Yesterday, we visited the majestic Taj Mahal, Agra.

Today we are going to travel to Noida to visit two important temples there, one of Vaishnavite faith, ISKCON Temple, Noida, the other of Saivite faith, Aadi Sankaracharya Temple.


Noida, short for the New Okhla Industrial Development Authority, is a planned city under the management of the New Okhla Industrial Development Authority (also called NOIDA). It is a satellite city of Delhi and is part of the National Capital Region of India. Noida is located in Gautam Buddh Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh state in close proximity to NCT of Delhi. Noida was ranked as the Best City in Uttar Pradesh and the Best City in Housing in all of India in “Best City Awards” conducted by ABP News in 2015.

For more information on Noida, Please visit the Wiki Page: Noida.


Following almost eight years of planning and development, the ISKCON temple, Noida opened on February 12, 2014, with the installation of deities of RadhaGovinda,Gaura-Nitai (Caitanya and Nityananda), and Jagannatha, Baladeva, and Subhadra.The temple represents the Caintanya Vaisnava tradition. On either side of the front of the temple are giant reliefs of Sri Caitanya and Nityananda, and the temple opened on the anniversary of Lord Nityananda’s appearance.

For more information on ISKCON Noida, please visit the official website: ISKCON Noida.

Sri Aadi Sankaracharya Temple, Noida

Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam established Sri Aadi Sankaracharya Temple at A-52, Noida Dadri Road, Opp. HP Petrol Pump, Near Green Valley Chowk, Sector – 42, NOIDA – 201304 in UTTAR PRADESH. Samprokshanam (Temple consecration) was performed in February 2007. The temple has Sri Chandramouleeswara (Lord Shiva) as the presiding deity. Sri Sundara Ganapathy (Lord Ganesha) and Bhakta Anjaneyar (Lord Hanuman) are also installed in the precincts. In January 2008, Navagraha Pratishta was performed. While traditional puja is offered to the deities, a separate Shiva Linga has also been installed to enable people to offer puja directly, in keeping with the local tradition.

For more information on Sri Aadi Sankaracharya Temple, please visit the temple’s web page: Sri Aadi Sankaracharya Temple.

Author: Rajini

"Knowledge is the ultimate perfection of self-realization.". (Srimad Bhagavatham 3.26.2) Trying to seek that knowledge through life experiences that leads to compassion, dispassion and ultimately satisfaction.

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