The Krishna Balaram Mandir was personally established by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada on Rama Navami in 1975. The temple is situated in Raman Reti, Vrindavan, U.P., where the Supreme Lord Sri Krishna displayed His transcendental pastimes 5,000 years ago. Sri Krishna and Balaram would herd Their cows at Raman Reti near the Yamuna River.
The temple has three altars. On the first altar are Sri Sri Gaura Nitai, the most merciful incarnations of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and Nityananda Prabhu who appeared about 500 years ago at West Bengal. The divine brothers, Sri Krishna and Balaram, are worshiped on the central altar and on the third altar are Sri Sri Radha Shyamasundara along Their confidental gopis, Lalita and Vishakha. Since 1975, the Sri Krishna Balaram Temple Complex has expanded considerably to fulfil Srila Prabhupada’s vision for an international center in Vrindavan. You are most welcome to visit Vrindavan and see for yourself one of the most inspiring spiritual centers in the world. ( www.iskconvrindavan.com )
Our Vrindavan temple is perhaps our nicest building in the whole movement and I want our Vrindavan temple to be the first class temple of India. Already people are saying that it surpasses all temples of the district in beauty and I think it surpasses all temples in India. Mayapur and Vrindavan are places of spiritual inspiration for all devotees of ISKCON. They are the best places in the world to come and chant Hare Krishna and prepare for going back home, back to Godhead.”
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada