ISKCON (The International Society for Krishna Consciousness), is a Gaudiya Vaishnava religious organization having temples all over the world. The head quarter of ISKCON is at Mayapur Nabadwip, Nadia District. ISKCON was founded in 1966 in New York City by A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, of Bengal, who is worshipped by followers as Guru and spiritual master. The movement and its culture come from the Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition of Sri Chitanya Mahaprabhu and Sri Nityananda Mahaprbhu of Bengal.
ISKCON was formed to spread the practice of bhakti yoga, in which those involved (bhaktas) dedicate their thoughts and actions towards pleasing the Supreme Lord, Krishna. ISKCON is a worldwide confederation of more than 650 temples and centres, including 60 farm communities, some aiming for self-sufficiency, 50 schools, and 90 restaurants. The temples of ISKCON are always a place of attractions to not only its devotees but also to the Tourists. Many festivals are held with great devotion with gathering of peoples like Holy, Dol the birth day of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Panihati Chida Utsav, Rath Yatra, Ras Purnima, Janmastami etc.
The Maha Mantra:”Hare Krishna Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna Hare Hare, Hare Rama Hare Rama, Rama Rama Hare Hare” are chanted by the devotees have been watched by many. Srila Prabhupada, in his book, Krsna Consciousness: the Topmost Yoga System, states, "The transcendental vibration established by the chanting of Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare, is the sublime method for reviving our transcendental consciousness.
ISKCON Chandrodaya Temple
Established under Lord Mahaprabhu, the temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna. It has an exhibition section showcasing the life and work of Shree Chaitanya.
This temple is the birth place of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, and the structure is built in white marbled towers 30 m high. Yoga Peeth in Mayapur is a centre of excellence teaching Yoga, Vedas and meditation.
It is assumed that Chaitanya was born under a neem tree. This tree is still seen there in the premise of Yoga Peeth. There is a hut which contains the clay models and statues displaying the life and philosophies of Saint. A small shrine devoted to Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur who raised the fund for building the original temple is also located nearby.
Sri Chaitanya Math
Founded by Acharya of the Gaudiya Math named Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Maharaja, the Math is dedicated to Radha Govinda and has four altars dedicated to the Vaishnava acharyas namely Sri Nimbarka, Sri Madhvacarya, Sri Ramanujacarya and Sri Visnuswami.
Chand Kazi's Samadhi, Mayapur
Chand Kazi, a person with Islamic faith, was the magistrate of Navadvipa who opposed the Harinam Sankirtana movement in Mayapur and broke the mridanga of Srivash Pandit, who led the Sankritana.
Later Kazi became an ardent disciple of Shree Chaitanya Prabhu and the Samadhi commemorates his transformation.
Radha Rani Temple
One of the most popular temples of Navadwipa, Radha Rani Temple is a symbol of Goddess Radha's love for Lord Krishna. The tale behind the temple is that Radha got angry with Lord Krishna and went into the jungle to avoid him. Lord Krishna spent many days looking for her and finally found her on a full moon night. Hence, devotees have a special belief of visiting this town on full moon nights, to commemorate their eternal love.
Sri Devananda Gaudiya Math
Sri Gaura Gadadhara Gaudiya Math is an ancient temple situated at Champahati in one of the islands in Nabadwipa known as Koladvipa, was established by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Maharaja. It is home to Lord Gaura and Gadadhara.