Thane Gets Its First ISKCON Temple: Radha Govindadeva Mandir Inaugurated at Piramal Vaikunth

Thane welcomes its first ISKCON temple, the Radha Govindadeva Mandir, inaugurated on Sunday at the Piramal Vaikunth residential complex. The 4,000 sq. ft. temple complex marks a significant development for the city’s Hindu community and ISKCON devotees.

The grand consecration ceremony was graced by prominent figures including H.H. Radhanath Swami and H.G. Gauranga Das, Governing Body Commissioners of ISKCON, along with Ajay Piramal, Chairman of Piramal Enterprises Ltd., Dr. Swati Piramal, Vice Chairperson of Piramal Group, and the Piramal family. H.H. Radhanath Swami also delivered a special discourse during the event.

Drawing Inspiration from Ancient Temples

The Radha Govindadeva Mandir takes architectural inspiration from the majestic temples of Gujarat and Rajasthan. The single-towered structure features 18 intricately carved pillars, a striking 90-foot dome, and a Garbhagriha entrance adorned with a symbolic Kalpavriksha (wish-fulfilling tree).

Crafted with Tradition and Expertise

Crafted from pink sandstone sourced from Bansi Paharpur in Rajasthan, the temple reflects the principles of Shilpashastra (science of temple architecture) and Vastushastra (science of spatial harmony). This meticulous construction resonates with the esteemed Nagara architectural style, reminiscent of the recently revealed Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir in Ayodhya.

The inauguration of the Radha Govindadeva Mandir serves not only the residents of Piramal Vaikunth but also the wider Thane community, offering a spiritual sanctuary for devotees and visitors alike.


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