New Temple Project

Hare Krishna! ISKCON of Connecticut recently purchased a building for our new temple. It needs a lot of renovation work and we need your help and support. In the beginning of the video, a link will appear at the top right corner. Click the link and you will be directed to a page where you can make donations to our temple renovation project, free of any charges or fees. Also, click the "i' on the top corner of the video to donate at any time. We humbly request that you also consider sharing this link with your friends and family. Thank you for your kind support!

ISKCON of Connecticut is looking for the services of a professionally-trained interior designer. We have recently acquired a new property, formerly a church, in an ideal location, just a few minutes walk from Main Street in downtown Glastonbury, Connecticut.

In order to begin holding Sunday and festival programs in the new facility, we have already completed some significant renovations to facilitate the moving of these events from East Hartford to Glastonbury (i.e. replacing windows, upgrading toilet areas and sinks, and a few other more minor projects).

However, in order to make the building inviting to the local people of Glastonbury, we are planning to soon embark upon some very major renovations which include a new, fully-equipped, commercial kitchen (not just for cooking but for cooking classes too), a new heating and ventillation system, and altar renovations. The new altar will include a new marble floor and, in time, will serve as the new home for our presiding Deities of Jagannath, Baladeva, and Subhadra and Sri Sri Gaura Nitai Who will relocate to Glastonbury with Their current altar and simhasana.

Along with the above major renovations, we would like to prepare a detailed design for the future which would include:

  • An office converted from the previous coat room
  • An attractive, good first-impression entry area from the main entrance
  • A new temple room floor
  • A new temple room ceiling
  • New wainscoting along the temple room walls
  • Resurfacing and repainting the temple room walls
  • Curtains for the altar
  • Curtains for the new temple room windows
  • Attractive and moveable room dividers in the main temple room for reception, a reading area, and a small gift shop which can be moved when required for larger gatherings.
  • A possible redesign of the stage in the basement to improve its use as an excellent stage for dramas
  • Optimum utilization of downstairs space for serving prasadam as well as creating a space for conducting cooking classes on non-festival days.

The total available space in the building is 6,000 square feet. An average of about 100 guests visit us on Sunday, and major festivals can bring upwards to 200 guests or even more. This number of guests, in and of itself, utilizes most of the space almost exclusively for worship, prasadam, and socializing on festival days.

We are therefore eagerly looking for a design which can fulfill both purposes… to host our Sunday and festival guests as well as to create an inviting atmosphere for our new guests who may not necessarily be visiting us on Sunday or festival days.

Anyone with the necessary qualifications for this service and the desire to render this service can contact the Temple President, Pyari Mohan dasa at

Thank you and Hare Krishna

Founder Acarya, His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda (Śrila Prabhupāda)

The presiding Dieties of our East Hartford Temple: Lord Jagannatha, Lord Balarama and Lady Subhadra

Our new Temple in Glastonbury is expanding to 6000 sq. is appx 1 acre of land

For the first few years there were several temple presidents, and in 1981 HG Pyari Mohan Prabhu came and has served as the temple president ever since

A devotee does not offer service to the Lordships with the intent to get something in return or with the intent to bargain. We request you to please consider donating for Their new home.

Please help us raise funds for our new Temple

you can contribute for:

New Marble Altar - New Altar where our Deities will reside

New Krishna Kitchen - To be fully equipped with New Commercial equipment

New Gift Shop & Book Store

New Temple Room Floors

"One who builds or helps to build a beautiful temple for the Lord will be freed from all sinful reactions and will enter the Vaikuntha planets" (Narasimha Purana)

"One who offers the Deity gifts of land, markets, cities and villages so that the regular daily worship and special festivals of the Diety, may go on will continually achieve opulence equal to My Own" (Srimad Bhagavatam 11.27.51)