What is Krishnashraya program?

The Krishnashraya program, an initiative of ISKCON Bangalore, is a home-based spiritual rejuvenation program which is conducted at various locations in the city. This gives an opportunity for all to get close to Lord Krishna by engaging in different activities like discussing His topics and chanting the Hare Krishna maha-mantra.


Krishna Ashraya Devotees

Developing Krishna Consciousness

Participants get to know the fundamentals of spiritual science as presented in the Vedic literatures.

Educating People in Spiritual Life

The members of the program are trained in the practice of Krishna Consciousness in their day-to-day life.

Giving an Opportunity for Satsanga

Satsanga or associating with devotees helps the participants develop spiritual values and skills.

Spreading the Sankirtan Movement

This initiative also aims to involve all in the congregational chanting of the holy names of Lord Krishna.

Handbook of Krishna Consciousness

You can convert your home into a temple by following the principles of devotional life (bhakti yoga) at home.
Download a free practical guide on Krishna Consciousness at home.


What do we do in Krishnashraya Program?

Krishnashraya is not merely a session of philosophical talk. It is enriched with many other interesting activities so that the whole programme becomes spiritually enlivening.



Members sing songs or kirtans glorifying Lord Krishna, to the accompaniment of mridanga and karatalas.



Members read, discuss and understand the principles of bhakti yoga and explore how to apply them in life.

Srila Prabhupada Smarana

Srila Prabhupada Smarana

One of the Krishnashraya participants speaks about Srila Prabhupada, the Founder-Acharya of ISKCON.

Mantra Meditation

Mantra Meditation

Chanting beads are given to all the members who then together chant the Hare Krishna maha-mantra 108 times.


Arati & Kirtan

An arati is performed to Lord Krishna when all the participants involve themselves in Harinama sankirtan.


The session ends with the distribution of delicious prasadam (food offered to Lord Krishna) to everyone.


Take a look at some of the activities of the Krishnashraya program.

Hare Krishna Japa

Hare Krishna Japa

Hare Krishna Kirtan

Hare Krishna Kirtan

Participating in Kirtan<

Participating in Kirtan

Glorification of Krishna

Glorification of Krishna

Children Join Kirtan

Children Join Kirtan

An Altar for Lord’s Worship

An Altar for Lord’s Worship

No Age Bar to Kirtan

No Age Bar to Kirtan

A Krishna Conscious Family

A Krishna Conscious Family

Srila Prabhupada Ashraya Program

Srila Prabhupada Ashraya Program helps Krishnashraya members to practice the principles of Krishna consciousness as much as they can and then take up higher level of spiritual commitments. Thus they can make a gradual spiritual progress in their life.

Ashraya Ceremony


Different Levels of Ashraya Program

The following are the different levels of commitments and standards of devotional service that one can practice at home while carrying out one’s regular duties.

  • Shraddhavan
  • Sevaka
  • Sadhaka
  • Upasaka
  • Charanashraya
The basic commitments include:
  • Chanting the Hare Krishna mantra every day for a fixed number of times as per different levels.
    • Abstaining from meat eating, intoxication, illicit sex and gambling.

Krishnashraya Reach

Krishnashraya cells are expanding all over the city of Bangalore and even to a few towns surrounding the city.

More and more people are participating in these cells.


How Krishnashraya Program Works?

Krishnashraya units are called cells, and those who coordinate Krishnashraya meetings are called cell coordinators.

In Krishnashraya Program the focus is on the individuals. The cells are kept small so that the members get individual attention. When the number of members increases beyond 15, it is time to form a new cell. One of the senior members in the cell (called intern) is trained to take up the responsibility of cell coordinator for the newly formed cell.

Educational and training programs are conducted at various levels for cell coordinators to equip them to handle their responsibilities.

Benefits of Krishnashraya

Uplift the standard of your life
Gain peace of mind and relief from stress & anxiety
Experience real satisfaction and joy
Learn how to face problems of life
Understand how to put an end to sufferings
Volunteer service
Pilgrimage trips
Spiritual Guide to consult
Real Peace and happiness through devotional service
Delicious Prasadam

Service Opportunities

ISKCON Bangalore offers voluntary service opportunities for Krishnashraya cell members as an important part of their spiritual development.

The cell coordinators of respective cells coordinate these services.

Cell members can render voluntary services regularly in the temple on weekends or during their free time. They can also actively participate in distributing books written by Srila Prabhupada.

Volunteer Service

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Get in Touch

For further information on Kirshnashraya program and participating in the same,
please contact: Mobile: +91 9740978663, Email: krishna.ashraya@iskconbangalore.org

Contact Info

ISKCON Sri Radha Krishnachandra Temple
Hare Krishna Hill
Chord Road, Bengaluru 560010
Karnataka, India.
Phone: +91-80-23471956
Email: krishna.ashraya@hkm-group.org