Welcome to the serene and spiritually enriching temple complex of ISKCON Auckland, nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes of Kumeu. Our temple is more than just a physical structure; it's a sanctuary where seekers from all walks of life gather to experience the profound wisdom, devotional practices, and cultural richness that our community has to offer.
A Glimpse of Tranquility
Our temple complex is designed to offer a peaceful refuge from the bustle of everyday life. As you step onto our sacred grounds, you will be enveloped in an atmosphere of serenity, echoing the ancient Vedic traditions of meditation and contemplation.
The temple is at every step a wonderful spiritual experience, from its ornate carved altar, to its finely crafted doors, large oil paintings, and wonderful Orissan stained-glass windows.
Arati and Darshan Timing
|4:30 - 5:00 am
|7:00 am - Midday
|Raj Bhoga Arati
|12:30 pm -1:00 pm*
|4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
|7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
|9:00 pm - 9:10 pm
*There is no darshan between 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, except on Sundays and festivals when darshan extends from 12:30 pm – 3:45pm. On major festival days arati and darshan times can change.
Śrī Śrī Rādhā Giridhari
At the heart of our temple complex stand the our presiding deities, Śrī Śrī Rādhā Giridhari. Lord Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, stands in His captivating form alongside His eternal consort, Srimati Radharani.
Adorning the left altar are the divine forms of Śrī Gaura-Nitāi, Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and Lord Nityananda. These avatars of compassion and mercy grace our temple complex with their divine blessings. Lord Chaitanya's teachings emphasize the chanting of the holy names as the most potent means of spiritual elevation, inviting all to partake in the joyous congregational chanting of the Hare Krishna mantra.
Śrī Jagannātha, Baladeva and Subhadrā-devī
On the right altar, the majestic forms of Lord Jagannātha, Lord Baladeva, and Subhadrā-devī stand in resplendent grandeur. Adorned with exquisite attire, these deities embody a profound spiritual presence, fostering a deep connection with devotees. During the annual Ratha Yatra festival, their lordships lead a magnificent procession, showering blessings upon the entire community.