We cordially invite you to a spectacular 3-day Temple Grand Opening & Deity Installation Festival!
August 28, 29 & 30 – 3 Days Of Festivities

The festival will begin on Friday, August 28 (from 6:00 PM to midnight) with Reverberating kirtans (Mayapuris and others), Adhivas – a traditional ceremony that precedes any auspicious event, Netra unmilan – Sri Sri Radha Shyamsundarjiu will open Their eyes for the first time and see twenty-five different auspicious articles, and Sumptuous prasadam – pure vegeterian feast. The next day, Saturday, August 29(Balaram Purnima – 7:00 AM onwards) will consist of Yagna – Fire sacrifice to invite the Lord to appear in His Deity form, Pran Pratistha – Appearance of the Lord in Deity Form, Maha Abhisek – Bathing the Lord with different ingredients such as milk, yogurt, fresh fruit juices, honey, rosewater, ghee and ending with a Pushpa Abhisheka of rose petals, Sringara Arati & Chappan Bhoga, Cultural programs – Kirtan, Drama, Dances and more.  The final day, Sunday, August 30 (from 4:30 AM onwards) will consist of  the First Mangala Arati of Sri Sri Radha Shyamsundar, Discourses – Krishna Katha, Appreciation, Grand Finale Kirtan, Jhulan, Sumptuous prasadam. Click below for details on schedule, accommodation, etc.

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Live streaming of festivities at http://mayapur.tv/ – Click on ‘New Jersey Grand Opening’

About Us

ISKCON as an organization has more than 400 temples worldwide. ISKCON of Central New Jersey (ICNJ) has been serving the central NJ community since 2004, sharing the message of Srila Prabhupada and the Bhakti Yoga tradition with the community of Central New Jersey. Our recently acquired temple at 1020 W. 7th Street, Plainfield, NJ 07063 opens its arms to everybody. Find out more and visit us!


We are pleased to offer a variety of services to the NJ community – this includes the Sunday Festival, Krishna Katha (Srimad Bhagavatam, Bhagavad Gita & Other Vedic Scriptures), Krishna Kids Program, Dramas, Dance, Bhajans, Kirtans, Spiritual Seminars, Deity Worship Seminars, Pure Vegetarian Cuisine, Samskaras, Home Gatherings, and more. Our spiritually uplifting services will give you a wonderful experience!


ISKCON of CNJ would be extremely pleased with your contribution. With your ongoing support, we hope to continue to enrich the lives of thousands of souls by sharing the culture of Bhakti. By contributing, you stand alongside an invaluable group of loyal donors who believe that the culture and practice of bhakti-yoga has something profound to offer every person from every walk of life. Every contribution, small or big, makes a difference – assist us in serving Sri Sri Radha Krishna!

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Quotes From Vedic Scriptures

By building a temple for the Lord one is freed from all sins. He who has built a temple for Vishnu reaps the great fruit which one gains by celebrating sacrifices every day. By building a temple for the Lord, such a devotee takes his or her family, a hundred generations past and a hundred to come, to the region of Acyuta.

Agni Purana

All Glories to the Sri Natha Ji! My Lord! Oh Lord of the Universe! O Lord Jagannatha! O Lord Hari! O Natha Hari! O Jagannatha Hari! O lover of the queen of gopis, Srimati Radharani, who is always present whenever You are.

Gita Govinda

Just by starting the construction of a temple for Lord Sri Krishna, sins committed in seven births will be wiped out and one will deliver his forefathers who are suffering in hellish planets.

Skanda Purana

O Supreme Godhead, I offer my obeisances unto You. O Damodara! O Ananta! O Vishnu! O master! O my Lord, be pleased upon me. By showering Your glance of mercy upon me, deliver this poor ignorant fool who is immersed in an ocean of worldly sorrows, and become visible to my eyes.


Whoever constructs or helps to construct a Vishnu temple will protect eight generations of fathers, grandfathers and forefathers from falling into Hell.

Vamana Purana

Krsna who is known as Govinda is the Supreme Godhead. He has an eternal blissful spiritual body. He is the origin of all. He has no other origin and He is the prime cause of all causes.

Sri Brahma Samhita

The Personality of Godhead is perfect and complete, and because He is completely perfect, all emanations from Him, such as this phenomenal world, are perfectly equipped as complete wholes. Whatever is produced of the Complete Whole is also complete in itself. Because He is the Complete Whole, even though so many complete units emanate from Him, He remains the complete balance.

Sri Isopanisad