Sri Sri Kishore Kishori are the worshipable deities of ISKCON Chicago Temple depicting Radha and Krishna’s adolescent years in their earthly pastimes 5000 years ago.
The Hare Krishna Experience
ISKCON Chicago strives to give you the genuine Hare Krishna experience, by offering tangible ways to connect with the supreme and relate to each other on the principle of loving devotional service.
An environment of spiritual education and culture is the theme behind all our activities from Karma-free food distribution, distribution of books, courses, college programs, festivals, workshops and worship services.
The Hare Krishna experience brings out our innate loving nature, embrace differences and unite for one purpose of serving the personality of Godhead, Lord Krishna.
(4 am to 1 pm & 4 pm to 8 pm)
- Mangala Arati: 4:30am – 4:55am
- Sringara Arati: 7:00am – 7:25am
- Dhupa Arati: 8:45am – 8:55am
- Raja Bhoga Arati: 12:30pm – 12:55pm
- Dhupa Arati: 4:00pm – 4:10pm
- Sandhya Arati: 6:00pm – 6:25pm
- Sayana Arati: 7:15pm – 7:25pm
- Krishna Fest 5:00 pm
- Sandya Arati 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Inside the Hare Krishna Temple…
Jewels of ISKCON Chicago
This is a weekly initiative to recognize devotees who make up such an integral piece of the community in Chicago, but oftentimes perform their service behind the scenes year after year.
This week meet Ark & Greg Madej!!!
In 1996 HH Candramouli Swami and two devotees made a presentation for a religious studies class at Oakton Community College. After attending that program, Ark was very excited and took his younger brother Greg with him. Greg came for the first time while he was still in junior high school and really liked the temple experience. After that they would come for festivals and then gradually Sunday after Sunday for the Sunday program.
Ark Prabhu was inspired by his friend Umesh who encouraged him to come every Sunday and practice chanting. Ark and his wife also have two young children. Their son Nitai charms everyone at the temple with his love for kirtan! Ark Prabhu hopes to teach others he meets by his example. His wife also makes prasadam at home which he distributes along with books on yoga and vegetarianism at work. Since both brothers work in the health industry, they try to share Krishna Consciousness at work through prasadam and book distribution.
Inspired by the devotees and their humble service, Greg Prabhu felt like he wanted to be a part of it. He’s been part of the prasadam serve out team for many years now and also uses his creative abilities to design promotional material for the temple.