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 the Mahapatra Family!!!
Their story began in 2001 when they first started coming to the ISKCON Chicago temple, driving all the way from Indiana.
In 2003, they moved to the Chicago area, where they started coming to the temple programs without fail. During that time, they also became actively involved in bhakti vriksa gatherings at Gajendra Moksha Prabhu and Carana Renu Mataji’s home. Their convictions deepened in their association and they increased their chanting and service.
A gifted singer, Reena Mataji provides singing lessons at the temple and organizes bhajan performances for festivals. She also regularly sings for the Deities, as does her son Vedanta, who is also an expert mridanga player.
Satyabrata Prabhu is the temple’s photographer for all the major festivals and events. He and his family also generously open up their homes for regular kirtan programs.