Hare Krishna Movement – Hyderabad

Hare Krishna Movement, Hyderabad was established in 2008.  It is currently taking care of the worship, renovation & development of Swayambhu Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple, the most ancient temple in Hyderabad.

It houses a Swayambhu (self-manifest) Deity of Lord Narasimha in a standing posture with His consort Sri Lakshmi Devi and a Deity of Lord Shiva known as Panchajanya Ishwara. Lord Narasimha, who originally appeared in a fierce mood to protect His devotee Prahlada Maharaj, appears blissful here. He carries the Sudarshana Chakra in His right hand and a conch shell in the left. Mother Lakshmi Devi is mercifully showing Her abhaya hasta and blessing all the devotees who come here to take darshan of the divine couple.

There is also a Gaura Nitai temple here with the Deities of Sri Sri Nitai Gauranga and Srila Prabhupada. These Deities were installed on the auspicious day of Gaura Purnima on March 8th, 2012.

Darshan Timings

Morning – 6:30 am – 12:00 pm
Evening – 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Special Activities:

Bhojanamrita – It is a project initiated by the Hare Krishna Movement (HKM), Hyderabad to feed underprivileged attendants of inpatients on a daily basis in Government & Trust-run hospitals. At present nearly 25 hospitals are covered under this program.

Subsidized Meal Programme – HKM, in association with Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation is providing meals at a subsidized rate of Rs. 5 to the poor through various food counters operated in many prominent places throughout the city of Hyderabad.

Nitya Annadana – About 150-200 persons who visit the temple are served full meals free of cost every day.

Spiritual Books Distribution – HKM has a dedicated vehicle named Hare Krishna Ratha to distribute spiritual books and various other items like incense manufactured in the temple, japa malas, tilak, Tulasi beads, calendars, etc., in the city.

Youth Preaching – Sessions on spiritual subjects based on Vedic scriptures like Bhagavad-gita and Srimad-Bhagavatam are held for the youth and they are guided to implement these principles in their life. These sessions are conducted in major colleges like IIT, JNTU and also in important locations in the city.

The temple also conducts Hare Krishna Satsang programs every Sunday at several locations.

Ongoing projects:

HKM, Hyderabad has taken up the project of renovating the ancient Swayambhu Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple and constructing a monumental heritage and cultural complex. Also included in this project is the construction of Srinivasa Govinda and Sri Radha Krishna temples.

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