very delicious.
Try to attend the Sankeerthana which happens every Sunday evening. It’s magical


Morning: 7.15 am to 12.15 pm
Saturdays and Sundays: 7.15 am to 12.30 pm

Evening: 5.15 pm to 8.15 pm
Saturdays and Sundays: 5.15 pm to 8.45 pm

Entry Fee:

It’s free for all devotees

Swayambhu Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Kshetram
Road #12,
near Anti Corruption Bureau office,
NBT Nagar,
Banjara Hills,
Hyderabad, Telangana 500034

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