Iskcon Krishna House
In 1968, the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) established the first practicing Vedic Temple in the state of Ohio. This building represents the beginning of a now growing population of Vaisnavas, worshipers of Vishnu or Krishna, in Ohio who have integrated into the mainstream daily life here without forsaking their own unique traditions. Daily worship ceremonies, formally installed deities, marriage ceremonies, final rites, and many other significant ceremonies related to Vedic culture are practiced at the temple. These ceremonies are prevailed over by authorized Pujaris or priests. The ISKCON House upholds and represents those values sacred to Vedic culture: peacefulness, tolerance, equanimity, patience, truthfulness, honesty, austerity, and mercy. In this sacred place, there is no breaking of the regulative principles of Dharma (religion): no meat eating, no intoxication, no gambling, and no illicit sex (outside marriage).
The exterior of the building is similar to the other historic homes on West 8th Avenue; however, inside there is a gorgeous golden altar with the archa vigraha forms of Radha Krishna deities. There is a life-like form of the founder-acharya, teacher of spiritual science, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. There are full sets of religious texts
Erected 2003 by Iskcon The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 70- 25.)
Location. 39° 59.532′ N, 83° 1.017′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is on 8th Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is on a small one-way brick street, behind the 9th Street parking garage at the Ohio State University. It is accessible from King Avenue, by Perry Street. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus OH 43201, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. NECKO Neighborhood / E. J. McMillen Homestead Addition (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Neil Avenue Gate (approx. ¼ mile away); First Modern Streamflow Measurement in Ohio (approx. 0.3 miles The King Avenue Bridge (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Underground Railroad on University Land (approx. 0.4 miles away); Browning Amphitheatre / The Outdoor Performance Center (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old Ohio Union (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Ohio State University (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 22, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 108 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 22, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.