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Temple Iskcon, Toronto

Address : International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) Toronto the Hare Krishna Centre 243 Avenue Road Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5R 2J6

 
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416-922-5415





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Iskcon Temple Toronto

The present building of Iskon temple was developed in 1975 with the help of local devotees. The Temple Iskon of Toronto serves 400 to 500 devotees every week, the majority of the devotees attend for the Sunday evening program. Janmastami festival at temple Iskon attracts about 2000 to 3000 devotees every year and the Ratha-yatra of the temple attracts around 30,000 devotees.

Toronto’s first International Society of Krishna Consciousness has been established in the year 1969. The temple devotees rented a small house on Beverley St. and started distributing the books, do harinama, worship the Deities and Lord jagannatha. Slowly devotees stated to increase to follow the teachings of Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami and the house has become too small for them.

In the year 1971a house was rented in Cabbagetown at 187 Gerrard St. Because of the preaching and book distribution by the followers of Srila Prabhupada many young men and women joined temple Iskon of Toronto as fulltime devotees. Here they installed Gaura Nitai and Sri Sri Radha Gopinatha in grand ceremonies. Slowly the house has become too small to accommodate more devotees who were attending Sunday Feasts, festivals and also for the regular classes.

And finally in the year 1976 by the grace of Lord Gopinatha and encouragement from Srila Prabhupada the temple Iskon of Toronto were able to buy a beautiful building which was a church at 243 Avenue Road. Now the temple of Iskon in Toronto can accommodate hundreds of devotees on Sunday Feast and Thousands of devotees on festivals like Janmastami and Gaura Purnima.

The temple Iskon now offers an ashram program for their devotees and there are regular classes, prasadam distribution, book distribution and Temple Iskon daily pooja programs at Iskon Toronto. They also offer home kirtan and classes for children at 5 different locations in the Toronto area.

Contact Information
International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) Toronto
the Hare Krishna Centre
243 Avenue Road
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M5R 2J6
E-Mail: toronto@pamho.net
Phone: 416-922-5415
Fax: 416- 922-1021

Dieties of Iskon temple

ISKCON devotee offers arati

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