Due to the increased spread of the coronavirus during this pandemic, we will close the temple from Wednesday, December 23rd until January 31, 2021.

We have a few members in our congregations who have been infected with covid -19 and it is spreading rapidly in Atlanta. Out of concern for the health of our congregation, the ashram devotees, and the people of Atlanta, we will not allow anyone to enter the temple room.

From what we have understood about those who have caught the virus, they got it from people they know (relatives, friends, etc) not from strangers. In the company of those we share our lives with, we let down our guard and that is when we get sick.

So, we do not want the temple to be a place where the virus is spread.

Many devotees come for darshan and do not follow our guidelines. They offer obeisances on the floor, they stay longer than we have requested, and they enter the pujari area. Therefore, we have taken this extreme step of closing the temple until January 31st.

We will evaluate the situation at that time and decide if the temple should remain closed.

Here is the latest announcement from the City of Atlanta

“Metro Atlanta, and all of Georgia, remain under a Public Health State of Emergency through Jan. 8, 2020. Residents are encouraged to remain home, but if they go out in public they should wear masks. Georgia has done more than 5 million COVID-19 tests. There have been 518,902 cases and there is currently a 9.7% positive rate. The rolling 7-day average of new cases is 5,006. The rolling 7-day average is 13.8% positive.”

10% of the population has or had covid -19. For every 10 people you meet, one of them has covid. Please wear a mask if you go out into the public, don’t visit other homes or have home parties, and wash and sanitizer your hands frequently.

Temple Closed From Dec. 23rd 2020 Until Jan 31st, 2021

We are dedicated to serving the mission of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami by serving the greater Atlanta community and beyond; by nurturing and fostering a consciousness of Krishna for the benefit of all living entities as propagated by HDG Bhaktivedanta Swami. 


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Srila Jiva Goswami  ~ Disappearance Jan 15 2021

Jiva Goswami (1513–1598) was the nephew of Rupa Goswami and Sanatana Goswami. He received initiation from Rupa Goswami and became the acharya (spiritual master) after Rupa and Sanatana. Jiva Goswami was a Sanskrit scholar par excellence. Some contemporary Sanskritists call him the greatest philosopher and scholar who ever lived. The youngest among the six Goswami followers of Lord Chaitanya, Jiva Goswami was also the most prolific writer. He wrote some twenty-five books, including the Sat-sandarbha, Gopala-champu, and Hari-namamrita-vyakaranam.

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Temple Darshan Schedule
(Until Further Notice)

Daily darshan of our deities is now available at the following hours:

  • 12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

  • The temple is following the Pandemic policy of the city of Atlanta. You will have your temperature checked with a touch-less scanner, your hands will be sanitized, and you must wear a mask. We have a few mask available at our Darshan Check-in table.

    You will have to stay within the designated marked areas of the temple room and social distancing will be observed. The Darshan Greeter at the table will explain everything to you on arrival. Depending on how many people are waiting for darshan, your time maybe limited to 10 minutes.

    Guidelines for temple darshan

    1. Follow instructions from the temple authorities at all times they will manage your darshan time.
    2. You must allow the darshan greeter to sanitize your hands
    3. You must wear a mask while in the temple room
    4. You must stay within the blue lined pathway in the temple room. No wandering
    around the temple room to offer obeisances to the deities paintings
    5. No laying on the temple room floor for offering obeisances
    6. Do not touch anything such as the altar or srila prabhupada’s lotus feet
    7. Groups who come together in the same car may have darshan together
    8. Groups of other parties may not mix with other individuals or groups not in their party
    9. If there are others waiting for darshan, then you are allowed 10 minutes only
    you must follow the instructions of the darshan greeter. He will manage your darshan time so that others will have time for darshan also.

    Chant the Maha Mantra your life will become sublime!

    Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare

      Covid Pandemic important Update 

    The Covid virus is spreading rapidly. Please do your part to protect yourself, your family, and others by wearing a facemask when in public, wash your hands often, and do not go out of your home unnecessarily. 1% of the population has been infected. That means, for everyone 100 people you meet, one of them has the virus. You will never know who is that person. 

    We have had a couple of people arrive at the temple with high temperatures. There will be no exceptions if your temperature is high. You will not be allowed to enter the temple. 

    The management of the temple must manage the temple in such a way that the daily deity service (from 3:30a – 9:00p) continues without interruption. Therefore, our priority is to keep our pujaris healthy. Therefore, we are restricting access to the temple. 

    We will not be able to replace any pujari who falls ill. If that happens, the deities seva will be reduced. So, please do not be offended if we ask you not to come to the temple, ask you to stay within a certain area, or we don’t have festivals. 

    Our priority is to maintain the current deity seva. We humbly request, please forgive us if you are offended by our actions. 

    Also, if you are elderly, diabetic, or have other health issues, stay at home. Do not risk becoming sick because you haven’t had darshan in a long time. You can have daily darshan on www.mayapur.tv. 

    Your servants,

    ISKCON of Atlanta Management .

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