India Temple in Korea – Krishna Korea
Located in the heart of Seoul, at Haebangchon is the only worship place for Hindus – Krishna Korea Temple. There is one more at Ujjengbu which is in the outskirts of Seoul.
This temple was opened 2 yrs back, to spread spiritual awareness amongst people in Seoul and give knowledge about Hinduism in general. Everyday after the daily pooja (worship) the temple reads verses from Bhagavad Gita. Anyone who wants to attain liberation from this materialistic world must attend these sessions regularly. The temple reads Chapters from Gita to helps us understand ourselves better and to offer a medium to help us connect with our God.
I came to Seoul almost a 4 months back but started attending temple regularly only a month back and that is my biggest regret. I should have followed this temple immediately. This temple for me is a home away from home. And it has really helped me to meet many a good people here from all parts of the world – Indian, Korean, Foreigners alike.
Some of the main Hindu festivals celebrated in the Seoul temple are Janmasthami, Ram Navami, Holi, Diwali and Ganeshotsav. The temple also celebrates chetti chand, tulsi vivah and other auspicious festival as per Hindu calendar.
What I best like about this temple is that apart from the festivals they conduct regular workshops, games, puzzles, quizzes for kids to make them aware about Hindu Culture and Hinduism. And this according to me is the best practice to reach the tender minds of kids rather than boring them with long lectures. There are even workshops conducted for adults like yoga, korean classes, cooking classes, etc.
The temple offers prasadam on Sundays and on various festivals in the evenings. And it also accepts donations for the same. Devotees please understand that the temple is run by donations and it is in our hands to ensure that the temple operations runs continuous and smooth. The temple has gone through a lot of hardships and tough times in the past but as per the blessings of Lord Krishna it is still standing and will continue doing so in the future. The temple is a platform for all of us to come together, make new friends, and most importantly remain attached to our roots. The temple is a door to spread the wisdom about our Hindu culture to the world, embrace the lost souls and give them a purpose in life. So please come and take the blessings from Dear Lord.
If you are coming for the first time then you can visit this link for directions.
Alternatively you can mail on: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com for any of your queries / suggestions. Or, visit the temple website. or, join on facebook for future updates on events and festivals.
|| Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare ||
|| Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare ||